Tag Archives: Japan

Fun Link Friday: 100-Year-Old Glass Plates in an Abandoned Japanese Home

Many people in Japan are big fans of haikyo, literally meaning “ruins,” but more broadly meaning the exploration of abandoned sites in Japanese cities of countrysides. There’s even entire sites dedicated to it! One recent article I came across on PetaPixel was … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese early-modern literature, Chiba University

Call for applications for the position of assistant professor or associate professor of Japanese early-modern literature, Chiba University. Chiba University, Japan, is inviting applicants for the assistant professor or associate professor of Japanese early-modern literature, to commence on 1st April, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan Kumiko Nemoto ILR Press http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100219580&fa=author&person_id=5396 The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Premodern Literatures and Languages

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Tenured Assistant Professor (講師) Position in Japanese Premodern Literatures and Languages, Kyushu University, Faculty of Humanities and Graduate School of Humanities. Start date April 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Description The Faculty of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The European Forum on Korean-Japanese History

International Workshop: “Gender(ed) Histories of Korea and Japan” 22-24 September 2017, Tuebingen, Germany Established in March 2012, the European Forum on Korean-Japanese History aims to promote dialogue between historians of Korea and Japan in Europe. The Forum is an independent body … Continue reading

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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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