Institute of Comparative Culture Public Events
2015-2016

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ICC Lecture

Teaching Silence: Educational Approaches to Buraku Issues

Christopher Bondy, International Christian University, Tokyo
18:30-20:00 / February 12 (Fri), 2016 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lunch time Lecture

BGM as Sensory Regulation: The Affective Management of Work Environments in Japan

Lorraine Plourde, Purchase College, SUNY
12:00-13:30 / January 29 (Fri), 2016 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 322
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

BUILDING BRIDGES OR BARRIERS? : Religion in the East and West

Mark David Luttio, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
18:30-20:00 / January 18 (Mon), 2016 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Film Screening and discussion

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture invites you to a film screening and a discussion session with Eiji Oguma (Professor, Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University)

Documentary film "Tell the Prime Minister" followed by a discussion session

17:30-20:30 / January 15 (Fri), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 2, 4F, Rm 414
Language: Film in Japanese with English subtitles, Discussion in both English and Japanese / Free of Charge/ No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Against NGOs?: Three moments in development history, and what they tell us about management and civil Society

Nidhi Srinivas, The New School of Social Research
18:30-20:00 / January 12 (Tue), 2016 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Searching for the Missing Women in War-Prone Society of Medieval Japan

Hitomi Tonomura, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
18:30-20:00 / December 17 (Thu), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Murakami Haruki, World Literature and Kafka on the Shore

Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo
17:00-18:30 / December 11 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Special Book Launch with film screening

Part one: Documentary Film "Down" Indie Rock in the PRC (From 17:00-18:00)

Part Two: Book Launch "Shanghai Nightscapes: A Century-Long Journey through Shanghai’s Nightlife Subcultures" (From 18:30-20:00)

James Farrer and Andrew David Field
December 10 (Thu), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
Shanghai Nightscapes is available at Kinokuniya Sophia shop in B1, building 2"

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ICC Lecture in cooperation with the Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University

Reverse Sequencing of Labor and Environmental Movements: Taiwan and South Korea

Hwa-Jen Liu, National Taiwan University
18:30-20:00 / December 8 (Tue), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC "Youth Activism in Post-War Japan" workshop Series ②

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: The Rise of Youth Activism in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Organized by ICC Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity"
13:00-16:00 / December 5th (Sat), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
Flyer in PDF

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ICC Special Book Launch

Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan: Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses

With editors Mark Mullins and Koichi Nakano
18:30-20:00 / November 30 (Mon), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC "Legacies of the Japanese Empire" Lecture Series for Sophia Open Research Week

The Untold History of Taiwanese Migration Under the Japanese Flag, 1895-1945

Linyi Tseng, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
Organized by ICC Research Unit "Postcolonial Asian Cities"
17:00-19:00 / November 27 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Geophysical Gifts and Dangers in Japan: Toward an Anthropology of the Earth

Emily Sekine,The New School in New York City
18:30-20:00 / November 24 (Tue), 2015 /Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 912
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Light and Darkness: Reflections on the Study of Japanese Literature in Germany

Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Freie Universität Berlin
17:00-19:00 / November 17(Tue), 2015 /Sophia University,Library, 8F, Rm 821
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC "Youth Activism in Post-War Japan" workshop Series ①

ANPO Revisited

Organized by ICC Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity"
13:00-16:00 / November 14 (Sat), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
Flyer in PDF

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ICC Lecture

Contemporary China-North Korea relations: Can China give up on North Korea?

Seong-Hyon LEE, Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
18:30-20:00 / November 12 (Thu), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

What has Karoshi got to do with Fukushima disaster?

