Past Events

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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Chibana Rethinking Okinawan Indigeneity

This video lecture (Rethinking Okinawan Indigeneity: Articulation and Activism) is presented by Dr. Megumi Chibana (Kanagawa University) as part of our Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity series.  The video will be available on the CJR website until April 30, 2021. Conveners/企画・担当 Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura   Museum of Anthropology 中村冬日  人類学博物館 Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu   Asian Studies 美水彩加  […]

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Uzawa Resilience Lecture

This video lecture (Ainu: 150 years of resilience) is presented by Dr. Kanako Uzawa (Independent scholar and performer) as part of our Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity series.  Conveners/企画・担当 Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura   Museum of Anthropology 中村冬日  人類学博物館 Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu   Asian Studies 美水彩加  アジア研究学科 Closed Captions Jaylene Laturnas  Asian Studies Lilian Higashikata  Asian Studies

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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 […]

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Kitahara Upopoy Lecture

    This video lecture (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) is presented by Dr. Kitahara Jirota mokottunas 北原モコットゥナㇱ (Hokkaido University) as part of our Ainu, Okinawa and Indigeneity series.  The video will be available on the CJR website until April 15, 2021. To enable English closed captions, click the [CC] icon […]

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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 […]

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Book Talk – Greening East Asia: The Rise of the Eco-developmental State

Event recording is now available!   Event recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1jNIfCcfXs We would like to thank all the speakers, audience, and the two co-hosting centres (CCR and CKR) for joining us live on December 10, 2020. Book Authors: Ashley Esarey (University of Alberta) Mary Alice Haddad (Wesleyan University) Stevan Harrell (University of Washington) Book Contributors: Daniel Benjamin […]

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Promotional image for the book talk event on December 8th at 5PM (PST). Image contains event information, picture of the book Th Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan, and the author's picture Tobias Harris.

Book Talk – The Iconoclast: Shinzō Abe and the New Japan with the Author Tobias Harris

Event recording is now available!   Event Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gogOHVum0b0&feature=youtu.be  We would like to thank our guest speaker Tobias Harris for the incredible discussion! His book is available for orders – https://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/the-iconoclast/     Description Join UBC Centre for Japanese Research in the book talk – The Iconoclast: Shinzō Abe and the New Japan with the […]

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Promotional image of the event on December 3, 2020 at 5PM (PST). Title: Japan's Role in the Global Order at a Pivotal Time: Evaluating Ave's Legacy, Suga's Early Steps, and the Post-US Elections Landscape.

Japan’s Role in the Global Order at a Pivotal Time: Evaluating Abe’s Legacy, Suga’s Early Steps, and the Post-US Elections Landscape

Event recording is now available!   Event Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek2SdHLauEo    Description: A lot has happened in the past few months in the world of Japanese politics: Abe Shinzō’s  sudden resignation, Suga Yoshihide taking the office of Prime Minister, and the US-election projecting a drastic change in its foreign affairs – all the while the COVID pandemic […]

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Translation and Modernity in Japan

Translation and Modernity in Japan March 6-7, 2020 Friday: 9:30AM-4:45pm | Keynote: 5:15-6:15pm Saturday: 10:30AM-3:00PM Auditorium, Asian Centre 1871 West Mall The Translation and Modernity in Japan workshop is a Centre for Japanese Research initiative. Happening next week, the workshop is graced by remarkable guest speakers from all over the world. Click here for Program […]

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