Centre for Study of Democratic Institutions and Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research: Student and Research Showcase 

  Date: October 27, 2022 | 5:00-6:30 PM PST Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 Northwest Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Please join us for our showcase on the collaboration between the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institution (CSDI) and the Centre for Japanese Research (CJR). You will hear from our current student […]

Reflecting on Fukushima a Decade Later: Its Past, Present, and Future Challenges

Vancouver Mokuyokai Society will host a Zoom event, with the support of the Canada Japan Society of British Columbia (CJSBC). Date:    Friday, September 30, 2022 Time:    PST 16:30 – 18:00 Venue:  Via ZOOM from Fukushima, Japan RSVP: Email After registration, a Zoom link will be sent to you. Guest speaker: William Douglas […]

A Conversation with Yū Miri | “Minamisōma Medley”: Weaving Together Voices from Fukushima

柳美里対談 「南相馬メドレー 」 福島から声をつむぐ Facilitated by Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura   Time: Wednesday, October 5, 5–7pm Venue: Auditorium, Asian Centre at UBC, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 This is a bilingual event in English and Japanese.   It is a free event and all are welcome but advance registration is required. Seating is limited and […]

Can Elections Survive the Digital Age?

Date and time: October 18, 2022 – 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM PST High-level panel on digital disruptions in democratic elections, with experts on Brazil, Kenya, the Philippines, and South Korea. The Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, is organizing a series of panel events on […]

Recasting Ainu Indigeneity in Museums Through Performing Arts

Photo by Dan Mariner WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 2022 | 5 – 7 PM Haida House at the Museum of Anthropology (no museum access) • Free  6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2   Presented by Centre for Japanese Research + Museum of Anthropology at UBC and David Lam Centre at SFU. Join us for a lecture […]

The Impact of the Tokyo Quad Summit on Emerging Indo-Pacific Strategies

The Youtube Recording of this event is now available here:   The Impact of the Tokyo Quad Summit on Emerging Indo-Pacific Strategies [Remote: ZOOM ONLY]  19:00PM – 20:00PM PST // 22:00PM – 23:00PM EST; June 16th, 2022 11:00AM – 12:00PM JST/KST; June 17th, 2022 07:30AM – 08:30PM IST; June 17th, 2022 On June 16, 2022, […]


  This was a joint event between the CJR and the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School of the University of Toronto, held on March 21, 2022. The CJR’s director and Konwakai Chair, Dr. Yves Tiberghien, joins the panel. The Indo-Pacific is a critical region, containing over half the world’s […]

Centre for Japanese Research’s Open House Event

You are invited! On March 22, 2022, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, the Centre for Japanese Research will be holding an Open House. This is a gathering to celebrate the coming of spring and to say hello again to our community at UBC and beyond! If you are interested in Japan and curious about the […]

Hope for the Future of Youth in Asia

[Japanese translation below] With the rise of the ageing population in East Asian countries, many have come to question the role that young generations will come to play in the next few years. It is without doubt that frustrations amongst the youth have increased from the rise in cost of living to policies catered towards […]