Nissan Seminar - How Japan’s Strengths of the High Growth Years Became its Weaknesses Today

Friday, 5 October, 2012 -
17:00 to 18:30
Dahrendorf Room, Founders’ Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Professor Kent Calder, (Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and the Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA)
How Japan’s Strengths of the High Growth Years Became its Weaknesses Today

Professor Takehiko Kariya

Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society

I joined the University of Oxford in 2008. After completing my BA and MA degrees at the University of Tokyo, I studied at Northwestern University in the US, where I got my PhD in sociology in 1988.  After going back to Japan, I worked at the National Institute of Multimedia Education from 1988 to 1991, and then moved to the Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, where I taught the sociology of education for almost two decades until I came to Oxford.

My teaching at Oxford includes the Sociology of Japanese Society and Research Methods for Japanese Studies.

Dr Jenny Corbett

Dr Jenny Corbett
Emeritus Fellow

I specialise on the Japanese economy and most of my research has been on current macro-economic policy issues in Japan. I’ve been interested in Japanese banking and finance for many years and have also written on financial systems in economies in transition and on the Asian financial crisis of 1997.   At the ANU I have been Executive Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre which focuses on the economic interaction between Australia and Japan and their strategic interests in the Asia Pacific region.  Presently I am serving as PVC Research.

MPhil in Japanese Studies

Students who successfully complete the MSc year, may progress to the second, MPhil year, during which they will do an advanced research methods course, a further language course, one more course about Japan (two in the case of those who do not take the language course), and a 30,000 word thesis to be handed in by 12 noon on Monday of the fourth week of Trinity Term.

The primary aim of the MPhil programme is to prepare students for subsequent doctoral work but it is also appropriate preparation for a wide range of careers.


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