Kōgakkan

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…

Newspaper Article Redux: Ise-Shima Summit 新聞記事:伊勢志摩サミット

President Obama and other world leaders are in town now for the Ise-Shima Summit 伊勢志摩サミット, and the Chūnichi Newspaper 中日新聞 reprinted an interview me about my thoughts on the holding the summit in this region. The photo is different, but…

Historical Walk around Ise 伊勢の歴史散歩

This spring, a couple of the students (Miyuki and Kanon) from my seminar “History and Traditional Culture in Contemporary Japan” (現代日本の歴史と伝統文化ゼミ) at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 made two videos introducing the city of Ise 伊勢市. Enjoy! Part 1 In this video,…

The Ise-Japan Program 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム 2016

This is the third year of the “Ise-Japan Program” 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム, a fully funded stay in Ise with lectures and field trips designed for graduate students (MA and PhD) and post-graduate researchers. The program is sponsored by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 and…

Published A Journey through Time at Jingu

Today I received a copy of a translation that I just finished with the title A Journey through Time at Jingu. I’ve been working on it for a few months and it is nice to finally see it in print.…

The Ise-Japan Program 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム 2015

The “Ise-Japan Program” 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム is a fully funded stay in Ise with lectures and field trips designed for graduate students (MA and PhD) and post-graduate researchers. It is sponsored by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 and Ise City 伊勢市 and is held…

On the Translation of Old Japanese Records into English 古文書の英訳に関する一考察

I spent my Thanksgiving in Japan giving a talk at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 about some interesting aspects of translating old Japanese documents into English. I was a little worried that no one would come, because I don’t know how appealing…

Kōgakkan: A New Office

This year I began a new position as an associate professor teaching in the Communication Department at Kōgakkan University (皇學館大学) in Ise City (伊勢市), Japan. My former office at Grinnell was wonderful, but this one is a little more spacious,…