Watch our CJS Webinar on ‘Disaster Memory’

Many thanks to Richard Lloyd-Parry and Dr Mark Pendleton for joining us last Thursday to discuss disaster memory in relation to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami and the 1995 Aum Sarin Attack in Tokyo. From each of them we gained were able to reflect on the immediate and longer term impact ofContinue reading “Watch our CJS Webinar on ‘Disaster Memory’”

Beyond Japan Ep. #13: Hauntings and Discriminated Histories with Andrea De Antoni

Listen on your favourite podcast server This week we are joined by Andrea De Antoni, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Ritsumeikan University, discussing how to academically approach rumours of hauntings and the discriminated histories they can represent. In this episode, we grapple with ‘affect’ as a means of understanding bodily experiences in haunted spacesContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #13: Hauntings and Discriminated Histories with Andrea De Antoni”

Sixth Form Japan Week 2020

The Japan Society, in association with Ritsumeikan University (UK Office), is delighted to once again invite Sixth Form students to join us at our annual Sixth Form Japan event to explore and learn more about Japan. The event is designed to give an insight into aspects of Japan, traditional and modern, through lectures, talks, demonstrations, andContinue reading “Sixth Form Japan Week 2020”

Beyond Japan Ep. #12: Black Lives Matter and Afro-Japanese Exchange with Warren Stanislaus

Listen on your favourite podcast server This week we celebrate Black History Month with Warren Stanislaus, PhD candidate at Oxford and Associate Lecturer of global and transnational intellectual history at Rikkyo University, as we discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement and Afro-Japanese Cultural Exchange. Listen in to learn about the imaginings and attitudes towards raceContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #12: Black Lives Matter and Afro-Japanese Exchange with Warren Stanislaus”

Dig Dogs – The Archaeology of Dogs in Japan: Talk by Professor Simon Kaner

Japan HouseThursday 29 October 202017:00-18:00 UTCFree to attend, booking essential Dogs are indeed humankind’s oldest best friends and have received preferential treatment since ancient times. Track the long relationship that dogs have enjoyed with the people of Japan while examining archaeological finds in this talk by Professor Simon Kaner, Executive Director of the Sainsbury InstituteContinue reading “Dig Dogs – The Archaeology of Dogs in Japan: Talk by Professor Simon Kaner”

Beyond Japan Ep. #11: Haruki Murakami in the Hong Kong Protests with Dr Michael Tsang

Listen on your favourite podcast server This week we are joined by Dr Michael Tsang, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow at Newcastle University, who will be discussing the impact of acclaimed author Haruki Murakami’s ‘Always on the Side of the Egg’ speech on the Hong Kong protests. We explore the agency of a novelistContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #11: Haruki Murakami in the Hong Kong Protests with Dr Michael Tsang”

CJS Research Webinar: Disaster Memory with Richard Lloyd-Parry and Dr Mark Pendleton

Thursday 5 November13:00-14:00 BSTZoom Webinar For our second CJS Research Webinar of the academic year, we are joined by The Times Asia Editor Richard Lloyd-Parry and the University of Sheffield’s Dr Mark Pendleton to discuss disaster memory in Japan. Discussion will be moderated by Nadine Willems, Lecturer of History at UEA, and Oliver Moxham, ProjectContinue reading “CJS Research Webinar: Disaster Memory with Richard Lloyd-Parry and Dr Mark Pendleton”

Beyond Japan Ep. #10: Kurosawa Versus Western Cinema with Dr Lola Martinez

Listen on your favourite podcast server This week we are joined by Dr Lola Martinez, research affiliate at the University of Oxford’s Anthropology department, to discuss the cinematic works of legendary director Akira Kurosawa and the exchange of ideas that occurred between his cinematography and that of Western cinema. Lola’s research profile is available here.Continue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #10: Kurosawa Versus Western Cinema with Dr Lola Martinez”

Online Book Launch: Ishikawa Sanshirō’s Geographical Imagination by Dr Nadine Willems

Mon 26 October 2020, 12:00-13:00 BST Book here on the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation website. Ishikawa Sanshirō was a journalist and anarchist in the early twentieth century, active at a time of tremendous intellectual and social ferment. Geographical Imagination investigates his engagement with causes such as farmers’ autonomy, gender equality, and anti-war and anti-pollution. Through Ishikawa’sContinue reading “Online Book Launch: Ishikawa Sanshirō’s Geographical Imagination by Dr Nadine Willems”