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 […]

Negotiating at the Brink: How Does the World Solve the Climate Crisis

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges our world has ever faced, already devastating our environment, economy, and our health. The difficulty of addressing climate change is that it requires global coordination. World leaders have made attempts through conferences and accords but the proposed measures will not stop global temperatures from rising above 1.5 […]

Japan and Korea in Southeast Asia: Roles, Influences, and Interests

Roundtable discussion: Japan and Korea in Southeast Asia: Roles, influences, and interests.   With the continuous rise of China and many of its countries bordering major trade routes, Southeast Asia has become an important geopolitical area. The region is being courted and look at by numerous countries throughout the world with an intention of expanding […]

Rupture and Resistance: the Politics of Reform in Early Meiji Tokyo

Zoom event on February 10, 2022, at 12:30 pm (PST) Join us for an incredible lecture given by Dr. Tristan R. Grunow on what happened behind the political scenes during the transformation of Tokyo in the late 19th Century. This talk reviews the politics of the early Meiji period through the lens of the urban […]

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 […]