Beyond Japan Ep. #30: Big Data in Prehistory with Dr Enrico Crema

Oliver is joined by Dr Enrico Crema of the University of Cambridge to discuss how big data is revolutionising our understandings of prehistoric societies, laying out shifts in demographics and cultural exchange that occurred with early migration from the Korean peninsula to the Japanese mainland.

Beyond Japan Ep. #29: Disaster Heritage with Dr Andrew Littlejohn

Oliver is joined by Dr Andrew Littlejohn of Leiden University to discuss disaster heritage around the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. Together they explore how disaster heritage fosters debate around the relationship between humans and their environments, as well as its potential to disrupt authorised heritage discourse.

Beyond Japan Ep. #28: Nihonjinron – the Future of “Japanese-ness” with Prof David Rear

Oliver is joined by Professor David Rear of Chuō University to discuss the once-dominant discourse of nihonjinron, or “Japanese-ness”, which has shaped many aspects of Japanese society over the last century through its ideas of Japanese uniqueness and group-consciousness.

Beyond Japan Ep. #27: 福島の古墳:東日本大震災以降の発掘調査 菊地芳朗教授(福島大学)

This week we present a special Japanese-language episode of Beyond Japan with Professor Kikuchi Yoshio on the Kofun of Fukushima to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Beyond Japan Ep. #26: Japanese Diaspora with Professor Wolfram Manzenreiter

Oliver is joined by Professor Wolfram Manzenreiter of the University of Vienna to discuss Japanese Diasporas, taking a look at the connection between these communities and their indigenous roots in Japan.

Beyond Japan Ep. #25: Heritage-Making with Professor Aike Rots

Oliver is joined by Aike Rots, Associate Professor of Japan Studies at the University of Oslo, to discuss Heritage-Making in Japan, examining how the process of ‘heritagisation’ can secularise and politicise religious sites, such as Shinto shrines and natural areas of religious significance to Okinawan and Ainu communities, and the role of nationalism within heritage.

Beyond Japan Ep. #23: Failed Revolutions – 1960 ANPO Protests & US Capitol Riots with Prof Nick Kapur

Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube This week we are joined by Nick Kapur, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University, to discuss failed revolutions, drawing comparisons between the 1960 ANPO riots of Japan over US-Japan relations with the Capitol Hill Riot we saw on 6 January 2021. Although more thanContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #23: Failed Revolutions – 1960 ANPO Protests & US Capitol Riots with Prof Nick Kapur”

Beyond Japan Ep. #22: Sanpō Yoshi & Stakeholder Capitalism

Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube This week we are joined by Daisuke Tsuchiya, Partner at the Brunswick Group and head of Global Japan Practice, to discuss the Japanese business philosophy of ‘Sanpō Yoshi’, or the ‘good for three parties’. Daisuke argues that this notion of stakeholder capitalism, where a successfulContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #22: Sanpō Yoshi & Stakeholder Capitalism”

Beyond Japan Ep. #21: Global Summitry – The G7 and World Politics in 2020 with Professor Hugo Dobson

Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube This week we are joined by Professor Hugo Dobson, Professor of Japan’s International Relations, to discuss the cancelled 46th G7 summit. We will explore the summit’s controversies and changes, reflecting the seismic political changes seen within G7 nations over 2020. We will explore the summit’sContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #21: Global Summitry – The G7 and World Politics in 2020 with Professor Hugo Dobson”