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DIJ Social Science Study Group

Die DIJ Social Science Study Group versteht sich als Forum für junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus den Sozialwissenschaften. In einem etwa 45-minütigen Vortrag werden laufende Forschungsarbeiten vorgestellt und daran anschließend diskutiert. Vortragssprache ist Englisch. Die Social Science Study Group findet in der Regel monatlich mittwochs von 18.30 bis 20.00 Uhr statt.

Wenn Sie Interesse daran haben, einen Vortrag zu halten, wenden Sie sich bitte an die Organisatoren:

Susanne Brucksch
Sonja Ganseforth
Steffen Heinrich
Hanno Jentzsch
Daniel Kremers


25. Juli 2018
Impact of shareholder-value pursuit on labor policies of large companies listed in the Nikkei 400

Kostiantyn Ovsiannikov, University of Tsukuba

27. Juni 2018
The Value and Meaning of a “Useless” Robot: An Ethnographic Study of Japanese Communication Robots

Keiko Nishimura, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

13. Juni 2018
The Role of Mediating Institutions for Brazilian Return Migrants in Japan

Chaline Timmerarens, Freie Universität Berlin

18. Januar 2018
Politicians and Bureaucrats in Contemporary Japan: New Twists on a Tumultuous Relationship

Arnaud Grivaud, French National Institute of Asian Language and Civilisation (INALCO)


9. November 2017
Outgrowing the “triple helix” – The effects of international cooperation on the emergence of Japanese regional high-tech innovation clusters

Benjamin Rabe, Institute for East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen

25. Oktober 2017
School’s out Forever – Examining Career Guidance and Transition Mechanisms at Japanese Senior High Schools

Vincent Lesch, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

20. Oktober 2017
Evolution and Transformations of Japan’s Multilateral Diplomacy

Sarah Tanke, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

19. Juli 2017
Local Anti-Nuclear Movements in Japan. The Diverging Cases of Maki and Rokkasho

Tina Hügel, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

21. Juni 2017
"The Slow Way Home: Civic Engagement and Walkability in Japanese Neighbourhoods"

Leonard Schoppa, University of Virginia

25. April 2017
Culture at work. On the interplay of cultural change and job satisfaction in a Japanese multinational company

Matthias Huber, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

28. Februar 2017
Are the elderly a cost factor for society or its safety net? A comparison of family regimes and National Transfer Accounts data in Germany and Japan

Felix Lill, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien


29. November 2016
Between Nostalgia and Utopia: Alternative Lifestyles in Rural Japan

Ludgera Lewerich, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

21. September 2016
Going Global, but How? Diversity in Transnationalisation Processes of Japanese Labour Activism

Jan Niggemeier, Freie Universität Berlin

15. September 2016
Disaster, Law and Justice in Japan: In the Tsunami of Debt and Lost Homes

Julius Weitzdörfer, University of Cambridge

1. September 2016
Managing One’s Own Death: The Shūkatsu Industry and the Enterprising Self in an Ageing Society

Dorothea Mladenova, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

13. Juli 2016
Logics of Liberalization: Tracing Japan's Trajectory of Socio-Economic Institutional Change

Stefan Heeb, University of Geneva

6. Juli 2016
Journalism and Disaster from a Cultural Perspective. A comparative reflection of German and Japanese media reporting on 'Fukushima'

Florian Meißner, Dortmund Technical University

29. Juni 2016
Informative Activism and the Blogosphere in Japan after 311

Natalia Novikova, University of Tsukuba

19. Mai 2016
Reproductive Decision-Making in Japan’s Low Birth Rate Society: Education about Family Planning and Fertility as a Remedy?

