Tag Archives: Japanese culture

Call for Papers: Teaching Anime and Manga

Teaching Anime and Manga Northeast Modern Language Association convention This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Tradition in Modern Photography

All over Japan, cities, towns, and villages seek to capture their traditions in a variety of ways. Whether it is promoting the local food, celebrating a local festival, or just remembering the deep traditions and past that are a part … Continue reading

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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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Fun Link Friday: Ama, traditional Japanese women divers

This week has highlighted the contributions of women as the International Women’s Day Strike took place on Wednesday, so this week our Fun Link Friday will highlight some amazing ladies who hold an important place in traditional Japanese practices. Messy … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese art and material culture, Leiden University

Institution: Leiden University, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) Location: Netherlands Position: Assistant Professor, University Lectureship in Japanese Art and Material Culture Leiden University invites applications for a University Lectureship in Japanese Art and Material Culture. Applicants have must … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese idioms and proverbs

One of the most fascinating parts of foreign languages is learning the intricacies of local sayings, since they help us really dig into the cultural context specific to that language, but also see the universal themes many places and peoples … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor – Japanese language and culture

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year leave replacement position in Japanese Language and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning July 1, 2017.  The successful candidate will teach one Japanese language … Continue reading

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