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Book Announcement: Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan Author: Fowler, Sherry D.; 384pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $70.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5622-9 Buddhists around the world celebrate the benefits of worshipping Kannon (Avalokiteśvara), a compassionate savior … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Return Migration Decisions: A Study on Highly Skilled Chinese in Japan

Return Migration Decisions: A Study on Highly Skilled Chinese in Japan by Ruth Achenbach Wiesbaden: Springer VS. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658160265 Ruth Achenbach develops a model of individual return migration decision making, which examines both the process and the decisive factors in return … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Via the University of Hawai’i Press. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan JACQUELINE I. STONE 616pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $68.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5643-4 Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Cuisines: Food, Place and Identity

Japan’s Cuisines: Food, Place and Identity Eric C. Rath (Reaktion Books, 2016) Cuisines in Japan have an ideological dimension that cannot be ignored. In 2013, ‘traditional Japanese dietary cultures’ (washoku) was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Washoku’s predecessor … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Creating New Synergies: Approaches of Tertiary Japanese Programmes in New Zealand

Creating New Synergies Approaches of Tertiary Japanese Programmes in New Zealand MASAYOSHI OGINO, PENNY SHINO AND DALLAS NESBITT (EDITORS) An essential guide for teachers of Japanese in New Zealand Compiled under the aegis of Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand this … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A History of Japanese Theatre

We are  delighted to announce the publication by Cambridge of A History of Japanese Theatre, edited by Jonah Salz. Featuring chapters by fifty international experts, including fifteen Japanese scholars, this book is the first in English since Benito Ortolani’s 1991 … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A Tokyo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Modern Metropolis, 1850-1920

A Tokyo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Modern Metropolis, 1850-1920 edited by Sumie Jones and Charles Shirō Inouye. The volume is available for pre-order on Amazon. The city of Tokyo, renamed after the Meiji Restoration, developed an urban culture that was … Continue reading

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