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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien



October 15 - October 18, 2023
Mediated Social Touch. Interdisciplinary Exploration of Digital Touch to Connect Humans

October 5, 2023
Building peace with weapons. Germany’s New Security Policy and Japan’s Take

Claus Leggewie, Giessen University
Hideshi Tokuchi, Research Institute for Peace and Security

September 28, 2023
Spatial Dynamics in Japanese Poetry amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sarah Pützer, University of Oxford/DIJ Tokyo

September 11 - September 13, 2023
Discursive and material dimensions of the digital transformation: Perspectives from and on Japan

July 25, 2023
Japan’s Strategic Partnerships and Great Power Competition in South East Asia

Thomas Wilkins, University of Sydney
Takashi Terada, Doshisha University

June 29, 2023
The Sublime and Wabi-Sabi

Philippe Bürgin, State University of Fine Arts Stuttgart/DIJ Tokyo

June 28, 2023
Patronage and “Confucian Diplomacy”: New Perspectives on Early Modern Scholarship in Kaga Domain between 1650 and 1720

Michael Dietrich, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg/DIJ Tokyo

June 21, 2023
The Realization and Implementation of the “Growth-oriented Carbon Pricing Concept” in Japan

Tokutaro Nakai, Nippon Steel Corporation
with comments by Nobuyuki Kinoshita, Tokyo Financial Exchange

June 15 - June 16, 2023
Caught yet blind in Indra’s Net: Reflections on Interconnected Crises in the Late Capitalist Anthropocene

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

Dunja Sharbat, Ruhr-University Bochum

May 8 - May 9, 2023
Transnational Research in a Multipolar World
International Conference of the Max Weber Foundation

March 31, 2023
The (c)harms of Artificial Intelligence: an arts-based research approach to regulating emerging technologies

Freyja van den Boom

March 30, 2023
Patchwork Ethnography: Interpenetrations of the Personal and the Professional in Research

Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester

March 27, 2023
Panel Discussion 'Human-Machine Interaction and Responsibility'

March 7, 2023
Local Self-organization and Civic Engagement in Regional Japan

March 1 - May 15, 2023
Joint book exhibition 'Mori Ōgai - 160th Anniversary of Birth and Centenary of Death'

February 20, 2023
Japanese-Thai Defense Relations in the Indo-Pacific Era

February 2, 2023
Digital Hermeneutics and the Integrative Potential of Epistemic Virtues in the Digital Humanities: From Trading Zone to Contact Zone

Andreas Fickers, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History / DIJ Tokyo

January 26 - January 28, 2023
The Integrative Potential of Epistemic Virtues for the Digital Humanities


December 12, 2022
The non-internationalization of East Asian start-ups: the role of resources, strategies and context

Martin Hemmert, Korea University/DIJ Tokyo

December 9, 2022
Shinzo Abe's Legacy for the Future of Japanese-Southeast Asian Relations

December 8, 2022
'Caring Machines'

Giulia De Togni, The University of Edinburgh Medical School

November 24, 2022
Generation Z and sustainable consumption – results from interviews and a comparative online survey in Japan and Germany

Carsten Herbes, Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany/DIJ Tokyo

November 17, 2022
Film Stardom and Representation: Takamine Hideko and Women in Post-War Japan

Till Weingärtner, University College Cork, Ireland

November 11, 2022
Ageing and long-term care in German and Japanese communities

November 10, 2022
Inclusion of elderly citizens in German and Japanese Communities: civic engagement and the COVID pandemic

November 5, 2022
The Intimate in and beyond Pandemic Times: Family, Personal Relationships and Singlehood

October 11, 2022
Smoke without a Fire? The Search for Populism in Japan

Axel Klein, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

October 4 - November 30, 2022
Joint book exhibition 'Ryukyu/Okinawa: 50 years since the reversion of Okinawa'

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

Eiko Honda, Aarhus University

September 22, 2022
Using Delphi Survey to Predict how Technology May Transform Unpaid Domestic Work

Lulu Shi, Oxford University and Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University

September 8, 2022
Comparing Labour-Cost Retrenchments in Times of Crisis: How Investors React to the Flexible and Rigid Strategies of Innovative Firms

Cornelia Storz, Goethe University Frankfurt

August 18, 2022
Silk-Making Knowledge in Amami Ōshima as Critical Archipelagic Heritage

Lisa Onaga, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / DIJ Tokyo

August 12 - August 14, 2022
Art in the Countryside
Symposium on Art and Regional Revitalization through Case Studies from Japan

July 22, 2022
The Taboo of All Taboos: Regretting Motherhood in Japan

Forum Mithani, Cardiff University & Waseda University

June 30, 2022
Data protection regulation in Japan against the background of international trends

Ana Gascón Marcén, University of Zaragoza

June 23, 2022
Actors, Networks, and where to find them

Timo Thelen, Kanazawa University

June 7 - June 9, 2022
The Future of Liberalism
Japan, France and Germany in global context

May 25, 2022
Cultural Specificity & Planetary Thinking: Reading Ishimure Michiko's Final Work

Christine L. Marran, University of Minnesota

May 18, 2022
Critical Discourse Analysis and the Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

Isabel Fassbender, Doshisha Women’s College, Kyoto

April 13 - April 14, 2022
Health Infrastructure and Asia’s Epidemiological Transitions: Historical Perspectives

April 6, 2022
‘The Visible College of Urbanists’: Imagining Tokyo as a World City

Eric Häusler, Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University

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

Masaki Bessho, Bank of Japan
Oriol Caudevilla, Digital Euro Association
Richard Turrin, Consultant
Hiromi Yamaoka, Future Corporation
Moderated by Jonas Gross, Digital Euro Association and Markus Heckel, DIJ

March 16, 2022
Ryokan: Mobilizing Hospitality in Rural Japan

Chris McMorran, National University of Singapore

March 14 - March 18, 2022
Digital Technologies in the COVID-19 pandemic: A Transnational Dialogue between Germany and Japan (TechCo-Project), Ruhr Universität Bochum (cooperation partner Susanne Brucksch)

March 1 - April 28, 2022
Joint book exhibition 'The City of Tokyo: Past and Present'

February 16, 2022
Toxic Food and Slow Violence in Japan’s Post-3/11 Literature

Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Nagoya University
Aidana Bolatbekkyzy, University of Oregon


December 9, 2021
Globalizing the Social Sciences
German-East Asian Entanglements in the 19th and 20th Century

November 29, 2021
Japan und Deutschland in der Sars-CoV2-Pandemie (Universität Mainz): Familienleben in der Pandemie / Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy-Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic in Japan and Germany

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