Tag Archives: Japan

Fun Link Friday: Fortune kitties

Fortune cookies? Forget it! Fortune kitties are where it’s at now. Better known as “Hide-and-Seek Kitty Candies,” Dose recently let us know about these little treasures produced by the Felissimo Chou Club, which change their hidden kitties regularly so you can … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japan’s Invisible Trains

As always, Japan leads the way in its railway technology and inventive designs. It was recently announced that the Seibu Railway company intends to build a train with an ultra-reflective design that will be (almost) invisible to onlookers. Science Alert … 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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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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Conference: The Life and Legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu

A conference to examine the legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu will be held at Durham University on the 7th-9th of June to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Ieyasu’s death falling this year. We are delighted to invite you to join us. The … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Sociology, Osaka University

Institution:             Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences Location:               Japan Position:                Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer Associate Professor, Associate Professor (Lecturer), or Assistant Professor of Sociology The Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences invites applications for … Continue reading

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