Events

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Ten Years after Fukushima: Commemoration and Lessons for the Future

Event recording is now available! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKF1Fi_i73U   Two-part online panel discussions on lessons (un)learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. As we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011, the University of Tokyo and UBC invite you to our two-part online panel discussions on lessons […]

Virtual Book Launch – Pleasure in Profit

Virtual Book Launch – Pleasure in Profit: Popular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan Description The Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) at the University of British Columbia presents a series of online book launches to celebrate recent publications about premodern Japan. For our March event, author Laura Moretti will be discussing Pleasure in Profit: Popular Prose in […]

Munk School Event on Japan and Asia in the pandemic era

Japan and Asia in the pandemic era: RCEP

  The Centre for Japanese Research will be co-sponsoring the online panel discussion, Japan and Asia in the Pandemic Era: RCEP with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (University of Toronto) and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.   Description In November, 2020, 15 countries comprising all of ASEAN plus Japan, China, South […]

Epistemology of the Violets: Heuristics toward a Sensorium of Afro-Japanese Co-creativity

Due to unexpected last-minute technical difficulties, the talk is rescheduled for 4:00pm PT on Tuesday, April 20. We sincerely apologize again for the inconvenience caused and do hope that you will be able to join us next Tuesday. Speaker: Will Bridges (University of Rochester) Moderator: Christina Yi (UBC) Date: 4:00pm – 5:15pm PDT on April […]

Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity: Re-thinking Okinawan Indigeneity

Part of the Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity Series. Monday, March 29, 5-6pm Re-thinking Okinawan Indigeneity: Articulation and Activism Dr. Megumi Chibana, Kanagawa University [Available until April 30] Lecture recording (with English closed captions) Webinar format (audience not visible; questions welcome via Q&A). Description This lecture offers a new way of thinking about Indigeneity through the […]

Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity: Ainu: 150 years of resilience

Part of the Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity Series. Monday, March 15, 12-1pm Ainu: 150 years of resilience Dr. Kanako Uzawa, Independent scholar and performer Lecture recording (with English closed captions) Webinar format (audience not visible; questions welcome via Q&A). Description The Ainu people of northern Japan were officially recognized as Indigenous peoples by the Japanese […]

Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity: An Introduction to Upopoy

Part of the Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity Series. Tuesday, February 23, 5-6pm An Introduction to Upopoy, a “Symbolic Space for Ethnic Harmony” 民族共生象徴空間ウポポイの概要 Dr. Kitahara Jirota mokottunas, Hokkaido University 北原モコットゥナㇱ 北海道大学アイヌ・先住民研究センター Recorded lecture in Japanese with English subtitles, followed by live discussion with translation. [Available until April 15] Lecture recording (with English closed captions) Webinar […]

Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity Series

Building on from the important and hugely successful Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond organized in March 2019, this series examines histories of colonialism and its impacts on Indigenous peoples. Shortly over a month after our Hokkaidō 150 event, the Japanese Diet on April 19, 2019 approved a bill to […]

Virtual Book Launch – Flowering Tales

The Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) at the University of British Columbia presents a series of online book launches to celebrate recent publications about premodern Japan. For our February event, author Takeshi Watanabe will be discussing Flowering Tales: Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan in conversation with Sonja Arntzen and Gustav Heldt.

Narrating Women: Historical Imagination and the Writing of History

Narrating Women: Historical Imagination and the Writing of History Description The Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) at the University of British Columbia is delighted to announce a roundtable on the role of the historical imagination in historiography, focusing on approaches to writing women’s history. Our three roundtable members, Professors Gaye Rowley, Amy Stanley, and Marcia […]