PUBLIC EVENTS 2020 ~ 2021

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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 

Please register 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

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 10

Invites you to a discussion with Masako Tanaka, Sophia University 

 “Limitations of Social Protections of Migrant Families in Japan Exposed by COVID-19: The Case of Nepalese Women” 

Date: Thursday, December 3rd  , 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 - 9

Invites you to a discussion with Sarajean Rossitto , Tokyo-based social impact architect, and Kozue Oka , Executive Director at Mirai no Mori

“Isolated Together: Amplified vulnerabilities in Japan’s Children’s Homes”

Date: Wednesday,   December 2  , 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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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2020 

Indian Migrants in Tokyo:

A Study of Socio-Cultural, Religious and Working Worlds

Dr. Megha Wadhwa

Date: November 29th, 2020, Time: 19:00 – 20:30 (JST)

On Zoom, Please register from HERE

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 8

Invites you to a discussion with Jack Lichten, Tokyo University and Chika Kondo, Kyoto University 

“Resilient Japanese Local Food Systems Thrive during COVID-19: Ten Groups, Ten Outcomes (十人十色 jyu-nin-to-iro)” 

Date: Wednesday, November 25, Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time) 

Presentation will be followed by Q and A 

On Zoom. Open to all; Language English / Resiger HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2020 

A World City in the Making: 

The Urbanization of Tokyo in the 1960s 

Eric Häusler 

November 25, 2020, 18:00 - 19:30 (JST)

On Zoom , Please register from HERE 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture for SORW

Film and Translation in Literature in Japanese, 1989-2019

Lectures by:

Dr. Barbara Thornbury (Temple University, USA)

Dr. Stephen Snyder (Middlebury College)

November 15, 2020 (Japan)

09:00 am to 11:30 am (JST)

On Zoom

Register from HERE

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BRANDING JAPANESE FOOD

Katarzyna Cwiertka, Professor, Leiden University

November 12th, 2020, 18:00 am – 19:30 pm (Tokyo time)

Book talk followed by Q & A session

Online at Zoom Please register from here:

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Book Talk:

Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century

Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Professor, FLA, Sophia University

November 7th, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Tokyo time)

Book talk followed by Q & A session

On Zoom Please register from here:

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 5

Invites you to a discussion with Satsuki Uno, Global Marketer and localizer for a Japanese Gaming Company, Robin O’Day, University of North Georgia 

 “Japanese Freelance Workers Struggle during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Media, Critique, and Political Resistance” 

Date: Wednesday, November 4 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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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 4

Invites you to a discussion with  Megha Wadhwa, Sophia University

 “In the Age of COVID-19 – Indian restaurants and the Indian cooks in Japan” 

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 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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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 3

Invites you to a discussion with Rei Ando, Sophia University and Nakajima Sachi, Resilience

“Domestic Violence and Japan’s COVID-19 Pandemic”

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 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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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 2

Invites you to a discussion with  Mark Bookman, University of Pennsylvania 

 “The Coronavirus Crisis: Disability Politics and Activism in Contemporary Japan” 

 Date: Wednesday, October 14, 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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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 - 1

Invites you to a discussion with  James Farrer, Sophia University, 

“How are Tokyo’s Independent Restauranteurs Surviving the Pandemic?”

Date: Wednesday, October 7, Time: 5pm-6pm

Presentation will be followed by Q and A

On Zoom. Open to all; language English, Please register HERE

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