CJS Research Webinar: Komikkusu Media: The History and Affordances of Manga’s Paperbacks

Join us for our April CJS Webinar on “Komikkusu Media: The History and Affordances of Manga’s Paperbacks” with Prof Bryan Hikari Hartzheim of Waseda University.

Cardiff-Japanese Lecture Series: An insight into the mechanism of the roles of antiheros in manga and anime under the context of Japanese society

Cardiff University is holding their first event in the Cardiff-Japanese Lecture Series with Fumio Obata (University of Gloucestershire) which explores sociocultural aspects of Japanese language learning.

CJS Research Webinar: The Politics of Painting – Japanese Art during the Second World War

Thursday 11 March14:00-15:00 GMTZoom Webinar Professor Asato Ikeda’s presentation will be based on her book The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2018). The book examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention.Continue reading “CJS Research Webinar: The Politics of Painting – Japanese Art during the Second World War”

Workshop: Heritage from the margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory

On 5-6 March 2021, Kyushu University will host a workshop devoted to examining the ongoing memorial contestation over Shuri Castle in Okinawa, and its place within regional, national, and global narratives of meaning making.

British Centre for Literary Translation: Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami

BCLT Research Seminar Wednesday 17 Feb 12:00-13:30 GMT Free to attend – book via Eventbrite Thirty years ago, when Haruki Murakami’s works were first being translated, they were part of a series of pocket-size English-learning guides released only in Japan.  Today his books can be read in fifty languages and have won prizes and soldContinue reading “British Centre for Literary Translation: Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami”

The Craftsman Newsletter: On Kintsugi with Bonnie Kemske

13:00 Friday 19 February Zoom webinar – book here Gianfranco Chicco, editor of The Craftsman Newsletter, will be hosting an online conversation with artist & writer Bonnie Kemske on her upcoming book, Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend. Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi), is the method used to put back together broken objects using lacquer and gold powder. InContinue reading “The Craftsman Newsletter: On Kintsugi with Bonnie Kemske”

CJS Research Webinar: Rule of Law & Democracy in Japan

Thursday 11 February13:00-14:00 GMTZoom Webinar Join us for our first CJS Research Webinar of the year where Dr Sherzod Muminov will be joined by Professor Kabashima Hiroshi to discuss democracy in Japan. The webinar consists of a 40-minute conversation between Dr Muminov and Professor Kabashima before being opened to a Q&A with our virtual audience.Continue reading “CJS Research Webinar: Rule of Law & Democracy in Japan”

The Third Force in Modern Japanese Painting: Watercolour Movement and British Art

Webinar (External event) Friday 5 February 2021 | 18.00-19.00 JST (09:00-10:00 GMT) Book by Weds 3rd February Our Sainsbury Institute colleague Professor Toshio Watanabe, Professor for Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia, and Emeritus Professor of History of Art andContinue reading “The Third Force in Modern Japanese Painting: Watercolour Movement and British Art”