Institute of Comparative Culture Public Events
2019-2020

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ICC Lecture

Rapid Religious Change: American Southern Millennial’s Changing Views about Same-Sex Marriage
J. Derrick Lemons
18:00-19:30, October 3rd, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Mediating Urban Space: 1970s Tokyo through Video Hiroba's Lens
Nina Horisaki-Christens
19:05-20:35, July 18th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Japan’s Refugee Policy and Practice: How has Refugees’ Agency Challenged Japan’s Refugee Protection Structure?
Naoko Hashimoto
19:15-20:45, July 26th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Towards a post-apocalyptic environmentalism? Responses to loss and visions of the future in climate activism
Carl Cassegård
19:15-20:45, July 19th, 2019/ 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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SIIR/ICC Book talk (in Japanese)

Achilles' Heel of Pax Americana?

Speaker: Dr. Yasuhiro Sasayama

July 5th, 19:00-20:30, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 13, 1F, SIIR Rm 103
The talk will be in Japanese. No translation.
Please register at https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/siir20190705
You can also register from the QR code on the flyer: Click here

This event is organized by SIIR and ICC

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ICC Workshop

Anthropologist and/or Practitioner?: Plural ontologies in the worlds of Mindfulness and Coaching
July 15th, 14:00-17:30, 2019/ 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)

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ICC Lecture

Cartographies of (“Posthuman”) Love and Labor
Thomas Looser
19:15-20:45, July 9th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and the Wars for Asia
Jeremy A. Yellen
18:00-19:30, July 8th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Flesh & Mud: Earthy Impurities in Newer Art in Japan
Bert Winther-Tamaki
18:30-20:00, July 4th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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CANCELED by the speaker

The “History Wars” in the “Main Battleground” and Beyond: Revisionism, the Right-wing and the “Comfort Woman” Issue in Japan and the U.S.
Tomomi Yamaguchi
19:15-20:45, July 10th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Co-Ed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left
Chelsea Szendi Schieder
19:15-20:45, July 5th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Godzilla’s Children: Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida, and Tabaimo - the Unholy Trinity of Horror and Violence in the Heisei Era
Aya Louisa McDonald
18:30-20:00, July 2nd, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Pericles of Tokushima: the Heisei Castle Boom and the Long Trajectory of Castles in Modern Japan
Ran Zwigenberg
18:00-19:30, June 26th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Plotting Illness in 21st-Century Japan: The Cancer Fiction of Ogino Anna and Yamauchi Reinan
Amanda C. Seaman
18:00-19:30, June 25th, 2019/ 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

Transgender issues today: A personal discussion with Jessica Lynn
Jessica Lynn
18:30-20:00, June 24th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Understanding Unbelief: Initial Findings
Jonathan A. Lanman
18:00-19:30, June 27th, 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Gaikō vs. yūkō? Conceptual challenges in writing a history of early modern Japanese diplomatic relations
Birgit Tremml-Werner
18:30-20:00, 6/20 (Thu), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Refugee Lives inside a Camp: Ethnographic Work with Liberian Refugees in Ghana
Naohiko Omata
19:10-20:40, 6/17 (Mon), 2019/ 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

Oral Narrative Research on 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"
13:30-17:30, 6/8 (Sat), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Gendering AI and Robots: Robo-Sexism in Japan and the United States
Jennifer Robertson
17:30-19:00, 6/6 (Thu), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary
This lecture is organized by Professor Noriko Murai (FLA) for ICC Research Unit "Heisei Becomes History."

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ICC Lecture

Friendship and Work Culture of Women Managers in Japan: Tokyo After Ten
Swee-Lin Ho
19:10-20:40, 5/30 (Thu), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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SIIR・ICC Book Launch

New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art & Memory
Christopher Lamont, Arnaud Kurze, Mieczysław Boduszyński, Tadashi Anno
18:00-19:30, 5/23 (Thu), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 13, 1F, Rm 103

Language: English / Registration necessary: https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/siir20190523

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ICC Lecture

A Migrant Chinese Dream?
China’s Inbound Skilled Migration in the Era of Sinocentric Globalization
James Farrer
19:00-20:30, 5/23 (Thu), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Digital Social Science and Oral Narrative Research Unit Workshop

STUDENT WORKSHOP ON REFUGEES IN THE WORLD AND IN JAPAN
What happened in 2018? What is happening now? What can you do?
1:00 pm-3:30 pm, 5/18 (Sat), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

How We Came to Think About Terrorism: A Conceptual History
Julian Bourg
18:30-20:00, 4/23 (Tue), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Tokyo Jukujo: Middle-aged Sex Workers in Contemporary Japan
Chiaki Nishijima
19:00-20:30, 4/22 (Mon), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Welcome Refugees’: A Case Study on Community Mobilisation and Advocacy in the UK
Carlos Gigoux
19:00-20:30, 4/18 (Thu), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Middle Powers Amidst Global Power Shift
Volker Stanzel
19:00-20:30, 4/16 (Tue), 2019/ Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301

Language: English / No registration necessary

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