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Robert Blasiak

Translator / Researcher, University of Tokyo

German-English translation has kept me busy ever since arriving in Freiburg, Germany in 2002. In recent years, I have lived in Yokohama, Japan, where I currently hold positions with the University of Tokyo and United Nations University while I continue to fit in German-English translation whenever I can.

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A Traveler's Account of Early 20th Century Japan

BY ROBERT BLASIAK
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

After coming across Bernhard Kellermann's "Ein Spaziergang in Japan" in a used bookstore in Heidelberg in early 2013, Robert Blasiak was drawn completely into Kellermann's 100+ year old account of traveling through Japan and visiting teahouses, brothels, theaters, cedar groves and fishing villages along the way. He presents Kellermann's journey across Japan as well as his own journey as the translator of the book.

You can find more info about the book, from Publisher FineLine Press, here.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 13, 2014.

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PAST VOL 114

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
May 28, 2014