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Friday, September 9, 2016

Security Policy and Military Power in Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Nori Katagiri, Saint Louis University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Dr. Nori Katagiri is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University. He received a B.A. from the University of South Carolina, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Saint Louis University after five years of federal service teaching at Air War College, a joint military...   More >

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tell the Prime Minister (首相官邸の前で)

Film - Documentary: Center for Japanese Studies | September 16 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 PFA


Eiji Oguma, Keio University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


After "Occupy Wall Street"in New York, and before the "Umbrella Revolution" in Hong Kong, 200 thousand people surrounded the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo for an anti-nuclear demonstration. However, this incident was not reported extensively by the media and subsequently went unnoticed by the world.

This documentary film captures the anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima...   More >

Friday, September 23, 2016

Excrement and Debt: Insights from a popular anatomical image into the depths of history and of the heart

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 23 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Rhetoric, Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama's research explores broad philosophical issues (being and time, representations and reality, knowing and feeling) through the lens of specific topics in comparative medical history (Japan, China, and Europe). His recent work includes studies on the imagination of strings in the metaphysics and experience of presence, the visceral fear of excrement in Western...   More >

Friday, October 14, 2016

Kintsugi: A Japanese approach to ceramic repair

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 14 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


David Morrison Pike

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Kintsugi is a time consuming and technical process to repair ceramic using lacquer and a metal finish. The repaired piece is usually more valuable and aesthetically pleasing than before the repair. Kintsugi dates back to about the 15th. century and is closely related to makie. The damaged area is covered in gold or silver which pulls the eye to the repair and in effect celebrates the imperfection...   More >

Friday, October 21, 2016

Shaping a New Political-Economic Order in the Asia-Pacific? The TPP, RCEP, and AIIB

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 21 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


The TPP has become one of the flashpoints in the current American elections. This conference analyzes not only this issue but the larger trade relations of which it is a part. In July 2014, a so-called Bali Package that addresses trade facilitation efforts was derailed by a dispute ...   More >