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New NCC (North American Council on Japanese Library Resources) Executive Director Named

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to pass on the following announcement of broad interest.  I note that the NCC has a long, important collaborative with its international counterparts i Europe, Japan and elsewhere, and in the context of developing Japanese library holdings across diverse geographic locations, this new appointment of Tara McGowan is very important.

Philip C. Brown

Forwarded Message:

May 1, 2017, For Immediate Release


From: Setsuko Noguchi, NCC Chair

MEMBER PUBLICATION: New book on women pro wrestlers in Japan

Dear All,

Apologies for cross-posting,

I want to inform readers of this mailing list about a new publication for sociologists, anthropologists and Japan specialits.The full reference is:

Aiba, Keiko. (2017). Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan. Osaka, Japan: Union Press. 


Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting May 15

Dear colleagues,

The speaker for the May meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Pauline Ota, who will present “The Resident’s Eye: Vision, Cognition, and Representation in Maruyama Ōkyo’s Famous Places of Kyoto Screens” (see abstract below).


The lecture will be held on Monday, May 15th 18:00-20:00 in Seminar Room 8, of Research Bldg. No. 2, on the KYOTO UNIVERSITY Main Campus (see link below for access information). PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL VENUE!