Tag Archives: Japan

Fun Link Friday: From Mud to Kimono

How do some of the most beautiful and valuable kimono get made? The BBC Arts series Handmade in Japan recently traced this process from start to finish at the island of Amami Oshima, which is famous for producing a specific and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Project Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Faculty Development, University of Tokyo

Institution: University of Tokyo Location: Japan Position: Project Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Faculty Development In 2015, the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo launched “Global Faculty Development (GFD),” a faculty development program focused primarily on courses offered in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

Holthus, B. and Manzenreiter, W. eds. 2017. Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan London/New York. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Life-Course-Happiness-and-Well-being-in-Japan/Holthus-Manzenreiter/p/book/9781138290594 https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Well-being-Institute-Routledge-Japanese/dp/1138290599. This book investigates the connections between sociostructural aspects, individual agency and happiness in contemporary Japan from a life course perspective. For the … Continue reading

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Job Opening: International Program Coordinator: Japan and International Programs, NorthWest Student Exchange

Employer: NorthWest Student Exchange Location: Seattle, WA Education: BA/BS Language: JLPT N2 or equivalent Open until filled, hiring immediately DESCRIPTION Position: International Program Coordinator: Japan and International Programs Type: Full-time, Location: Seattle, Salary: DOE Start Date: Immediately Join the NorthWest … Continue reading

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Fellowships: Fulbright Scholar Awards in Japan

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty as well as for professionals and independent scholars. Awards that … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Australian Pirates in Early Modern Japan?

A quickie fun link this week, as I’m off at the Japanese Text-Mining workshop in Georgia! The Guardian just posted an article this past weekend announcing that fresh translations of a samurai account from the nineteenth century have provided more … Continue reading

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Preparing for and Making the Most of Your Research Year(s) Abroad

  For those of us pursuing advanced degrees in Japanese, going abroad for graduate research is often an exciting time full of possibilities. If you’re fortunate enough to have obtained substantial funding from a fellowship or your university, finally there … Continue reading

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