Category Archives: useful links

Resource: Tobunken-Sainsbury Institute Research Collections Database

The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) has just made available a new online database adding in English-language publications and media on Japanese arts, compiling books, exhibitions, etc. released/published within the last few years (and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning Japanese through Instagram Flashcards

Using flashcards with words on them is one thing, but they don’t always give you the kind of vocabulary you may need when you actually hit the ground in Japan: visual. If you’re looking for a fun new way to … Continue reading

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Resource: Gender Statistics Database

Today we briefly introduce a resource for those interested in gender studies in modern Japan: the Gender Statistics Database. This source is almost entirely presented in a bilingual format. As stated on the site: The Gender Statistics Database by National … Continue reading

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Resource: Truku-Japanese War Postcard Collection

The East Asian Image Collection hosted by the Skillman Library at Lafayette College recently added a new collection of picture postcards and rare books to their open-access digital archive, “The Truku-Japanese War Commemorative Postcard Collection.” The editor of the collection, … Continue reading

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Resource: Learning classical Japanese through Taketori Monogatari

The scholars of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Ohio State University have produced a wonderful website for studying and practicing classical Japanese: Taketori Monogatari. The website dissects passages from this classic tenth-century tale (known in English as … Continue reading

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Free online course: Japanese Culture Through Rare Books

A free online course on Japanese rare books will soon be available through Keio University! Click the link below to sign up and read more about it! Some information from the website is reproduced below. === https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/japanese-rare-books-culture This is an … Continue reading

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Graduate Level Research Grants for non-U.S. Citizens

I was recently asked about funding options for dissertating non-U.S. citizens in the field, as some of the major sources of financial support (such as Fulbright) are not open to non-U.S. graduate researchers regardless of whether they are affiliated with … Continue reading

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