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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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Book Announcement: Embracing Asia in China and Japan

Torsten Weber, Embracing ‘Asia’ in China and Japan. Asianism Discourse and the Contest for Hegemony, 1912-1933. (Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 407 pages, 8 illustrations). https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319651538 This book examines how Asianism became a key concept in mainstream political discourse between China and Japan … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Manga, Comics and Japan: Area Studies as Media Studies

In 2018 Sweden and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. This occasion provides an excellent opportunity to reconceptualize the study of Japanese culture in a way which meets the requirements of an increasingly networked and digitalized world. Our conference … Continue reading

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