Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien nav lang search
日本語EnglishDeutsch
Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

ドイツ日本研究所

ドイツ日本研究所は東京に拠点を持つドイツの研究機関である。現代日本をグローバル化する世界というコンテキストにおいて研究することがDIJの研究課題である。

詳細を見る

イベント&アクティビティ

イベント
2019年10月1日(火)~10月31日(木)

生誕120年 川端康成

2019年はノーベル文学賞受賞作家、川端康成(1899-1972)の生誕120年に当たります。

国際文化会館、ドイツ日本研究所、日仏会館の各図書室では、川端康成の著作の翻訳書や研究書を展示します。この機会に、英語版、ドイツ語版、フランス語版の資料をぜひご覧ください。

イベント
2019年10月24日

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

Public and academic interest in literature from Japan’s rural north culminated in consecutive Akutagawa Prizes awarded to Numata Shinsuke, Wakatake Chisako, and Takahashi Hiroki in 2017 and 2018. Despite mainstream success, however, the bulk of literature published by Tōhoku writers in minor or independent magazines remains unexplored.

This talk will explore women’s writing published in northern Tōhoku in the present moment and trace legacies of local print culture from the mid-1940s. It will introduce the print history of regional women’s magazines, as well as explore the fiction and essays of women writers that are rarely included in literary histories of the period. Tōhoku writers critiqued the gender politics of the postwar moment, reconfiguring what it means to scale literature to the region or the nation. Reviewing the history of rural literary production and gendered politics of democratization uncovers legacies that connect the postwar moment to our conceptualization of regional space and literary production in Japan’s peripheries today.

Speaker
Eric Siercks, University of California

イベント
2019年10月31日

A New Era of Immigration? Japan’s Guest Worker Programs in Comparative Perspective

With around 1.5 million foreign workers and over a million permanent and long-term foreign residents, Japan is experiencing unprecedented levels of immigration. In 2019 three new residence statuses were added to the Immigration Control Act. Furthermore, the government promises to foster social integration by strengthening Japanese language education and providing public services in multiple languages. But access to non-temporary or even permanent resident is highly selective.

Focusing on the recent additions to Japan’s immigration control legislation, Naoto Higuchi identifies a shift from a preferential treatment of foreigners based on “blood ties” to a neoliberal model based on meritocracy. The new residence categories “Specified Skills 1 & 2” enable immigration authorities to select migrants and determine their rights and length of stay based on performance, gauged by language ability and skill acquisition. In contrast, the newly prepared visa status for fourth-generation Nikkeijin looks — at first glance — like a continuation of immigration based on ethnic selection criteria. Yet, the government changed its policy to exclude Nikkeijin from social integration by limiting their stay to maximum five-years, and the road to permanent residence is becoming increasingly based on meritocratic selection criteria. The new movements raise interesting puzzles for exploring the future of migration to Japan.

Speakers:
Naoto Higuchi, Tokushima University
Kristin Surak, University of London

イベント
2019年11月7日

Leadership in a Digital World: 
Innovative – Human – Collaborative

Today’s working environment is heavily driven by dynamic digitalization, but leadership is more than just a digital investment. It requires leaders to build and foster meaningful relationships, understand and implement new technologies, as well as build a meaningful culture of innovation.

The workshop offers a glimpse into our research with case studies from our global partners and assists participants in exchanging experiences and innovative ideas on their personal leadership behavior. Prof. Dr. Sabine Remdisch will talk about digital leadership and the new skillset of the future leader. Christian Otto will give an in-depth look into the importance success factors of integrating new technologies into leadership.

Speakers:
Sabine Remdisch, Leuphana University, Lüneburg
Christian Otto, Leuphana University, Lüneburg

イベント
2019年10月4日

Universities in the Digital Age

Japan’s and Germany’s ambitious national frameworks of Society 5.0 and Industry 4.0 acknowledge the importance of education and research as key success factors in the digital transformation. Universities are not only to develop the necessary human capital and to contribute to technological advances, they are also to play key roles with regard to social inclusion and life-long learning. To do so, they are expected to deepen and widen cross-organizational and international cooperation. Last, but not least they are urged to adjust their core activities of teaching, research and administration to take advantage of new digital technologies. How are universities in Germany and Japan responding to these challenges? How do they see themselves affected? What strategies do they pursue? Our two speakers are best suited to answer these questions based on their leading positions and professional careers in higher education and research institutions in Germany and Japan.

