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ICC Lecture announcement

Rapid Religious Change: American Southern Millennial’s Changing Views about Same-Sex Marriage

J. Derrick Lemons
Date: October 3rd, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Mediating Urban Space: 1970s Tokyo through Video Hiroba's Lens

Nina Horisaki-Christens
Date: July 18th, 2018 (Thu)
Time: 19:05-20:35
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Japan’s Refugee Policy and Practice: How has Refugees’ Agency Challenged Japan’s Refugee Protection Structure?

Naoko Hashimoto
Date: July 26th, 2019 (Fri)
Time: 19:15-20:45
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Towards a post-apocalyptic environmentalism? Responses to loss and visions of the future in climate activism

Carl Cassegård
Date: July 19th, 2019 (Fri)
Time: 19:15-20:45
Venue: Sophia University, Library, 8F, Rm 821
Language: English / No registration necessary, but non-Sophians are asked to bring the talk flyer with you when entering the library. The flyer can be downloaded from the link above

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ICC Lecture Cancelation announcement

Dr. Tomomi Yamaguchi had to cancel her talk "The "History Wars" in the "Main Battleground" and Beyond" scheduled on July 10th

We apologize on behalf of the speaker to those who were planning to come to the talk.

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SIIR/ICC Lecture (in Japanese) announcement

Achilles' Heel of Pax Americana? US-Japan Status of Forces of Agreements in Comparative Perspective

Yasuhiro Sasayama
Date: July 5th, 2019 (Fri)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 13, 1F, SIIR Rm 103
Language: Japanese / Registration necessary

Please register at https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/siir20190705 or use the QR code on the flyer.

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ICC Workshop announcement

Anthropologist and/or Practitioner?: Plural ontologies in the worlds of Mindfulness and Coaching

Date: July 15th, 14:00-17:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This interactive workshop explores how two anthropologists are enacting plural identities and ontologies in their research and practice. How do anthropologists juggle identities and ontologies inside and outside the 'field' - particularly when the field increasingly becomes merged with one's profession/expertise? What can the worlds of mindfulness and coaching teach us about how to expand and explore the world of anthropological scholarship in different ways?

This event is organized by Professor David H. SLATER (FLA)

Program in PDF can be downloaded from here

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ICC Lecture announcement

Cartographies of (“Posthuman”) Love and Labor

Thomas Looser
Date: July 9th, 2019 (Tue)
Time: 19:15-20:45
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and the Wars for Asia

Jeremy A. Yellen
Date: July 8th, 2019 (Mon)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Flesh & Mud: Earthy Impurities in Newer Art in Japan

Bert Winther-Tamaki
Date: July 4th, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Co-Ed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left

Chelsea Szendi Schieder
Date: July 5th, 2019 (Fri)
Time: 19:15-20:45
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Godzilla’s Children: Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida, and Tabaimo - the Unholy Trinity of Horror and Violence in the Heisei Era

Aya Louisa McDonald
Date: July 2nd, 2019 (Tue)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

The Pericles of Tokushima: the Heisei Castle Boom and the Long Trajectory of Castles in Modern Japan

Ran Zwigenberg
Date: June 26th, 2019 (Wed)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Plotting Illness in 21st-Century Japan: The Cancer Fiction of Ogino Anna and Yamauchi Reinan

Amanda C. Seaman
Date: June 25th, 2019 (Tue)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Library, 8F, Rm 821
Language: English / No registration necessary, but you may be asked to sign in when entering the library

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ICC Lecture announcement

Transgender issues today: A personal discussion with Jessica Lynn

Jessica Lynn
Date: June 24th, 2019 (Mon)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Understanding Unbelief: Initial Findings

Jonathan A. Lanman
Date: June 27th, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Gaikō vs. yūkō?: Conceptual challenges in writing a history of early modern Japanese diplomatic relations

Birgit Tremml-Werner
Date: 20th June, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Refugee Lives inside a Camp: Ethnographic Work with Liberian Refugees in Ghana

Naohiko Omata
Date: 17th June, 2019 (Mon)
Time: 19:10-20:40
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
This talk is organized by Prof. David H. Slater (FLA) for ICC Research Unit "Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research"

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ICC Symposium announcement

New Migrant Flows of Refugees into Japan Support and research with asylum seekers in Tokyo (“Refugee Voices Japan”)

Organized by ICC Research Unit "Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research"
Date: 8th June, 2019 (Sat)
Time: 13:30-17:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Gendering AI and Robots: Robo-Sexism in Japan and the United States

Jennifer Robertson
Date: 6th June, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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SIIR-ICC Book Launch announcement

New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art & Memory

Christopher Lamont, Arnaud Kurze, Mieczysław Boduszyński, Tadashi Anno
Date: 23rd May, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 13, 1F, Rm 103
Language: English
Registration necessary: https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/siir20190523

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ICC Lecture announcement

Friendship and Work Culture of Women Managers in Japan: Tokyo After Ten

Swee-Lin Ho
Date: 30th May, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 19:10-20:40
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Workshop announcement

STUDENT WORKSHOP ON REFUGEES IN THE WORLD AND IN JAPAN

What happened in 2018? What is happening now? What can you do?
Date: 18th May, 2019 (Sat)
Time: 13:00-15:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
This symposium is hosted by Prof. David H. SLATER for the ICC Research unit "Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research"

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ICC Lecture announcement

A Migrant Chinese Dream?: China’s Inbound Skilled Migration in the Era of Sinocentric Globalization

James Farrer
Date: 23rd May, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

‘Welcome Refugees’: A Case Study on Community Mobilisation and Advocacy in the UK

Carlos Gigoux
Date: 18th April, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

