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Researching Forgotten Japanese Archives: Translator & Researcher Eric Shahan | Japan Station 108

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, independent researcher and translator Eric Shahan joins us to talk about his work translating forgotten Japanese books on topics like martial arts, tattoos, ropes, ninja and more.

About Eric Shahan

Eric Shahan is an independent translator of Japanese books on a variety of topics mainly Jujutsu, sword techniques, police manuals, Karate, Ninja related, travel guides, Edo Era Manga, rope binding, tattooing in all areas of Japan and Seppuku.

Topics Discussed

  • About how Eric learning Japanese
  • Tips for people studying Japanese
  • How Eric got started in translation
  • The first book he translated
  • About the history of tattoos in Okinawa
  • About tattoos as punishment in Japan
  • What it’s like translating old Japanese books
  • About Japanese rope techniques
  • And much more!

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