[S1E16] 📈 Lessons on Health from Post-Growth Japan with Professor Eric Brunner

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is joined by Eric Brunner, Professor of Social and Biological Epidemiology of University College London, to discuss ‘Health & Inequality in Post-Growth Japan’, examining the relationship between health and wealth and what we can learn from the high standard of health equality in Japan where the economy hasn’tContinue reading “[S1E16] 📈 Lessons on Health from Post-Growth Japan with Professor Eric Brunner”

[S1E15] 🗣️ Esperanto & Transnational Language with Dr Ian Rapley

Listen on your favourite podcast server: Oliver is joined by Dr Ian Rapley, history lecturer at Cardiff University, exploring the transnational invented language of Esperanto, its legacy in Japan and the alternative historical perspective it provides. We apologise once more for the poor audio quality caused by unresolved technical difficulties, but we can happily confirmContinue reading “[S1E15] 🗣️ Esperanto & Transnational Language with Dr Ian Rapley”

Beyond Japan: Now available on all podcast servers

Beyond Japan has taken itself to the next level and can now be found on all major podcast servers. Whether you stream through Google, iTunes or Spotify, you can now catch up on all Beyond Japan episodes on your phone on the go and have the latest episodes downloaded automatically when you subscribe. Platforms include:Continue reading “Beyond Japan: Now available on all podcast servers”

[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”

[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”

[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”

[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”

[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”

[S1E9] 🇰🇷 Japanese-Korean Pop Culture Exchange with Dr Chris Perkins

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is joined by Dr Chris Perkins, senior lecturer in Japanese at the University of Edinburgh, who will be discussing Japanese Korean Cultural Exchange in the immediate post-war. We will be reflecting on how media shaped popular notions of both nations by their respective peoples after more than halfContinue reading “[S1E9] 🇰🇷 Japanese-Korean Pop Culture Exchange with Dr Chris Perkins”

[S1E8] 🇨🇳 Sino-Japanese Relations After Abe with Dr Giulio Pugliese

Listen on your favourite podcast server Oliver is joined by Dr Giulio Pugliese, Departmental Lecturer in Japanese Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, who has written extensively on politics and international relations in the Asia-Pacific with a focus on Japan, China and the United States. We discuss the legacy of Shinzo AbeContinue reading “[S1E8] 🇨🇳 Sino-Japanese Relations After Abe with Dr Giulio Pugliese”