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ICC Mission

With a motto of "connecting Sophia to the world," the Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC) promotes interdisciplinary studies in social sciences and humanities from a comparative perspective, building the global networks of Sophia's international researchers, and supporting collaboration with world-class researchers outside Japan. The specializations of ICC members include business, economics, history, literature, art history and area studies, focusing on Asia. All research activities and public events are conducted in English. The central activity of the ICC is funding and organizing research projects initiated by ICC members.

Director: Michio Hayashi (林 道郎)
Ph.D., Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts,
Sophia University

Vice Director: Takehiro Watanabe (渡邉 剛弘)
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts,
Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2021

CULTURAL HERITAGE AND RESILIENCE AMID COVID-19

Alice Guerville-Ballé

June 3, 2021, 19:00~20:00 (JST)

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture 

Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research Unit presents 

Women Speaking up for Fukushima then and now:

video oral narrative research

May 29, 2021, 10:00~11:30 (JST)

On Zoom. Please register HERE 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2021

Gambling, Dignity, and the Narcotic of Time in Tokyo's Day-Laborer District, San'ya

Klaus K. Y. Hammering

May 26, 2021, 19:00~20:00 (JST)

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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“Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 Booklet” with talk abstracts, links to articles and videos is now available. Download PDF from HERE!

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April 23rd:Bettina Gramlich-Oka "Studying Women and Networks in the Late Tokugawa Period: The case of the Rai Family" on Zoom for Kyoto Lectures 2021 by EFEO and ISEAS

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Former online paper collection "Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Asia Pacific Region (ICC, Sophia University, 2010)" is now available as a Reissued Collection. 

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 7

Invites you to a discussion with David H. Slater, Sophia University and Rosa Barbaran, Filmmaker of refugee life and politics in Tokyo 

The Whole Block Goes Down: 

Refugee Voices in Japan’s detention centers during the pandemic 

Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time)

Presentation will be followed by Q and A On Zoom.

Open to all; Language English Zoom / Register from HERE

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 6

 Invites you to a discussion with Bao Quyen Tran, Sophia University, 

 “Vietnamese Technical Trainees in Japan Voice Concerns Amidst COVID-19” 

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time)

Presentation will be followed by Q and A

On Zoom. Open to all; Language English / Please register HERE 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2020 

AFFECTIVE LABOR AMONG THE USED BOOKSELLERS OF JIMBOCHO: 

An ethnography of markets and auctions 

Susan Paige Taylor 

January 30th, 2021 / 19:00 (JST) / @ Zoom Register from HERE

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 12

Invites you to a discussion with Charles E. McJilton, Sophia University

“Food Crisis for the Homeless and others during COVID-19”

Date: Wednesday, January 27th, Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time)

Presentation will be followed by Q and A

On Zoom. Open to all; language English/ @ Zoom Register from HERE

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 11

Invites you to a discussion with Valentina Giammaria, Sophia University 

 “COVID-19 in Japan: A Nighttime Disease” 

Date: Wednesday,  December 9, Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time)

Presentation will be followed by Q and A

On Zoom. Open to all; language English/ @ Zoom Register from HERE