Author Archive for Christopher MAYO

The Ise-Japan Study Program 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム 2017

We are now entering the final week of the “Ise-Japan Study Program” 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム, a fully funded stay of about three weeks in Ise City 伊勢市 complete with lectures and field trips given by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 faculty members to graduate…

Shinto English 神道英語

Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 trains Shinto priests to work at shrines all over the country including what is widely considered to be the most sacred one, Ise Jingū 伊勢神宮, which is located near the university in Ise (the G7 leaders met…

Historical Runs in the UK 英国の「歴史ラン」

This summer I accompanied 15 students from Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 on a month-long study abroad program in the UK. We spent most of the time at the University of Kent in Canterbury. This was followed by a short stay in…

Analogging the iPad (iPadのアナログ化)

You could say that I have one foot in the “silicone” present and another in the “dead tree” past. That is, I do a lot of “digital” work with my research and administrative activities at the university. But, I also…

Taking Note: “DEVONthink To Go” Gets an Update

Note-taking enthusiasts are probably familiar with well-known iPad apps that have “note” in their titles such as Apple Notes, Evernote, OneNote, and Simplenote. I’ve written a lot about Evernote here on my blog. DEVONthink To Go 2 is not as…

Association for Asian Studies Panel アジア研究協会のパネル

I put together a panel for the annual Association for Asian Studies (アジア研究協会) conference in Asia, which was held in Kyoto at Dōshisha University 同志社大学 this year. My fellow panelists were Juergen Melzer (Yamanashi Gakuin University), W. Evan Young (Dickinson…

Prime Minister Abe Dropped by Kōgakkan University for a Visit 安倍信三内閣総理大臣 皇學館大学来訪

Yesterday, the Prime Minister dropped by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 for a visit. While he was here, he ate lunch with some of the students in the dining hall. Click on the photo below to see a video of it. I…