Tag Archives: travel

Fun Link Friday: Living inside the active volcano Aogashima

Japan contains some of the most breath-taking natural scenery in the world, but also is prone to a great number of natural perils like earthquakes and tsunami. But would you trade off living in a dream-like island setting where you can … 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 / Fun Links: Flying

I am no wizard at finding special deals on flights. Just a regular guy. There are dozens of articles and blog posts online purporting to offer tips on “The Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets” … Continue reading

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Funding: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship

Support for dissertation and postdoctoral research in Japan in the humanities and social sciences Open for applications, next deadline is December 1st 2015. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Program provides recent PhD recipients and ABDs … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Autumn Leaves Forecast

I took some time out of my research schedule to go hiking not far from Tokyo proper last week, and was not disappointed by the beautiful scenery on the trails out Mt. Mitake. What I didn’t realize, however, was that … Continue reading

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Resource: ee-Tokyo.com

A professor recently introduced me to the website http://ee-tokyo.com/, which is just loaded with all sorts of information about Tokyo history. This could be a great resource for anyone studying Edo-Tokyo history, but also for those visiting (or living in) … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Weird Hotel

No, that’s not just my judgment. Apparently a new hotel has opened in Nagasaki, the “変なホテル,” or “Weird Hotel,” which boasts being staffed almost entirely by robots! Ever wondered what it would be like to be checked into your hotel … Continue reading

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