How We Came to Think About Terrorism: A Conceptual History

Julian Bourg
Date: 23rd April, 2019 (Tue)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Tokyo Jukujo: Middle-aged Sex Workers in Contemporary Japan

Chiaki Nishijima
Date: 22nd April, 2019 (Mon)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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New ICC Director/ Vice Director from April 2019

Director: Professor Michio Hayashi (Art History, FLA)
Vice Director: Associate Professor Takehiro (Tak) Watanabe (Anthropology, FLA)

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ICC Lecture announcement

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Middle Powers Amidst Global Power Shifts

Volker Stanzel
Date: 16th April, 2019 (Tue)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

The Taiwan Expedition and new perspectives on Japanese imperialism and the Meiji Restoration

Robert Eskildsen
Date: 17 January, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

The “petto buumu” and pet paraphernalia: Reflections on the business of pet animals in Tokugawa Japan

Margarita Winkel
Date: 10 January, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

‘I take on my reader’s nationality’: French response to Japanese literature in a Global Age

Justyna Weronika Kasza
Date: 5 December, 2018 (Wed)
Time: 13:00-14:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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International Symposium

Intersections: Fan Studies in Conversation in Japan

Organizers: Lori Morimoto, Nele Noppe and Patrick W. Galbraith
Date: 16 December, 2018 (Sun)
Time: 10:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 2, Rm 17021
Language: English / No registration necessary
This symposium is hosted by Prof. David H. SLATER for the ICC Research unit "Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research"

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ICC Lecture announcement

Japan's changing roles in the construction of East Asia's regional order

Pablo Pareja-Alcaraz
Date: 15 November, 2018 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Workshop announcement (Sophia Open Research Week)

Wine in Japan: Wineries, Wine Tourism and the Development of an Agricultural Society

(日本におけるワイン―ワイナリー、ワインツーリズムと農村社会の発展)
Wang Chuanfei, Miyuki Takeuchi, Kanbayashi Soichiro
Date: 18 November, 2018 (Sun)
Time: 10:30-12:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: Japanese / No translation/ no registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Globalizing/De-provincializing the critique of heterosexuality

Stevi Jackson
Date: 8 November, 2018 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement (Sophia Open Research Week)

Blood Runs Through It: The Indeterminate World of Loyalty in Medieval Warrior Society

Hitomi Tonomura
Date: 19 November, 2018 (Mon)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Special Lecture announcement (Sophia Open Research Week)

"The Ongoing History of 'Japan at War: An Oral History'"

Haruko Taya Cook and Theodore Cook
Date: 10 November, 2018 (Sat)
Time: 14:00-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Economic experiences of South Manchuria Railway employees in postwar Japan, 1945-1956

Sumiyo Nishizaki
Date: 19 October, 2018 (Fri)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Pheasants Over Raptors:Japanese Zoologists Rebuilding International Connections in Occupation-Era Japan

Annika A. Culver
Date: 19 July, 2018 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Eugenic thought and reproductive politics in modern Japan

Alison J. Darby
Date: 17 July, 2018 (Tue)
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Gender, Labor, and Justice in Japan's Adult Video Industry

Akiko Takeyama
Date: 13 July, 2018 (Fri)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Culinary capital, taste and the foodies: food-based social distinction in Finland

Taru Lindblom
Date: 12 July, 2018 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Film screening and discussion announcement

Boys for Sale (売買ボーイズ)

Ian Thomas Ash (Film producer)
Date: 6 July, 2018 (Fri)
Time: 18:45-20:30 (approx)
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 2, 3F, Rm 309
Language: Film in Japanese with English subtitles
Discussion: English
No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

“Mothers Against War”: Gender, Motherhood, and Peace Activism in Postwar Japan

Akiko Takenaka
Date: 29 June, 2018 (Fri)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Just Good Business:How Social Enterprises Negotiate the Dual Pressures of Market and Mission

Emily Barman
Date: 3 July, 2018 (Tue)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Why is Colonialism Over? Field Theory, Global Change, and the Subaltern Effect

Julian Go
Date: 2 July, 2018 (Mon)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Radiation Stories: Animals Voices after 3.11

Doug Slaymaker
Date: 8 June, 2018 (Fri)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Nazi Racism and Japanese-German Intermarriages. How Foreign and Racial Policy clashed during the Nazi Era

Christian W. Spang
Date: 26 June, 2018 (Tue)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Dual Legacies: MAVO, Manga, and the Avant-Garde in Interwar Japan

Andrea Horbinski
Date: 15 June, 2018 (Fri)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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Symposium announcement

Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Contemporary Japanese Society

This one-day symposium will be held at Sophia University in Tokyo. The primary language will be English; no simultaneous translation will be provided
Date: 10 June, 2018 (Sun)
Time: 10:00-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Flyer of the event in PDF

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ICC Lecture announcement

Precarity and Healing in Japanese Animal Cafes

Amanda S. Robinson
Date: 30 May, 2018 (Wed)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

大塩平八郎を考える―与力・文人・武士―

(Study of Oshio Heihachiro as a yoriki, bunjin, and bushi)

Yabuta Yutaka
Date: 12 June, 2018 (Tue)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: Japanese / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Making Hygienic Modernity Visible: Knowledge Translation, Everyday Life, and Taiwan in Asia’s “Colonial Modern”

Hui-yu Caroline TS'AI
Date: 7 June, 2018 (Thu)
Time: 17:00-18:15
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

“Are Americans Crazy? What the Trump administration means for U.S. relations with Japan, China, and Korea”

Christopher Jespersen
Date: 16, May, 2018 (Wed)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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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

 

ICC Collaborative Research Units

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Heisei Becomes History