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.

Workshop: Heritage from the margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory

On 5-6 March 2021, Kyushu University will host a workshop devoted to examining the ongoing memorial contestation over Shuri Castle in Okinawa, and its place within regional, national, and global narratives of meaning making.

Remains of the first English samurai William Adams identified?

421 years ago, an Englishman by the name of William Adams became the first to reach Japan. Initially detained by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, he became an invaluable source of innovation regarding shipbuilding and establishing English and Dutch trading factories in Hirado, Nagasaki. Recognised as one of the most influential foreigners in Japan during this period,Continue reading “Remains of the first English samurai William Adams identified?”

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. #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”