Isabel Fassbender, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

16. März 2016
Democracy, Diversity, and Disaster Resilience: Towards a Theory of 3-Dimensional (3D) Risk Governance

Jackie F. Steele, University of Tokyo

3. Februar 2016
Language and Institutions: Exploring the Origins of Seniority-Based Hierarchical Relations in Japanese School Club Activities

Zi Wang, University of Duisburg-Essen

20. Januar 2016
“Coeds Ruining the Nation”: The Contested Postwar Politics of the Female Student

Chelsea Szendi Schieder, Meiji University


9. Dezember 2015
Framing and Networks in Japanese Nuclear Power Reporting

Tobias Weiss, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

30. September 2015
Why do the Young Stay? ‘Home-orientation‘ and Social Capital in Okinawa

Adam Jambor, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

24. September 2015
Harmony with Nature? Satoyama Satoumi and Its Impact on Local Communities in Japan

Timo Thelen, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

10. September 2015
Nuclear Power in Japan after 3/11: An Inconspicuous Transformation

Florentine Koppenborg, Freie Universität Berlin

22. Juli 2015
Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and NPOs: The Case of Food Banks in Japan

Nadine Vogel, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

24. Juni 2015
A New Dawn for Direct Democracy in Japan? Action and Mobilization Strategies of a Grassroots Movement

26. Mai 2015
Deceleration: Phenomena and discourses in present-day Japan from cultural and literary perspectives

Evelyn Schulz, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

20. Mai 2015
Is Japan Transforming into a “Leisure Society”? Investigating Changes in Work and Leisure Values

Simon Essler, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

15. April 2015
From Solidaristic to Neoliberal Values? Responses to Income Inequality in Japan, Germany, Sweden, and the US

Nate Breznau, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

Carola Hommerich, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

18. März 2015
The Art of Living– Disaster Experience and Emotions in Artist`s Biographies in Contemporary Japan

Wiebke Grimmig, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

4. Februar 2015
How to Analyze the Distribution of Risks? Social Inequality Theory Re-Visited

Kenji Kawabata, University of Tokyo


3. Dezember 2014
North Korea and the Evolution of Japan’s Post-Cold War National Security Policy

Sebastian Maslow, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

5. November 2014
Nationalism in Okinawa. Case Study of the Futenma base relocation

Ra Mason, University of Central Lancashire

24. September 2014
Augmented Reality – Stakeholders of a new technology

Sarah Jacoby, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

23. Juli 2014
The Challenge of ´Work-Food-Balance´: Working Mothers and their familial Meal-Supply Strategies

Stefanie Reitzig, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

2. Juli 2014
Japan’s Single Women and the Disembedding Economic System

Kumiko Endo, The New School for Social Research, New York

4. Juni 2014
Meanings of graduate education for women in Japan: A study of University of Tokyo Alumnae in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Yuki Yamamoto, University of Wisconsin-Madison

14. Mai 2014
The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement – Mobilization Processes After Fukushima

Anna Wiemann, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

2. April 2014
Japan’s Official Development Assistance: Strategies in Changing National and Global Contexts

Raymond Yamamoto, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

5. März 2014
A Swallow Does Not Make a Summer, Or Why Japan May Not Quite Be Germany When It Comes to Renewables

19. Februar 2014
New Approaches to Elderly Care and Senior Citizens Engagement

Sebastian Hofstetter, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Inger M. Bachmann, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

13. Februar 2014
The Impact of 3-11 on Japanese Public Opinion toward Energy

Paul Midford, University for Science and Technology, Trondheim

29. Januar 2014
Gender socialization at primary school in contemporary Japan

Aline Henninger, INALCO, Waseda University


27. November 2013
The Political Discourse of Regional Disparity in Japan: 1993-2013

Ken Victor Leonard Hijino, Keio University

30. Oktober 2013
Ikumen Generation – Support Networks for Japanese Fathers

Tabea Bienek, Free University Berlin

25. September 2013
Shadow Education in Japan: the Juku-Phenomenon

Steve R. Entrich, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

18. September 2013
The Absence of Armed Conflict in the East China Sea

Roland Löchli, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

26. Juni 2013
How Wars Create Welfare: The Pacific War and Social Policy-Making in Japan

Anna K. Skarpelis, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien