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  • 31 Aug 2015
    Ran Zwigenberg

    After the Atom Bomb

    Hiroshima (Nagasaki) and the politics of commemoration In 1962 a young Jewish American psychiatrist by the name of Robert Lifton visited the Hiroshima Peace Museum. Lifton described his visit to the museum in a letter to his friend David Riesman as follows: “I had seen many such pictures before … but somehow seeing these pictures in Hiroshima was entirely different […]

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  • 25 Oct 2013

    Rice, Emperors and Things

    Koji Mizoguchi of Kyushu University and author of The Archaeology of Japan finds that a simple interest in the world around us is the starting point for archaeological inquiry. His research has led to insights into topics ranging from Japanese religious belief to the unique characteristics of the Emperor system.

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  • 13 Apr 2012
    Keiko H.

    Cambridge Perspectives: Moving from the Japan Office to New York

    Having worked in the Cambridge Japan office for eight and a half years, I had the privilege to be transferred to New York last December to work in the US market for a couple of years.

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  • 5 Mar 2009

    Japanese literacy book sales spiking

    Why? Prime Minister Aso quite publicly bungled a televised reading test, confusing some characters that have, well, divergent meanings. From the AP via Yahoo News: ‘The Japanese leader bungled the word for “frequent,” calling Japan-China exchanges “cumbersome” instead. Another time, he misread the word “toshu” (follow), saying “fushu” — or stench — and sounded as […]

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  • 24 Mar 2005
    Women campaigning for equality in Japan

    Vera Mackie on Feminism in Modern Japan

    Vera Mackie, author of Feminism in Modern Japan (2003), talks to us about socialist women in early 20th century Japan, the success of modern Japanese women activists, and her reasons for wanting to write about it.

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