Events

Global Consequences of the U.S.’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The U.S.’s longest war in history, fought over 20 years, saw more than US$2.313 trillion in war spending; over 2,400 U.S. soldier casualties; and around 46,000 civilian deaths. At least 2.2 million displaced Afghans took shelter in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan; and another 558,000 were internally displaced. In this context, much of the discussions surrounding […]

Changing Global Health Governance and Japan’s Role (November 17, 4-5:30pm (PST))

  COVID-19 has irrevocably altered global health policies and there are looming questions about what those changes are and what role Japan will play. The upcoming panel hosted by the Centre for the Study of Global Japan (part of the Munk School at the University of Toronto) attempts to answer these questions. The event will […]

Navigating the Age of Disruption: Where is Japan Going After the Election?

On November 1 at 5pm (PST)/8pm (EST)/Nov 2 at 9am (JST), the Center for Japanese Research at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (University of British Columbia) and the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School (University of Toronto) will hold a joint event on the Japanese Cabinet and […]

A Future for Memory: A Conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri and Fumihiko Futakami

A Future for Memory: A Conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri and Fumihiko Futakami  『記憶のための未来』展: 片桐功敦・二上文彦対談  Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6-7:30PM (Pacific Time) Friday, July 16, 2021 | 10-11:30AM (Japan Time) 7月15日(木)午後6時〜午後7時半(カナダ太平洋時間・サマータイム) 7月16日(金)午前10時〜午前11時半(日本時間)  Online via Zoom | Free, registration required | Zoomでのオンラインイベント|登録は必要ですが、無料イベントです。  Join MOA for a virtual conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri, a featured artist in A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan […]

A Future for Memory: A Conversation with the Lost Homes Scale Model Restoration Project members

A Future for Memory: A Conversation with the Lost Homes Scale Model Restoration Project members 『記憶のための未来』展: 「失われた街」模型復元プロジェクトメンバー対談 Co-sponsored by Museum of Anthropology, Centre for Japanese Research and School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at UBC. 共催:ブリティッシュ・コロンビア大学人類学博物館、日本研究センター、建築・ランドスケープアーキテクチャー学科 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 6 PM – 7:15 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 10AM […]

Japan's Response to COVID 19 from Political and Historical Perspective

EVENT RECORDING AVAILABLE – Japan’s Response to COVID-19 from a Political and Historical Perspective

UBC Centre for Japanese Research Webinar, “Japan’s Response to COVID-19 from a Political and Historical Perspective” on June 1!   As the threat of COVID-19 continues globally, Japan – the country with many densely populated cities and a large elderly population – gathers the world’s attention. While its initial death numbers were relatively low, the […]

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 […]

Japan's Eminently Avoidable Socio-Economic Decline with Bill Emmott, the former Editor in Chief of the Economist Magazine.

EVENT RECORDING AVAILABLE! – 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 […]