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DIJ Social Science Study Group

The DIJ Social Science Study Group is a forum for young scholars and Ph.D. candidates in the Social Sciences. Presentations on a scholar’s research project are about 45 minutes, followed by about 45 minutes of Q&A. The DIJ Social Science Study Group usually meets once a month, on a Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

If you are interested in presenting, please contact the Study Group organizers:

Susanne Brucksch
Sonja Ganseforth
Steffen Heinrich
Phoebe Holdgrün
Hanno Jentzsch
Daniel Kremers

2017

November 9, 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


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

Vincent Lesch, German Institute for Japanese Studies


October 20, 2017
Evolution and Transformations of Japan’s Multilateral Diplomacy

Sarah Tanke, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Tina Hügel, German Institute for Japanese Studies


June 21, 2017
"The Slow Way Home: Civic Engagement and Walkability in Japanese Neighbourhoods"

Leonard Schoppa, University of Virginia


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

Matthias Huber, German Institute for Japanese Studies


February 28, 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, German Institute for Japanese Studies


2016

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

Ludgera Lewerich, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Jan Niggemeier, Freie Universität Berlin


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

Julius Weitzdörfer, University of Cambridge


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

Dorothea Mladenova, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Stefan Heeb, University of Geneva


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

Florian Meißner, Dortmund Technical University


June 29, 2016
Informative Activism and the Blogosphere in Japan after 311

Natalia Novikova, University of Tsukuba


May 19, 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


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

Jackie F. Steele, University of Tokyo


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

Zi Wang, University of Duisburg-Essen


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

Chelsea Szendi Schieder, Meiji University


2015

December 9, 2015
Framing and Networks in Japanese Nuclear Power Reporting

Tobias Weiss, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Adam Jambor, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Timo Thelen, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf


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

Florentine Koppenborg, Freie Universität Berlin


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

Nadine Vogel, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

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

Evelyn Schulz, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich


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

Simon Essler, German Institute for Japanese Studies


April 15, 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, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Wiebke Grimmig, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Kenji Kawabata, University of Tokyo


2014

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

Sebastian Maslow, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Ra Mason, University of Central Lancashire


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

Sarah Jacoby, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Stefanie Reitzig, German Institute for Japanese Studies


July 2, 2014
Japan’s Single Women and the Disembedding Economic System

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


June 4, 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


May 14, 2014
The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement – Mobilization Processes After Fukushima

Anna Wiemann, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Raymond Yamamoto, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

February 19, 2014
New Approaches to Elderly Care and Senior Citizens Engagement

Sebastian Hofstetter, German Institute for Japanese Studies

Inger M. Bachmann, German Institute for Japanese Studies


February 13, 2014
The Impact of 3-11 on Japanese Public Opinion toward Energy

Paul Midford, University for Science and Technology, Trondheim


January 29, 2014
Gender socialization at primary school in contemporary Japan

Aline Henninger, INALCO, Waseda University


2013

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

Ken Victor Leonard Hijino, Keio University


October 30, 2013
Ikumen Generation – Support Networks for Japanese Fathers

Tabea Bienek, Free University Berlin


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

Steve R. Entrich, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Roland Löchli, German Institute for Japanese Studies


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

Anna K. Skarpelis, German Institute for Japanese Studies


June 12, 2013
Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan

Leslie Helm, Seattle Business Magazine


March 13, 2013
Political Shocks and their Effects on Japan-China Economic Relations – The Senkaku-Dispute of 2010 and 2012

Franziska Schultz, German Institute for Japanese Studies


February 20, 2013
Social Democracy in Japan – What’s Left?

Felix Spremberg, German Institute for Japanese Studies


January 23, 2013
Japan’s search for security: Building ‘strategic partnerships’ in the Asia-Pacific

Thomas S. Wilkins, University of Sydney