JET Programme recruitment 2020 and Information sessions at UBC

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. The Programme aims to enhance foreign language education, and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike. The […]

Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan: Foreign Policy, Economy, Culture, and International Relations.

Speakers: Ambassador Kenjiro Monji, Keita Kakehashi, iho Kurosaki, Jonathan Berkshire Miller, and Saki Matsunaka Date: Monday, October 28 Time: 3:00-4:30pm (doors open at 2:30pm) Location: C.K. Choi building, room 120 Light refreshments will be served, please RSVP below. Join us for a rare opportunity to engage with emerging young leaders from Japan led by Ambassador […]

Twists and Turns of Japan’s Neighbourly Relations

Speaker: Dr. Yoshihide Soeya When: October 10th, 12-2PM Where: C.K. Choi Building, Room #120 Lunch will be served Please RSVP below About the Talk: Relations between Tokyo and Seoul are now said to be the worst since diplomatic normalization in 1965. In recent weeks, the rift has spilt over into economic and security domains. Japan’s […]

Investigation of Book Covers and Paper from the Edo Period

Speaker: Kazuko Hioki Date: September 25, 2019 Time: 12:00-1:00pm Place: Choi Building Room 129 About the Talk Books from the Edo period (1603-1868) were almost exclusively printed on fine Japanese paper by woodblock, and many were bound in paper covers that were intricately decorated by embossing, burnishing, multi-colored printing and other decorative techniques. In contrast […]

“Between local distinction and global reputation: university rankings and changing employment in Japan”

Speaker: Dr. Mayumi Ishikawa (Osaka University) Date: Sept 17, 2019 Time: 12-1:30 pm Location: PCOH 1215 The Department of Educational Studies is hosting this talk on education and employment in Japan on Tuesday, September 17th. About the Talk: The study examines the incompatibility between the excellence norms used in global rankings and the conventional domestic […]

The Warrior Atsumori: Uzawa Noh

The Warrior Atsumori: Uzawa Noh Presented by Theatre at UBC and the Centre for Japanese Research 7:00 pm,  September 18 Frederic Wood Theatre $20 for public, free for students Purchase your ticket here Living National Treasure Hisa Uzawa and her daughter Hikaru Uzawa join us for a single evening of Japanese noh theatre. The warrior […]

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 […]