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13
Apr

Are Children Ruling the World Yet?

This guest post is published around the Association for Asian Studies conference in Washington D.C., occurring March 22-25, 2018. #AAS2018 by Sabine Frühstück, author of Child’s Play: Multi-Sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan …

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02
Dec

Robots: The Backstories

by Jennifer Robertson, author of Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation This guest post is published in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association conference in Washington D.C.. Check back regularly for …

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01
Nov

#tsumamototoyochien and Prewar Ideals

by Sabine Frühstück, author of Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan In September 2016, the Twitter hashtag #tsukamotoyochien attracted a series of comments on Tokyo’s Tsukamoto kindergarten’s practices of …

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02
Aug

Avant-Garde Art in Japan and Brazil

Rio de Janeiro’s Paço Imperial is currently hosting an unusual retrospective of Japanese postwar art, ‘The Emergence of The Contemporary: Avant-Garde Art In Japan 1950-1970‘. Curator Pedro Erber is the author of Breaching the Frame: The …

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30
Sep

Back to the Parallel

We’ve received an update on the travels and adventures of the intrepid David and Janet Carle as they do the ground work behind their upcoming THE 38th PARALLEL: A WATER LINE AROUND …

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30
Aug

Last stop on the 38th Parallel

We rejoin our intrepid adventurers, David and Janet Carle as they travel the 38th Parallel seeking water-related environmental and cultural connections. Their book, THE 38th PARALLEL: A WATER LINE AROUND THE WORLD …

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16
May

A New Telling of the Nanjing Massacre

Lu Chuan’s 2009 film, City of Life and Death, which opened in New York last week, is a fictionalized telling of the Rape of Nanjing. Though the massacre has been downplayed in …

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25
Mar

How Three Mile Island Can Help Us Understand Japan

As Japan’s nuclear crisis continues to unfold, many are considering the lessons from Three Mile Island, America’s worst nuclear accident. The Washington Post recently interviewed J. Samuel Walker, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission …

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