Art & Design

Nissan Institute Seminar Series (Hilary Term 2015)

22 Jnauary - 13 March 2015, 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 Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford


Convenors: Dr Ekaterina Hertog and Professor Takehiko Kariya


Thursday 22 January

Dr Hiro R Watanabe, University of Sheffield

Labour market deregulation in Japan: its causes and consequences


Thursday 29 January

Professor Yuichiro shimizu, Keio University

How modern Japan fostered young elites? Education, Institution and Promotion


Thursday 5 February

Professor Midori Okabe, Sophia University.

Is Japan a Closed Society of Immigration? - Issues on International Migration and Territoriality in Japan


Thursday 12 February

Dr Chris Harding, University of Edinburgh

Placing Japan's First Psychotherapists, 1930 - 1950


Thursday 19 February
Dr Jonathan Service, Wadham College, Oxford.
The Greece of the East: Writing the History of Music in Meiji Japan


Thursday 26 February

Professor Wilhelm Vosse, International Christian University.
Japan’s New Security Cooperation in Counter-Piracy Missions


Friday 6 March

Professor Aaron S. Moore, Arizona State University.
Engineering the Empire: “Comprehensive Development” in Japan’s Colonial Borderlands


Please note that this seminar will take place on Friday 6th March and start at 5.00 p.m. in the Pavilion Room.


Friday 13March

Mr Tatsuya Mori, Film maker.

Film on Aum Sinrikyo

There will be a film showing of “A2” (on Aum Sinrikyo) from 2.30 - 4.30 p.m. with a short break, and then from 5.00 p.m. Mr Mori will give a talk about the film and his work.


Please note that this seminar will take place on Friday 13th March and start at 2.30p.m. in the Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre followed by the usual seminar starting at 5.00pm.


Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to check on the Institutes website in case there has been a cancellation or change of venue

22 January - 13 March 2015

Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Rd., Oxford

Tel: 018865 274570

Fax: 01865 274574


Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford University