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Sakamoto Ryôma 坂本龍馬 – A Hero of the Meiji Restoration

Sakamoto Ryôma 坂本龍馬 – A Hero of the Meiji Restoration

  • 20th February 2018

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration (明治維新 or Meiji Renewal in Japanese), dated from the proclamation of the restoration of political power to the emperor on 3 January 1868 (or the ninth day of the twelfth month of the fourth year of Keiô, according to the…

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Sakamoto Ryôma 坂本龍馬 – A Hero of the Meiji Restoration

Sakamoto Ryôma 坂本龍馬 – A Hero of the Meiji Restoration

  • 31st January 2018

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration (明治維新 or Meiji Renewal in Japanese), dated from the proclamation of the restoration of political power to the emperor on 3 January 1868 (or the ninth day of the twelfth month of the fourth year of Keiô, according to the…

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MUSIC MATTERS!

MUSIC MATTERS!

  • 28th July 2017

The other day, during a discussion of my teaching, a colleague in religious studies said to me, ‘well a course on music in Japan is too specialized’, or something to that effect. WHY, I ask, should music ‘specialized’ than, for example, religion? I would contend that, on the whole, most…

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