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Film screening and discussion

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and opportunity" presents

Stories from Tohoku

Featuring Japanese American Filmmakers Dianne Fukami & Debra Nakatomi

Date: Novembeer 21 (Fri), 2014
Time: 18:00-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English with Japanese subtitles / No registration necessary / Free of charge
For more information about the film click here: www.storiesfromtohoku.com

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Network Studies" presents

Reconsidering Pictures of Yoshiwara Beauties

Julie Nelson Davis

Date: October 17 (Fri), 2014
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Office Closure

ICC office will be closed from August 11 through August 25, 2014. We wish you a wonderful summer holiday.

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Film screening and discussion

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and opportunity" presents

Nuclear Nation

Featuring Funahashi Atsushi (Director)& Aaron Gerow (Yale University)

Date: July 25 (Fri), 2014
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English and Japanese / No registration necessary / Free of charge
For more information about the film click here: http://nuclearnation.jp/en/

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ICC Lecture

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and opportunity" presents

Maps of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Ryo Morimoto

Date: July 23 (Wed), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and opportunity" presents

Nuclear Projects in India: State, People and Protests

Anthony Dias

Date: July 21 (Mon), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture and discussion

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and opportunity" presents

Freeter and Precariat

Featuring Guy Standing

Date: July 19 (Sat), 2014
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Japanese Literature in Motion" presents

From Fear to Beauty: The Materiality of Writing and the Early History of Japanese-English Translation

Michael Emmerich

Date: July 17 (Thu), 2014
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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A screening of a documentary film followed by a discussion session

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Tokyo Study Center at Sophia University presents

HAFU: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan

http://hafufilm.com/en/

Date: July 11 (Fri), 2014
Time: 17:00-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English with Japanese subtitles / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Abe Kôbô and the Politics of Fantasy

Darcy Gauthier

Date: July 10 (Thu), 2014
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 912
Language: English / No registration necessary

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A screening of a documentary film

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "3.11 as Crisis and opportunity" presents

Buddhism after the Tsunami-The Souls of Zen 3/11 Japan Special

Tim GRAF

Date: June 20 (Fri), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Japanese-American and their Lived Experiences in a Multicultural Society

Dr. Emi Moriuchi

Date: June 16 (Mon), 2014
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture Canceled

Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Postcolonial Asian Cities" presents

Shanghai Futurism

Dr. Anna GREENSPAN

Date: June 20 (Fri), 2014
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301

This talk is canceled due to speaker's schedule change

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

An Oration on Idology

Dr. Hiroshi AOYAGI

Date: June 13 (Fri), 2014
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Chinese Labour Corps

the forgotten story of the 135,000 Chinese who worked for the French and British armies during World War One

Mark O'NEILL

Date: June 4 (Wed), 2014
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Desiring Sex and Longing for Love: A Culture's Dilemma

Dr. William Jankowiak

Date: June 2 (Mon), 2014
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Twanging Bows and Throwing Rice: Warding Off Evil in Medieval Japanese Birth Scenes

Dr. Yui SUZUKI

Date: May 30 (Fri), 2014
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

The Posthumanist Quest for the Universal: Butler, Badiou, Žižek

Dr. Mari RUTI

Date: May 22 (Thu), 2014
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Public Safety, Security and Surveillance in the Global City: Views from Tokyo

Dr. David MURAKAMI-WOOD

Date: Mar. 17 (Mon), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Japanese Literature in Motion" presents a workshop on

Trajectories of ‘Japanese’ Texts in the Early Twentieth Century

Date: Mar. 8 (Sat), 2014
Time: 13:00-17:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Social Fragmentation and Sustainability in Palestinian Communities:
Resilience and Uncertainty in Everyday Life

Dr. Joshua RICKARD

Date: Mar. 3 (Mon), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Emotions: Are They the Key to Culture?

James M. Jasper, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Date: Jan. 14 (Tue), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

"It's Time to Give back!": Competitive Charity in Today's Global Yoga

Anne Koch, University of Munich

Date: Jan. 9 (Thu), 2014
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Office Closure

ICC office will be closed during the Christmas holiday and the new year holiday. (ICC office will be open half day on December 26 and 27.) We will be back with our usual working hours of 10 am to 5 pm from January 6th, 2014.

We thank you for your kind support during the year and wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Postcolonial Asian Cities" presents

Urbanizing China in War and Peace: Wuxi County, 1911-1945

Toby Lincoln, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester
Date: Dec. 12 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice

Kristin Surak, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Politics at SOAS, University of London

Date: Dec. 13 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Twenty-One Haiku Lessons from The Book of Tea

Michael Dylan Welch, Vice president of the Haiku Society of America

Date: Dec. 2 (Mon), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Fatherhood and Consumption: An Exploratory Study of Soon-to-be Fathers in Japan

Florian Kohlbacher, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo

Date: Dec. 9 (Mon), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Takeshima and Shimane Prefecture

Alexander Bukh, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University, Wellington

Date: Dec. 5 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

From Private to Public: Portrait Photography and Changing Social Mores in Late Meiji Japan

Karen M. Fraser, Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History, Santa Clara University / ICC Visiting Fellow

Date: Nov. 25 (Mon), 2013
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Hand-fisted Piety: Christian militias in the Minahasa

Laurens Bakker, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies
Institute of Sociology of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Date: Nov. 19 (Tue), 2013
Time: 17:15-18:45
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Intercultural Theatre and Acting in a Global Age: an alternative view

Phillip Zarrilli, founding Artistic Director of The Llanarth Group
Professor of Performance Practice in the Drama Department at Exeter University

Date: Nov. 15 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Postcolonial Asian Cities" presents

Angry Ghosts: 1900's Boxer Crisis as Global History

Jeff WASSERSTROM, Chancellor's Professor of History, U.C. Irvine
Date: Oct. 31 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

“Brazil in the Global Crisis Context”

José Marcos DOMINGUES, Professor of Law, Rio de Janeiro State University
Associate Professor. Petrópolis Catholic University (Rio de Janeiro)

Date: Oct. 14 (Mon), 2013
Time: 17:15-18:45
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC and CIEE co-hosts a screening of a film

"Girl Rising"

The message is simple: educate girls and you will change the world

Date: Oct. 11 (Fri), 2013
Time: 17:15-
Venue: Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Research Unit 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity cooperating with New Zealand Asia Institute

Co-organizing an international conference on Japanese Responses to Social Crisis and Disaster 1995 and 2011 on Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September 2013 at New Zealand Asia Institute, the University of Auckland

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture in cooperation with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the NPO “DSIA (Durable Social Innovation Alliance)”presents

Microfinance and BOP in India:

The Importance for Indian Inclusive Development and Internship Opportunities for Japanese Students

Mr. Prem Das Rai,Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha (elected directly by people) Lower House of Indian Parliament (representing Sikkim State)

Date: September 9 (Mon), 2013
Time: 13:30-15:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 12, 2F, Rm 202
Language: English
For those who are interested in attending the presentation, please send your name, affiliation and status to seminar@dsia.or.jp

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ICC Office Closure

ICC office will be closed from August 12 through August 23, 2013. We wish you a wonderful summer holiday.

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

“Realists” versus “Idealists”:

Ideological Struggles in Japan's Intellectual Field of the 1960s in the Light of the Debate on Sartre's "A Plea for Intellectuals"

Simone Müller, University of Zurich

Date: July 11 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:00-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

3.11 Memorialization: 3.11 as Trauma, Ritual and Representation Public Memory, Art and History

Organized by ICC Research Unit on 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunities

Date: June 28 (Fri) and July 1 (Mon)
Time: 13:00-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10 3F, Rm 301
Language: English (No translation)
No registration necessary
This symposium is partially funded by Toyota Foundation.
Download program(PDF) from here

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ICC Syposium announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Travelling Cuisines: Culinary Politics and Transnational Foodways in and out of Asia

Organized by ICC Research Unit on Globalization, food and social identity in the Asia Pacific

Date: June 22 (Sat), 2013
Time: 9:30-18:00
Venue: Sophia University, Library Bldg, 9F, Rm 911
Language: English (No translation)
No registration necessary
This symposium is funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research.
Download program(PDF) from here

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Beyond ‘the West’ and ‘the East: Occidentalism, Orientalism, and Self-Orientalism in Italy-Japan Relations

Toshio MIYAKE,Marie Curie Researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice / ICC Visiting Fellow

Date: July 5 (Fri), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923

Gennifer Weisenfeld,Professor of Modern Japanese Art History and Visual Culture, Duke University

Date: June 26 (Wed), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Organized by ICC 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Unit
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Human Security Studies: Building a More Humane World

Sorpong PEOU, Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, University of Winnipeg

Date: May 27 (Mon), 2013
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

How Tokyo Invented Sushi

Jordan Sand, Associate Professor of Japanese History and Culture, Georgetown University

Date: May 10 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Syposium announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan

Organized by ICC Network Studies Research Group

Date: June 8 (Sat), 2013
Time: 10:00-17:45
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 12, 1F, Rm 102
Language: English and Japanese (No translation)
No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Mothers, Daughters and Sex: Negotiating young women’s sexuality in British and Hong Kong families

Stevi Jackson, Professor of Women’s Studies and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York, UK

Date: May 21 (Tue), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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New online publication

Institute of Comparative Culture is happy to announce the ICC Working Paper Series No. 7 is published online.

Silent Dialogue and "Teaism": A New Perspective on European Missionaries' Experiences of the Way of Tea 茶道 in Late Sixteenth-Century Japan
Dr. Frances N. Hioki

Click here to download.

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

After Exile: Cuban Diaspora, Revolutionary Nostalgia and Global Tourism

Ruth BEHAR, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan

Date: April 19 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 912
Language: English / No registration necessary
This lecture is co-hosted by ICC, Graduate School of Global Studies and the Institute of American and Canadian Studies

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ICC workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

The Challenges of Highly Skilled Migration in Asia and the Pacific

Organized by ICC Multicultural Asia Research Group

Date: March 6, 2013
Time: 9:45 – 17:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary
This workshop is supported by The International Metropolis Project
A program of this workshop can be downloaded from here.

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

A Disease Apart: Hansen’s Disease, Eugenics and Public Health, in Modern Japan

Michael Weiner, Professor of East Asian History and International Studies, Soka University of America

Date: March 1 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Winter break information

ICC office will be closed from December 22nd,2012 to January 7th, 2013.
Best wishes from ICC for the year of the snake!

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ICC Online resources information

Following videos from ICC lectures and workshop are now online.

Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Samurai by Dr. David Howell
China’s Development Prospect beyond the Middle-Income Level by Dr. Ding Lu
Networks in Premodern and Early Modern Japan: the fifth workshop of the ICC research group "Network Studies"
Collection of syllabus introduced at "Teaching 3.11" workshop organized by ”3.11 as Crisis and Opportunities" research group is now available from this webpage.
Teaching 3.11 Syllabi Collection

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ICC co-hosts a screening of a 3.11 related film

"3.11: In the Moment" (2011)

with Kyoko GASHA, Film Director, Journalist, Sophia alumna

Date: Nov.23 (Fri), 2012
Time: 17:00-19:50 (Talk by Gasha followed by the film and a Q and A session)
Venue: Library Bldg 8F, Rm 821
Language: Japanese Film is subtitled in English / No registration necessary
This event is supported by ICC "3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity" Research Unit

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Post-3.11 and the Arts of Catastrophe

Marilyn Ivy, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Date: Nov.27 (Tue), 2012
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
This talk is organized by ICC "3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity" Research Unit

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture and Institute of American and Canadian Studies presents

Making De-Racialized and Pathologically Racial Bodies and Minds: U.S. Television and Print News Coverage of Health Issues

Charles L. Briggs, Professor of Folklore and Anthropology, University of California Berkeley

Date: Dec.7 (Fri), 2012
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 University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

On the Beginnings of Media and Communication Studies: Theories of the Press and Its Social Function in Prewar Japan

Fabian Schäfer, The University Research Priority Program (URPP) Asia and Europe of the University of Zurich

Date: Dec.5 (Wed), 2012
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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Sophia Research Organization Festival announcement

Date: Oct. 31 (Wed), 2012
Time: 12:30-19:00 (overall)
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 2, 17F
ICC Research Unit Network Studies will present about their project
(From 12:40-13:00 at 2-1702). And Prof. Slater will be a panelist in a panel discussion on Tohoku's recovery after 3.11 (15:50-17:50).
And there will be a poster session on Prof. Watanabe's 2009 Research Unit Cultures of Debt (Poster number P11)
A program of this year's Research Organization Festival can be downloaded from here.

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ICC workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Networks in Premodern and Early Modern Japan

Organized by ICC Network Studies Research Group

Date: Oct. 20 (Sat), 2012
Time: 13:30-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary
This is the fifth workshop organized by the Network Studies research unit.
Program of this event can be downloaded from here.
Videos of the prior workshops are available at the following URL http://www.erp.sophia.ac.jp/Projects/ocw/research/comparativeculture.html

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

China’s Development Prospect beyond the Middle-Income Level

Ding LU, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

Date: Oct. 8 (Mon), 2012
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Summer holiday Schedule

ICC office will be closed from August 11, 2012 to August 26, 2012.

We thank you all for the support given to us in the past months and hope you will be with us in the coming semester as well.
ATTENTION!:Due to equipment maintenance work, ICC server will be shut down during the weekend of August 25 and 26. During that time you will not be able to access our web page. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.

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Teaching 3.11 compiled syllabus

Compiled syllabus (PDF) from the workshop Teaching 3.11 can be downloaded from here now

Orginized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group

For event schedule, click HERE

Bios of the participants Page one: Page two
This event has been made possible by the funding from Japan Foundation

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ICC Workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Contemporary Japanese Art After 1990:

The Representation and the Identity of the Japanese Artists in the Global Context

For event flyer, click HERE

Date: July 8 (Sun), 2012
Time: 14:00-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English with some Japanese / No registration necessary
This event has been made possible by the funding from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

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ICC Workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Teaching 3.11: Issues, Materials, Pedagogy and Research

Orginized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group

For event flyer, click HERE

Bios of the participants Page one: Page two

Workshop Schedule

Date: June 29 (Fri), 2012
Time: 10:00-17:30
Venue: Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 921
Language: English with some Japanese / No registration necessary
This event has been made possible by the funding from Japan Foundation

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ICC Lectures in May and June

May 29: "What Is the K in K-Pop?" by John Lie
June 1: "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Samurai" by David Howell
June 5: "Assessing the Place of Religion in Recent Japanese Disaster Responses" by Levi McLaughlin
June 15: "Polyvocality of Cherry Blossoms from Yamato-Damashii to Fukushima: Communicative Opacity in Political Spaces" by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
June 21: "An Other Other? The Qur’ān, Islam, and Religious Identity in Modern Japan" by Hans Martin Krämer

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

An Other Other? The Qur’ān, Islam, and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

Hans Martin Krämer, Ruhr University Bochum

Date: June 21 (Thu), 2012
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

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Polyvocality of Cherry Blossoms from Yamato-Damashii to Fukushima: Communicative Opacity in Political Spaces

Orginized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group

Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Date: June 15 (Fri), 2012
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
This is the fourth event organized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group. They will organize workshops/events over the course of this year.

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Assessing the Place of Religion in Recent Japanese Disaster Responses

Orginized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group

Levi McLaughlin

Date: June 5 (Tue), 2012
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 2, 5F, Rm 510
Language: English / No registration necessary
This is the third event organized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group. They will organize workshops/events over the course of this year.

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Samurai

David L. Howell, Harvard University

Date: June 1 (Fri), 2012
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

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

What Is the K in K-Pop?

John Lie, University of California, Berkeley

Date: May 29 (Tue), 2012
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 University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

This Machine Kills Nuclear Power Plants: The Music of Resistance in Post-Fukushima Japan

Orginized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group

Date: April 27 (Fri), 2012
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary
This is the Second event organized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group. They will organize workshops/events over the course of this year.

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

FUKUSHIMA COLOURS--Voices of Sustainability after March 11th, 2011

Short film, reading and discussion

Orginized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group

Date: April 13 (Fri), 2012
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary
This is the first event organized by 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Group. They will organize workshops/events over the course of this year.

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ICC workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Networks in Early Modern Japan (4)

Organized by ICC Network Studies Research Group

Date: April 14 (Sat), 2012
Time: 13:30-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary
This is the fourth workshop organized by the Network Studies research unit.
Program of this event can be downloaded from here.
Videos of the prior workshops are available at the following URL http://www.erp.sophia.ac.jp/Projects/ocw/research/comparativeculture.html

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Director:
David H. Slater
(デビッド・H.スレイター)
Ph.D., Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts,
Sophia University

Vice Director:
Caroline Hirasawa
(キャロライン・ヒラサワ)
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts,
Sophia University

 

ICC Collaborative Research Units

Postcolonial Asian Cities

Global Food Project

Network Studies

3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

Japanese Literature in Motion