Category Archives: useful links

Resource: くすりのしおり (Drug Information Sheet)

Winter is the time for colds and flus, and nobody is immune. Many foreigners dread getting sick overseas, especially when they aren’t sure how the Japanese health system works or just what kind of medicine they’re being prescribed. During my … Continue reading

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Resource: Komonjo website

One of the premodern document types that receives the least attention in terms of English-language learning resources is komonjo, documents such as letters or official orders that are outside the purview of more narrative works such as diaries or literary … Continue reading

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Resource: JREC-IN

I was recently introduced to the website JREC-IN, a portal for job listings in university teaching and research fields in Japan. As tenure track positions here in the US (I apologize, I’m not familiar with the situations in Canada, UK, … Continue reading

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Resource: University of Pennsylvania’s Japanese Juvenile Fiction Collection

Today’s resource is just a quick glance at a database for those literature-minded folk interested in modern Japanese literature or, more specifically, juvenile fiction in Japan. In recent years, the University of Pennsylvania has digitized a sizable collection of Japanese … Continue reading

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Resource: The Great Kantō Earthquake Archive

This week’s resource is a digital archive, the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s collection on the Great Kantō Earthquake 関東大震災写真集 of 1923. One of the most destructive natural disasters in Japan’s recorded history, the Kantō earthquake caused devastating damage throughout … Continue reading

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What can you do with a BA in Japanese? Welcome to the Wonderful World of Patent Law

[Today’s post is by a graduate of Gettysburg College who spent several years working in the patent field. Here she introduces the various opportunities that graduates with skills in Japanese and a variety of other fields can take advantage of to … Continue reading

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Resource: Yamasa Japanese Language School

Doing my New Year’s cleaning, I discovered this link buried in my ‘look into later’ pile, and remembered that it had once been my intention to make a more comprehensive list of language schools for Japanese study in Japan that … Continue reading

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