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Fun Link Friday: Yoisho!

People pulling one of the parade floats at Gion Matsuri back in 2010. Photo by Travis. There sure are a ton of “expressions that appear to be a common part of everyday Japanese life but are not usually taught in … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Critical Language Mentor Research Associate

EXIGER DUE DILLEGENCE Exiger assists organizations worldwide with practical advice and technology solutions to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities. Exiger has a current need for Hebrew, Korean, Dutch and Japanese proficient candidates. Reading comprehension … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning Kanji through Poop

With the growing ubiquity of technology, Japanese and Chinese societies fret over “character amnesia“– the loss of knowledge of kanji in the younger generation, the generation who don’t have nearly the same need to memorize written characters as those for whom … Continue reading

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Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji, University of Chicago

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2017 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 12th to June 17th.   This year’s workshop will feature two tracks. Professor Ken’ichiro Aratake … Continue reading

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Workshop: Kambun Workshop at USC, July 10-Aug. 4, 2017

The University of Southern California Project for Premodern Japan Studies is pleased to announce that there will be a Kambun Workshop at USC this summer.  We will focus on Kamakura materials—Professor Takahashi Shinichirô will join us from the University of Tokyo … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: ABC Dictionary of Sino-Japanese Readings

Via University of Hawai’i Press (catalog). VICTOR H. MAIR JULY 2016 232 pages, 7 x 10 Hardback 9780824823313 $55.00 s ABC Chinese Dictionary Series Japan / China / language Victor H. Mair is professor of Chinese language and literature at … Continue reading

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Resource: Translation Workshops

Translation is, without a doubt, one of the most popular ways to use your Japanese in the professional world. But there are so many types of translation work out there that many people embark on that journey with a trial-and-error … Continue reading

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