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Kyoko Omori
Omori Gives Invited Lecture

Associate Professor of Japanese Kyoko Omori gave an invited lecture at the Mansfield Freeman Center at Wesleyan University on Oct. 18. The talk, titled "Usher Unsilenced: Edgar Allan Poe, Benshi, and Modernist Narrative Art in Japan," was part of Wesleyan’s FEAS lecture series.  More ...

Emerson Gallery Presents Senior Art Show

The Senior Art Show 2011, a presentation of works by 11 graduating art majors, will open at the Emerson Gallery on Thursday, April 21. The exhibition includes photography, drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the gallery. The show will close on Sunday, May 22.  More ...

Takao Kato
Japan Series To Focus on Economy, Recent Disaster and History

“Disaster in Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Power Plant Crisis” will be the subject of a series of events in April. The events, which are free and open to the public, are made possible with the support of the Dean of Faculty Office, Diversity Office, Asian Studies Program, Japanese Program and the Levitt Center.  More ...

Kyoko Omori
Omori Publishes Book Chapter
Associate Professor of Japanese Kyoko Omori authored the lead essay, titled "Mystery" (Misuteri), in the volume The Diversity of Occupation Period Literature (Senyo-ki bungaku no tamen-sei), published by Iwanami Shoten in Tokyo.
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Alex Benkhart '11
From Ancient to Animation: Discovering Japanese Heroines
Many Americans underestimate the art of Japanese animation known as anime. Not only is anime a multi-billion-dollar industry in the United States alone, but it reincarnates important aspects of Japanese culture that may not otherwise be as accessible to American audiences. Alex Benkhart ’11 is investigating the characteristics and popularity of the Japanese heroine that echoes back to earlier tenets of Japanese culture. More ...
Masaaki Kamiya
Kamiya Presents Lecture at Cornell
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Masaaki Kamiya recently gave an invited talk, “Japanese children's interpretation of numerals; pragmatically derived vs. lexical ones,” at the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University. More ...
Kyoko Omori
Omori Gives Presentation at Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Associate Professor of Japanese Kyoko Omori presented a paper titled “The Benshi as a Modernist: Tokugawa Musei and Psychological Films of the Early Twentieth Century” at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in Los Angeles in March.
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Japanese taiko drumming and dance group.
Tamagawa University Taiko and Dance Group to Perform
The Japanese Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures will present a free concert of Japanese taiko drumming and dance on Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m., in Wellin Hall on the Hamilton campus. The drumming and dance group consists of about 40 students.
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Masaaki Kamiya
Kamiya Serves on Selection Panel for Critical Language Scholarship
Masaaki Kamiya, associate professor of East Languages and Literatures, recently served on a panel to select 30 recipients for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program at the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). The CLS Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides fully funded intensive summer institutes for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to participate in group language programs overseas. More ...
“Benshi” Silent Film Narrator to Perform
“Benshi” Sakamoto Raiko, a performance artist who provides live narrations for silent films, will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. in the KJ Auditorium. The two films to be shown will be Jirokichi the Rat (1931) and Kid Commotion (1935). A panel discussion with Visiting Professor of Film Studies Scott MacDonald and Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature Kyoko Omori will follow the film. The event is free and open to the public. More ...
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