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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.

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

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With the Support of Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture

Symposium: Confucian Scholars in the Late Tokugawa Period

Dec. 19, 2021, 13:00 ~ 16:30(Tokyo Time), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a Panel Discussion on

“Looking at the 2021 Myanmar coup d’état as a Burmese student in Japan”

Moderated by:

David Slater, Sophia University
In cooperation with the Sophia Refugee Support Group

Dec. 11, 2021, 14:00 ~ (Tokyo Time), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2021

Screening of “Josō 2020” Female cross-dress boom in Japan: 

Discussion and Q&A with Sharon Kinsella and David Panos 

Sharon Kinsella (Director), University of Manchester

David Panos (Producer), Conditions Art Studio

Nov. 26, 2021, 19:00 ~approx. 20:30 (Tokyo Time), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2021

Citizen power reveals “What’s Happening in Myanmar”

Ayako Takada

Nov. 20, 2021, 19:00 (Tokyo Time), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2021

Another Japan is possible, too:

Free speech, knowledge transmission and the acceptance of human flaws in the world of Rakugo Storytellers 

Marco Di Francesco

Nov. 9, 2021, 19:00 (Tokyo Time), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture for SORW

Family Networks in the Tokugawa Period 

Bettina Gramlich-Oka

Nov 11, 2021 18:30 (Tokyo time), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture for SORW

“Sushi Before Sushi, Umami Before Umami”

-- The Hidden (Fermented) History of Japanese Food.”

Eric C. Rath

Nov. 6, 2021, 10:00~12:00

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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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