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Torsten Weber

Torsten Weber
Modern East Asian History
Science Communication & Public Relations Principal Researcher

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Events

December 9, 2022
Category: Symposia and Conferences
Shinzo Abe’s Legacy for the Future of Japanese-Southeast Asian Relations

December 8, 2022
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
‘Caring Machines’

October 11, 2022
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Smoke without a Fire? The Search for Populism in Japan

September 29, 2022
Category: Other Events
Unearthing Multispecies Intellectual History: Minakata Kumagusu, Queer Nature and the Microbial Paradigm, 1887-1892

September 13, 2022
Global Knowledge Infrastructure – Growth Through Sharing? Approaching An Intercultural, Digital Knowledge Network

September 8, 2022
Category: DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
Comparing Labour-Cost Retrenchments in Times of Crisis: How Investors React to the Flexible and Rigid Strategies of Innovative Firms

August 18, 2022
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Silk-Making Knowledge in Amami Ōshima as Critical Archipelagic Heritage

June 30, 2022
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Data protection regulation in Japan against the background of international trends (Ana Gascón Marcén)

June 7 - June 9, 2022
Category: Symposia and Conferences
The Future of Liberalism. Japan, France and Germany in Global Context

April 26, 2022
Duisburger Ostasiengespräche/East Asia Talks: Civil Societies’ Reactions of East and Southeast Asian Countries to the Russian War on Ukraine

April 6, 2022
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
‘The Visible College of Urbanists’: Imagining Tokyo as a World City

March 24, 2022
Category: DIJ Forum
Digital Currencies in Asia: Lessons for Europe

March 16, 2022
Category: Other Events
Ryokan: Mobilizing Hospitality in Rural Japan

March 2 - March 4, 2022
Sustainable Societies

February 16, 2022
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Toxic Food and Slow Violence in Japan’s Post-3/11 Literature

January 18, 2022
Category: Joint Study Group
Political Economy of Carbon Pricing and Green Finance

November 20, 2021
Category: Workshops
Sitzung der Fachgruppe Technik

November 11, 2021
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
‘Emerging from the mist’: Dissemination and Transition of Contemporary Shugendō

October 20, 2021
Category: Joint Study Group
From learning good manners to training one’s own apprentices: Female rakugo performers on Tokyo’s stages

September 30, 2021
Category: Joint Study Group
Touching the Unreachable: Love of the Object and of the Self through Kawabata

September 22, 2021
Carbon pricing

September 7, 2021
Category: Other Events
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

September 7, 2021
Category: Other Events
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

September 7, 2021
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

September 7, 2021
Category: Joint Study Group
Mobile professionals and their families: The making of transnational spaces in Tokyo from a male perspective

August 25, 2021
Category: Other Events
Greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring via satellites

June 25, 2021
Workshop of the Research Initiative ‘Technology & Society in Japan and Beyond’

June 23, 2021
Category: Joint Study Group
Croft, Quiet, and Kantai Collection: Female Bodies in Japanese Videogames

May 18, 2021
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Visions and Expectations of Autonomous Driving by Policy Makers in Japan

November 26 - November 27, 2020
Category: Symposia and Conferences
Symposium on the Occasion of the 130th Anniversary of the Opening of the Japanese Parliament Global Views of Japanese Parliamentarism in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

November 21, 2020
Category: Workshops
Sitzung der Fachgruppe Technik

September 12, 2020
Category: Joint Study Group
Boys for Sale. Film screening and discussion with the film’s producer Ian Thomas Ash and one protagonist

July 14, 2020
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Future Visions of a (Digital) Public Sphere: Findings from Japan

July 9, 2020
Category: Joint Study Group
Murata Sayaka’s Convenience Store Woman

June 25, 2020
Category: Joint Study Group
Cute Masculinity – Investigating the Meaning of Virtual Shōjo and Girl Parody by Young Men in the 2010s

June 9, 2020
Category: Joint Study Group
Towards a Transnational Sexual Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan

February 19, 2020
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Why Is It So Difficult to Buy a Ticket for the Musical? Adaptive Innovation in Japanese Musical Theater from the 1960s to the Present

February 17, 2020
Category: DIJ Forum
Money, parenting and happiness: A comparative and historical perspective

February 17, 2020
Category: DIJ Forum
Money, parenting and happiness: A comparative and historical perspective

February 13, 2020
Category: Other Events
US-Japan Relations under Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe

February 5, 2020
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Assimilation Policies and Ainu Identity Questioning Japan’s Recognition of the Ainu People as Indigenous

January 29, 2020
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Improving Japan’s Disability Employment From Separate to Inclusive Workplaces

December 12, 2019
Category: DIJ Forum
User-driven Innovation in Health- & Elderly Care in Japan

November 21, 2019
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Image(-Text) correlations in the works of Natsume Sōseki

