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Book Announcement: ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms

University of Hawai’i Press has just published John R. Bentley’s ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms, the first comprehensive dictionary of man’yōgana. It is the ninth entry in the ABC Chinese Dictionary Series edited by Victor Mair. The 600-page volume is … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Language Dictionaries

The Ryukyu-go onsei database 琉球語音声データベース, produced by the Okinawa Center of Language Study at the University of the Ryukyus, is easily one of the better online Japanese-Ryukyuan language dictionaries. The site contains not only listings for the Shuri-Naha dialect – … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability was published by the University of Hawaii Press in January of 2016. The book is based on a decade of research into the documentary and material evidence from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640

The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640. Jefferson (NC): McFarland Publishers, 2016. Nagasaki, on the west coast of Kyushu, is known in the West for having been the target of an atomic bomb attack … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishō Japan

The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishô Japan Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 78 ISBN 978-1-929280-86-5, viii + 220 pages, paperback Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan The Culture … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa

Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa Editors: Steve Rabson and Davinder Bhowmik 336pp. March 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3979-6 Paper – Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3980-2 Via University of Hawai’i Press: Literature is an important vehicle to further … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America

Via University of Washington Press. The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America BRIAN F. ATWATER, SATOKO MUSUMI-ROKKAKU, KENJI SATAKE, YOSHINOBU TSUJI, KAZUE UEDA, AND DAVID K. YAMAGUCHI $30.00S PAPERBACK (9780295998084) $90.00X HARDCOVER (9780295998091) PUBLISHED: … Continue reading

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