Posted on April 6, 2014

The 400th Anniversary of the English East India Company in Japan – 1613 – 2013: A Forgotten Episode in Cultural History

The 400th Anniversary of the English East India Company in Japan – 1613 – 2013: A Forgotten Episode in Cultural History

A few weeks ago I attended a free public lecture at the University of Bristol. The ‘George Hare Leonard Memorial Lecture’ was entitled ‘The 400th Anniversary of the English East India Company in Japan – 1613 – 2013: A Forgotten Episode in Cultural History’ and the speaker was the wonderful Timon Screech, Professor of the History of … Continue reading

Word of the Week: すごい

Word of the Week: すごい

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘shi’ (し), and focussed on the phrase 失礼します (しつれいします) (shitsurei shimasu), a handy polite phrase meaning ‘excuse me’, among other things. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘su’ (す). A big thank you to those who joined … Continue reading