Frog in a Well is actually an umbrella site, containing blogs pertaining to the histories of Japan, China and Korea. Here, we’re looking at the Japan History Group Blog, kept by a roster of students and scholars of Japanese history. The blog isn’t updated very frequently and, alas, makes virtually no reference at all to Gundam, beer or J-Pop. But for readers who might be interested in the history of Japan and its interactions with other cultures, there’s a lot of interesting stuff here.
Recent posts include a glowing review of a Taiwanese documentary on children recruited to work in Japan’s wartime industry during World War II, an account of the confusion surrounding recently surfaced photographs initially thought to be of Hiroshima just after the atomic bombing, and an excellent little Mac dashboard widget that converts between the western and Japanese calendars. Both interesting and useful, as any good blog about Japan should be. Here or from the sidebar.