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Resource: Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection – Japanese Diaspora Initiative

Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Library & Archives recently launched the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection as a part of their Japanese Diaspora Initiative, which aims to make the Hoover Institution the leading center for archive-based research and analysis on the historical … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Bugei

Header banner from Ryukyu-bugei.com. Copyright Andreas Quast. Yiftach Raphael Govreen (PhD candidate, Hebrew University) was kind enough to introduce me today to the website of Andreas Quast, ryukyu-bugei.com/. Quast is a Dusseldorf-based martial artist with some 20+ years of experience, … Continue reading

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Resource: Asian Historical Architecture

Today we introduce a somewhat unusual resource, the site Asian Historical Architecture. This collection of user-donated materials provides a photographic survey of architectural heritage across Asia, taking “Asia” in a refreshingly broad interpretation. Background information and virtual tours are available … Continue reading

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Resources on Sexual Assault in Japan

It is an unfortunate reality that sexual crimes occur all over the world, no matter where you live or who you are. In Japan, where sexual crimes are seldom discussed openly, crime is perceived as far lower than other countries, and … Continue reading

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Kuzushiji Reading Resources

If you are researching premodern Japan or simply pursuing calligraphy for fun, you should become familiar with kuzushiji 崩し字, or cursive characters, in your primary resources. This is a highly specialized skill that takes a great deal of time to … Continue reading

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Resource: Komonjo website

One of the premodern document types that receives the least attention in terms of English-language learning resources is komonjo, documents such as letters or official orders that are outside the purview of more narrative works such as diaries or literary … Continue reading

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Resource: University of Pennsylvania’s Japanese Juvenile Fiction Collection

Today’s resource is just a quick glance at a database for those literature-minded folk interested in modern Japanese literature or, more specifically, juvenile fiction in Japan. In recent years, the University of Pennsylvania has digitized a sizable collection of Japanese … Continue reading

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