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Nissan Institute Seminar Series (Hilary Term 2013)

17 January - 15 March 2013, Oxford

From its start in the 1980s the institute has organised a series of Nissan Seminars in Japanese Studies.  We invite scholars based in the UK to present their most recent research.  Members of the general public are welcome to attend.

Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30pm, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders’ Building, St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

Convenors: Dr Tuukka Toivonen and Professor Ian Neary


Thursday 17 January
Dr Pamela Wace, The Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Environment and Technology: the view from prehistory


Thursday 24 January

David Banister, Professor of Transport Studies and Fellow of St. Anne's College, Director of the Transport Studies Unit, School of Geography and the Environment
Towards a low carbon society: Halving global CO2 emissions from the transport sector by 2050


Thursday 31 January

Katrina Moore, University of New South Wales
The Pedagogical Power of Noh: An Ethnographer's Journey


Thursday 7 February

Masahiro Kotosaka, Said Business School
The Institutional Context for Rapidly Internationalizing Japanese Firms: Constraint to resource, bilateral to multilateral


Thursday 14 February

Philip Grover, Assistant Curator, Photograph and Manuscript Collections, Pitt Rivers Museum
Samurai Abroad: Photographs of the Takenouchi Mission to Europe (1862)


Thursday 21 February
Susan Long, John Carroll University
Revisiting Siblings and Grandchildren: The Meaning of Japanese Family Relationships in the Old Age


Thursday 28 February

Adam Komisarof, Reitaku University
The Role of Aligning Acculturation Strategies in Addressing Japan’s Labor Shortage


Thursday 7 March

Ito Peng, University of Toronto
All in the Family? Migrants, Nationhood, and Care Regimes in Asia and North America


Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March
Two-day conference on Engaging with Japanese Studies revisiting the question of why Japan matters

Professor Takehiko Kariya and Professor Roger Goodman, University of Oxford; Dr Yuki Imoto, Keio University, and Mrs Suzuko Anai, Oxford Brookes University
Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30pm, 17 January - 15 March 2013

Dahrendorf Room, St Antony°«s College, 62 Woodstock Rd., Oxford

Tel: 018865 274570

Fax: 01865 274574


Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford University