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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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Workshop: 2016 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 13th-17th and will be led by Professor Ken’ichiro Aratake of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia … Continue reading

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Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji and Hentaigana

University of Pennsylvania The Penn Faculty Working Group for Reading Asian Manuscripts will hold a three-day workshop on reading Edo-period hentaigana and kuzushiji August 17-19, 2016, and invites applications from faculty and graduate students from all fields of Japanese studies to … Continue reading

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Workshop: 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji.  The workshop will meet from June 13-17.  The workshop  will be led by Professor Aratake Ken’ichiro of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia … Continue reading

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