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Posting to H-Japan

Hi everyone,

Some of our subscribers have pointed out that instructions for posting a message to H-Japan are not that, well, transparent.  In this message I hope to clarify that process.  To begin, one has to create a profile.  Instructions on how to do that were sent out some time ago, but in case you missed them, here they are again.  


25th EAJRS conference in Leuven 17-20 Sept 2014

The 25th annual conference of the European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS) will be held this year at the University of Leuven in Belgium, 17-20 September 2014.

This year a special session will be devoted to Protection, Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties. But, as always, the conference will treat all sorts of subjects related to libraries, archives, museums and other collections related to Japanese studies.

We are now accepting registrations and proposals for presentations.

The registration deadline is set for 30 May 2014.

Just published -- Growing Democracy in Japan

In an act of shameless self-promotion, I am delighted to report that my book -- Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868 -- has made its way into print.  I am especially gratified that J. A .A. Stockwin, John Campbell, Aurelia George Mulgan, and Steve Vogel saw fit to provide blurbs for the book's dust jacket.  Details about the book can be found at: http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=3540#.U3d48hynjkU