Past Events

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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Washed by the waves of Waka Bay: Translating the Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds

by Dr. Thomas E. McAuley Lecturer in Japanese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK Time: Jan. 29 (Wed), 2020; 12:00-1:00 pm Location: Asian Centre Room 604   The monumental ‘Poetry Competition in Six Hundred Rounds’ (Roppyakuban uta’awase; 1192-93) is the largest extant mediaeval Japanese poetry competition judged by a single individual, […]

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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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Sexual Harassment and Japanese Law in International Context

Speaker:Masako Kamiya (Gakushin University, Japan) Location: Allard Hall, Room 114 Time: November 5th, 12:30-2PM RSVP by emailing cals@allard.ubc.ca About the Talk The first sexual harassment case in Japan was decided in 1992. There are some very important development since then. Yet the Japanese Government is still hesitant to ratify ILO Convention No. 190. Why is […]

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Relative Risk and AIDS Literature, or Why There Isn’t (Much) AIDS Literature from Japan

CJR Lunchtime Lecture series Speaker: Christopher J Lowy Time: March 19, 12:30-1:30 Location, Asian studies 604 Abstract: In this talk, I will consider why AIDS literature as a genre was never established in Japan and what this means for the literature that did, and does, address it. I will begin by outlining the history of AIDS […]

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HOKKAIDŌ 150: Indigenous music from Hokkaidō and British Columbia

Indigenous music from Hokkaidō and British Columbia Join us for a special evening of Indigenous music featuring Ainu singers Mayunkiki and Tomoe Yahata from Hokkaidō, and Haida singer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson with Bill Henderson, Claire Lawrence, Jodi Proznick, Saffron Henderson and Camille Henderson from British Columbia. The Ainu peoples are Indigenous to the Hokkaidō island of […]

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Opportunity: Research Assistant at a Tokyo-based Think Tank

Research Assistant at a Tokyo-based Think Tank This is an exciting and rare opportunity to work on the front lines of informing public debate and shaping Japan’s domestic and global policy. Asia Pacific Initiative (AP Initiative) is a Tokyo-based independent think tank established in 2011. It was originally established in response to the Fukushima disaster […]

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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, which enables a reduced tuition and better access to funding. The deadline for the ten-month program is December 14 if […]

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Conciliation and Disruption in Memorial Spaces in the Philippines

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre (1871 West Mall) By: Professor Karl Ian Cheng Chua, Ateneo de Manila University Part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Tak Series by the Department of Asian Studies. Abstract: On December 2017, a statue to commemorate comfort women was dedicated in Manila which created a minor […]

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The Social and Political Lives of Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM Lecture; 7:30 PM Reception Venue: Asian Centre Auditorium (1871 West Mall) By: Dr. Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney Free and open to the public. Register online at asia.ubc.ca. About the Presenter: Dr. Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney is the William F. Vilas Research Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin. Following from her recent book, Kamikaze, […]

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