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From the vaults of the Swedish Academy: Japanese author Inoue Yasushi (1907-1991) was a contender for the Nobel Prize in...
04/01/2020
井上靖が1969年のノーベル文学賞候補に 川端康成受賞の翌年 | NHKニュース

From the vaults of the Swedish Academy: Japanese author Inoue Yasushi (1907-1991) was a contender for the Nobel Prize in literature 1969, the year after Kawabata Yasunari won it as first Japanese, and second Asian, author ever. After fifty years, the minutes of the academy’s deliberations have been made accessible. An important consideration, apparently, was Inoue’s work on historical novels: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200103/k10012234331000.html

シルクロードを題材にした歴史小説などを多く残したことで知られる小説家の井上靖が、川端康成が受賞した翌年にあたる1969年…

Twee woordenboekprojecten nu geïntegreerd op één site, Nieuw Japans-Nederlands & Nieuw Nederlands-Japans woordenboek: ht...
20/12/2019
新日蘭辞典・新蘭日辞典 | Nieuw Japans-Nederlands & Nieuw Nederlands-Japans Woordenboek

Twee woordenboekprojecten nu geïntegreerd op één site, Nieuw Japans-Nederlands & Nieuw Nederlands-Japans woordenboek: https://www.jnnj.nl

Vier eeuwen Nederlands-Japanse relaties hebben nog niet geleid tot een bruikbaar modern Japans-Nederlands woordenboek. Een dergelijk woordenboek zou waardevol zijn voor iedereen die een interesse heeft in Japan, van studenten Japans of onderzoekers tot reizigers en Japan-liefhebbers. Maar ook voor h...

On 30 November, Saturday, the Japanese exchange students gave a 4 hours-workshop for our students: there was a discussio...
08/12/2019

On 30 November, Saturday, the Japanese exchange students gave a 4 hours-workshop for our students: there was a discussion part to talk about Dutch and Japanese culture, lessons on tea ceremony and calligraphy. It was a very interesting and beneficial experience. About 30 students participated. The Japanese exchange students also organize the "Japanese Conversation Club" on a weekly basis as volunteers. 皆さん、本当にありがとうございました!(Thank you so much, everyone!)

Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law: https://japantoday.com/category/nati...
05/12/2019
Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law

Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law: https://japantoday.com/category/national/japanese-sitting-style-to-be-recognized-as-punishment-under-new-law

A welfare ministry panel said Tuesday that forcing children to sit extensively in the formal Japanese style known as seiza will be recognized as a morally unacceptable form of punishment under a new law that will enter into force next April. The panel has been compiling guidelines following revision...

Art installation at De Pont museum Tilburg: Charlotte Dumas' "Yorishiro 依代", a sequel to her "Shio 潮": https://depont.nl...
01/12/2019
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Art installation at De Pont museum Tilburg: Charlotte Dumas' "Yorishiro 依代", a sequel to her "Shio 潮": https://depont.nl/en/exhibition/release/charlotte-dumas-3/

Yorishiro 依代 is a sequel to the film Shio 潮.Together the films are part of a project consisting of three short films in which the location, the small Japanese island Yonaguni where wild horses roam, plays a prominent role. In Shio these horses and a Japanese girl seem to be waiting for somet...

Students from Dr. Doreen Mullers class: do you remember this book from last week? It was damaged and unfit for its old c...
12/11/2019
Dr. Karin Scheper on Twitter

Students from Dr. Doreen Mullers class: do you remember this book from last week? It was damaged and unfit for its old container. Now it has been fixed! Curator Dr. Karin Scheper from UBLeiden explains on twitter what was wrong in 5 tweets. Have a look!

“A Japanese work needed treatment: broken structure, the original thick paper tackets (‘plugs’ I sometimes call them) gone, causing friction to the thin papers. Onnayō hinrui ruiyō hyakunin isshū kyōbunko, on the education of young girls (date 1817), SER 10 @ubleiden 1/5”

To the joy of some, and perhaps the surprise of others, next Tuesday is a one-off national holiday in Japan.While some m...
21/10/2019
Pomp and splendor: What to expect from the ceremonies for Emperor Naruhito's enthronement | The Japan Times

To the joy of some, and perhaps the surprise of others, next Tuesday is a one-off national holiday in Japan.

While some may happily take the day off, it is also the day when dignitaries from across Japan and the world will gather in Tokyo to witness a once-in-a-generation event — the declaration of an emperor’s enthronement.

With banquets, a parade and other examples of pomp and splendor also in the offing, the public will see plenty of imperial spectacles over the coming month. But what to expect? Read it here:

To the joy of some, and perhaps the surprise of others, next Tuesday is a one-off national holiday. While some may happily take the day off, it is also the

Our very own Dr. Aya Ezawa is the new Diversity Officer at Leiden University!
06/10/2019
‘An inclusive university begins with which books you choose’

Our very own Dr. Aya Ezawa is the new Diversity Officer at Leiden University!

Sociologist Aya Ezawa is the new Diversity Officer at Leiden University. What is the University doing well and what could it do better? ‘It’s taken much more for granted that universities should be a reflection of society. But this is also an area where we can still make progress.’

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