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JSC Semester 1 2019 Round Up

The first semester of 2019 proved a busy one at the Japanese Studies Centre; we welcomed back Dr. Alison Tokita as an adjunct researcher, as well as hearing from both local staff and guest speakers.

We were particular pleased to start out

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8 December 2016: Professor Anne Allison

On 8 December 2016, the JSC was delighted to welcome Anne Allison, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, to talk about her latest research project, an exploration of  solitary or lonely death

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6 October 2016: Joint JSC/MAI Seminar by Professor Seongbin Hwang

There has been a significant increase of news reports that feature Chinese tourists in Japan since 2012, when Japanese government started monetary easing to significantly devalue the Japanese Yen. However, it is a very

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10 August 2016 Seminar: Apocalyptic Imagination in Contemporary Japan

Apocalyptic themes can commonly be found in modern Japanese cultural works, such as animation, comic books, and “light novels.” These themes are clearly inspired by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the close of the

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Photographs from the 23 March 2016 JSC seminar: Japanese Futures: Globalization and the Notion of a Heisei Restoration

Although discussions about the nature of globalization have been occurring in Japan for two decades, it was only around 2010 that the media began to report Japan’s tardiness in addressing related issues as a kind of national crisis. Fearful

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