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Book Announcement: License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture  (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014). Publisher’s summary: Play is one of the most powerful cultural forces in contemporary Japan and in other late modern societies. In this notable contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan Oleg Benesch Oxford University Press. “Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the ‘way of the samurai’ – bushidō – which is popularly viewed as a defining … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Regionalizing Culture: the Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Nissim Otmazgin Regionalizing Culture: the Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia University of Hawai’i Press This ambitious work provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded study of the production, circulation, and reception of Japanese popular culture in Asia. While many … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, University of Florida The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Japanese literature and culture, period open, beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will contribute … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Chigusa and the Art of Tea

Via University of Washington Press. LOUISE ALLISON CORT AND ANDREW M. WATSKY $40.00T PAPERBACK (9780934686259) hardcover not available PUBLISHED: May 2014 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Art, Asian Studies BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 208 pp., 160 illus., 60 in color, 9 x 11 in. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom (Routledge) By Brian J. McVeigh Paperback: 978-0-415-73016-7; Hardback: 978-0-415-73014-3 Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy “how to” guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Loneliness sells?

Some of you may remember many news articles in recent months detailing the popular practice of one restaurant, Tokyo’s Moomin Cafe, to provide single customers with oversized stuffed animals as company for their dining pleasure. Though I’ve not seen it … Continue reading

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