Beyond Japan Ep. #19: Migrant Communities of Tokyo with Dr Jamie Coates

Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube 明けましておめでとうございますand welcome back to Beyond Japan! This week, for our first episode of 2021, we are joined by Dr Jamie Coates, anthropologist and lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield, to look at migrant communities in Tokyo and Japan at large, exploringContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #19: Migrant Communities of Tokyo with Dr Jamie Coates”

Welcome to the MAIJS Student Spot!

In response to the lockdown announced this month, we at Japan In Norwich have decided to create a dedicated online space for students enrolled on the MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies. In the MAIJS Student Spot, Chris Hayes and I will send personalised messages to you all twice a week sharing the latest news inContinue reading “Welcome to the MAIJS Student Spot!”

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships

Application deadline: Sunday 28 February 2021 The Centre for Japanese Studies has once again been invited to submit applications for a number of Postgraduate Studentships from the Great British Sasakawa Foundation. This is the 8th year of this programme and we have been very successful in securing several of these studentships for MA and PhDContinue reading “Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships”

Christmas in Japan

Ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in Japan? On Christmas day, we at the Centre for Japanese Studies present to you an insightful video on the matter from the H-Net archives to answer this question. Christmas in Japan: Globalization versus Localization (2004) by Junko Kimura and Russell Belk takes an intriguing look at the secularContinue reading “Christmas in Japan”

Beyond Japan Ep. #18: Digitising Japanese Studies with Dr Paula Curtis

Listen on your favourite podcast platform This week, for our final episode of 2020, we are joined by Dr Paula Curtis, historian of premodern Japan at Yale University, for a topical discussion on Digital Japanese Studies, considering how moving the field online through incorporating digital methods, tools and resources might alter its future direction. WeContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #18: Digitising Japanese Studies with Dr Paula Curtis”

Sainsbury Institute Lecture: Reflections on four decades of fascination with Japan – guest speaker Bill Emmott

Thursday 17 December 20206pm (GMT)Free booking – more information available on the Sainsbury Institute website Our colleagues at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts & Cultures will be hosting their final Third Thursday Lecture of the year tomorrow evening in discussion with Japan Society chair Bill Emmott. You can enjoy the lectureContinue reading “Sainsbury Institute Lecture: Reflections on four decades of fascination with Japan – guest speaker Bill Emmott”

Beyond Japan Ep. #17: Dansō Crossdressing and Gender in Japan with Dr Marta Fanasca

Listen on your favourite podcast platform This week we are joined by Dr Marta Fanasca, researcher of Japanese and Gender Studies at the University of Manchester, to discuss gender in Japan through Dansō crossdressing escort services. We discuss issues of applying universal understandings of gender and LGBTQ+ terminology in a national context, challenge the Euro-AmericanContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #17: Dansō Crossdressing and Gender in Japan with Dr Marta Fanasca”

CJS Webinar: Translating Japanese Academia – Now Available on YouTube

Many thanks to those who were able to join us for last week’s webinar. The collaborative discussion between bilingual academics and translation specialists yielded fruitful insights into formal and informal translation practices, informing future Japanese-speaking academics of the practical uses of their language skills and useful advice when tackling their first translation. Those who missedContinue reading “CJS Webinar: Translating Japanese Academia – Now Available on YouTube”