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Hokkaido University

Sustainability Weeks?

Hokkaido University is just wrapping up Sustainability Weeks (サステナビリティ・ウィーク), which sponsors events and lectures over the course of several months dedicated to the theme of “sustainability” in society and in the academy. The official description from the website reads: Sustainability Weeks (SW) is a campaign hosted by Hokkaido University with the aim of promoting research…

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Lecture on Edo-period manuscript, Ezo seikei zusetsu

Per usual, it seems like every talk and presentation is happening on the same weekend! Because of the upcoming trip to Tokyo for ASCJ, I will have to miss this presentation by a brilliant visiting researcher here at Hokkaido University, Vasily Shchepkin [ワシーリー・シェプキン] (St. Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences). If you…

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Already Winter

As obvious by my silence, my sincere intent to update my blog semi-regularly has definitely been met with complete and utter failure! It is already winter here in Hokkaido, and when looking back at my photos from fall, it makes me wonder what is hiding under all of this snow! Research has been plodding along,…

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Greetings from Hokkaido, Japan

This post is long overdue, but greetings from Hokkaido, Japan!  I was barely back in California for two weeks after researching at the Smithsonian before I re-packed my bags for a year of research abroad. I am very fortunate to be the recipient of a University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Advanced Graduate Fellowship for…

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Hello Washington D.C.

Today is quite momentous! After teaching my last class of Godzilla to Hello Kitty: Japanese Pop Culture, I boarded a red-eye flight bound for Washington D.C… A lengthy bus ride and a few Metro stops later, I am sitting in a little Panera-esque coffee shop waiting for my appointment at the Smithsonian Institution’s Dibner Library…

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