Film to politics, history to women's fashion - these topics and more will be discussed at a Japanese studies event at the University of East Anglia next week.
(pictured: Manga by Christina Plaka depicting Lord Nelson, the 'Dancer' by Degas, and the 'Mexican', an Aztec noble man)
The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Conference is held annually with the aim of exploring various aspects of research into Japanese life and culture.
Over 120 experts will speak during the two day conference on September 6 and 7, on subjects including the history of women’s fashion, the future of Japanese politics and literature and art since the Fukushima disaster.
The keynote speaker will be Prof Yoshimi Shunya, a media theorist from the University of Tokyo, who will give a talk on the atomic relationship between Japan and the United States of America.
Dr Ulrich Heinze from UEA’s Centre for Japanese Studies has organised the conference. He said: “The purpose of this event is to bring together experts in all fields of Japanese study to enhance our collective understanding of the country, its history and its people.
“The number of people wanting to speak at the conference way exceeded our expectations, and meant we had to extend it to two full days.
“This is the second time we have held the BAJS conference at UEA, and I am personally looking forward to welcoming visitors from across the world to our campus to engage in lively debate and discussion about Japan.”
The conference takes place on September 6 and 7 at the Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA. Attendance costs £65 for the two days, with options available for partial attendance. For more information, and to book a place at the conference, visit www.uea.ac.uk/cjs/bajs-conference-2012