11th Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies: OGUMA EIJI

A New Wave Against the Rock: New Social Movements in Japan Since the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

Professor of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo, Eiji OGUMA's research covers national identity and nationalism, colonial policy, democracy and social movements in modern Japan from the view of historical sociology.  Professor Oguma has earned (8) prizes for his published works in Japan.  He has participated and gained credibility in anti-nuke movements in Tokyo after the Fukushima incident.

This year's Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture is a two-day event featuring the film screening of "Tell the Prime Minister" on Tuesday, September 27th at 4:30 pm and a keynote by Professor Oguma in Japanese with English translation on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00 pm.  Both events will take place at the Assembly Hall at International House (1414 E. 59th St) and are free and open to the public.