Tag Archives: Japan

Fun Link Friday: Living inside the active volcano Aogashima

Japan contains some of the most breath-taking natural scenery in the world, but also is prone to a great number of natural perils like earthquakes and tsunami. But would you trade off living in a dream-like island setting where you can … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: ‘Tokyo-ized’ Cities

As I wrap up my two years of research here in Tokyo (and miss Fun Link Fridays in my haste, sorry!), I’m left thinking about how one of the biggest culture shocks will simply be the change in urban scenery. Even … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Premodern Japanese humanities, Harvard University

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University is conducting a search for a tenure-track position in premodern Japanese humanities. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars in pre-Tokugawa history, pre-Meiji literature, and other fields of … Continue reading

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Resources on Sexual Assault in Japan

It is an unfortunate reality that sexual crimes occur all over the world, no matter where you live or who you are. In Japan, where sexual crimes are seldom discussed openly, crime is perceived as far lower than other countries, and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan By Genaro Castro-Vázquez © 2016 – Routledge 214 pages | 1 B/W Illus. https://www.routledge.com/Intimacy-and-Reproduction-in-Contemporary-Japan/Castro-Vazquez/p/book/9781138640443 About the Book This book presents an ethnographic investigation of intimate and reproductive behaviour in current Japanese society, grounded in … Continue reading

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Resources / Fun Links: Flying

I am no wizard at finding special deals on flights. Just a regular guy. There are dozens of articles and blog posts online purporting to offer tips on “The Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets” … Continue reading

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Job Opening: English Learning and Global Communication, University of Tokyo

Institution: University of Tokyo, ALESS and ALESA Programs, Center for Global Communication Strategies Location: Japan Position: Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track Faculty The University of Tokyo is Japan’s premier university. We are currently looking for an adventurous, enthusiastic scholar with a … Continue reading

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