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February 13, 2020
US-Japan Relations under Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe

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

Uwe Makino, Chuo University (Tokyo)

January 29, 2020
Improving Japan’s Disability Employment
From Separate to Inclusive Workplaces

Reiko Nishida, PhD, The University of Tokyo

January 15, 2020
The new Japanese Fishery Policies between Revitalization and Capitalization

Susanne Auerbach, German Institute for Japanese Studies


December 12, 2019
User-driven Innovation in Health- & Elderly Care in Japan

Sarah Cosentino, Waseda University
Nobu Ishiguro, Osaka University

November 28, 2019
The Future of Society – German and Japanese Perspectives

November 21, 2019
Image(-Text) correlations in the works of Natsume Sōseki

Kevin Schumacher, University of Munich / DIJ

November 14, 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

November 13, 2019
Mobilities and the Geographicity of Law. Lessons for Japan

Mathis Stock

November 7, 2019
Leadership in a Digital World: 
Innovative – Human – Collaborative

October 31, 2019
A New Era of Immigration? Japan’s Guest Worker Programs in Comparative Perspective

Naoto Higuchi, Tokushima University
Kristin Surak, University of London

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

Charlotte Schaefer, University of Heidelberg

October 24, 2019
Environmental Local Scales: Women’s Writing in Northern Tōhoku, Present to Postwar

Eric Siercks, University of California, Los Angeles

October 4, 2019
Universities in the Digital Age

Bernd Huber, President of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Miho Funamori, Strategy Manager at the Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform at National Institute of Informatics

October 1 - October 31, 2019
120. Geburtstag von Yasunari Kawabata

September 26, 2019
Citizen Science in the Digital Age
– Engaging civil society in social science and humanities research –

September 24 - September 25, 2019
The Digital Transformation - Implications for the Social Sciences and the Humanities

September 19, 2019
Renewable Energy in Germany and Japan - Prospects for the Citizen Energy Movement

Carsten Herbes, Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany
Jörg Raupach-Sumiya, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka
Eiji Oishi, Minna Denryoku, Tokyo

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

Dionyssios Askitis, German Institute for Japanese Studies

September 17, 2019
The Politics of Migration in Japan

September 12, 2019
Wielding Toxic Discourse: Insanity in the Nuclear Narratives of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Rachel DiNitto, University of Oregon

August 1, 2019
The Mountains Belong to Everybody? Conflicts about Recreational Forest Use in Austria and Japan

Yuichiro Hirano, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba
Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna

July 27, 2019
Contemporary Japanese Theatre Workshop

July 23 - July 24, 2019
Studying Japan: The impact of transnationalization and technological innovation on methods, fieldwork and research ethics

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

Jennifer M. McGuire, Doshisha University

June 27, 2019
Between Contributor and Competitor: Recent Trends in how the Chinese Government views Japan

Shi Ming, Berlin

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

Nicole L. Freiner, Bryant University

June 13, 2019
Making the Most of Scarcity? The Role of Natural Assets in Pre-WWII Japanese Economic Development

Jean-Pascal Bassino, ENS Lyon; CNRS research fellow at the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison Franco Japonaise

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

Aaron Kingsbury, PhD, Maine Maritime Academy

June 3, 2019
Technologies of Presence: Modeling Emotion in Robots with Heart

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

May 23, 2019
Androids and Virtual Reality – Simulations of the Human in Japanese Theatre

Mari Boyd, Sophia University, Tokyo
M. Cody Poulton, University of Victoria, Canada

May 22, 2019
Merits and Challenges of Deliberative Democracy in Japan

Momoyo Hüstebeck, University of Duisburg-Essen

May 14, 2019
How Can We Explain the Lag of Japan’s Sharing Economy?

Junxi Yao, University of Sheffield

April 18, 2019
Protecting Children in Family Separation

Yuko Nishitani, Kyoto University
Noriko Odagiri, Tokyo International University

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

Markus Klingel, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

March 9, 2019

Yufei Zhou, German Institute for Japanese Studies

March 4, 2019
Regulating for a Better Work-life Balance: German and Japanese Experiences

Hartmut Seifert, WSI Düsseldorf
Katsutoshi Kezuka, Chuo University

March 1 - March 29, 2019
Nō und Kyōgen

February 28, 2019
Writing (in) Iwate: Exploring a Local Literary Scene and its Fiction

Tamara Kamerer, University of Vienna

February 6, 2019
What Happens Abroad Stays Abroad? Expatriates’ Psychological Contracts

Tassilo Schuster, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

January 30, 2019
Inscribing Edible Otherness: Intersections of Food, Gender, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Zainichi Poetry

Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Nagoya University / Trier University


December 22, 2018

Yufei Zhou, German Institute for Japanese Studies

December 14, 2018
Labour Market Liberalisation after the Lehman Crisis: Comparing France, Germany and Japan

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

Florian Purkarthofer, University of Vienna

December 9, 2018
日文研共同研究会「中国近代革命の思想的起源」(第四回研究会), 国際日本文化研究センター

Torsten Weber, German Institute for Japanese Studies

December 8, 2018
Anthropology on Japan in Japan Fall Meeting in Nagoya

Barbara Geilhorn, German Institute for Japanese Studies

November 14, 2018

November 10, 2018

Yufei Zhou, German Institute for Japanese Studies

November 10, 2018
公開ワークショップ「アジア主義・再考 ――近代思想史の視点から」共同研究プロジェクト「アジアの中の近代日本思想」東北大学

Torsten Weber, German Institute for Japanese Studies

November 7, 2018
Work Style Reform, Gender Time Gap, Work-Life Balance, and Gender Equality in Japan and Germany