Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

Nissan Seminar: Japan’s far more female future — in business, in the economy, in politics

Friday, 12 October, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College

Bill Emmott is an independent writer and consultant best known for his time as Editor in Chief of The Economist (1993-2006) and his books on Japan, which began with the bestselling The Sun Also Sets in 1989.

Speaker(s): 
Bill Emmott

Nissan Seminar: A one-day conference on Compressed Development in Asia and Beyond

Friday, 18 May, 2018 -
09:00 to 18:00
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

This one-day conference features three co-authors of the book manuscript Compressed Development (nearing completion, to be published by Oxford University Press), as well as a diverse set of commentators and critics from Oxford and other institutions.

Nissan Seminar: Cultural and practical factors leading to Japan's PISA success: similarities and differences to other top-performers

Friday, 11 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Lucy Crehan is a qualified teacher, an education explorer, an author, and an international education consultant.

Speaker(s): 
Lucy Crehan, Education Researcher and Author

Nissan Seminar: Mind control, coercion, or blind faith? Auto-biographical narratives of former Aum Shinrikyō members and the ‘Japanese psyche

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Dr Rin Ushiyama, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

Nissan Seminar: Leaning Out for the Long Span: Married Japanese Salarywomen’s strategies for maintaining careers and well-being in the 2000s

Friday, 27 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Abstract:

Speaker(s): 
Professor Glenda S. Roberts, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Dr Mateja Kovacic

British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

My research on robots focuses on robots and automated systems in urban and social spaces. It includes the whole range of non-industrial robot experimenting, from autonomous vehicles and delivery drones, healthcare robots, to social and service robots. I currently work on three projects: the politics of humanoid robots in Japan, the urban living labs for robot experiments with focus on Dubai, Singapore, California and Japan, and medical delivery drones in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nissan Seminar: Writing an “International” Cuisine in Japan: Murai Gensai’s 1903 Culinary Novel Kuidōraku

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Eric C. Rath, Toyota Visiting Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan and Professor of the History Department, University of Kansas

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