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Book Announcement: Engaging Banality: Stories of the Salaried Life

Engaging Banality: Stories of the Salaried Life By Kuroi Senji (Brill, 2017) Engaging Banality: Stories of the Salaried Life by Kuroi Senji features three of the best-known works of Kuroi Senji’s early career. “Hole and Sky” (1968), Time (1969) and Running Family (1970) received widespread critical … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Teaching Anime and Manga

Teaching Anime and Manga Northeast Modern Language Association convention This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Asian Extremes: Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | 17 OCTOBER 2017 The weather plays an often underestimated, yet vitally important role in human history. Climate has been considered an explanation for almost every aspect of society and culture, from causing disease to determining racial characteristics historically. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Post-Fascist Japan: Political Culture in Kamakura after the Second World War

Post-Fascist Japan: Political Culture in Kamakura after the Second World War Laura Hein SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan In late 1945 local Japanese turned their energies toward creating new behaviors and institutions that would give young people better … Continue reading

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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: Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself

Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself By Peter Nosco Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

Holthus, B. and Manzenreiter, W. eds. 2017. Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan London/New York. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Life-Course-Happiness-and-Well-being-in-Japan/Holthus-Manzenreiter/p/book/9781138290594 https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Well-being-Institute-Routledge-Japanese/dp/1138290599. This book investigates the connections between sociostructural aspects, individual agency and happiness in contemporary Japan from a life course perspective. For the … Continue reading

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