Events

Upcoming Events

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

Nissan Seminar: To be confirmed 2

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

Ms Sumiko Ito, President of Arcadia Capital, Inc., USA and Director and Treasurer of FUTI (Friends of UTokyo, Inc.)

Title to be confirmed

Speaker(s): 
Ms Sumiko Ito, President of Arcadia Capital, Inc., USA and Director and Treasurer of FUTI (Friends of UTokyo, Inc.)

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

Past Events

Nissan Seminar: Ruth Benedict’s Cultural Relativism: Imagining Democracy in Japan During World War II

Friday, 11 March, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
The Syndicate Room, The Old Main Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Ruth Benedict’s Cultural Relativism: Imagining Democracy in Japan During World War II

Please note that this seminar takes place on Friday 11th March 2016 at 5.00 p.m. in the Syndicate Room, The Old Main Building, St. Antony’s College.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Amy Borovoy, Princeton University

Nissan Seminar: Slow Cities?: The Revitalisation of Shrinking Communities in Japan

Slow Cities
Thursday, 10 March, 2016 -
09:30 to 16:45
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Cittaslow (Slow City) is a rural development movement of small towns started in Italy in 1999.  The movement aims to improve their quality of life and sustainability by emphasizing the individual towns’ unique identities, the local asset-based economy, and by promoting an eco-friendly environment

Speaker(s): 
Professor Gert-Jan Hospers, Radboud University, University of Twente
Mr Pier Giorgio Oliveti, General Secretariat, Cittaslow International
Ms Heuishilja Chang, PhD student, University of Oxford
Professor Hirokazu Sakuno, Shimane University
Dr Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield
Dr Taro Hirai, Hirosaki University

Nissan Seminar: The Social Life of the Solitary Death: Aging, housing, and the limits of dwelling

Thursday, 3 March, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Dr Inge Daniels is unable to give her seminar as previously advertised for this week so she will be replaced by Jason Danely, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Japan at Oxford Brookes University.

Speaker(s): 
Jason Danely, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Japan at Oxford Brookes University

Nissan Seminar: Crossing Boundaries: Breaking the Rice Paper Ceiling in Japan and Constructing Liminality among Transnational, Transcultural Academics

Friday, 5 February, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
The Syndicate Room, The Old Main Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Crossing Boundaries: Breaking the Rice Paper Ceiling in Japan and Constructing Liminality among Transnational, Transcultural Academics

Speaker(s): 
Professor Adam Komisarof, Reitaku University and Professor Zhu Hua, Birkbeck College, University of London

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