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Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?
Japan's new emperor and new era are both nothing more than symbols. But that doesn't make them any less important to Japanese people, writes Dr Penny...
Serving in other armies – NZ’s untold WWI stories
A new book by Massey University war historian Professor Glyn Harper sheds light on the stories of some 12,000 New Zealanders who served in foreign...
Japanese language exponent awarded
She was among the first generation to learn Japanese at secondary school in New Zealand - now Dr Penny Shino has been recognised for her outstanding...
Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch
Vital for healing after Christchurch will be a careful engagement with experience of managing religious diversity. Goodwill will need to be fostered...
War historian honoured with museum medal
Glyn Harper, a professor of war studies, has been awarded a prestigious Museum Medal by the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Making sense of an uncertain world: lecture series
China's influence, Auckland's superdiversity, philosophical issues in health and science research, the transformative power of theatre, music,...
Beijing trip boosts fluency for Chinese learners
A six-week study trip to China funded by a Prime Minister's Scholarship to Asia (PMSA) has given 15 Massey students a deeper appreciation that...
Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital
Ah, the proverbial academic conference - for Classical Studies lecturer Associate Professor Gina Salapata a recent trip to a conference in Portugal...

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