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Book Announcement: Media Convergence in Japan

Media Convergence in Japan, co-edited with Patrick W. Galbraith  This collection of essays explores the convergences and divergences arising from the digital transition in Japanese media culture. The ebook version has been published for free and open access in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats for download from the Internet … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education

Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education Peter Cave Balancing the development of autonomy with that of social interdependence is a crucial aim of education in any society, but nowhere has it been more hotly debated than … Continue reading

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Resource: Gender Statistics Database

Today we briefly introduce a resource for those interested in gender studies in modern Japan: the Gender Statistics Database. This source is almost entirely presented in a bilingual format. As stated on the site: The Gender Statistics Database by National … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Science, Technology and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

David G. Wittner and Philip C. Brown, eds., Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) has just been released by Routledge Press. Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

Japan’s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a “Suicide Nation”. This tendency causes … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishō Japan

The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishô Japan Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 78 ISBN 978-1-929280-86-5, viii + 220 pages, paperback Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan The Culture … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Modern Japanese History (part time)

J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo is searching for a part-time instructor for “Modern Japanese History,” an upper-division course taught in English. The opening is for the fall semester of 2016, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years. The 4-credit course … Continue reading

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