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Japan Research Centre

JRC Seminar Programme

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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.

14 November 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

31 October 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

EnglishのRakugo

Experience traditional Japanese stories told through the art of Rakugo and performed in english for all to hear.

17 October 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Disciplining Shit

Dr Alexander Bay (Associate Professor, Chapman University)
21 March 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Homage to Ukiyo-e

Dr Monika Hinkel (SOAS University of London)
1 February 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Does Abenomics Work?

Andrew Rozanov (Chatham House), Martin Malone (Alphabook/Mint Partners), Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS), Ulrich Volz (SOAS)
16 November 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?

Prof Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia)
2 November 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Abenomics and Currency Wars

Professor Koichi Hamada
20 January 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Le Corbusier and Japan

Prof Neil Jackson (University of Liverpool in London)
11 November 2015, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Long Bridge at Seta: Reconsidering Daijøe Poetry

Dr Edward Kamens (Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC))
28 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Gamic Orientalism and Virtual Ninja Theory

Prof Christopher Goto-Jones (Leiden University) and Dr Florian Schneider (Leiden University)
14 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Japanese Poetry in English

Professor Forrest Gander (Brown University, US)

A brief introduction to Japanese modern and contemporary poetry translated in English

26 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Garo and the Birth of Alternative Manga

Dr Ryan Holmberg (Sainsbury Centre for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
26 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Creative Industries in Japan

Dr Shinji Oyama (Lecturer in Japanese Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College)
29 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Ukiyo-e master in Europe

Mr Asaka (Ukiyo-e master)
2 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Art and Design in Asia

Professor Haruhiko Fujita (Osaka University)
23 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Anglo-Japanese Relations

His Excellency Shin Ebihara (Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom)

His Excellency Shin Ebihara (Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom) will deliver a seminar on Anglo-Japanese Relations.

23 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Seminar: The Asian Modern

John Clark (University of Sydney)
25 September 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM