Mie 三重

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.…

Things to Do in Mie: Biking

The weather has warmed up here in Japan and the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. My bike ride a few days ago took me through showers of falling blossoms and over roads carpeted with petals. Here are some…

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…

Things to Do in Mie: Eat at a Vegan Cafe in Ise

A few months ago, a vegan cafe (自然菜食ヴィーガンカフェ) called Simme しんめ opened in Ise and I think this may have some of the most delicious food I have ever eaten. I can’t recommend it enough if you are interested in…