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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #12

Food Crisis for the Homeless and others during COVID-19

Charles E. McJilton, Sophia University
Date: December 16th, 2020 CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
New date: TBD
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #11

COVID-19 in Japan: A Nighttime Disease

Valentina Giammaria, Sophia University
Date: December 9th, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #7

The Whole Block Goes Down: Refugees in Japan’s detention centers during the pandemic

David H. Slater, Sophia University and Rose Barbaran, Filmmaker of refugee life and politics in Tokyo
Date: November 18th, 2020 CANCELLED
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary

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

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

Masako Tanaka, Sophia University
Date: December 3rd, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #9

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

Sarajean Rossitto, Tokyo-based social impact architect, and Kozue Oka, Executive Director at Mirai no Mori
Date: December 2nd, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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ICC Lecture Series 2020

Indian Migrants in Tokyo: A Study of Socio-Cultural, Religious and Working Worlds

Megha Wadhwa, Post Doc Research Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University
Date: November 29th, 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:30 (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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ICC Lecture Series 2020

A World City in the Making: The Urbanization of Tokyo in the 1960s

Eric Häusler, Research Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University
Date: November 25th, 2020
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #8

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

Jack Lichten, Tokyo University and Chika Kondo, Kyoto University
Date: November 25th, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #7

The Whole Block Goes Down: Refugees in Japan’s detention centers during the pandemic

David H. Slater, Sophia University and Rose Barbaran, Filmmaker of refugee life and politics in Tokyo
Date: November 18th, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #6

Vietnamese Technical Trainees in Japan Voice Concerns Amidst COVID-19

Bao Quyen Tran
Date: November 11th, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19

Now you can check the list of talks in this series from the link below. As of October 29th, 2020 we have 8 talks coming up in next two months. Enjoy!

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

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Sophia Open Research Weeks 2020

ICC organized events for this year's SORW are:

November 7th, 2020

Book talk: Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan
Bettina Gramlich-Oka (Professor, FLA, Sophia University)
November 7th, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Tokyo time) On Zoom
Book talk followed by Q & A session
Please register from HERE

 

November 12th, 2020

Book Talk: Branding Japanese Food
Katarzyna Cwiertka (Professor, Leiden University)
November 12th, 2020, 18:00 am – 19:30 pm (Tokyo time) On Zoom
Book talk followed by Q & A session
Please register from HERE

 

November 15th, 2020

Workshop: Film and Translation in Literature in Japanese, 1989-2019
Dr. Barbara Thornbury (Temple University, USA), Stephen Snyder (Middlebury College)
November 15, 2020, 09:00 am to 11:30 am (JST) On Zoom
Part 1 - 09:00 am-10:00 am Talks by Dr. Thornbury and Dr. Snyder
Family and Society in Kore-eda Hirokazu's Kiki Kirin Films and Translating Ogawa Yoko: Aesthetics meet the Market
Part 2 - 10:00 am-11:30am
Dr. Thornbury and Dr. Snyder will join us live via Zoom for a Q&A session with members of the LIJ 89-19 project.
Please register from HERE

 

November 18th, 2020

The Whole Block Goes Down: Refugees in Japan’s detention centers during the pandemic
David H. Slater (Sophia University) and Rose Barbaran (Filmmaker of refugee life and politics in Tokyo)
November 18, 2020, 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time) On Zoom
Presentation will be followed by Q and A
Please register from HERE

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

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

Satsuki Uno (Global Marketer and localizer for a Japanese Gaming Company), Robin O’Day (University of North Georgia)
Date: November 4th, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #4

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

Megha Wadhwa
Date: October 28th, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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A 7-minute documentary would also be presented during the talk. For trailer click on this link – https://vimeo.com/470209603/da7aadffd5

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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #3

Domestic Violence and Japan’s COVID-19 Pandemic

Rei Ando and Nakajima Sachi
Date: October 21st, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #2

The Coronavirus Crisis: Disability Politics and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Mark Bookman
Date: October 14th, 2020
Time: 7pm-8pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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Special Lecture Series: Vulnerable Populations in Japan under Covid-19 #1

How are Tokyo’s Independent Restauranteurs Surviving the Pandemic?

James Farer
Date: October 7th, 2020
Time: 5pm-6pm (Tokyo time),
Venue: Zoom
Language: English / Registration necessary
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ICC office schedule this week (4/20-5/6, 2020)

ICC office will be closed until May 6th as a prevention measure against the novel Corona Virus outbreak.

