PUBLIC EVENTS 2017 ~ 2018

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International Symposium 

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND DATABASES

David H. Slater, Hashimoto Yūta, Okada Kazuhiro, Iikura Yōichi,

Yamada Taizō, Leo Born, Asano Yūsuke, Sakuma Tsutomu

10:00–17:00, March 16, 2018

Room 409, 4F, Building 2, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Japan’s Modern Castles in War and Peace

Oleg Benesch, Senior Lecturer in East Asian History at the University of York

18:00-19:30, March 14, 2018

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Non-Profit-Education:

Career Guidance at Municipal Senior High Schools

Vincent B. Lesch, Ph.D. candidate at the department of Japanese Studies at the Asia-Africa-Institute/University of Hamburg

18:30-20:00, March 1, 2018

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Forgetting through Remembering: 

World War II Memorials and Tourism

Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua, the Director of the Japanese Studies Program of Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines

18:00-19:30, February 8, 2018

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Tokyo Roji

The Diversity and Versatility of Alleys in a City in Transition

Heide Imai, Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) at Hosei University and Research Associate at Keio

18:30-20:00, January 24, 2018

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Panel discussion

One year after the Women’s March

A panel discussion on activism and engaging women in policy and politics

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Sarajean Rossitto, Sophia University, Nonprofit NGO Consultant

Sumire Hamada, Asia Japan Women's Resource Center (AJWRC)

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Prof. David Slater, Coordinator, Sophia University

19:00-20:30, January 22, 2018

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Challenge of Globalization to Japan’s Food Producers

Analyzing food safety and security system building, and meeting international standard

Yohei Matsunobu, Visiting Professor at the Metropolitan University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Human Health Department

18:30-20:00, January 18, 2018

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Invitation-Only Zone

The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

Robert S. Boynton, author of "The Invitation Only Zone (2016)"

18:30-20:00, January 9, 2018

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Fukushima Devil Fish

Katsumata Susumu's Antinuclear Manga

Ryan Holmberg, Visiting Associate Professor, University of Tokyo

18:30-20:00, December 11, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Study in America, Work in Tokyo: 

Female Exchange Students Make Progress in 1960s Japan

Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor at the University of Oregon and the Editor-in-Chief of the U.S.–Japan Women’s Journal

18:30-20:00, December 8, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Visualising Fieldwork:

Encounters, Convivialities, and Semiotics of Visual Ethnography in Tokyo

Jamie Coates, Visiting Collaborative Fellow at Sophia University

18:30-20:00, December 6, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Conservative Imaginary:

Moral Re-Armament and the Transwar Politics of the Japanese Right

Reto Hofmann, Lecturer in History at the University of Melbourne

18:30-20:00, November 28, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

From Ikumen to Ikuboss: 

Family-Company Relationship in Post-Bubble Japan

Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni, Professor, Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University

18:30-20:00, November 29, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Japanese Culture of Higher Education in Science

Yoshiro Azuma, Professor of Physics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Sophia University

18:30-20:00, November 22, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture SORW 2017

Wine Tourism as a Cultural Experience:

The Cases of the Japanese and Chinese “Wine World”

Chuanfei Wang, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University

17:00-19:00, November 17, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture SORW 2017

The Globalization of Japanese Gastronomy:

Examining Culinary Mobilities on a Global Scale 

James Farrer (Lead investigator), David Wank, Christian Hess,

Chuanfei Wang, Lenka Vylet’alová, Mônica R. de Carvalho

18:30-20:00, November 16, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Imamura Taihei and the Problem of Japanese Film Theory

Aaron Gerow, Professor of East Asian Cinema and Culture at Yale University

18:30-20:00, November 8, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Kataribe:

Cultural practice of storytelling in post-disaster Tohoku

Flavia Fulco, JSPS Post-doctoral Fellow, Visiting Researcher at the Sophia University

18:30-20:00, November 7, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Tsuizen:

Rites and Relics in Sakai Hôitsu’s 1815 Korin Revival

Richard L. Wilson, Professor of Asian Art and Archaeology, International Christian University

17:30-19:00, October 30, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Internationalization of Higher Education in Japan:

English Medium Instruction and a Call for Transnational Japanese Campuses

Jim McKinley, the Director of Studies for the PhD in Education at the University of Bath, UK

18:30-20:00, October 27, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Long Defeat:

Cultural Trauma, Memory and Identity in Japan

Akiko Hashimoto, Visiting Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies at Portland State University

18:30-20:00, October 26, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Good, the Sad, and the Funny:

Morality and Affect in Japanese Picturebooks

Heather Blair, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University

17:30-19:00, October 12, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

From Fukushima to Katrina:

Furukawa Hideo and the Regionality of Disaster Literature

Rachel DiNitto, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Oregon

18:30-20:00, July 21, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

“… and my heart screams”:

Children and the War of Emotions

Sabine Frühstück, Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

18:30-20:00, July 20, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Is your lifestyle out of stock?

