The first is our second JapanLab Expo, which will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 3:00-4:30 PM in Vislab (POB 2.404A). The expo will feature the work of student teams from this semester. At the expo, you can learn about propaganda through a digitized 1938 board game that celebrates Japan’s invasion of China, walk through the streets of the booming treaty port city of Yokohama in the nineteenth century, and experience the start of Japan’s sixty-year civil war through the eyes of a young provincial warrior in 1335. Feel free to drop in for a few minutes or the whole time to see the projects and talk with the student participants and team leaders.
We are also recruiting students now for our fall semester teams, featuring projects on sumo, censorship, and the Tale of Genji. If you know a student interested in digital humanities, computer programming, graphic design, or Japanese history and culture, we would be grateful if you could forward this opportunity to them. Applications will close on April 17th. You can find the application as well as more information about the different projects we’re recruiting for here: https://www.utjapanlab.com/apply-2023.