[S1E14] 👴 ‘Super-Aged’ Japan with Dr Iza Kavedžija

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is joined by Dr Iza Kavedžija, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Exeter, to discuss ‘super-aged’ Japan, the challenges of a top-heavy demographic and how to live a meaningful, hopeful life in the face of crisis.  Iza’s research profile is available here. ARTICLES:  Reorienting Hopes TheContinue reading “[S1E14] 👴 ‘Super-Aged’ Japan with Dr Iza Kavedžija”

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’”

[S1E13] 👻 Hauntings and Discriminated Histories with Andrea De Antoni

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is 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 spaces and whatContinue reading “[S1E13] 👻 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”

[S1E12] ✊🏿 Black Lives Matter and Afro-Japanese Exchange with Warren Stanislaus

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver celebrates Black History Month with Warren Stanislaus, PhD candidate at Oxford and Associate Lecturer of global and transnational intellectual history at Rikkyo University, as they discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement and Afro-Japanese Cultural Exchange. Listen in to learn about the imaginings and attitudes towards race in JapanContinue reading “[S1E12] ✊🏿 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”

[S1E11] ☂️ Haruki Murakami in the Hong Kong Protests with Dr Michael Tsang

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is 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 novelist using hisContinue reading “[S1E11] ☂️ 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”

[S1E10] 🎬 Kurosawa Versus Western Cinema with Dr Lola Martinez

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is 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. Listen inContinue reading “[S1E10] 🎬 Kurosawa Versus Western Cinema with Dr Lola Martinez”