BAMS Christmas Talk – Japanese Diasporas
11 December 2015, London
Speakers: Sylvia Simpson, Ayako Suzuki, Artour Mitski, Kaoru Takahashi
Chair: Lyle De Souza
There are more than three million Japanese people living abroad, yet relatively little is known about this diaspora. Where have people of Japanese descent (Nikkei) settled around the world? What might the Japanese diaspora in these different spaces share in common beyond Japanese heritage? Is theirs a rooted-transnationalism? How are subjectivities produced? To what extent is the diasporic experience affected by gender?
This panel brings together a range of speakers illustrating case-studies of the Japanese diaspora in London, Dublin, Bangkok, and the UK.