Events

Little Voices from Fukushima, a Film Screening and Discussion

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 Time: 12:30-2:30 PM Venue: xʷθəθiqətəm (Place of many trees), 1st floor, Liu Institute for Global Issues (6476 NW Marine Dr) Join us for this film screening and discussion by filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka from Japan on her film, 小さき声のカノン– 選択する人々(“Little Voices from Fukushima”). SPPGA Professor Ramana will provide remarks on nuclear disasters […]

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 […]