Welcome to the Winter 2022 Centre for Japanese Studies e-Newsletter. While the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has once again impacted on plans for travel and in-person events, there is a cautious return to in-person events as infection rates begin to drop. In the meantime, we continue to provide a range of online offerings for you to enjoy.
Join Professor Simon Kaner on the 27th January as he explores the potential for Cultural Heritage Therapy in a Japanese context.
Join us on Thurs 24th February for our CJS Research Seminar with Dr Rayna Denison as she explores a history of women at Studio Ghibli, reconsidering Ghibli’s reputation for feminism.
Join us on Thurs 9th Dec for our CJS Research Seminar where Prof Stephen Dodd describes his experience translating two of Mishima Yukio’s texts, ‘Beautiful Star’ and ‘Life for Sale’.
Join us on 18 November for our annual Robert Sainsbury Lecture given by Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy of the Arts.
d a reDiscover series spectacular at Cinema City in Norwich exploring the classics of Japanese film. With 5 films coming up over the next month, come revisit old favourites or take the plunge and watch that one you always meant to on the big screen!
Join us for our first CJS Webinar of the 2021 Autumn semester with Dr Julia Bullock.
This workshop will offer an interdisciplinary platform from which to examine how, with a particular focus upon Japan and the UK, advanced economies might learn from one another and develop more integrated medical, social, economic and politico-administrative systems in order to contribute towards developing systemic improvements, reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience.
As museums across Japan commemorate the 1,400th anniversary of the death of Prince Shōtoku Taishi, the Sainsbury Centre presents its fascinating collection of rare Buddhist and Shinto artefacts to celebrate the UK-Japan season of culture and invites you to step in to this time of monumental change in East Asia, centred around the exceptional Kamakura period (1185-1333) statue, the Female Shinto Deity.
Following on from their Japan Water series, GroundWork Gallery is holding its second conference event centred on the theme of power, featuring our own Professor Simon Kaner on the impact of the 3/11 Fukushima disaster on heritage and archaeology.