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Call for Proposals: 2017 AATJ Annual Spring Conference

The 2017 Annual Spring Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) will be held in Toronto, Ontario, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. Proposals are invited for individual … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Pronouns

Still working through the international move and accompanying jetlag– sorry for lack of Fun Link Fridays lately! Here’s a quickie fun link for the linguistic nerds among us! Sure, if you’ve studied Japanese you know some of the basic pronouns … 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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Fun Link Friday: Learning Japanese through Instagram Flashcards

Using flashcards with words on them is one thing, but they don’t always give you the kind of vocabulary you may need when you actually hit the ground in Japan: visual. If you’re looking for a fun new way to … Continue reading

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Resource: Learning classical Japanese through Taketori Monogatari

The scholars of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Ohio State University have produced a wonderful website for studying and practicing classical Japanese: Taketori Monogatari. The website dissects passages from this classic tenth-century tale (known in English as … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms

University of Hawai’i Press has just published John R. Bentley’s ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms, the first comprehensive dictionary of man’yōgana. It is the ninth entry in the ABC Chinese Dictionary Series edited by Victor Mair. The 600-page volume is … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Language Dictionaries

The Ryukyu-go onsei database 琉球語音声データベース, produced by the Okinawa Center of Language Study at the University of the Ryukyus, is easily one of the better online Japanese-Ryukyuan language dictionaries. The site contains not only listings for the Shuri-Naha dialect – … Continue reading

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