November 14, 2019
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Political Communication in the Age of New Media – Investigating the Reception of Right-Wing Populist Communication Strategies in the Japanese Blog Scene

November 13, 2019
Category: Other Events
Mobilities and the Geographicity of Law. Lessons for Japan

November 13, 2019
Category: Other Events
Mobilities and the Geographicity of Law. Lessons for Japan

October 29, 2019
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Autism in the Workplace – How the Diagnosis of a Developmental Disorder Affects Employment Situations in Japan

October 24, 2019
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Environmental Local Scales: Women’s Writing in Northern Tōhoku, Present to Postwar

October 1 - October 31, 2019
Category: Other Events
120. Geburtstag von Yasunari Kawabata

September 24 - September 25, 2019
Category: Workshops
The Digital Transformation – Implications for the Social Sciences and the Humanities

September 12, 2019
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Wielding Toxic Discourse: Insanity in the Nuclear Narratives of Chernobyl and Fukushima

July 10, 2019
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Negotiating Difference: Educational Experiences of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students in Mainstream Japanese Schools

June 27, 2019
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Between Contributor and Competitor: Recent Trends in how the Chinese Government views Japan

June 13, 2019
Category: DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
Making the Most of Scarcity? The Role of Natural Assets in Pre-WWII Japanese Economic Development

June 3, 2019
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Technologies of Presence: Modeling Emotion in Robots with Heart

May 22, 2019
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Merits and Challenges of Deliberative Democracy in Japan

May 14, 2019
Category: DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
How Can We Explain the Lag of Japan’s Sharing Economy?

March 13, 2019
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Autonomy, Belonging and Long-Distance Relationships in Europe and Japan

March 1 - March 29, 2019
Category: Other Events
Nō und Kyōgen

February 28, 2019
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Writing (in) Iwate: Exploring a Local Literary Scene and its Fiction

February 6, 2019
Category: DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
What Happens Abroad Stays Abroad? Expatriates’ Psychological Contracts

January 30, 2019
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Inscribing Edible Otherness: Intersections of Food, Gender, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Zainichi Poetry

December 14, 2018
Labour Market Liberalisation after the Lehman Crisis: Comparing France, Germany and Japan

November 14, 2018
ウォッチャーが目撃した『平成ニッポン30年 』[Heisei Nippon 30 years. Witnessed by watchers]

November 7, 2018
Work Style Reform, Gender Time Gap, Work-Life Balance, and Gender Equality in Japan and Germany

November 6, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Depictions of Beethoven in Japanese Anime: Japanese Visual Arts Transforming Western Iconography

October 31, 2018
Category: Other Events
30 Jahre DIJ

October 15, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Japanese Studies as an Occupation: Career Planning for Early Career Researchers in Theory and Practice (A lecture and practical exercise)

October 10, 2018
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Sexuality among Marital and Extra-Marital Couple Relationships in Contemporary Japan

October 4, 2018
Category: DIJ Forum
Kōmeitō and Sōka Gakkai’s Transforming Relationship: How Changes in Politics and Religion Affect Japan Today

October 2 - October 31, 2018
Category: Other Events
Bashō & Haiku

September 26, 2018
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Scientific Advice in Environmental Politics: A Comparative Study of Japanese Policy-Making

August 2, 2018
Category: Workshops
Diversity Management in Japan und Deutschland

July 25, 2018
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Impact of Shareholder-Value Pursuit on Labor Policies of Large Companies Listed in the Nikkei 400

July 2, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Fūdo 風土: From Ordinary Term to Philosophical Concept

June 27, 2018
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
The Value and Meaning of a “Useless” Robot: An Ethnographic Study of Japanese Communication Robots

June 21, 2018
Category: DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
Market Reactions to Downsizing Announcements – the Role of Strategy and Knowledge Intensity

June 13, 2018
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
The Role of Mediating Institutions for Brazilian Return Migrants in Japan

June 7, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
History-writing and the Public Sphere in Japan: 1945-1955

June 6, 2018
Category: DIJ Forum
Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles

April 25, 2018
Category: DIJ Forum
Japanese Development Cooperation as a Political Tool

March 15, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Tokyo as Fashion Space: Usage Practices, Social Space and Media Discourse

March 1 - April 10, 2018
Category: Other Events
Kabuki und Bunraku

March 1, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Informal Figures of Japanese Imperialism: The Political Activism of the Gen’yōsha

February 8, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
German Prisoners of War in Japan 1914-1920: Towards a New Narrative

January 25, 2018
Category: DIJ History & Humanities Study Group
Japan’s Industrial Policy Toward Technology Transfers and Business History: Signalling and Administrative Guidance, 1950-1975

January 18, 2018
Category: DIJ Social Science Study Group
Politicians and Bureaucrats in Contemporary Japan: New Twists on a Tumultuous Relationship

March 31, 2017
Category: Workshops
Humans & Machines in Medical Contexts: Case Studies from Japan