Institute of Comparative Culture Public Events
2017-2018

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ICC Lecture

From Ikumen to Ikuboss: Family-Company Relationship in Post-Bubble Japan

Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni
18:30-20:00 / Nov. 29 (Wed), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture for Sophia Open Research Week 2017

Wine Tourism as a Cultural Experience: The Cases of the Japanese and Chinese “Wine World”

Chuanfei Wang
17:00-19:00 / Nov.17 (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture for Sophia Open Research Week 2017

The Globalization of Japanese Gastronomy: Examining Culinary Mobilities on a Global Scale

James Farrer,  David Wank, Christian Hess, Chuanfei Wang, Lenka Vylet'alová, Mônica R. de Carvalho
18:30-20:00 / Nov.16 (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Imamura Taihei and the Problem of Japanese Film Theory

Aaron Gerow
18:30-20:00 / Nov. 8 (Wed), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Kataribe: cultural practice of storytelling in post-disaster Tohoku

Flavia Fulco
18:30-20:00 / Nov. 7 (Tue), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Tsuizen: Rites and Relics in Sakai Hôitsu’s 1815 Korin Revival

Richard Wilson
17:30-19:00 / Oct. 30 (Mon), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Internationalization of Higher Education in Japan: English Medium Instruction and a Call for Transnational Japanese Campuses

Jim McKinley
18:30-20:00 / Oct. 27 (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory and Identity in Japan

Akiko Hashimoto
18:30-20:00 / Oct. 26 (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Good, the Sad, and the Funny: Morality and Affect in Japanese Picturebooks

Heather Blair
17:30-19:00/ Oct. 12 (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

From Fukushima to Katrina: Furukawa Hideo and the Regionality of Disaster Literature

Rachel DiNitto
18:30-20:00/ July 21st (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

“… and my heart screams”: Children and the War of Emotions

Sabine Frühstück
18:30-20:00/ July 20th (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Is your lifestyle out of stock? Consumption patterns convergence in East Asia

Ana María GOY YAMAMOTO
18:30-20:00/ July 17th (Mon), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Film screening and discussion

TSUKIJI WONDERLAND

(2016, Director: Naotaro Endo /In Japanese with English subtitles)
19:00-21:20 (approx) / July 14th (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Building 2, 4F, Rm 414
Free of charge / No registration necessary

This screening was made possible by the kind permission of Shochiku Co. Ltd.

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ICC Lecture

The Mud Man and a Woman of the Butcher Shop: Body and Materiality in Yamashiro Chikako's Video Art

Ayelet Zohar
18:30-20:00/ July 13th (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Film screening and discussion

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

(2013, Director: Kim Sung Woong /In Japanese with English subtitles)
18:00-20:00 (approx) / July 9th (Sun), 2017 / Sophia University, Building 2, 4F, Rm 414
Free of charge / No registration necessary

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ICC/Japan Focus Workshop

Contemporary Crisis in the Asia-Pacific

12:00-18:00/ July 1st (Sat), 2017 / Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301 and 407
For more information, click HERE
No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture CANCELLED
This talk is cancelled due to schedule conflict.

Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland (book talk)

Jane H. Yamashiro
17:00-18:30 / June 30th (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Kannon by the Numbers:Locating Lost Image Alliances in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler
17:30-19:00 / June 22nd (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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The event schedule is being re-considered. Please check back in a while for the latest information. We apologize for the confusion.→The date and time has been decided! (posted on June 20)

Institute of Comparative Culture "Japan Fieldwork Workshop"

Kizuna: The dynamics of social ties in post-disaster Japan

Julia Gerster
18:30-20:00(approx) / July 14th (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
15:00‐ 16:30 (approx.) / July 15 (Sat), 2017 / Sophia University Bldg. 10, 3F, Room 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Brothers Kurosawa

Paul Anderer
17:00-18:30 / June 9th (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Library, 8F, Rm 821
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Film screening and discussion

Tito’s Glasses (Titos Brille) directed by Regina Schilling

(2014, 90 min., in German, Italian and Croatian with English subtitles)
18:00-20:00 / June 6th (Tue), 2017 / Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 921
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

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

Crystyl Mo
18:00-19:30 / June 5th (Mon), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This lecture is organized by the ICC research Unit "Global Food Project"

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ICC Lecture

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

Mariko Iijima
17:00-18:30 / May 29th (Mon), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

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

Morgan Pitelka
18:30-20:00 / May 25th (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This lecture is organized by the ICC research Unit on Materiaries of the Sacred

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ICC Lecture

Repetition and Recovery: The Limits of Reason in Post 3.11 Japan

Michael Fisch
18:30-20:00 / May 22nd (Mon), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This lecture is organized by the ICC research Unit on 3.11 as Crisis and Opprotunity

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ICC Lecture

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
19:00-20:30 / May 18st (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

What was sacred in Japan’s “sacred war”?: the boundaries of the sacred and profane in wartime kamishibai

Sharalyn Orbaugh
17:30-19:00 / May 11th (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This lecture is organized by the ICC research Unit on Materiaries of the Sacred

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ICC Lecture

News, the Media, Entertainment, Information and Fakery

David Schlesinger
18:30-20:00 / April 21st (Fri), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC with The Asian Rural Institute (Presentation followed by open discussion)

Learning from the Past, Visioning a sustainable future

Moderator:Sarajean Rossitto, Nonprofit NGO consultant
Panelists:
Tomoko Arakawa, ARI Director
Steven Cutting, Graduate Impact Study Co-Coordinator Asian Rural Institute
Bev Abma, Board Director, American Friends of the Asian Rural Institute; Emeritus Board Director, Foods Resource Bank
Commentator:Prof. David Slater, Sophia University
18:30-20:00 / April 20th (Thu), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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