ICC News

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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

Global Food Project

Network Studies

Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research

A History of Sophia University

Heisei Becomes History