Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

Nissan Seminar: Slow Cities?: The Revitalisation of Shrinking Communities in Japan

Slow Cities
Thursday, 10 March, 2016 -
09:30 to 16:45
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Cittaslow (Slow City) is a rural development movement of small towns started in Italy in 1999.  The movement aims to improve their quality of life and sustainability by emphasizing the individual towns’ unique identities, the local asset-based economy, and by promoting an eco-friendly environment

Speaker(s): 
Professor Gert-Jan Hospers, Radboud University, University of Twente
Mr Pier Giorgio Oliveti, General Secretariat, Cittaslow International
Ms Heuishilja Chang, PhD student, University of Oxford
Professor Hirokazu Sakuno, Shimane University
Dr Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield
Dr Taro Hirai, Hirosaki University

Nissan Seminar: Politics and Society in Japan in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 -
10:00 to 12:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College

This seminar is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) #25245023.

Speaker(s): 
Hideki Asari (Minister, Director of the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC), London)
Machiko Osawa (Professor of Economics, Director of Research Institute for Women and Careers, Japan Women’s University)
Hiroshi Shiratori (Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Director of Policy Science Institute, Hosei University)
Masanobu Ido (Professor of Political Science, Waseda University)
Nanako Fujita (Associate Professor of Economics, Nagoya City University)
Hideko Magara (Professor of Political Science, Waseda University)

Nissan Seminar: Dilemmas of learning of Japanese as a foreign language and English as an international language: perspectives from applied linguistics research

Friday, 6 November, 2015 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College

Dilemmas of learning of Japanese as a foreign language and English as an international language: perspectives from applied linguistics research

Speaker(s): 
Dr Heath Rose (University of Oxford)

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