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Call for Papers: Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia: Debating Democracy in Japan

The Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia will be held at the University of Wollongong from 26 to 30 June 2017. The Call for Papers is now open. The conference takes place seventy years since the revised … Continue reading

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Funding: 20th Century Japan Research Award for 2016-2017

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two $1,500 grants to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 100-Year-Old Glass Plates in an Abandoned Japanese Home

Many people in Japan are big fans of haikyo, literally meaning “ruins,” but more broadly meaning the exploration of abandoned sites in Japanese cities of countrysides. There’s even entire sites dedicated to it! One recent article I came across on PetaPixel was … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern to Contemporary Japanese Literature and Media Studies

Institution:          University of Southern California Location:             California, United States Position:             Assistant Professor Assistant Professor of Modern to Contemporary Japanese Literature and Media Studies The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Modern Japanese Literature and Culture, University of Notre Dame

Institution: University of Notre Dame: College of Arts & Letters: East Asian Languages and Cultures Location: Indiana, United States Position: Assistant Professor University of Notre Dame: College of Arts & Letters: East Asian Languages and Cultures Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: ‘Tokyo-ized’ Cities

As I wrap up my two years of research here in Tokyo (and miss Fun Link Fridays in my haste, sorry!), I’m left thinking about how one of the biggest culture shocks will simply be the change in urban scenery. Even … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan By Genaro Castro-Vázquez © 2016 – Routledge 214 pages | 1 B/W Illus. https://www.routledge.com/Intimacy-and-Reproduction-in-Contemporary-Japan/Castro-Vazquez/p/book/9781138640443 About the Book This book presents an ethnographic investigation of intimate and reproductive behaviour in current Japanese society, grounded in … Continue reading

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