[S1E17] 🤵‍ Dansō Crossdressing and Gender in Japan with Dr Marta Fanasca

Listen on your favourite podcast platform Oliver is 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-American term ofContinue reading “[S1E17] 🤵‍ 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”

[S1E16] 📈 Lessons on Health from Post-Growth Japan with Professor Eric Brunner

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is joined by Eric Brunner, Professor of Social and Biological Epidemiology of University College London, to discuss ‘Health & Inequality in Post-Growth Japan’, examining the relationship between health and wealth and what we can learn from the high standard of health equality in Japan where the economy hasn’tContinue reading “[S1E16] 📈 Lessons on Health from Post-Growth Japan with Professor Eric Brunner”

The Future for Higher Education in Japan

Thursday 10 December 202012.00 noon – 1.00pm (GMT)9.00pm (JST) Free – Donations WelcomeRegistration essential Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott’s guests to discuss the role of universities and their strategies to meet future challenges are Professor David Richardson, vice chancellor of the University of East Anglia, and Professor Yuko Takahashi, president of Tsuda University. The CoronavirusContinue reading “The Future for Higher Education in Japan”

[S1E15] 🗣️ Esperanto & Transnational Language with Dr Ian Rapley

Listen on your favourite podcast server: Oliver is joined by Dr Ian Rapley, history lecturer at Cardiff University, exploring the transnational invented language of Esperanto, its legacy in Japan and the alternative historical perspective it provides. We apologise once more for the poor audio quality caused by unresolved technical difficulties, but we can happily confirmContinue reading “[S1E15] 🗣️ Esperanto & Transnational Language with Dr Ian Rapley”

CJS Research Webinar: Translating Japanese Academia

Thursday 3 December12:00-13:00 GMTZoom Webinar Join us for our final CJS webinar of the year, where we host a roundtable with translators of Japanese academic texts to hear their experiences and insights. Anyone who has used Google Translate will know of the nuance required in providing an accurate translation which reads well in its translatedContinue reading “CJS Research Webinar: Translating Japanese Academia”

UEA Postgraduate Open Day

The University of East Anglia’s Virtual Postgraduate Open Days start from today until Thursday 26 November 2020. You will be able to: Access talks and resources for UEA courses, including our MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies Watch the welcome talk as an introduction to the University and studying your postgraduate degree here Discover what funding opportunitiesContinue reading “UEA Postgraduate Open Day”

Beyond Japan: Now available on all podcast servers

Beyond Japan has taken itself to the next level and can now be found on all major podcast servers. Whether you stream through Google, iTunes or Spotify, you can now catch up on all Beyond Japan episodes on your phone on the go and have the latest episodes downloaded automatically when you subscribe. Platforms include:Continue reading “Beyond Japan: Now available on all podcast servers”

Podcast Series: What is your ‘ikigai’?

Compass Discovery, a Norwich-based business seeking to help others find their career calling, has launched a new podcast series around the Japanese concept of ikigai (生き甲斐). Ikigai can be translated as ‘reason for living’, ‘purpose in life’ or ‘raison d’être‘ – simply put, it is a concept around finding joy in life through purpose. ThroughContinue reading “Podcast Series: What is your ‘ikigai’?”

Experience Japan Exhibition 2020 Online

Saturday, 21st November 2020 9:00 to 12:00 GMT (18:00 to 21:00 JST) Free event – register here This year the Experience Japan Exhibition is being organised on-line by Keio University and the British Council. This event will introduce diverse programs and courses offered by more than 20 Japanese universities as well as internships, scholarships andContinue reading “Experience Japan Exhibition 2020 Online”