The Systemic Impact of the Twin Digital and Green Tech Revolutions in the Indo-Pacific: Toward a New Industrial Policy Race?

On June 20th, the Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research and Centre for Japanese Research, supported by the Nissan Endowment Fund, and Centre for Korean Research, organized a panel event on the political economy of the digital and green technology industrial revolutions with the following motivation and objectives. Motivation and Objective: The current global order is […]

“What is going on in Taiwan Today?: Insights on Taiwanese Politics and the US-China-Taiwan Triangle” Prof. Chung-Ming Tsai

Date: March 29 2023, 12:15-13:30 PST Location: Liu Institute, Place of Many Trees The Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research and the UBC Political Science Department will be hosting a lunch series with Professor Chung-Min Tsai (Executive Director of Academic Affairs, Taipei School of Economics and Political Science (TSE); Professor of Political Science and Vice Dean […]

How Politicians Behave Between Hometowns and the Capital of Japan

Date: March 21 2023, 17:30-19:00 PST Location: C.K Choi Building, Room 120 Please join the Center for Japanese Research in welcoming Ichiro Matsuo, Fulbright Scholar (Journalism) at Harvard University, to UBC on March 21, 17:30 in Room 120 of the Choi Building. Matsuo san is an Asahi Shimbun Journalist who previously worked as the Chief Correspondent […]

Same-Sex Marriage in Japan ―Moving Forward or Backward?

  Date and Time: March 14 12:30 – 14:00 PST Location: Allard School of Law, Room 122 Two years have passed since the Sapporo District Court first ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Subsequently, Osaka and Tokyo ruled that the ban was constitutional and quasi-unconstitutional, respectively. What impact will these rulings have […]

Security Competition and Our Digital Future

Date: February 28 17:00-18:15 PST Location: Zoom 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 the theme of digital transformations, titled: “Global Conversations About Digital Disruptions”. The third panel in the series will take place in February 2023, with […]

Shinnenkai New Years Party Photos

The Center for Japanese Research is pleased to share the photos from the Shinnenkai New Years Party. We would like to thank Kevi for taking the time to take these wonderful photos from the event. Please find the photo album here. Feel free to contact Kevi on Instagram at @604kevi for further inquiries.

Professor Yves Tiberghien Meets with Consul General Maruyama

On January 20 2023, Professor Yves Tiberghien had the opportunity to strengthen relations between Japan and UBC with Consul General Maruyama. The Center for Japanese Research is honoured to collaborate with the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and looks forward to future partnerships and events. Please read the full news article here in English and here in Japanese.

Beyond the Disciplinary Narratives of the Colonial Settler State and Empire: New Critical Directions and Methodologies

Date: February 7 18:00 PST Location: Simon Fraser University, Harbour Center, HC 2770 (Downtown Vancouver) Institute of Asian Research and Center for Japanese Research Fellow, Nicole Yakashiro, will be presenting her insights in a roundtable event on February 7 which explores the disciplinary narratives of the colonial settler state and empire. The event is free and […]

Prosperity and Human Security: Japan and Asia’s 21st Century Governance Challenges

Date and Time: February 6 15:00-16:30 EST Location: Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St., and Online (Zoom) Professor Yves Tiberghien will be speaking at a conference at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University on February 6. Professor Tiberghien will be sharing his insights in the second panel titled, “Development, […]

Center for Japanese Research Shinnenkai New Years Party

Date and Time: January 25 17:00-19:00 Location: C.K Choi Building Room 120 Please join the Center for Japanese Research for their annual Shinnenkai New Years Party on January 25. This is a gathering to celebrate the new year and to say hello again to our community at UBC and beyond! If you are interested in […]