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Book Announcement: Japan at the Crossroads

Japan at the Crossroads: Conflict and Compromise after Anpo Nick Kapur —- In spring of 1960, Japan’s government passed Anpo, a revision of the postwar treaty that allows the United States to maintain a military presence in Japan. This move … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo: Power Struggles

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo Power Struggles By Alexander James Brown This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Drinking Bomb & Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan

Drinking Bomb and Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan Jeffrey W. Alexander In Japan, beer has been known, since the 1960s, as the “beverage of the masses,” and whisky culture has roots stretching back to the 1950s. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Engaging Japanese Philosophy: A Short History

Engaging Japanese Philosophy: A Short History Thomas P. Kasulis University of Hawai’i Press 746pp. December 2017 From the UHP web site (http://www.uhawaiipress.com/p-9844-9780824874070.aspx): Philosophy challenges our assumptions—especially when it comes to us from another culture. In exploring Japanese philosophy, a dependable … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Japanologist’s Playground 2018 “Fictions & Reality”

The Department of Japanese Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) and Polish Association for Japanese Studies invite panel and paper proposals for the International Conference to be held on 29 November – 1 December 2018 at NCU in Torun, Poland. The conference is meant … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan

Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan: A Transdisciplinary Perspective Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Ewa Machotka Published by Amsterdam University Press This multidisciplinary book analyses the contradictory coexistence of consumerism and environmentalism in contemporary Japan. It focuses on the dilemma that … Continue reading

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Resource: Re-envisioning Japan

How do we connect to objects, and how did people connect to them when they were made? Today’s resource is ReEnvisioning Japan, a collaborative digital humanities project produced through the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries Digital Scholarship Lab. Rooted … Continue reading

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