Events

Relative Risk and AIDS Literature, or Why There Isn’t (Much) AIDS Literature from Japan

CJR Lunchtime Lecture series Speaker: Christopher J Lowy March 19, 12:30-1:30 Asian studies 604 In this talk, I will consider why AIDS literature as a genre was never established in Japan and what this means for the literature that did, and does, address it. I will begin by outlining the history of AIDS in Japanese […]

Housing and Politics in Japan

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Venue: C. K. Choi Building, Room 120 (1855 West Mall) By: Dr. Yosuke Sunahara Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here. Abstract: The government survey which conducted in 2013 estimated there existed more than eight millions empty houses in Japan, and the result gave a massive shock […]

Japan, the TPP, and the Liberal International Order: Roundtable Discussion

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Venue: C. K. Choi Building, Room 120 (1855 West Mall Light refreshments will be served. Click here to RSVP. Come join a roundtable discussion on Japan’s leadership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Liberal International Order with former Canadian Ambassadors Don Campbell and Joseph Caron, Professor Sunahara […]

Diplomacy from the Ground Up

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Time: 5:00-6:00 PM Venue: Hennings Building, Room 201, 6224 Agricultural Road (Across from The Nest) By: Mr. Joseph Caron Light refreshments will be served. Click here to RSVP. Abstract: Mr. Caron’s presentation will provide his thoughts on the evolution of Canadian relations and policy vis-a-vis Asia, and his role as […]

Japanese-Canadian History Lecture Mini-series

Centre for Japanese Research presents: Japanese-Canadian History Lecture Mini-series: Allard School of Law, Room 122 4:00-5:00 PM March 13: Sherri Kajiwara, Director/Curator, Nikkei National Museum March 18: Tosh Kitagawa, Special Advisor, National Association of Japanese Canadians March 20: Mary Kitagawa, Order of BC Award Winner

Smiling Fathers, Smiling Families: The Promotion of Hybrid Masculinities by Japanese Nonprofit Organizations Focused on Parenting

CRJ Lunchtime Lecture series Presenter: Evan Koike Location: Asian Studies, 604 Time: March 12, 12:30-1:30 Smiling Fathers, Smiling Families: The Promotion of Hybrid Masculinities by Japanese Nonprofit Organizations Focused on Parenting   Abstract: Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork and interviews that I conducted at nonprofit organizations (NPOs) working with new fathers in the Greater Tokyo Area, […]

Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan: New Voices from Japan Public Lecture and Q&A

Speakers: Ishigaki Tomoaki, Tokuro Miyake, Yuko Chujo, Yoshiki Hatta, and Aya Sakai Date: Tuesday, March 5 Time: Refreshments: 4:30 PM; Lecture 5:00 – 6:30 PM Venue: Franklin Lew Forum, Peter A. Allard School of Law Join us for a rare and exciting opportunity to hear a panel of emerging leaders from Japan led by the Deputy Cabinet Secretary Tomoaki […]

Remembering the Dreams, Forgetting the War: How the Republication of Shōjo no Tomo Reconstructed Japanese Girls’ Culture

Remembering the Dreams, Forgetting the War: How the Republication of Shōjo no Tomo Reconstructed Japanese Girls’ Culture CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series Speaker: Ai Yamamoto Time: March 5, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Location: Asian Centre, 604 Shōjo no Tomo, one of the leading prewar girls’ magazines in Japan, was republished in 2009. Magazines including girls’ […]

3P Conference: Passing, Posing, Persuasion: Cultural Production and Coloniality in Modern Japan

PASSING, POSING, PERSUASION: CULTURAL PRODUCTION AND COLONIALITY IN MODERN JAPAN Start: 1 March 2019 10:00am End: 2  March 2019 5:30pm Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute 6476 NW Marine Drive This two-day international conference will bring scholars from East Asia and North America together to interrogate various intersections of cultural production (including literature, film, popular magazines, manga, and […]

Promoting Positive Attitudes for Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Higher Education in Japan

CJR Lunchtime Lecture series Presenter: Dr. Yumi Sugihara Yoshida Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30 Location: Asian Centre, room 604 Abstract: Japanese society is changing rapidly toward having more linguistic and cultural diversity since the Japanese government is strongly promoting a system where more international workers and students stay in Japan. In order to promote […]