2009 to Present


2018-2019

Miri Yu
Myself Within Japan, Myself Within Fukushima

October 25, 2018 | 5:00pm

International House, Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

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2017-2018

Professor Naoyuki Umemori
America in Japan/ Japan in America: Towards a Topographical Analysis of Japanese Intellectual History from KOTOKU Shusui (1871-1911) to ETO Jun (1932-1999)

January 11, 2018 | 5:00pm

International House, Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

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2016-2017

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

September 27, 2016  |  4:30 pm (Film Screening)
September 28, 2016  |  6:00 pm (Keynote)

International House, Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

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2015-2016

Tawada Yoko
Where Literature Begins: The Practice and Poetics of Multilingual Address

March 7, 2016
International House
1414 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the Global Voices Program at International House, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Department of Germanic Studies.

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2015

Professor Ryuichi Narita
The Various Routes of Post-WWII Japanese Intellectuals: Their Perspectives on the War and World

What was the role of Japanese intellectuals in the postwar period on the level of both ideas and actions? This presentation will explore the paths taken by figures as Maruyama Masao, Yamaguchi Masao, Oe Kenzaburo, Ueno Chizuko, and Karatani Kojin from the early postwar period to the present. 

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2014

Jun'ichi Isomae
Haruki Murakami and the Question of Uneven Democracy in Post-Fukushima Japan

April 21, 2014  |  5:00 pm
1025 E 58th St, Chicago, IL  60637
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture Room

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2013

Chizuko Ueno
Forty Years of Japanese Feminism: What It Has Achieved...and What It Has Not

April 22, 2013  |  5:00 pm
International House
1414 E. 59th St. Chicago IL. 60637

Poster
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2012

Akio Igarashi
A Structure of Deceit: The Japanese Nuclear Energy Program

October 10, 2012
Poster | Program
Video
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2011

Nobukuni Koyasu
Japanese Intellectuals and China

October 4, 2011
Poster | Program
Video (Original Japanese)
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2010

Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Laureate
A Novelist Re-Reads Kaitokudo

March 4, 2010
Poster Program
Video: Japanese
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2009

Dr. Yuki Tanaka, Hiroshima Peace Institute
Crime and Responsibility: War, Indiscriminate Bombing, and Mass Killing

February 2-3, 2009
Poster | Program
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Inaugural Najita Distinguished Lecture

Professor Tetsuya Takahashi
Postwar Japan on the Brink: Militarism, Colonialism, Yasukuni Shrine

The inaugural lecture of the Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture Series in Japanese Studies was given by Professor Tetsuya Takahashi of the University of Tokyo, titled "Postwar Japan on the Brink: Militarism, Colonialism, Yasukuni Shrine."

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