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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Problems on Twitter

This July, a new Twitter account appeared, and began tweeting out incredible small-scale, everyday, “truth is stranger than fiction” sort of stories about life in Edo period Japan. I tried to commit a drowning love-suicide with a Shinagawa prostitute, but … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: From “Asia’s Prussians“ to “Yellow Devils“: Images of the Japanese Army from the Meiji Restoration to the End of the Second World War

CFP: From “Asia’s Prussians“ to “Yellow Devils“: Images of the Japanese Army from the Meiji Restoration to the End of the Second World War Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob (New York) and Prof. Dr. Sepp Linhart (Vienna) The Meiji Restoration since 1868 changed … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Postdoc, modern Japanese history, University of Zurich

Institution:           University of Zurich, Department of History Location:              Switzerland Position:               3-year Postdoc (80% position) in Modern Japanese History Starting Date: 1 September 2016 Applicants are invited to join an international team in the Humanities in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cartographic Japan

Kären Wigen, Sugimoto Fumiko, and Cary Karacas (eds.), Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, University of Chicago Press, 2016. From the publisher: Miles of shelf space in contemporary Japanese bookstores and libraries are devoted to travel guides, walking maps, and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7

Ross Bender’s Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7 is now available at CreateSpace and Amazon: https://www.createspace.com/5981677 This is the third in a projected five-volume translation of Shoku Nihongi for the years 749-770. Also available are The … 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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Fun Link Friday: Osaka River kaitenzushi

A group called The Osaka Cavas put on a delicious-looking art show recently in Osaka that featured giant plates of sushi floating on down Osaka’s Dōtonbori Canal like it was any old conveyor-belt sushi restaurant. Is your stomach rumbling yet? … Continue reading

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