Consumption patterns convergence in East Asia

Ana María GOY YAMAMOTO, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies and Member of the Centre for East Asian Studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid

18:30-20:00, July 17, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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A screening and a discussion session:

TSUKIJI WONDERLAND

Documentary film on the Tsukiji Fish Market, the center of the culinary world of seafood

Guest speakers: Naotaro Endo (Director of the Film)

and Theodore C. Bestor (Director, Reischauer Institute  of Japanese Studies, Harvard University ; author of Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World)

19:00–21:20,July 14, 2017

Room 414, 4F, Building 2, Sophia University

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 "Japan Fieldwork Workshop"

Kizuna:

The dynamics of social ties in post-disaster Japan

Impacts of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and radiation

Julia Gerster, Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS),Free University Berlin

15:00-, July 15, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Mud Man and a Woman of the Butcher Shop:

Body and Materiality in Yamashiro Chikako's Video Art

Ayelet Zohar, Tel Aviv University

18:30-20:00, July 13, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture in cooperation with the "The Social Justice Learning Collective" presents Film Showing and Discussion with Director

SAYAMA

Till the Invisible Handcuffs are Unlocked (みえない手錠をはずすまで)

Director: Kim Sung Woong

Special Guest Appearance: Ishikawa Kazuo and Ishikawa Sachiko

8:00 (film start, with discussion to follow), July 9, 2017

Room 414, 4F, Building 2, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture in cooperation with Japan Focus:  The Asia-Pacific Journal presents a Tokyo workshop on

Contemporary Crises in the Asia-Pacific

12:00-18:00, July 1, 2017

Room 301 and 407, 3F&4F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Kannon by the Numbers:

Locating Lost Image Alliances in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler, Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas

17:30-19:00, June 22, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

The Brothers Kurosawa

Paul Anderer, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, The University of Columbia

17:00-18:30, June 9, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture film screening presented in cooperation with Cinema Yugo

Tito’s Glasses (Titos Brille)

(2014, 90 min., in German, Italian and Croatian with English subtitles)

Directed by Regina Schilling

Moderator Nobuhiro Shiba, Josai International University

Introduced and discussion by Masumi Kameda, University of Tokyo

18:00-20:00(approx.), June 6, 2017

Room L-921, 9F, Central Library, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Chefs, Trends, and Tastes at the World’s Best Restaurants and Beyond

Crystyl Mo, Founding editor of Time Out Shanghai

18:00-19:30, June 5, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Coffee Web: 

Remapping the Movements of People, Objects, and Knowledge across Asia-Pacific

Mariko Iijima, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Studies, and  the director of the Institute of American and Canadian Studies at Sophia University

17:00-18:30, May 29, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Famous Objects:

Agency and Materiality in the Collection of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616)

Morgan Pitelka, Professor of Asian Studies and History and Director of the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

18:30-20:00, May 25, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Repetition and Recovery:

The Limits of Reason in Post 3.11 Japan

Michael Fisch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, the University of Chicago

18:30-20:00, May 22, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

Young urban migrants in the Japanese countryside between hope and precarity: 

Post-growth forms of living and working, creative depopulation and living for the moment

Susanne Klien, Associate Professor, Modern Japanese Studies Program, Hokkaido University

19:00-20:30, May 18, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

“What was sacred in Japan’s “sacred war”? :

the boundaries of the sacred and profane in wartime kamishibai”

Sharalyn Orbaugh, Professor of Asian Studies, the University of British Columbia

17:30-19:00, May 11, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017

News, the Media, Entertainment, Information and Fakery

David Schlesinger, Founder & Managing Director, Tripod Advisors, former Editor-in-Chief, Reuters

18:30-20:00, April 21 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University’s Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC) and the Asian Rural Institute (ARI)

Learning from the Past, Visioning a Sustainable Future

Panelists

Tomoko Arakawa, Asian Rural Institute

Steven Cutting,  Asian Rural Institute

Bev Abma, Board Director, American Friends of the Asian Rural Institute

Moderator

Sarajean Rossitto, Sophia University

Commentator

David Slater, Sophia University

19:00-20:30, April 20 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University