Here are the updates for the week of March 21-28.
First, I have been asked to administer this blog for the next two years while Beholdmyswarthyface is writing his thesis. All emails and submissions should be addressed to me, Ms. Sally Suzuki, and sent to the usual email address, which Beholdmyswarthyface and I now share.
Second, I am pleased to announce that our Encyclopedia of Modern Japan is several steps nearer completion, and that negotiations are underway for it to be posted on the Tokyo University Department of Contemporary Literary Studies website.
Third, as the two of us have been extremely busy these past few weeks (he, with his thesis; I, with dancing), progress on our Aozora Bunko Translation Project has come to a screeching halt. We hope to get the ball rolling again soon. We are still looking for volunteers, so please contact us if interested. Apparently, there will be a short blurb about our project in the magazine edition of Neojaponisme due out this summer.
And finally, on an unrelated note, Mr. Samusi Lanudo informs me that this 1937 gunka was the model for Ishikawa Jun's fictional "Mars' Song."
That is all for now.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This just in from Sally Suzuki: