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New Publication: Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper

Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper This reader offers eleven chapters that speak to the role and function of journalism and the newspaper in contemporary Japanese society. Individually, each chapter provides important information on the particular topic that is its focus, while at the same time elucidating on how that particular topic is addressed by [...]

Article by Secr.-Gen’l Traphagan on “Universities’ customer service problem”

Op-ed piece by JAWS Secretary-General Traphagan on “Universities’ customer service problem” is gaining widespread attention and positive reviews from readers.

Changes at ‘Asian Anthropology’

This is to announce that the journal Asian Anthropology will shortly be changing editors and publishers. Asian Anthropology has been published by Chinese University Press for the last eleven years, but is now moving to Routledge, and will be published twice a year in 2013, three times a year in 2014, and four times a [...]

New Book Announcement

Dealing With Disaster in Japan: Responses to the Flight JL123 CrashChristopher P. Hood Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any [...]

New Keith Brown / Mizusawa DVDs

The Can’t Go Native project has issued two new DVDs complementing the “Can’t Go Native?” documentary film shown at the Austin, Texas meeting last year. “More About Mizusawa” has 90 minutes of illustrated discussions with Keith Brown on topics including the samurai heritage, Mizusawa in Japan’s history, everyday Buddhism, and naked fieldwork. “Conversations in Mizusawa”, [...]

New Release: Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

New book release: The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society, edited by Victoria Lyon Bestor and Theodore C. Bestor, with Akiko Yamagata. The book is intended to be a general reference book for non-specialists, college students, and others seeking succinct overviews of various realms of contemporary Japan, in line with the general format of [...]