Events

A Future for Memory: Conversations with Masao Okabe and Chihiro Minato

A Future for Memory: Conversations with Masao Okabe and Chihiro Minato 『記憶のための未来』展: 岡部昌生・港千尋対談 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 7-8:15 PM (Pacific Time) Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 11AM-12:15PM (Japan Time) 5月18日(火)午後7時(カナダ太平洋時間・サマータイム) 5月19日(水)午前11時(日本時間) Join MOA for a virtual conversation with Masao Okabe and Chihiro Minato—featured artists in A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great […]

Bill Emmott Book Event (1)

Online Book Talk: Japan’s Eminently Avoidable Socio-Economic Decline

Online book talk with Bill Emmott – the former Editor in Chief of The Economist magazine and the author of “Japan’s Far More Female Future”   The UBC Centre for Japanese Research is delighted to welcome Bill Emmott, the former Editor in Chief of The Economist magazine (1993-2006) and the author of Japan’s Far More […]

Overcoming Online Challenges in Hosting Events and Planning Projects

Overcoming Online Challenges in Hosting Events and Planning Projects Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Time: 5-6:30 pm (Pacific Time) Panelists: Bianca Chui and Miaoling Xue Host and Moderator: Christina Laffin Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Iqce2trD4uGNZHnekjN8oXlBVfixzqIBO- Description: This session features two approaches to project management and event hosting in online environments. The sudden transition to online teaching, learning, and […]

Virtual Book Launch – Dancing the Dharma

Virtual Book Launch – Dancing the Dharma: Religious and Political Allegory in Japanese Noh Theater Description The Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) at the University of British Columbia presents a series of online book launches to celebrate recent publications about premodern Japan. For our May event, author Susan Blakeley Klein will be discussing Dancing the […]

UBC at 2021 Association for Asian Studies Conference

Monday, March 22, 2021 10:00am – 11:30am EDT Jeffrey Kotyk: How did a Japanese Buddhist Monk Read Sanskrit: Jōnen’s Understanding of Sanskrit and Siddham 10:00am – 11:30am EDT Elijah Greenstein: Infrastructure at Sea: Shipping in the Japanese Empire 10:00am – 11:30am EDT Kelly McCormick: Writing the History of Japanese Photography: Challenges and Provocations 12:30pm – […]

Same-Sex Marriage: Comparison of Canada, US and Japan

March 19, 2021 – Same-Sex Marriage: Comparison of Canada, US and Japan Organized by The Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Allard School of Law Friday, March 19 3:30-5PM (Pacific Time) via Zoom Speaker: Takashi Shirouzu, Associate Professor of Law, Chiba University Law School Description: The legalization of same-sex marriages is no longer an issue in North America, but […]

The 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Online Curator Tour of A Future for Memory

Video of the pre-recorded tour:  The 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Online Curator Tour of A Future for Memory   Thursday, March 11, 2021: 7 – 8pm in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Friday, March 12, 2021: 12 –1:30pm in Japan Time   Online, via Zoom. Free, registration required. Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YkfuCqqDMsGNC9FqT1bhoo-Q_LkJ2Al7mP   To commemorate the […]

Promotional graphic for Fukushima nuclear disaster event

Ten Years after Fukushima: Commemoration and Lessons for the Future

Event recording is now available! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKF1Fi_i73U   Two-part online panel discussions on lessons (un)learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. As we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011, the University of Tokyo and UBC invite you to our two-part online panel discussions on lessons […]

Virtual Book Launch – Pleasure in Profit

Virtual Book Launch – Pleasure in Profit: Popular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan Description The Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) at the University of British Columbia presents a series of online book launches to celebrate recent publications about premodern Japan. For our March event, author Laura Moretti will be discussing Pleasure in Profit: Popular Prose in […]

Munk School Event on Japan and Asia in the pandemic era

Japan and Asia in the pandemic era: RCEP

  The Centre for Japanese Research will be co-sponsoring the online panel discussion, Japan and Asia in the Pandemic Era: RCEP with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (University of Toronto) and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.   Description In November, 2020, 15 countries comprising all of ASEAN plus Japan, China, South […]