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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Life in Lego

Last week we featured a Fun Link Friday of Suntory Whisky’s advertising through manufacturing high-tech 3-D ice cubes of fantastic things like the Golden Pavilion or Godzilla, but sometimes you need to appreciate the low-tech options, too. :) At the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in Years Gone By

Have the sakura bloomed where you are yet? Whether you’re still waiting on them or they’ve come and gone, check out this retrospective from The Wall Street Journal of cherry blossom and hanami photos from 1955 on.

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Book Announcement: Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan

Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan Jason Danely (Author) Description By 2030, over 30% of the Japanese population will be 65 or older, foreshadowing the demographic changes occurring elsewhere in Asia and around the world. What can … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese or East Asian culture

Institution: Nagoya University, Graduate School of Letters Location: Japan Position: Assistant Professor 1. Position title: Assistant professor (non-faculty member) 2. Number of positions: One position 3. Contract term: Until 31 March, 2018 (Reappointment for an additional two years may be … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture  (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014). Publisher’s summary: Play is one of the most powerful cultural forces in contemporary Japan and in other late modern societies. In this notable contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture Patricia J. Graham What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? And why does Japanese style speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Secret of the Shinkansen

Ever wonder how and why trains in Japan like the bullet train (shinkansen) are always so efficient and on time?  tsunagu Japan recently posted an article explaining just how those super-fast trains always manage to get people where they’re going … Continue reading

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