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CONVERGENCE OR DIVERGENCE?: DECODING THE INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGIES OF CANADA, JAPAN, THE USA, AND EUROPE

  This was a joint event between the CJR and the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School of the University of Toronto, held on March 21, 2022. The CJR’s director and Konwakai Chair, Dr. Yves Tiberghien, joins the panel. The Indo-Pacific is a critical region, containing over half the world’s […]

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Centre for Japanese Research’s Open House Event

You are invited! On March 22, 2022, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, the Centre for Japanese Research will be holding an Open House. This is a gathering to celebrate the coming of spring and to say hello again to our community at UBC and beyond! If you are interested in Japan and curious about the […]

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Negotiating at the Brink: How Does the World Solve the Climate Crisis

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges our world has ever faced, already devastating our environment, economy, and our health. The difficulty of addressing climate change is that it requires global coordination. World leaders have made attempts through conferences and accords but the proposed measures will not stop global temperatures from rising above 1.5 […]

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Rupture and Resistance: the Politics of Reform in Early Meiji Tokyo

Zoom event on February 10, 2022, at 12:30 pm (PST) Join us for an incredible lecture given by Dr. Tristan R. Grunow on what happened behind the political scenes during the transformation of Tokyo in the late 19th Century. This talk reviews the politics of the early Meiji period through the lens of the urban […]

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Changing Global Health Governance and Japan’s Role (November 17, 4-5:30pm (PST))

  COVID-19 has irrevocably altered global health policies and there are looming questions about what those changes are and what role Japan will play. The upcoming panel hosted by the Centre for the Study of Global Japan (part of the Munk School at the University of Toronto) attempts to answer these questions. The event will […]

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Navigating the Age of Disruption: Where is Japan Going After the Election?

On November 1 at 5pm (PST)/8pm (EST)/Nov 2 at 9am (JST), the Center for Japanese Research at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (University of British Columbia) and the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School (University of Toronto) will hold a joint event on the Japanese Cabinet and […]

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September 30, 2021 – Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The CJR acknowledges and honours the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We have a responsibility to improve relationships between nations and to improve our own understanding of local indigenous people and their cultures. We take this time to remind ourselves that we at UBC and in Vancouver are on the traditional, and unceded […]

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September 30, 2021 – Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This Thursday marked the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Honouring the lost children and survivors of residential schools, this public commemoration of our painful history served to bring awareness to Canada’s tragic legacy.

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2021 Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference 

Please see the message from the conference organizers;   2021 Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference “The Impacts of Japan and Canada Hosting the World: Catalyzing Change through Cultural, Economic, Political, and Sporting Events”   The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, and the Modern Languages program at Thompson Rivers University (https://www.tru.ca/) are pleased […]

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A Future for Memory: A Conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri and Fumihiko Futakami

A Future for Memory: A Conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri and Fumihiko Futakami  『記憶のための未来』展: 片桐功敦・二上文彦対談  Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6-7:30PM (Pacific Time) Friday, July 16, 2021 | 10-11:30AM (Japan Time) 7月15日(木)午後6時〜午後7時半(カナダ太平洋時間・サマータイム) 7月16日(金)午前10時〜午前11時半(日本時間)  Online via Zoom | Free, registration required | Zoomでのオンラインイベント|登録は必要ですが、無料イベントです。  Join MOA for a virtual conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri, a featured artist in A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan […]

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