The Centre for Japanese Studies holds a series of regular seminars throughout both semesters of the academic year. In keeping with our interdisciplinary outlook, speakers are invited from a diverse range of fields and research specialisms.
Seminars are typically held Wednesday evenings at 17:30 in the Lawrence Stenhouse Building room 0.01. The seminars usually last around one hour and are followed by informal discussion over refreshments. The seminars are open to all and there is no need to register attendance, so come along!
To ensure that you are kept informed about the Research Seminar schedule, contact email@example.com to be added to our mailing list.
'Mediatisation of Animals in Post-3/11 Documentaries'
Professor Hideaki Fujiki, Nagoya University
See poster for more info.
For all upcoming seminars, click here.
Reopening the “Opening of Japan”: A Two-Day International Conference to Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Ishin
The UEA's Professor Toshio Watanabe and Dr Nadine Willems are participating in the conference 'Reopening the "Opening of Japan"', to be held at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford, 10th & 11th May. The keynote speech by Professor James Ketelaar (University of Chicago) will take place on Friday evening, and the conference will also feature talks and papers by Dr Maki Fukuoka (University of Leeds), Professor Sho Konishi (University of Oxford), Olga Solovieva (University of Chicago), Nile Green (UCLA), Kiri Paramore (Leiden University), Christopher Bush (Northwestern University), and many more. Full details can be found on the conference website.
The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ
23rd May - 26th August 2019
In May 2019 the British Museum will present the largest exhibition of manga ever held outside of Japan. The exhibition is being curated by Sainsbury Institute Research Director Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, who is also IFAC Handa Curator of Japanese Art at the British Museum. Find out more on our dedicated page.
New Area Studies Colloquium 2019 'Theory and Method: Blurring Genres'
Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July 2019, ZICER 0.01, UEA
This year’s New Area Studies Colloquium, titled ‘Theory and Method: Blurring Genres’ will be held on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July in ZICER 0.01, UEA Campus. This two day-long event features a number of panels on doing area studies across the world, theory, methods, and finding funding. CJS Director Simon Kaner will be speaking on the panel ‘On Doing Area Studies (Finding Funds and Partnerships)’, addressing this from a Japan perspective. You can find the full programme online here. To register your place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CJS Film Screening: 17 Short Lived
On Thursday 2nd May, CJS hosted a free screening of 17 Short Lived, a film based on the experiences of Okinawan high school girls made to serve as nurses during WW2. We were lucky enough to have the film's director Takao Saiki join us for the screening and give a Q&A afterwards. The film was highly thought-provoking and gave all those who attended a new perspective on Japanese history. You can read more about the film on the event page, here.
The Nikkei Telecom Japanese Speech Contest
The annual Nikkei Telecom Japanese Speech Contest was held on Friday 29th March at 10:30am in ARTS 01.06. Fourth-year Japanese language students took part in a rigorous speech competition that tested their knowledge of the Japanese language and culture.
VC's Visit to Japan
The UEA's Vice-Chancellor recently visited Japan in order to visit partner institutions and to develop our relationships with Japanese universities. Professor Simon Kaner, who accompanied the VC, has written a report, which you can read online, here.