Category Archives: useful links

Resource: A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art

Chances are that if you have tried to google something about Buddhist deities, particularly some of the rarer ones, you’ve come across the A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art. Run by Mark Schumacher, an independent researcher with … Continue reading

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Resource: Okinawa Hai!

Okinawa Hai! is one of a series of websites aimed, primarily, at helping US military families settle in, find their way around, and otherwise make the most of life in Okinawa, Germany, Korea, or Turkey, with the tagline “Helping you … Continue reading

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Okinawa Resources: Watanabe Miki personal website

21Watanabe Miki 渡辺美季, a professor at the University of Tokyo, is easily one of the leading up-and-coming scholars of Ryukyuan history. Her 2012 book Kinsei Ryūkyū to Chūnichi kankei (近世琉球と中日関係; my rough translation: “Early Modern Ryukyu and its relations with … Continue reading

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Resource: Institutional Repositories

Institutional repositories (IRs) are all the rage these days in university libraries and similar institutions, especially in Japan, but also increasingly in the United States. These are databases of journal articles and other similar scholarly products put out by members … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Bugei

Header banner from Ryukyu-bugei.com. Copyright Andreas Quast. Yiftach Raphael Govreen (PhD candidate, Hebrew University) was kind enough to introduce me today to the website of Andreas Quast, ryukyu-bugei.com/. Quast is a Dusseldorf-based martial artist with some 20+ years of experience, … Continue reading

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Resource: Asian Historical Architecture

Today we introduce a somewhat unusual resource, the site Asian Historical Architecture. This collection of user-donated materials provides a photographic survey of architectural heritage across Asia, taking “Asia” in a refreshingly broad interpretation. Background information and virtual tours are available … Continue reading

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Resources on Sexual Assault in Japan

It is an unfortunate reality that sexual crimes occur all over the world, no matter where you live or who you are. In Japan, where sexual crimes are seldom discussed openly, crime is perceived as far lower than other countries, and … Continue reading

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