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- Japan's Long Stagnation, Deflation, and Abenomics - Mechanisms and Lessons
Prof Kenji Aramaki (Tokyo Woman's Christian University & University of Tokyo)
Launch of Kenji Aramaki's new book on Japan's Long Stagnation, Deflation, and Abenomics - Mechanisms and Lessons.
- Robots vs immigrants? Reconfiguring the future of Japanese institutional eldercare
Dr James Wright (EHESS)
An examination of the future of institutional eldercare in Japan.
- Japan Forum 'History of Disability' Workshop
The workshop will be an intensive discussion of pre-circulated manuscripts that includes roundtable discussions of general difficulties in translation as well as disciplinary distinctions in approaching the study of disability in modern Japan.
- Concert: 400 years of Japanese music: the koto and its friends
Toshiko Yonekawa (koto 13-string zither)
Performance of the koto 13-string zither, shamisen 3-string lute, shakuhachi bamboo flute and viola.
- Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire
Prof David Ambaras (North Carolina State University)
In this lecture, David Ambaras reveals how the movement of migrants, smugglers, pirates, and trafficked people between China and Japan -- and their sensationalization in the popular press -- created surprising cross-currents in the politics of Sino-Japanese relations during the years of Japanese imperial expansion.
- Workshop: 400 years of Japanese music: the koto and its friends
A workshop introducing the koto with a chance for a brief hands-on experience.
- On the trail of Shiba Ryotaro and Jane Austen: Novels, Heritage, and Contents Tourism in Japan and the UK
Prof Philip Seaton (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
This talk explores how the “narrative worlds” created by novelists Shiba Ryotaro and Jane Austen have triggered “contents tourism” at heritage sites in Japan and the UK.
- Radical Writing for Radical Times: Mishima Yukio's Inochi Urimasu (Life for Sale) as a Critique of Post-War Japanese Culture
Prof Stephen Dodd (SOAS)
Mishima Popular Literature as a powerful critique of post-war Japanese culture.
- ‘Creative Collaboration’: Kyoto-Osaka Pictorial Arts and Salon Culture, 1750-1900
This workshop is to launch a new project, find more about the summary and project aims
- Visualizing the Fetus in Pre-modern and Modern Japan: Reading Illustrated Manuals, Magazines and Guidebooks for Pregnant Women
Prof Manami Yasui (Nichibunken)
An exploration into the transition of the image of the fetus from pre-modern Japan and modern Japan, based on various illustrations like ukiyo e, manuals for pregnancy and childbirth.