PUBLIC EVENTS 2022 ~ 2023

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022

Feminism, Bourgeois Liberalism and Shimada Yoshiko’s Becoming a Statue of a Japanese ‘Comfort Woman’

Namiko Kunimoto, Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies at Ohio State University and Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art.

12/15 (Th), 18:00-19:30
Room 301, 3F, Sophia University Yotsuya Campus, Building 10

In person session only
Please register from HERE

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

Japan’s Global Restaurant Scene After Three Years of Travel Restrictions

Melinda Joe, American Journalist based in Tokyo, Japan

Dec. 10 (Saturday at 10 am JST)

Dec. 9 (Friday at 8 pm in NYC) 

Please register from HERE

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Film Screening

Refuge in Religion 

A FILM BY Rosa Barbaran 

Date: December 5th

Time: 17:15

Location: the Catholic Jesuit Center, Bldg. #2 1st floor

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

A VIew from Thailand

Dharath Hoonchamlong, Food Scholar 

Event on Zoom

Nov 19, 2022, 11:00 AM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022

Tangled Mobilities: Places, Affects, and Personhood across Social Spheres in Asian Migration

Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, PhD in Sociology from the Par-is Diderot University in France

Gracia Liu-Farrer, (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Chicago), is Pro-fessor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, and Director of Institute of Asian Migration at Waseda University

Nov 14, 2022 06:30 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

Hybrid Format

Zoom Meeting https://sophia-ac-jp.zoom.us/j/92898295599

Meeting ID: 928 9829 5599
Passcode: ICC-Nov7 
Venue: Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University Yotsuya Campus

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Film Screening

FINDING THEIR NICHE  UNHEARD STORIES OF MIGRANT WOMEN

A FILM BY MEGHA WADHWA 

12th November 2022 15:30 – 17:30 (HOUR LONG FILM FOLLOWED BY 60 MINS Q&A)

Venue: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554,

BUILDING 2, ROOM NO. 309

Please RSVP – (https://forms.office.com/r/p4gSXndvpm

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Sophia University, Adopted Research Projects of Research in Priority Areas 2018-2021 
Refugee and New Immigrant Support: The Role of the Church, Other Religious Groups, and Civil Society Organizations in the Sustainable Social Integration of Displaced Populations into Japan (David H. Slater) and Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Presents:

Bait and Switch: Japan refugee policy and practice leading to Ukraine 

David H. SLATER, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sophia University

Date: Nov. 18, 2022 (Fri)  
Time: 19:00 – 20:30  
Format: Zoom
Please register from here

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series for SORW
Organized by James Farrer (Global Japanese Cuisine Project: Culinary Mobilities and Urban Place Making)

Foodways and Social Sustainability

James Farrer, Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture

Chuanfei Wang, Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture

Nov. 18, 2022 (Fri)
11:00 – 13:00 (JST)
Hybrid (F2F and on Zoom)
Please register from here

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022

Burning Stories: The Displacement of People, Spirits, and Blame in Southeast Asia's Haze Crisis

Julia Cassaniti, Washington State University

October 14th (Friday) 6pm

In person and on zoom: Open to public, No registration necessary

Venue: Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University Yotsuya Campus

Zoom information: https://sophia-ac-jp.zoom.us/j/93559716664

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022

Universal Buddhism, Regional Social Equality: Indian Ambedkarites in East Asia 

Jon Keune, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University

November 30, 2022

15:30-16:30 Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

Format: Hybrid (No registration required)

In Person Venue: Room 301, Building 10, Sophia University

Zoom Meeting URL: https://sophia-ac-jp.zoom.us/j/95552319858

Meeting ID: 955 5231 9858

Passcode: 059486

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

The Future of Eating Out:European Restaurant Marketing in a Time of Crisis a Conversation with ”Smartbox" 

Speakers:  

Deborah Van Looy (Account Manager Netherlands)  

Emiliana De Luca (Account Manager Italy)  

Giulia Azzarello  (Account Manager Italy)  

Guillaume Jollivet (Business Development Manager France)  

Leonardo Adoni (Business Development Manager Italy)  

Roberta Ringhieri (Key Account Business Development Manager Italy)  

Event on Zoom

October 5, 9 pm, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo 

Please register from HERE

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022

On Her Terms: Yoshida Fujio, Self-Determination, and the Status of Women Artists in Modern Japan

Lillian Wies, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, ICC Visiting Researcher

October 6, 2022

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Face to Face only 

Please register from here 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture, the Japan Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council presents

Trafficking Data: How China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty

Aynne Kokas, C.K. Yen Professor at the Miller Center and an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia (a recipient of Abe Fellowship)

Face to face and on Zoom

Jul,y 20, 2022, 06:00 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

Face to face (Room capacity: 30, Registration closes on July 17): Please register from here F2F

Zoom:Please register from here ZOOM

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022 

Literary Environmental Testimonies: An East/East conversation in the works of Ishimure Michiko and Abdel Rahman Munif on man-made environmental crises

Munia Hweidi, PhD Candidate in Japanese Studies at Sophia University’s (Tokyo) Graduate Program in Global Studies

Hyflex (Both in-person and on Zoom) format June 29, 15:00-16:30
Room 301 (In person)

Please register from HERE

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Film Screening supported by Catholic Jesuit Center and Center for Student Affairs

Artistic Ukraine film screening on June 29, 2022

Screening of 6 short films by Ukrainian Female Directors

Distributed by Ukrainian Female Film and Media Industry

Please click here for more information

Artistic Ukraine: Film Screening on June 29, 2022 (icc-sophia.com)

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Photo Exhibition co-hosted with Catholic Jesuit Center and Center for Student Affairs

Artistic Ukraine Photo Exhibition from June 1st~30th

Please click here for more information

Artistic Ukraine: Photo exhibition (icc-sophia.com)

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

The Future of Eating Out:Restaurants in Mexico During and Beyond COVID

Scarlett Lindeman, Restaurateur and Food Journalist from Mexico City (CDMX) 

Event on Zoom

June 15, 10 pm JST (9 am EDT) 

Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture and SGSRA presents

Writing for General Readers about Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan

Sabine Frühstück, Koichi Takashima Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Event on Zoom

May 21, 2022, 10:00 (Tokyo time)

Please register from HERE

Contact: sophiagsresearchassociation@gmail.com

This event is organized by Sophia Gender and Sexuality Research Association with James Farrer (GPGS) and ICC

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022 

Beyond Bunraku: Japan’s Diverse Puppetry Heritage

Claudia Orenstein, Theatre Professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Event on Zoom

May 11, 2022, 7:00 pm (Tokyo time)

Please register from HERE

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

The Future of Eating Out:A View from India in the Wake of Covid

Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, Culinary Chronicler, Teacher and Corporate Food Consultant

Event on Zoom

May 10, 2022, 9:30~10:30 pm (Tokyo time)

May 10, 2022, 6:00~7:00 pm (India time)

May 10, 2022, 8:30~9:30 am (East Coast USA time)

Please register from HERE