Monday, June 14, 2010

Tokyo nights

This month, Tokyo is hosting a number of interesting talks in English: 


POLITICS AS USUAL? 6/16, Noon-2:00pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Speakers: Alison Airey, Kreab Gavin Anderson Japan’s Public Affairs Practice; Michael Thomas Cucek, Shisaku Blog. Location: Hilton Tokyo, 6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku 6-chome, Shinjuku-Ku, Le Pergolese 2F.    

HOW AND WHO WILL CARE FOR THE AGING AND DYING POPULATION? 6/18, 7:00pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Temple University. Speaker: Hiro Matsushita, Professor, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, Graduate School of Tokyo. Location: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 206/207, 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku. 


THAILAND AT A TURNING POINT? 6/24, 7:00pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Temple University. Speakers: Pasuk Phongpaichit, Professor of Economics, Chulalongkorn University; Chris Baker, Writer, Editor, Researcher, PhD, Cambridge University. Location: TUJ Azabu Hall 212, 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku. 


RECONSIDERING JAPAN'S DECISION TO SURRENDER IN WORLD WAR II.
6/24, 6:00pm, Tokyo, Japan. Sponsor: Japanese History Group (JHG). Speaker: Tomoki Takeda, Associate Professor, Daito Bunka University. Location: University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus), 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Institute of Social Science Bldg., Conference Room 1, 1st Floor. 



WHAT CAN BE SAID? COMMUNICATION AND THE INTIMACY OF ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK? 6/24, 5:30pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University. Speaker: Allison Alexy, Dept. of Anthropology & Sociology, Lafayette College. Location: Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Office, 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Room 10-301, 3F Building 10.  


KINSHIP, CITIZENSHIP, AND THE PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL CUSTODY. 6/25, 12:30-2:30pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: Waseda University Doctoral Student Network (WUDSN). Speakers: Allison Alexy, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Lafayette College; Glenda S. Roberts, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University. Location: Waseda University, 1-21-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Bldg. No.19, 309. 

GOVERNANCE AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN ASIA FROM A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE. 6/28, 5:00-6:30pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia Univ. Speaker: Robert F. Owen, Professor, Economics, Nantes University, France. Location: Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Office, 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Room 10-301, 3F Building 10. 


WHAT MAKES IT OK TO LEAVE: EXPLAINING DIVORCE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN. 6/30, 6:30pm, Tokyo. Sponsor: German Institute for Japanese Studies (Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien). Speaker: Allison Alexy, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Lafayette College. Location: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Jochi Kioizaka Bldg., 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, 2F. 

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION IN JAPAN AND ITS IMPACT ON INNOVATION. 6/30, 6:30-9:00pm, Tokyo, Japan. Sponsors: European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS), Science and Technology Office, Embassy of Sweden. Speakers: Robert Kneller, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo; Dr. Tommy Shih, Research Fellow, RCAST, University of Tokyo. Location: Embassy of Sweden, 10-3-400 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Auditorium.

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