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October 9 - October 11, 2024
Imagined Futures in Japan and Beyond

July 17, 2024
The Role of Imagined Futures in Gendered Educational Trajectories: Adolescents’ Expectations and Uncertainty in Japanese Selective High Schools

Fumiya Uchikoshi, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

June 20, 2024
Fairness in Law: A Comparative Analysis of the Abuse of Rights Principle in Japan and Germany

Felix Dröll, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/DIJ Tokyo

June 13, 2024
Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific Construct Securing Strategic Autonomy in the South China Seas: FOIP and BRI as Hedging Strategies

Stephen R. Nagy, International Christian University (ICU)

June 10, 2024
Building a Sustainable Future: Integrating Consumption, Finance, and Education

June 6, 2024
Promise of Freedom: Rethinking Modernity and World War II

Takashi Fujitani, University of Toronto
Jordan Sand, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) / Kokugakuin University (Tokyo)
Moderated by Torsten Weber, DIJ

May 15, 2024
Inhabiting the Interstice: the Regulation of Post-Bubble Housing Insecurity in Tokyo

Lenard Görögh, Freie Universität Berlin

April 25, 2024
Captured in Reflection – Japanese photography in Manchuria

Jasmin Rückert, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/DIJ Tokyo

April 24, 2024
“Give Us Our Blue Skies Back!” The extraordinary anti-pollution movement of ordinary Japanese housewives (1950-1969)

Anna Schrade, independent scholar

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

Carola Hommerich & Joanna Kitsnik (both Sophia University)

April 12, 2024
The Political Economy of Green Industrial Policies in East Asian Neo-Developmental States

Thomas Kalinowski, Ewha Womans University

April 9, 2024
Moving to rural Japan – Film Screening and Discussion

Sonja Blaschke, freelance journalist
Tomoo Matsuda, Mitsubishi Research Institute

April 4, 2024
How to deal with China - A Dialogue between European and Japanese experts on China

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

Ben Moeller, University of Oxford/DIJ Tokyo

March 19, 2024
Japanese Career Women’s Persistent Identity Conflict

Helene Tenzer, LMU Munich School of Management

February 29, 2024
Christ, Codices, Coding: Applying AI to Jesuit Written Artefacts

Sophie Takahashi, Ruhr University Bochum/DIJ Tokyo

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

Annika Clasen, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/DIJ Tokyo

February 1, 2024
From Tokyo to Marburg: Japanese Female Doctors during the Meiji Era

Wen-Wei Lan, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich)

January 31, 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

January 24, 2024
Religion in Japan’s Cultural Heritage Campaign: Latest Trends and Perspectives

Josko Kozic, Heidelberg University/DIJ Tokyo


December 11, 2023
Conceptualizing communicative spaces in rural areas in Japan and Germany

December 7, 2023
Japanese Politics – What Keeps Women Out?

Emma Dalton, La Trobe University
Naoko Oki, Sugiyama Jogakuen University

November 30, 2023
Japan’s Economic Security Policy – A Perspective from Germany

Hanns Günther Hilpert, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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

Jane Khanizadeh, LMU Munich/DIJ Tokyo

October 15 - October 18, 2023
Mediated Social Touch. Interdisciplinary Explorations 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