The Siberian Captivity of Japanese Soldiers and the Transnational History of War and Empire, 1945-1956 – with Sherzod Muminov

Monday 17 February 2020

Sherzod Muminov is Lecturer in Japanese History at the University of East Anglia, where he teaches courses on the histories of Japan, the Cold War, the Soviet Union, and POW and internment camps.

Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Thursday 5 March 2020

We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden, to address the Japan Society at the end of his third year in post to share his views on the political, diplomatic and business situation in Japan from his unique perspective as the UK’s representative in Tokyo.

No Laughing Matter. Matayoshi Naoki’s Success as a Comedian and Novelist – with Till Weingärtner

Monday 16 March 2020

Till Weingärtner is lecturer in contemporary East Asian Studies and director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC) at University College Cork. He holds his M.A. and PhD in Japanese Studies, both from Freie Universität Berlin. Since his student days his research has primarily focused on Japanese comedy.

Performing Memory: Artistic Production and Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo – with Yen-Yi Chan

Monday 20 April 2020

This talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory of the Northern Fujiwara clan became identified with the Nan’endo (Southern Round Hall), at Kofukuji temple in Nara, and was transformed and reshaped along with the history of the hall from the ninth to the eleventh century.

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