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The Okinawa Times on J. Mark Ramseyer

Given all the much-merited focus over the course of this past year on the incredible lies being peddled by Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer and the ways…

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The Kids Are Alright

Very gradually working through the backlog of blog posts I drafted months ago and never finished with. This one is from this past August, not that I think…

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On that one BBC Interview

I’m sorry to be behind the times and bringing back up that horrible BBC interview everyone was talking about a few weeks ago. The one where she called…

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Visiting Kagoshima Again

Sakurajima, as seen from the highway bus on the way from the airport into the city. Nov 10, 2021It’s been a long time since I’ve left the Kantô…

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Indigenous Peoples at the 2020 Olympics

I’m quite a few weeks late on this, obviously. And, frankly, I’m not sure that I have that much to say. But I just wanted to share a…

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Ryukyu: Empire of the Sea

Shlepped myself out to Chiba last month, to the National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku) to see their new temporary special exhibit, Umi no teikoku: Ryukyu 海の帝国:琉球 ,…

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Thoughts on Life in Tokyo

Takeshita-dôri in Harajuku. Back to a manageable, pleasant level of crowds. This is more like what it was when I came to Tokyo the first time in 2003;…

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Okinawa Times: Repatriation of Ryukyuan Remains Not Progressing

Thanks to Risako Sakai for sharing this article from yesterday’s Okinawa Times (17 Jan 2021) on Twitter: There has been some progress in recent years in having universities…

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Masculinity in Japan + S. Korea, and Josо̄

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything at all, and many years, in fact, since I’ve posted anything on gender. For those new to my blog,…

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Night in the American Village

It’s easy to think of things in black and white, and to paint things with a broad brush of imperialism, colonialism, racism, militarism (take your pick). But dig…

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Asians Represent Podcast: Ainu Representation in Museums

Attus and ruunpe traditional-style Ainu robes on display at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Feb 2013. Photo my own. I recently came across a podcast interview with Ainu Museum…

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VR Noh 攻殻機動隊 The Ghost in the Shell

Tickets for VR Noh Ghost in the Shell went on sale a few months ago, and I can only assume they were snatched up quickly. My sincere thanks…

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SISJAC Summer Institute

The past two weeks (July 27 to Aug 7) I had the pleasure of attending an online summer programme in Japanese Studies organized by the Sainsbury Institute for…

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Ranji: The World of Images on Export Tea Crates (Verkehr Museum, Shizuoka)

Labels for boxes of Japanese tea for export, c. 1860s-1950s. While in Shizuoka last month, I decided to check out the Verkehr Shimizu Port Terminal Museum, a really…

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Continuing to Live with the Pandemic

Above: Watching and listening to the Kamogawa flow along. There’s just something wonderful about the Kamo, bringing this relaxing, refreshing energy to the city. Time has flowed so…

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