Rika Morioka, Myanmar Partners in Policy and Research
18:30-20:00 / November 11 (Wed), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

From Colliery to Fukushima:60 Years of Tomiyama Taeko's Art

Laura Hein, Northwestern University
18:30-20:00 / October 21 (Wed), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Ireland votes Yes to Equal Marriage: How a minority won a majority

Tiernan Brady, Political Director of Yes Equality / the policy officer of GLEN – The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network
18:30-20:00 / October 5 (Mon), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Measuring for What: Networked Citizen Science Movements after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Yasuhito Abe, Assistant Professor, Doshisha University
18:30-20:00 / July 24 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

"Real(ity) Problem:” Otaku and the Politics of Imagination

Patrick W. Galbraith, ICC Visiting Fellow
18:30-20:00 / July 22 (Wed), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC International Workshop

Translation and Japanese literary studies

13:30-17:30 / July 18 (Sat), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on sustainability: Rethinking Sustainability after 3.11


19:00-21:00 / July 17 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Yatô Tamotsu, the Japanese Photographic Male Nude, and Future Gay Nostalgia

Jonathan M Hall Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Pomona College
18:00-19:30 / July 10 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Special Event

The Nepal Earthquake: Drawing attention to remote areas of Dolakha through ethnographic film, “A Life with Slate” and a report from the Director, Dipesh Kharel

18:30-20:00 / July 7 (Tue), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Of Wallflowers, Idols and Role Models:Harisenbon and Female Comedians in Japan

Till Weingärtner ICC Visiting Fellow
18:30-20:00 / June 29 (Mon), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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Panel Discussion

The Politics of Voice and Silence: Panel Discussion on Media Openness and Historical Revisionism in Contemporary Japan

Panelists
・Andrew Gordon (Professor of History, Harvard University)
・David McNeill (Journalist and Lecturer, Sophia University)
・Koichi Nakano (Professor of Political Science, Sophia University)
・Takashi Uemura (Journalist and Lecturer, Hokusei Gakuen University)
・Mina Watanabe (Secretary General, Women’s Active Museum for War and Peace)
・Tomomi Yamaguchi (Associate Professor of Anthropology, Montana State University)
Date: June 28th, 2015 (Sun)
Time: 15:00-17:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508

Language: English / No registration necessary

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Film Screening and Discussion

Nuclear Nation 2

with the director Atsushi Funahashi
18:00-20:30 / June 26 (Sun), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Film: Japanese with English subtitle / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Socialist Modern at Rest and Play: Spaces of Leisure in North Korea

Robert Winstanley-Chesters Post-Doctoral Fellow of Cambridge University (Beyond the Korean War)
18:30-20:00 / June 24 (Wed), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Girlscape: Discover Japan Campaign and the Marketing of Mediatic Ambiance

Tomiko Yoda (Harvard University)
18:30-20:00 / June 17 (Wed), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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Sophia Symposium 2015

Empire and Aftermath: New Perspectives on the Legacies of the Japanese Empire

Hosted by ICC Research Unit on "Postcolonial Asian Cities"
10:45-17:30 / June 19 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Confraternities and Parishes in Early Modern Nagasaki

Carla Tronu (SOAS, Visiting Researcher at ICC)
18:00-19:30 / June 4 (Thu), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Washoku on the World Stage: UNESCO and the Promotion of Japanese Cuisine

Theodore Bestor (Harvard University)
18:30-20:00 / June 2 (Tue), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

A Field Report and Response Plan from Disaster in Nepal by Habitat for Humanity Japan

17:30-21:00 / May 15 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
・5:30-7pm (in English)
・7:30-9pm (in Japanese)
No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

From Exotic Demon to Queer Savior:The Textual Transformations of Amakusa Shirō

Rebecca Suter (University of Sydney, currently an ICC Visiting Fellow)
18:30-20:00 / May 19 (Tue), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Panel Discussion with Asian Rural Institute

Training for transformation: how a training program can impact values to bring about broader change in communities

19:00-21:00 / April 28 (Tue), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Manga Empire: Comics and Companion Species

Thomas LAMARRE (McGill University)
18:30-20:00 / April 27 (Mon), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Panel Discussion (Please note that the venue has changed due to changes in classroom assignments)

Journeys Along the Atomic Highway: History, Politics, Performance and Memoir

Robert Jacobs (Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University)
Julie Salverson (Department of Drama, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario)
Peter C. van Wyck (Communication and Media Studies, Concordia University in Montréal)
17:00-19:30 / April 20 (Mon), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Regulating Funny: Humor and the Law

Laura E. Little (Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia)
18:30-20:00 / April 15 (Wed), 2015 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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