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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.

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

Sebastian Polak-Rottmann
Celia Spoden


15. Mai 2024
Inhabiting the Interstice: the Regulation of Post-Bubble Housing Insecurity in Tokyo

Lenard Görögh, Freie Universität Berlin

18. April 2024
Who Drives the Green Shift? Environmental Attitudes in Japan from 1993 to 2020

Carola Hommerich & Joanna Kitsnik (both Sophia University)

27. März 2024
Socialising the Soldier: Negotiating History, Tradition, and Identity at Japan’s National Defense Academy

Ben Moeller, University of Oxford/DIJ Tokyo

21. Februar 2024
Feminist Foreign Policy in Japan? The Localisation of Pro-Gender Norms in Japanese Foreign Policy

Annika Clasen, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/DIJ Tokyo

31. Januar 2024
The Japanese like to sue, but they do not have to: An Analysis of Traffic Accident Disputes in Japan

Julien Schickling, Goethe University Frankfurt/DIJ Tokyo

24. Januar 2024
Religion in Japan’s Cultural Heritage Campaign: Latest Trends and Perspectives

Josko Kozic, Heidelberg University/DIJ Tokyo


28. November 2023
National Identity Discourses in Japan: Challenging Mono-ethnicity in the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Jane Khanizadeh, LMU Munich/DIJ Tokyo

1. Juni 2023
The Diversity of Japanese Churches: Examining Differences and Similarities in their Socio-Spatial Arrangements

Dunja Sharbat, Ruhr-University Bochum


8. Dezember 2022
'Caring Machines'

Giulia De Togni, The University of Edinburgh Medical School

11. Oktober 2022
Smoke without a Fire? The Search for Populism in Japan

Axel Klein, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

23. Juni 2022
Actors, Networks, and where to find them

Timo Thelen, Kanazawa University

18. Mai 2022
Critical Discourse Analysis and the Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

Isabel Fassbender, Doshisha Women’s College, Kyoto


19. November 2021
Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Thomas Ash: ‘Ushiku’

7. September 2021
Mobile professionals and their families: The making of transnational spaces in Tokyo from a male perspective

Sakura Yamamura, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

21. Juli 2021
Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Surveys in Japan: Methods and Epistemologies

Daiki Hiramori, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
Saori Kamano, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo
(in cooperation with Laura Dales, University of Western Australia)

17. Juni 2021
Worshipping the Kami at a Distance: World-Wide Shinto and the Global Pandemic

Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

26. Mai 2021
Mental mapping: Rediscovering and reframing a geographical method for mobility patterns

Sakura Yamamura, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

18. Mai 2021
Visions and Expectations of Autonomous Driving by Policy Makers in Japan

Yukari Yamasaki, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


20. Oktober 2020
Agenda-Cutting in Media News Coverage of Covid-19:
A Case Study from Japan

Yosuke Buchmeier, LMU Munich/DIJ Tokyo

14. Juli 2020
Future Visions of a (Digital) Public Sphere:
Findings from Japan

Michel Hohendanner, Munich University of Applied Sciences
Chiara Ullstein, Technical University of Munich

9. Juni 2020
Towards a Transnational Sexual Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan

An Huy Tran, University of Duisburg-Essen/Waseda University

27. Februar 2020
The Last Cowboys of Aso? Problems of Grassland Management in Contemporary Commons - POSTPONED -

Johannes Wilhelm, Kumamoto University (Kumamoto)

5. Februar 2020
Assimilation Policies and Ainu Identity
Questioning Japan's Recognition of the Ainu People as Indigenous

Uwe Makino, Chuo University (Tokyo)

29. Januar 2020
Improving Japan’s Disability Employment
From Separate to Inclusive Workplaces

Reiko Nishida, PhD, The University of Tokyo

15. Januar 2020
The new Japanese Fishery Policies between Revitalization and Capitalization

Susanne Auerbach, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien


14. November 2019
Political Communication in the Age of New Media - Investigating the Reception of Right-Wing Populist Communication Strategies in the Japanese Blog Scene

Katharina Dalko, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

29. Oktober 2019
Autism in the Workplace - How the Diagnosis of a Developmental Disorder Affects Employment Situations in Japan

Charlotte Schaefer, University of Heidelberg

18. September 2019
Shrinking but Happy? Investigating the Interplay of Social and Individual-Level Predictors of Well-Being in Rural Japanese Communities

Dionyssios Askitis, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

10. Juli 2019
Negotiating Difference: Educational Experiences of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students in Mainstream Japanese Schools

Jennifer M. McGuire, Doshisha University

14. Juni 2019
Local Responses to the Revision of the Seed Law: The Seed Registration System, GMOs and Rice

Nicole L. Freiner, Bryant University

5. Juni 2019
Farmers, Local Agency, and the Development of Peri-Urban Spaces

Aaron Kingsbury, PhD, Maine Maritime Academy

3. Juni 2019
Technologies of Presence: Modeling Emotion in Robots with Heart

Daniel White, Freie Universität Berlin & Hirofumi Katsuno, Doshisha University

22. Mai 2019
Merits and Challenges of Deliberative Democracy in Japan

Momoyo Hüstebeck, University of Duisburg-Essen

13. März 2019
Autonomy, Belonging and Long-Distance Relationships in Europe and Japan

Markus Klingel, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences


12. Dezember 2018
“Inner city life, inner city pressure”. Thinking local urban spaces through senses and discourses

Florian Purkarthofer, University of Vienna

10. Oktober 2018
Sexuality among Marital and Extra-Marital Couple Relationships in Contemporary Japan

Alice Pacher, Meiji University

26. September 2018
Scientific Advice in Environmental Politics: A Comparative Study of Japanese Policy-Making

Manuela Hartwig, University of Tsukuba

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