The scedule is subject to change accordingly to the university policy. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay safe!

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ICC office schedule this week (4/7-10, 2020)

ICC office will basically be closed on Wednesdays and Thursday as part of the prevention measures against the novel Corona Virus outbreak.

The scedule is subject to change accordingly to the university policy. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay safe!

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CANCELLED: ICC Lecture announcement

The First Years in The New Country: How Refugees to Sweden Experienced Institutions of Integration in the 1990s and the 2010sis cancelled due to the outbreak of novel Corona Virus.

Gregg Bucken-Knapp
Date: March 30th, 2020 (Mon)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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CANCELLED: ICC Lecture announcement

Filming in the Grey Zone: A discussion of documenting Fukushima is cancelled due to Sophia School Corporation's decision to cancel all events and extracurricular activities scheduled through Sunday, March 15.

Ian Thomas Ash
Date: March 10th, 2020 (Tue)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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CANCELLED: ICC with KASA Sustainability, Lecture announcement

CUSTOMARY COMMUNITIES IN MOTION: POLITICS OF INDIGENEITY IN CONTEMPORARY INDONESIA is cancelled due to spaeker's family emergency

Noer Fauzi Rachman
Date: March 2nd, 2020 (Mon)
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

The First Years in The New Country: How Refugees to Sweden Experienced Institutions of Integration in the 1990s and the 2010s

Gregg Bucken-Knapp
Date: March 30th, 2020 (Mon)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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CANCELLED: ICC Lecture announcement

Filming in the Grey Zone: A discussion of documenting Fukushima

Ian Thomas Ash
Date: March 10th, 2020 (Tue)
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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Cancelled: ICC with KASA Sustainability, Lecture announcement

CUSTOMARY COMMUNITIES IN MOTION: POLITICS OF INDIGENEITY IN CONTEMPORARY INDONESIA

Noer Fauzi Rachman
Date: March 2nd, 2020 (Mon)
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Akihabara and the Visual Culture of “Otaku”: Media Booms and Moe in the Heisei Period

Patrick W. Galbraith
Date: Jan. 15th, 2020 (Wed)
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Good Faith and the Proprietor’s Lot: Jesuits and the Uncertainties of Slavery in Early Modern Japan (16-17 c.)

Rômulo da Silva Ehalt
Date: Dec. 12th, 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

A Fading Friendship: Czechoslovak-Japanese Interwar Relations

Daniel Lochman
Date: Dec. 2nd, 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

The 2020 US Presidential Election: Implications for Asia

Devin Stewart
Date: Dec. 13th, 2019 (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

Thinking Like a State: Policing and Thought in Interwar Japan

Max Ward
Date: Dec. 10th, 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

Asia Pacific War, Japan and Gardens

Toshio Watanabe
Date: 5 December 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

A Brief History of Now: A Global History of the Long Twenty First Century

Diego Olstein (AKA Diego Holstein)
Date: November 25th, 2019 (Mon)
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

Homo Empathicus and how to save democracy

Alexander Görlach
Date: November 18th, 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 for SORW

The Global Izakaya: The Trans-Urbanization of Japanese Restaurant Cuisine

by the ICC Collaborative Research Unit “the Global Japanese Cuisine Project” James Farrer, David Wank, Chuanfei Wang, Christian Hess, Mônica R. de Carvalho, Lenka Vyletalova
Date: November 20th, 2019 (Wed)
Time: 18:00-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

Sophia University Research in Priority Areas project 2016-2018 “Culinary Globalization from Below” https://www.global-japanese-cuisine.org/

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ICC Lecture announcement

Would you like that seared or raw? Uncooked chicken and the political ecology of dangerous delicacies in Japanese cuisine

Benjamin Schrager
Date: November 11th, 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 Workshop for Sophia Open Research Weeks

Migrant Stories of Indian Cooks and Afghani Women in Japan

presented by Sophia Research Project on Priority Areas "Refugees and new migrant support"
Date: 15th November, 2019 (Fri)
Time: 15:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

Commentator: Kyoko Matsukawa (Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Faculty of Letters at Konan University)
Presenters : Masako Tanaka (Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University)
Megha Wadhwa (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)

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ICC Lecture announcement

The printed book in early modern Japan: a convergence of technology, commerce and art

Ellis TINIOS
Date: November 7th, 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

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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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

Global Food Project

Network Studies

Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research

A History of Sophia University

Heisei Becomes History

Literature in Japanese, 1989-2019