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Introducing Shuji Watanabe

The GRAND Digital Humanities project welcomes Shuji Watanabe. He is an Associate Professor of Image Arts and Science visiting the University of Alberta from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. He is in Edmonton on sabbatical for 7 months with his family. His research is around prototyping user generated content games. At the University of Alberta he … Read more

Replaying Japan 2014

Replaying Japan 2014 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference August 21st to 23rd, Edmonton, Canada Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Rooms 420 and 430 With support from GRAND the University of Alberta is hosting the second international conference on Japan game studies. This academic conference is jointly organized with Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Keynote speakers … Read more

Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon: GRAND Scholar

Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon has been selected to be a 2014 GRAND Scholar associated with the Digital Humanities (DigHum) project. Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon is a former recipient of the Monbukagakusho Research Student Fellowship awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. He conducted research at Wako University (Tokyo) on Japanese video game culture and … Read more

Encountering the Media Mix – Perspectives on the Kakokawa Summer Media Mix Program

Two GRAND DH graduate students participated in a special seminar on Japanese popular culture in Tokyo this July that was organized in collaboration with the publishing house Kadokawa hoten and the University of Tokyo. About twenty students from around the world and twenty students from the University of Tokyo were invited to take part in … Read more

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