Speakers:
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

イベント
2019年9月26日

デジタル時代におけるシチズン・サイエンス
– 市民社会と協働した人文・社会科学研究の可能性 –

デジタル技術の進展により、市民社会に新たな機会やチャンスが生まれています。市民科学の広がりはその一例です。市民が研究活動に参画することで、市民の科学に対する意識が深まるとともに、研究活動の可能性が広がります。しかしながら、自然科学分野に比べ、人文・社会科学分野における市民科学の実例は少なく、積極的に活用されているとは言えません。自然科学とは異なる困難な課題があると思われます。

そこで、本コンファレンスでは、人文・社会科学分野における市民科学の可能性と課題に焦点を当て、その意義や影響、政策的な示唆について、内外の第一線の専門家を招聘し、議論を行います。人文・社会科学研究と市民社会の接点をどのように形成していくのか、市民科学が市民社会と人文・社会科学研究にもたらすメリットや、新たな課題、影響はどのようなものか、また、責任ある協働研究は、どのような方法で進められるべきか。これらの点について率直に議論を交わします。

イベント
その他

The DIJ at this year’s ICAS 11


At this year’s ICAS 11 conference in Leiden, Netherlands, the DIJ was represented by papers given by Barbara Holthus, Hanno Jentzsch, and Nora Kottmann. The Max-Weber Foundation also featured a book table, with numerous publications by the DIJ on display.

For more on this, see this report (in German).

イベント
2019年9月12日

Wielding Toxic Discourse: Insanity in the Nuclear Narratives of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Environmental scholar Lawrence Buell defined toxic discourse as a mode of writing that expresses “anxiety arising from a perceived threat of environmental hazard” (2003, 30-31). Fictional works from the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents feature characters who appear to be mentally unstable because of this anxiety. Rather than their insanity discrediting them in the eyes of the nuclear industry, this presentation draws inspiration from Buell to consider how insanity can be used by victims of nuclear disasters to claim authority through toxic discourse by crafting narratives of resistance. One of the most controversial images stemming from nuclear disasters is of people who remain in highly irradiated areas unfit for human habitation. In novels by Kimura Yūsuke (Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa’s Deluge) and Alina Bronsky (Baba Dunja’s Last Love), the so-called insanity of these characters allows them to comment critically on the postdisaster situation, specifically the evaluation of risk and the bankruptcy of credibility. They provide insightful voices of resistance to the narratives of containment and safety perpetuated by the government and nuclear industry. The presentation ends with a consideration of actual residents in contaminated zones in Kamanaka Hitomi’s documentary Little Voices from Fukushima.

Speaker:
Rachel DiNitto, University of Oregon

最新イベント

2019年10月24日
  • DIJ 人文科学・歴史研究会
    18:30 ~ 20:30

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

2019年10月31日
  • DIJ フォーラム
    18:30 ~ 20:00

    A New Era of Immigration? Japan’s Guest Worker Programs in Comparative Perspective

2019年11月07日
  • Workshops
    17:00 ~ 19:00

    Leadership in a Digital World: 
Innovative – Human – Collaborative

Project: Tokyo Olympics

“Japan through the lens of the Tokyo Olympics”

More information available on our
→ project page.

Monograph Series

The DIJ’s monograph series is now
Open Access Open Access.

Downloads are available directly on our
→ monograph pages.

Please Note: Volumes become open access one year after publication.

DIJ 30th Anniversary

Anniversary Event

In October 2018 we celebrated the DIJ’s foundation 30 years ago — with lots of inspiring speeches and fruitful conversations.

→ Event page

Anniversary Booklet

“30 Years Interdisciplinary Research on Site. 1988 – 2018”

Our anniversary booklet gives an overview of the past 30 years here at the DIJ.
Available for download now!

→ Publication page

Call for Papers

Contemporary Japan
Issue 33, No. 1
until February 1, 2020

Exlibris

DIJ Monographien, Volume 62

DIJ Monographien, Volume 62

“Parental well-being. Satisfaction with work, family life, and family policy in Germany and Japan”
— by Barbara Holthus and Hans Bertram

道案内

ドイツ-日本研究所
〒102-0094 東京都千代田区
紀尾井町7-1 上智紀尾井坂ビル 2F
道案内

+81 (0)3 3222-5077
+81 (0)3 3222-5420
dijtokyo@dijtokyo.org


Max Weber Foundation Research Group on Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures

ツイッター|@dij_tokyo

DIJ Tokyo's Twitter avatar
DIJ Tokyo
@dij_tokyo

Upcoming! 💡🔜 #DIJForum: "A New Era of Immigration? Japan’s Guest Worker Programs in Comparative Perspective" 👤 Sp… t.co/Y6Oc0bHXr9

Torsten Weber's Twitter avatar
Torsten Weber
@stenweber

How does digital transformation affect academic research and our social, political, economic, and cultural life? Tw… t.co/PrNF9LalIz

Retweeted by DIJ Tokyo

KWI ON TOUR IN TOKYO - @MartinaFranzen ist aktuell in Tokyo und nimmt an einer Konferenz des @dij_tokyo und des… t.co/NT0NBiutXW

Retweeted by DIJ Tokyo

 


 
 
max-weber-stiftung-logo