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 […]

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Shaping Politics in East Asia – An Update

The Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT) will be organizing a Zoom webinar regarding the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on shaping politics and societies in East Asia at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. Professor Yves Tiberghien of the University of British Columbia and Ulrike Schaede of UC San […]

Go Global Study in Japan Session

Date and Time: January 18 17:00-18:30 Location: C.K Choi Building Room 120 Looking to study abroad and learn more about the amazing opportunities available in Japan? The Center of Japanese Research, Go Global, and the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver are teaming up to host a Study in Japan Session just for you! You’ll […]

The Center for Japanese Research Meets the Ambassador of Canada to Japan!

Pictured from Left to Right: Mana Murakami, Mo Gasmi, Professor Yves Tiberghien, Ambassador of Canada to Japan Ian McKay, Mei Terasawa, Uno Kakegawa. On January 9 2023, research assistants from the Center for Japanese Research had the exciting opportunity to meet Ian McKay, the Ambassador of Canada to Japan at the Asia Pacific Foundation. The […]