The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further information contact the Centres and Programmes Office.
Please note that every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on the website is as accurate as possible. We cannot guarantee, however, that subsequent changes have not been made. Please be advised to check information relating to scheduled events by using the contact information provided.
- What is an author’s view of noh? How is a new noh in traditional style conceived from ‘page to stage’?
Jannette Cheong (Poet, writer, designer and curator)
- Poisoning the Well: From Postwar Anti-Nuclear Protest to J-Horror
Jennifer Coates (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
A Halloween-themed public talk tracing the iconography of 1990s Japanese horror film back to 1950s anti-nuclear protest.
- History of the Japanese Video Game Industry
Prof Yuhsuke Koyama (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Brief history of the Japanese video game industry from Space Invaders to smartphone games.
- Journalists and the Establishment of Cold War Sino-Japanese Relations
Dr Casper Wits (University of Cambridge)
An exploration of relations between Japan and China during the Cold War through the lens of journalism.
- Nihon to Seiyō – Japan and the West
Prof Neil Jackson (University of Liverpool in London)
An illustrated exploration of Japanese and Western architecture over the last 150 years.
- Kanai Mieko's Textual Bodies: Dancing Girls and Inflated Men
Dr Hannah Osborne (SOAS)
A talk which focuses on the recurring motif of the textual body in Kanai's early writings, and discusses its implications for the acts of reading and writing.
- The Relationship between Credit Guarantees and Zombie Firms: A Case Study of Japan's Credit Guarantee System for SME
Dr Scott Wilbur (EHESS)
An examination of Japan's credit guarantee system for small and medium enterprises (SME).