Japan Writers Conference October 15-16, 2022

Japan Writers Conference 2022 will be held at Tokai University, Shonan Campus in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, on Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th. The host will be award-winning novelist Charles Kowalski. Hiratsuka is on Sagami Bay, not far from Odawara. As in the past, the Conference will be free and open to all who wish to attend. The program includes sessions... more

Latest Kyoto Journal Issue: Encounters/Transitions

The newly released digital issue of Kyoto Journal, No. 102, brings together accounts of formative experiences in the context of historical momentum. A good example would be Vito Tomasino’s tale of visiting Kyoto as a U.S. Marine on R&R from Korea in 1954, taking the opportunity against significant odds to throw himself briefly into judo training with a Kyoto police... more

Koide Izumi Chronicles Heroine of Professional Japanese Librarianship

On July 23, NCC Japan, The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources published “Specialist Spotlight: Izumi Koide” recognizing the work of Koide-san, who is known for her long tenure as librarian at the International House of Japan and her involvement with librarianship development. In 2008, she contributed an article about pioneering Japanese librarian Fukuda Naomi to the SWET... more

Donald Keene Exhibition

"Donald Keene: 100th Anniversary Exhibition— A Lifelong Pursuit of Japanese Culture," Kanagawa Museum of Japanese Literature special exhibition, May 28–July 24, 2022 (in Japanese)

Starting with his accidental encounter with Arthur Waley’s translation of The Tale of Genji in 1940, just before the outbreak of the Pacific War, Donald Keene (1922–2019) pursued a career in the study of Japan and led the... more

Editors Canada Conference 2022, online May 28–29

Editors Canada's 2022 conference is a virtual event that takes place online May 28–29, 2022. Hundreds of editors from a wide range of fields, as well as writers, communication professionals and small business owners will join us for this weekend of networking and fun, but what really makes the conference shine is the learning opportunities for all skill levels.

Some of... more

National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Style Manual for English Texts Published

The National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, Kyushu National Museum, Tokyo Natonal Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara National Research Institute or Cultural Properties, and the International Research Center or Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region) has published a brand new Style Manual aimed and preparation of English texts for the... more