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Dauntless Champion of Japan’s Heritage, Good Walks, and Craftsmanship: Sumiko Enbutsu

Dauntless Champion of Japan’s Heritage, Good Walks, and Craftsmanship: Sumiko Enbutsu

Treasures of Tokyo, such as the 95-year-old Yasuda House and the landscape of Ueno Park's Shinobazu Pond, must be preserved, Sumiko Enbutsu believes, and, according to an article in the Japan Times on December 8th, she has played an energetic part in saving them. And when the Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami of 2011 washed away slate tiles... more

Books from Japan website launched by J-Lit Center

Books from Japan website launched by J-Lit Center

The J-Lit Center, the NPO founded in 2004 for the purpose of introducing Japanese literature overseas, and supervisor of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project (Agency for Cultural Affairs) from 2002 to 2009, has launched an ambitious new English-language website that introduces the best recent works of Japanese fiction, nonfiction, and... more

Frederik L. Schodt Introduces His Latest Book

Frederik L. Schodt Introduces His Latest Book

Writer, translator, conference interpreter--always highly entertaining speaker--and author of numerous books about popular and esoteric culture Frederik L. Schodt will introduce his latest book, Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe, at two events in November:

"Book Break" at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on November... more

Tokyo Event: Writing about Architecture and Design in Japan

Tokyo Event: Writing about Architecture and Design in Japan

Speaker: Naomi Pollock
Place: Wesley Center (6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo). (Map)
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time: 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Attendance Fee: 1,000 yen for SWET members; 1,500 yen for non-members

For further information write to info[at]swet.jp.

Seasoned architectural writer and critic, Naomi Pollock, will discuss... more

English-language Publishing for Japanese scholars Online Guide Project

English-language Publishing for Japanese scholars Online Guide Project

The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC), a clearinghouse for Japanese information resources, is developing an online guide to English-language publishing for Japanese scholars trained in and currently teaching and conducting research in Japan. The guide, which will be available in Japanese on the NCC... more

New Voices in Translation Studies Call for Papers and Ph.D. Abstracts

New Voices in Translation Studies Call for Papers and Ph.D. Abstracts

The editors of New Voices in Translation Studies are looking for article submissions and abstracts of recently completed and defended doctoral theses for publication in the next issue (May 2013). Please refer to the style guidelines, which can be accessed via www.iatis.org, and send articles and/or abstracts to newvoices@dcu.ie. The... more