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Amabie: A Japanese Spirit Figure for the Pandemic

How can legends and stories connect people across the globe in difficult times? Amabie, a Japanese spirit figure, is being used as an awareness symbol during the pandemic and inspiring a bevy of artistic interpretations – including one by artist Michael Icoll Yahgulanaas from Haida Gwaii. For more, visit: https://moa.ubc.ca/2020/04/amabie-a-japanese-spirit-figure-for-the-pandemic/

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Viruses Have No Nationality: Images of “Asia” during the Pandemic

Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura reflects on the power of imagery during these changing times. The COVID-19 virus is a risk to us all, but the pandemic does not affect everybody in the same way. From images of “Asia” to the shifting significance of face masks, there are cultural implications to visualizing a pandemic. For more, visit: […]

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IAR Summer Research Assistant Opportunities

Summer RA opportunities at IAR Centres and Programs   The area Centres and Programs at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) are offering Summer RAships for graduate students associated with the Centres and Programs or the Masters of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program at […]

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Information Luncheon: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm CK Choi Building, Room 120, 1855 West Mall, UBC   Interested in studying in Japan or collaborating with Japanese scholars? JSPS offers funding for grad students, postdocs, and professors in all fields. Learn more from International Program Associate Mr. Hideki Kunii and JSPS alumni. Seminar & […]

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Opportunity: Bilingual Graduate student for one month classroom in Japan

Daniel P. Aldrich, full professor of political science and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University  is seeking a bilingual graduate student or postdoc for a one month classroom in the field to be held in Japan in July 2020. During that period undergraduates participating in the classroom (known as a Dialogue of […]

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Opportunity at The Japan Foundation, Toronto

THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, TORONTO Program Officer, Japanese Studies & Intellectual Exchange Application Deadline: Monday, January 6th, 2020 Start Date: February 18th, 2020 The Japan Foundation is an organization promoting cultural exchange between Japan and other countries in order to advance international mutual understanding. The Japan Foundation, Toronto (JFT) is one of 25 overseas offices, offering […]

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Centre for Japanese Research: Applications for Directorship

The Institute of Asian Research is seeking applications from within the University for the post of Director of the Centre for Japanese Research, in tandem with the Konwakai Chair that supports the research and scholarly and community engagement activities of the Director. Applicants should hold an academic appointment at UBC and have demonstrated commitment to […]

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UBC CJR Workshop: Japan’s Leadership in the Liberal International Order

UBC CJR Workshop: Japan’s Leadership in the Liberal International Order.  January 24-25 at UBC (Room 120, C.K. Choi Building) CJR Event Program (PDF) Please RSVP Below Event Description: Since 2016, Japan has shown remarkable leadership on several dimensions of global and regional economic governance, including trade governance (CPTPP, EU-Japan FTA, RCEP, Japan-US trade agreement, WTO […]

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Memorandum of Understanding  Signing Ceremony

Memorandum of Understanding  Signing Ceremony On November 13, past CJR co-director Christina Laffin represented the Centre at a signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of International Studies at Gakushuin Women’s College. Professor Laffin offered a lecture in Japanese on the institutional history of Japanese literary studies outside Japan and plans were […]

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Applications open for the Inter-University Centre for Japanese Language Studies

The Inter-University Centre for Japanese Language Studies (http://www.stanford.edu/dept/IUC) is the leading institution for training graduate students in Japanese and equipping them for further research related to Japanese Studies. UBC is a member of the consortium and students are eligible for reduced tuition and access to funding. The deadline for the ten-month program is December 13 […]

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