Today I am happy to introduce the second and final part of our interview with Prof. Hashimoto Yuta (National Museum … Continue reading Minna de Honkoku and the Cambridge Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography: An Interview, Part 2
Long term readers of the Digital Orientalist will likely remember pieces that I wrote on “Digital Resources for Japanese Palaeography” … Continue reading Minna de Honkoku and the Cambridge Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography: An Interview, Part 1
When conducting research on documents pertaining to the Ashio Copper Mine Incident at Sano City Museum in late 2020, I … Continue reading How about a copy stand?
With the rise of smartphone technology, the market for electronic dictionaries (J. Denshi jisho 電子辞書) has gradually shrunk. When I … Continue reading Denshi Jisho: Are they still worth your time?
Untitled.Showa is a platform that uses crowdsourcing in an attempt to uncover information about and (re)unite a number of old … Continue reading An Interview with Untitled.Showa
Lu Wang’s recent two-piece series (part 1 and part 2) on using Voyant Tools to analyse Chinese language texts captured … Continue reading Using Voyant Tools with Historical Japanese Texts
Look at the following Japanese sentence from Uchimura Kanzō’s 内村鑑三 Denmarukukoku no hanashi デンマルク国の話 (1911): 今日は少しこの世のことについてお話しいたそうと欲(おも)います。 Full text accessible here. … Continue reading Basic Python for Japanese Studies: Using fugashi for Text Segmentation
Earlier this year I published a short piece in The Digital Orientalist entitled “Digital Resources for Studying the History of … Continue reading Library Holdings, Duplication and Digitization: Resources on the History of the Ashio Copper Mine
In the past year or so I have been seeing and hearing an increasing amount about the capabilities of Google … Continue reading Google Docs and OCR: Some Experiments Transcribing Japanese Language Texts
I am currently working on a research project on the Ashio Copper Mine Pollution Incident (J. Ashio kōdoku jiken 足尾鉱毒事件) … Continue reading Digital Resources for Studying the History of the Ashio Copper Mine