Japan Research Centre
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
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- Gambarou Nippon – Imagi(ni)ng Japan post 3/11
Iwabuchi Koichi and others
- Washoku on the World Stage: Japanese Traditional Cuisine as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Theodore Bestor (Professor of Social Anthropology Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Harvard University)
This lecture examines the global popularity of Japanese food, and the recent UNESCO designation of washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) as a Global Cultural Heritage item.
- Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry
Dr Jeffrey W Alexander (University of Wisconsin – Parkside)
- The Battles of Battleship Island: History, Memory, Heritage
Dr Mark Pendleton (University of Sheffield)
- Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan
Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York)
- Women Adrift: Narratives and Memories of Empire in Modern Japan
Dr Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee)