Events

Upcoming Events

Nissan Seminar: Japan’s far more female future — in business, in the economy, in politics

Friday, 12 October, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College

Bill Emmott is an independent writer and consultant best known for his time as Editor in Chief of The Economist (1993-2006) and his books on Japan, which began with the bestselling The Sun Also Sets in 1989.

Speaker(s): 
Bill Emmott

Past Events

Talk by Chairman Stan Shih on Si-nnovation Island & Eastern Si-vilization

Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 -
14:30 to 15:30
Said Business School (Lecture Theatre 4), Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

Chairman Shih will talk about Taiwan’s role as the manufacturing centre of the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. He will discuss the future of this industry and what is Taiwan’s next step.

Nissan Seminar: A one-day conference on Compressed Development in Asia and Beyond

Friday, 18 May, 2018 -
09:00 to 18:00
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

This one-day conference features three co-authors of the book manuscript Compressed Development (nearing completion, to be published by Oxford University Press), as well as a diverse set of commentators and critics from Oxford and other institutions.

Nissan Seminar: Cultural and practical factors leading to Japan's PISA success: similarities and differences to other top-performers

Friday, 11 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Lucy Crehan is a qualified teacher, an education explorer, an author, and an international education consultant.

Speaker(s): 
Lucy Crehan, Education Researcher and Author

Nissan Seminar: Mind control, coercion, or blind faith? Auto-biographical narratives of former Aum Shinrikyō members and the ‘Japanese psyche

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Dr Rin Ushiyama, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

Nissan Seminar: Leaning Out for the Long Span: Married Japanese Salarywomen’s strategies for maintaining careers and well-being in the 2000s

Friday, 27 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Abstract:

Speaker(s): 
Professor Glenda S. Roberts, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Nissan Seminar: Writing an “International” Cuisine in Japan: Murai Gensai’s 1903 Culinary Novel Kuidōraku

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Eric C. Rath, Toyota Visiting Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan and Professor of the History Department, University of Kansas

Nissan Seminar: CANCELLED: The early ethnolinguistic history of the Japanese archipelago

Thursday, 22 February, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

This weeks seminar has been cancelled due to illness.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Alexander Vovin, Directeur d'études, linguistique historique du Japon et de l'Asie du Nord-Est, EHESS-Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales

Nissan Seminar: Making Films in Japan

Friday, 9 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre

Making Films in Japan – Writer, Director and Producer John Williams will talk about his experiences making three award-winning Japanese-language feature films, Firefly Dreams (Ichiban Utsukushii Natsu, 2001), Starfish Hotel (2007) and Sado Tempest

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