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  Topic: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (PS Vita)
Nerroth

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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:59 pm   Subject: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (PS Vita)
A sequel to a Japan-only PS1 game, Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke 2Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlinesen masse in response to a series of calamities in Kyoto. The clan (which you as the player gets to name) ...
  Topic: Two New Books on Okinawa's Incorporation into Modern Japan
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:48 pm   Subject: Two New Books on Okinawa's Incorporation into Modern Japan
Thanks for the notice. I put in a request for both volumes at the local JF library, but time will tell if they decide to order either (or both).
  Topic: J. League, AFC Champions League, and Club World Cup question
Nerroth

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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am   Subject: J. League, AFC Champions League, and Club World Cup question
One advantage which fans of the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._League_Division_1]J. League have enjoyed in some recent years has been the hosting of the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_Cl ...
  Topic: Unsung Heroes: The Shimazu of Kyushu
Nerroth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:45 am   Subject: Unsung Heroes: The Shimazu of Kyushu
I'm not sure if "heroes" would be the way that the residents of Shuri Castle might have referred to the Satsuma in 1609 - despite how publicly they would have been obliged to voice their enf ...
  Topic: Fate of Amami
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:17 pm   Subject: Fate of Amami
Could the distinction have been part of the broader deception efforts which Satsuma were trying to pursue on the shogunate's behalf with regards to China?

I'm not sure if the efforts to convince th ...
  Topic: Sega Sammy acquires Index/Atlus
Nerroth

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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:33 am   Subject: Sega Sammy acquires Index/Atlus
For those who may have an interest in Index's stable of game series (such as Shin Megami Tensei and/or its spinoff Persona franchise), the company (which declared bankruptcy earlier this year due to s ...
  Topic: In Our Time: Japan's Sakoku Period
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:07 am   Subject: In Our Time: Japan's Sakoku Period
If it helps, the BBC have an archive of these podcasts Wajinchi on Ezo ought to have been mentioned also.
  Topic: Finding Japan: Early Canadian Encounters with Asia
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:04 am   Subject: Finding Japan: Early Canadian Encounters with Asia
That sounds interesting, Nerroth. Please share about the Japan Foundation in June and the books. I have plenty of Canadian friends who are haiku poets and have an affinity with Japanese culture. There ...
  Topic: BattleTech
Nerroth

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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:07 am   Subject: BattleTech
The use of various Japanese themes in Western fictional works (to include those feauring some sort of samurai-esque setup) is nothing new; but, with some of the recent (and forthcoming) works in this ...
  Topic: Finding Japan: Early Canadian Encounters with Asia
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:15 am   Subject: Finding Japan: Early Canadian Encounters with Asia
Next month, there is going to be Finding Japan: Early Canadian Encounters with AsiaContradictory Impulses; once I finish reading the first work, I'll move on to that one.)
  Topic: Edo period Daimyo Plans to attack and Invade Luzon
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:49 pm   Subject: Edo period Daimyo Plans to attack and Invade Luzon
Did these Chinese become Christians when they arrived in Philippines to please the Spanish rules ?

Those who converted to Catholicism were permitted to live in the Binondo enclave; those who refuse ...
  Topic: Edo period Daimyo Plans to attack and Invade Luzon
Nerroth

Replies: 11
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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:26 pm   Subject: Edo period Daimyo Plans to attack and Invade Luzon
Given the presence of the Chinese expat community in the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binondo,_Manila]Parían and Binondo areas in and around Manila at that time, would a Japanese assault on the ...
  Topic: Fire Destroys Seoul's Historic Southern Gate
Nerroth

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:28 pm   Subject: Fire Destroys Seoul's Historic Southern Gate
The BBC have a video article about it [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22410922]here.
  Topic: Parades & Processions: Presentations Online
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:09 am   Subject: Parades & Processions: Presentations Online
Thanks for the update. It's very welcome to see so much about Ryukyu included.

Was there much, if any, discussion about [url=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Liu-giu-guang2.jpg]the Ryukyu Hou ...
  Topic: Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:13 pm   Subject: Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan
Is the one in Fuzhou used as a museum covering the connections with the Ryukyu Kingdom, or is it left fallow (or used for some other purpose)?
  Topic: Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:18 pm   Subject: Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan
Do you know if the Ryukyu-kan site is still around, or has it gone the same way as the Waegwan?

(I gather that there are at least a few elements from the Edo period that are still present in the mo ...
  Topic: Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan
Nerroth

Replies: 6
Views: 2805

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:20 am   Subject: Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan
Recently, another look at the Edo Period arrived in the local JF library; this time, a work by James B. Lewis titled Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa JapanEast Asia from 1400 to 1850 ...
  Topic: Edo Period Talk in Toronto, ON (26 January)
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:35 am   Subject: Edo Period Talk in Toronto, ON (26 January)
The talk was very interesting, and included a number of computer renderings of relevant wall scrolls and other pieces of art from the Edo era (and from later periods).

Most of the discussion focus ...
  Topic: Edo Period Talk in Toronto, ON (26 January)
Nerroth

Replies: 4
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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:54 pm   Subject: Edo Period Talk in Toronto, ON (26 January)
I may be able to make it. (Is this event and the one you are going to part of a broader tour of the US and Canada, then?)
  Topic: Edo Period Talk in Toronto, ON (26 January)
Nerroth

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Views: 2361

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:33 am   Subject: Edo Period Talk in Toronto, ON (26 January)
One of the keywords that you will often hear when talking about Japanese culture is Bushi, or Samurai. In recent years, Japanese mass media have begun to use the word Samurai Japan to describe their n ...
  Topic: Hayato and Kumaso?
Nerroth

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PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:58 pm   Subject: Hayato and Kumaso?
Thanks to ltdomer98's recommendation over in another thread, I recently read pre-Hakata; in the sense that the medieval town didn't exist for most fo the period covered by this book); and one topic th ...
  Topic: Nobunaga's Ambition Tendou with Powerup Kit (PS Vita)
Nerroth

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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:55 pm   Subject: Nobunaga's Ambition Tendou with Powerup Kit (PS Vita)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/Nerroth/navita1.jpg

As the screencap above illustrates, Nobunaga's Ambition Tendou with Powerup Kit is set to be ported over to the PlayStation Vita; as repor ...
  Topic: Performing the Great Peace
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:59 pm   Subject: Performing the Great Peace
Does this work only look at internal relations within Japan proper, or does it also cover the methods used through the four gateway domains to the Koreans, Dutch, Ryukyuans and Ainu?
  Topic: The Satsuma Students in Britain
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:53 pm   Subject: The Satsuma Students in Britain
Funnily enough, I was recently watching Persona 4: The Animation, and while later reading through The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain, I had a double-take when I saw the name "Naoto" ...
  Topic: The Satsuma Students in Britain
Nerroth

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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:57 am   Subject: The Satsuma Students in Britain
Yeah, I definitely missed the mark there; I saw the Woodside Park entry in the other book, which I took out when returning this one.

(I was picturing "Kasuga Park" as perhaps being the n ...
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