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”

Beyond Japan Ep. #20: Buddhism as Lived Religion in Rural Japan with Dr Paulina Kolata

Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube This week we are joined by Dr Paulina Kolata to discuss lived religion in rural Japan, exploring the active role Buddhism and its institutions play in day-to-day life in such issues as rural depopulation. Paulina Kolata obtained her PhD in 2019 from The University ofContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #20: Buddhism as Lived Religion in Rural Japan with Dr Paulina Kolata”

Beyond Japan Ep. #19: Migrant Communities of Tokyo with Dr Jamie Coates

Listen on your favourite podcast platform or stream on YouTube 明けましておめでとうございますand welcome back to Beyond Japan! This week, for our first episode of 2021, we are joined by Dr Jamie Coates, anthropologist and lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield, to look at migrant communities in Tokyo and Japan at large, exploringContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #19: Migrant Communities of Tokyo with Dr Jamie Coates”

Beyond Japan Ep. #18: Digitising Japanese Studies with Dr Paula Curtis

Listen on your favourite podcast platform This week, for our final episode of 2020, we are joined by Dr Paula Curtis, historian of premodern Japan at Yale University, for a topical discussion on Digital Japanese Studies, considering how moving the field online through incorporating digital methods, tools and resources might alter its future direction. WeContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #18: Digitising Japanese Studies with Dr Paula Curtis”

Beyond Japan Ep. #17: Dansō Crossdressing and Gender in Japan with Dr Marta Fanasca

Listen on your favourite podcast platform This week we are joined by Dr Marta Fanasca, researcher of Japanese and Gender Studies at the University of Manchester, to discuss gender in Japan through Dansō crossdressing escort services. We discuss issues of applying universal understandings of gender and LGBTQ+ terminology in a national context, challenge the Euro-AmericanContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #17: Dansō Crossdressing and Gender in Japan with Dr Marta Fanasca”