Events

[Oct/24] Recent Debates Relating to Hate Speech in Japan

[Oct/24] Recent Debates Relating to Hate Speech in Japan

Abstract This presentation explains the past and present status of hate speech regulations in Japan. The issue of whether government should regulate hate speech has become a pressing problem in Japan, where the number of xenophobic groups has been increasing rapidly since the early 2000’s. In response to public opinion, the Diet enacted the Hate […]

[Oct 10: UBC Day of Learning] Envisioning our future at the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Internment

[Oct 10: UBC Day of Learning] Envisioning our future at the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Internment

UBC Day of Learning Envisioning our future at the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Internment On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, UBC will host a Day of Learning to reflect upon the 75th anniversary of Japanese Canadian internment, and the 5th anniversary of the UBC Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 76 Japanese Canadian students expelled in 1942. This one-day program will […]

[Oct 5 / Oct 23] 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Recruitment

[Oct 5 / Oct 23] 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Recruitment

2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Recruitment – Live, Work and Learn in Japan!   Greetings from the Consulate General of Japan!   Recruitment for the 2018 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is currently underway. Of the 52 participants sent from British Columbia, this past summer, 22 were former University of British Columbia […]

**CANCELLED**[Nov/16] Stolen Secrets: Intercepting Dispatches between Wartime Berlin and Japan

**CANCELLED**[Nov/16] Stolen Secrets: Intercepting Dispatches between Wartime Berlin and Japan

  2017 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies   The Department of Asian Studies, at the University of British Columbia, invites you to our annual John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies featuring guest speaker Dr. Peter Kornicki, Emeritus Professor of Japanese at Cambridge University. This year’s lecture, entitled Stolen Secrets: Intercepting Dispatches between Wartime Berlin and Japan, will […]