Sep. 2015–Aug. 2016 Events

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An Evening with Dr. Tsunenori Nitobe

July 26, 7:00 – 8:30pm @ Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Non-written Materials for New Possibilities of Japanese/ Asian studies

July 23rd, 9:15 - 17:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120

JSAC 2016 Annual Conference

Registration is open Call for Papers - submit your abstract by July 31, 2016

TPP and Japanese Economic Revitalization

May 30 3:30-5:30 p.m. @ C.K. Choi Building, Room 351
Atsushi Yamakoshi

A Journey with Sayuri Yoshinaga and Ryūichi Sakamoto

A Journey with Sayuri Yoshinaga and Ryūichi Sakamoto
Interview by Cyrus Huiyong Qiu

What Would Aristotle Think? A Japanese Production of the Greek Tragedy Medea

April 8 4:00-5:30 @ UBC Asian Centre Room 604
Mae Smethurst (University of Pittsburgh)

The (Non) Strategic Thinking of Japan’s Decision-makers for World War II

April 7 4:00-5:30 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Richard Smethurst (University of Pittsburgh)

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Poetry of Nuclear Survival (STUDENTS ONLY)

May 3 3:00-4:30 @ UBC Chan Telus Studio
Sayuri Yoshinaga and Ryuichi Sakamoto

Rethinking Copyright for the Digital Age: An Example of Japanese Copyright Law

March 31 12:30-1:30 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Yoshiyuki Tamura (Hokkaido University)

Experience Japanese Tea Culture

February 29th 2016 3:30-4:30 & 5:00-6:00
Limited space available. Registration required.

Planning for Smart Cities in Japan

March 1st 12:30-2:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Hidefumi Imura (Yokohama City University)

Explaining the Persistence of Supplementary Education in East Asia: The Case of Japan

March 3rd 2:30-4:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Steve Entrich (Ph.D. student, University of Potsdam)

Japan’s Post-TPP Trade Policy

March 3rd 4:00-6:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Masahiro Kawai (University of Tokyo)

The 2011 March 11th Disaster and Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Five Years On….

March 9th Workshop and Film Showing
Registration required.

Pop Culture, History and “Contents Tourism” in Japan

March 14th 3:00-4:30 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Philip Seaton (Hokkaido University)

Upcoming Art Installation in the Asian Centre

March 15 - May 31 @ UBC Asian Centre
Naomi Kasumi

Study in Japan Information Session

March 16th 5:30-7:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

March 17th 3:30-5:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Oleg Benesch (University of York)

Can the Subaltern Bark? Dogs, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

February 26th 12:30-2:00 @ Buchanan Tower 1197
Aaron Skabelund (Brigham Young University)

How Treaties are Approved and Concluded in Japan: From Negotiation to Execution

March 24th 3:30-5:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120
Akira Uchida (Deputy Consul General)

Do Virtual Earthquakes Still Shake Us to the Core? Simulating Survival in Japan’s Disaster Report Video Game

February 9th 12:30-1:30 @ Asian Centre Room 604
Ben Whaley (Ph.D. student, Asian Studies)

Queer Transfigurations in Postwar Japanese Manga and Anime

March 29 9:00-6:00 @ Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC

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Whats Queer about Postwar Manga

What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?

4th Nov 2015 12:30pm
Lunchtime Lecture Series with Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (UBC).

Minako Last Geisha of he Yoshiwara

Canadian Premiere of Minako: Last Geisha of the Yoshiwara

30th Oct 2015 3:30pm
Screening of the documentary movie on the last living geisha of the Yoshiwara district.

A2BC 3.11 Movie JPN Poster

The ‘Triple Disaster’ in Japan on March 11, 2011 – Four Years Later

11th March 2015
Special events to mark the 3.11 disaster in Japan.

Book launch of Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh Poster

Book Launch: Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen Year War

13th Jan 2015 5pm
Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (UBC Asian Studies).

Courtly Visions Poster_Joshua Mostow

Book Launch: Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation

20th Nov 2015 4pm
Book launch and lecture by Professor Joshua Mostow (UBC Asian Studies).Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation (2014, Brill). Book launch and lecture by Professor Joshua Mostow (UBC Asian Studies)

Representations of Women in Courtier Journals

Representations of Women in Courtier Journals: Examining the Chūyūki

17th Nov 2015 10am
Workshop led by Yoshida Sanae (Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo).

Rice in Japanese Culture

Two Lectures with French Scholar Charlotte von Verschuer

6th - 7th Nov 2015
IAR co-sponsored two lectures with French scholar Charlotte von Verschuer through the French Scholars Series, an initiative of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the Consulate General of France in Vancouver

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Book Launch: The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

On Monday, September 29 Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto, will join us to present on her new, highly acclaimed translation of Sarashina nikki, produced collaboratively with Professor Moriyuki Ito.

Man yoshu and the Imperial Iagination in Early Japan

Book Launch: Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan

On Thursday, September 25 we welcome Torquil Duthie, Associate Professor of Japanese literature at the University of California, Los Angeles to present on his new book Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan (Brill, 2014).

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PAST CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series Selected

The UBC Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) Lunchtime Lecture Series presents a lineup of stimulating talks from scholars and graduate students on a wide variety of Japan-related research topics. All talks are free and open to the UBC community.

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JSAC 2010 Annual Conference

The annual conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) is the only national level meeting bringing together a wide range of scholars from Canada and other countries, such as Japan and the United States. The meeting provides a valuable and unique scholarly gathering of Japanese studies in Canada.

CJR 15th Anniversary Special Events

Over the course of 2007, CJR along with its sister-centres in the Institute of Asian Research is planning to hold a series of events to commemorate its 15th anniversary, to celebrate accomplishments over the past 15 years, and to look toward the future in mapping out the trajectory of research on Japan at UBC.