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”

Beyond Japan Ep. #16: Lessons on Health from Post-Growth Japan with Professor Eric Brunner

Listen on your favourite podcast server This week we are 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 theContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #16: Lessons on Health from Post-Growth Japan with Professor Eric Brunner”

Beyond Japan Ep. #15: Esperanto & Transnational Language with Dr Ian Rapley

Listen on your favourite podcast server: This week we are 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 canContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #15: 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”

Beyond Japan Ep. #14: ‘Super-Aged’ Japan with Dr Iza Kavedžija

Listen on your favourite podcast server This week we are 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:  ReorientingContinue reading “Beyond Japan Ep. #14: ‘Super-Aged’ Japan with Dr Iza Kavedžija”

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”

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”