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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 ...
Masaaki Kamiya
Kamiya Publishes Article
Associate Professor of Japanese Masaaki Kamiya published an article, “Negation, Quantifiers, and A-movement in Nominalization in Japanese,” in Linguistic Analysis 35: 43-70, Special Issue on Phase Edge Investigations. More ...
Pacific Rim Modernisms
Yao Co-Edits Volume, Publishes Essay
Pacific Rim Modernisms, a volume of scholarly essays co-edited by Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of Faculty for Diversity Initiatives Steve Yao, was recently published by the University of Toronto Press. More ...
Kyoko Omori
Omori Lectures at Waseda University in Tokyo
Assistant Professor of Japanese Kyoko Omori gave a lecture in Japanese at Waseda University in Tokyo on May 19. The talk was titled "Japanese Radio Shows from the Occupation Period." It focused on a variety of strategies that the GHQ/SCAP took in the wake of WWII, in order to rebuild the Japanese radio broadcasting system for promoting democracy. Omori's talk was part of the "Open College" lecture series at Waseda University titled "Popular Culture During the Occupation Period (1945-1952)." More ...
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