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Job Opening: Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, political assistant

The Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago is seeking a Political Assistant at the Political Section. Full-time position. Application Deadline: March 29, 2018 Duties: – Research and analysis in the areas of politics in the Midwest; Data entry for statewide, congressional … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Research Analyst in the Political/Economic Affairs Section, Consulate General of Japan in Detroit

The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the Research Analyst in the Political/Economic Affairs Section at the Consulate office in the GM Renaissance Center, Downtown Detroit. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen … Continue reading

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Summer program: Buddhist East Asia: The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics

NEH Summer Institute ~ May 28 to June 22, 2018 This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer four weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), examining how they have … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952

Reto Hofmann, The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015) Description During the interwar period, Japanese intellectuals, writers, activists, and politicians, although conscious of the many points of intersection between their politics and those of Mussolini, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Via University of Hawai’i Press. 256pp. December 2015 Cloth – Price: $49.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5157-6 In Spectacular Accumulation, Morgan Pitelka investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in late sixteenth-century Japan, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Dahl’s Japan

With apologies for getting political, I just came across these English-language political cartoons from the Japan Times, and (if you are politically aligned with their positions) they are just wonderful. As his bio on the Japan Times website says, “Roger … Continue reading

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Resource: Digital Image Collections on Japan’s Constitution

The University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) has two interesting digital image resources from their Alfred Hussey Collection that are open to the public for education and research. The first is the Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan’s Constitution Slides: … Continue reading

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