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- Shakuhachi Symposium at SOAS
- Keynotes speakers include Prof Shimura Satoshi (Osaka University of Fine Arts) and Dr David W. Hughes (SOAS).
- Countdown to kickoff: Japan's rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS), J. Simon Rofe (SOAS), Phil McGowan (World Rugby Museum, Twickenham), Simon Chadwick (Salford University Manchester), Hilary Frank (Cornwall Council)
This event, exactly one year out from the start of the 2019 fixtures, will reflect on the history of rugby in Japan and the potential impact of hosting this sports mega-event.
- The Merchant’s Tale: one family’s experience of the Meiji Restoration and the transformation of Japan
Prof Simon Partner (Duke University)
This lecture examines the dynamics of Japan’s revolutionary 1860s, focusing on the economic opportunities, political threats, and social and economic disruptions of the restoration era, as seen through the eyes of one participant and his family.