Events

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 […]

Promoting Positive Attitudes for Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Higher Education in Japan

CJR Lunchtime Lecture series Presenter: Dr. Yumi Sugihara Yoshida Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30 Location: Asian Centre, room 604 Abstract: Japanese society is changing rapidly toward having more linguistic and cultural diversity since the Japanese government is strongly promoting a system where more international workers and students stay in Japan. In order to promote […]

Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond

Start: Thursday, March 14, 5:30PM End: Friday, March 15, 5:30PM Coming off the sesquicentennial of the Meiji Restoration in 2018, the 2018-2019 Academic Year marks another significant 150th anniversary in Japanese history: that of the settler colonization of the northern island of Hokkaidō, or Ainu Moshir as it was known to the Indigenous Ainu peoples.  In the […]

Aizu bushido: Honor without Guile

Speaker: Dr. Bob Tadashi Wakabayshi, York University Date: Friday, February 15; 4:00-5:30 PM Time: 4 PM – 5:30 PM Venue: C. K. Choi Building 120 Abstract: In 1868-69, domains loyal to the Tokugawa bakufu failed to quash a revolt launched by Satsuma, Choshu, and their allies reputedly to restore sovereign power to the emperor and imperial court. Foremost […]

Enlightenment for Plants and Trees: Sōmoku jōbutsu in Medieval Japanese Short Stories

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Time: 12:30-1:30 PM Venue: Asian Centre, Room 604 (1871 West Mall) By: Haley Blum   Part of the CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series Abstract: In medieval Japan, popular arts often took advantage of a blending of religious ideology and entertainment in order to educate, attract audiences, and solicit donations. Enter otogizōshi—a genre of short stories […]