Waseda Shibuya 2016 Seiransai

Or the lack thereof…

Just wanted to make a quick post for those that wondering if I would be making a video about a certain Japanese senior high school.

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Review of JS1101E – Introduction to Japanese Studies

For other reviewed modules, please check here.

(Alternate title: JS1101E – Introduction to Japanese History and Culture)

Introduction

As an Arts student, I had to clear the FER (Faculty Exposure Requirements), which is more commonly referred to as the ‘basket’ of modules that one can choose from. For the Asian Studies basket, I knew that Japanese Studies was the way to go despite other alternatives being present (such as Malay or South East Asian Studies) because I used to be a Japanophile and appreciated both the pop culture and political/economic realities of this unique country. A module focusing on the study of said country thus seemed apt.

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Addendum to May 8th, 2016 essay titled ‘Odottemita in Singapore: A Comparative Commentary’

Introduction

Since writing the essay on the odottemita subculture in Singapore and Japan, there has been a glacial change in some topics touched upon within the essay. As these issues are admittedly minor in magnitude, there is little need for a second essay to be written simply for these additions to be made. In the interest of further building on the foundations established within the original essay, this addendum was thus created.

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Steamrolled Inhibitions: Aum Shinrikyo’s motivations for the 1995 sarin gas attack

One reading which I was assigned last semester revolved around learning about the Aum Shinrikyo gas attacks in the Tokyo subways of 1995. A pretty good documentary has been made about the incident, but for those that aren’t looking to procrastinate for 46 minutes, a quick read of the relevant Wikipedia article would be enough to fill you in on what happened.

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