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Call for Papers: Crisis? What Crisis? Continuity, and Change in Japan

Crisis? What Crisis? Continuity, and Change in Japan British Association for Japanese Studies Conference (BAJS) 2018 Conference – Sheffield, UK 5-7 September 2018 Since the collapse of the Bubble Economy, Japan has often been described as being in demographic, economic … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Postwar Emigration to South America from Japan and the Ryukyu Islands

Postwar Emigration to South America from Japan and the Ryukyu Islands Pedro Iacobelli SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan Placing a distinct focus on the role of the sending state, this book examines the history of postwar Japan’s migration … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Research associate, Japanese studies/Gender studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Modernes Japan Location:  Germany Position: Research Associate Japanese Studies/Gender Studies The Department of Modern Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Modern Japanese Studies/Gender Studies (75%, EG 13 … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor (Japanese Studies, Modern Japan)

Institution : University of Copenhagen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies Location:  Denmark Position: Tenure-track assistant professorship in Japanese Studies, Modern Japan Tenure-track assistant professorship in Japanese Studies, Modern Japan The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan

Aiba, Keiko. (2017). Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan. Osaka, Japan: Union Press. http://www.union-services.com/upen/book_list.html Women’s pro wrestling in Japan has always been controlled by an independent organization of which the members have only been women. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Happiness and the Good Life in Japan

Manzenreiter, W. and Holthus, B. eds. 2017. Happiness and the Good Life in Japan. London/New York. Routledge. About the book:  Contemporary Japan is in a state of transition, caused by the forces of globalization that are derailing its ailing economy, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Honored and Dishonored Guests: Westerners in Wartime Japan

Honored and Dishonored Guests: Westerners in Wartime Japan  W. Puck Brecher About the book: The brutality and racial hatred exhibited by Japan’s military during the Pacific War piqued outrage in the West and fanned resentments throughout Asia. Public understanding of … Continue reading

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