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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。

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2021年12月9日

Online conference on German-East Asian entanglements in the social sciences

© Chalothorn Muangviroj

At the end of the nineteenth century, Germany was widely recognized as the premier place to study political economy, law, and social sciences as summarized under the term Sozialwissenschaften. With its relatively state-centric perspectives and a tendency to grasp society in the context of the interplay of institutional, economic, and psychological factors, the German Sozialwissenschaften significantly influenced elites from the so-called “catch-up countries” such as Russia, Japan, China, and Southern Europe. As a consequence it became the standard reference for scholars from these countries, in some cases even until after World War Two. Focusing on the multinational personal links and multi-fold intellectual entanglements in the context of the globally rising theoretical quest for connections and correlations of empirical facts, this one-day online conference will reexamine the legacies and pitfalls left behind by the German Sozialwissenschaften in East Asia from historical and transnational perspectives. Details and registration here

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2021年11月20日

DIJ researchers and alumni at VSJF disciplinary sections’ meeting

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Several DIJ researchers and alumni will present, moderate, and discuss latest research on Japan in disciplinary sections of the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF) on November 20. Among others, DIJ alumna Carola Hommerich (Sophia University) will present her co-authored paper “Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Household Income and Mental Well-Being: Evidence from a Panel-Survey in Japan” in the section Sociology and Social Anthropology. This section is co-convened by Carola, together with DIJ researchers Nora Kottmann and Celia Spoden. DIJ alumni Katharina Dalko and Sebastian Hofstetter (both Halle-Wittenberg University) will give their paper “Technical innovations in the health care sector: Challenges and risks of co-creative approaches using the example of the project DigiVid19” in the Technology section which is convened by DIJ researcher Susanne Brucksch and DIJ alumna Cosima Wagner (FU Berlin). Further section meetings include Economics, convened by DIJ alumnus Harald Conrad (Dusseldorf University), and Culture and Media, organized by DIJ alumna Elisabeth Scherer (Dusseldorf University). The complete programme (in German) is available here

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2021年11月24日

Talk by David M. Malitz on Chinese and Japanese Medical Diplomacy in Thailand

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DIJ senior research fellow David M. Malitz will be the next speaker in the IN-EAST Research Forum Lecture Series at the University of Duisburg-Essen on November 24. His online talk “Chinese and Japanese Medical Diplomacy in Southeast Asia: The Case of Thailand during the Covid-19 Pandemic” will compare Chinese and Japanese medical diplomacy in Thailand and attempt a first analysis of their reception by the Thai public. The last decade saw an intensifying competition for influence between the People’s Republic of China and Japan in Southeast Asia. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, this rivalry has extended to the field of medical or health diplomacy, the donation of equipment, drugs and especially vaccines. Thailand offers an interesting case study in this regard as the kingdom enjoys close relations with both China and Japan. Details and registration here

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2021年11月19日

Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Thomas Ash: ‘Ushiku’ – fully booked –

In cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the OAG Tokyo, the DIJ organizes a special preview screening of the film Ushiku on November 19, ahead of its Japan theatrical release. The screening at the OAG House Tokyo will be followed by a discussion with director Thomas Ash, several protagonists, and human rights expert Ai Kihara-Hunt (University of Tokyo). The film takes viewers deep into the psychological and physical environment inhabited by foreign detainees in one of the largest immigration centres in Japan. On the eve of Japan’s recent immigration reform efforts, the director bypasses the media blackout the government has imposed on its immigration centres, bringing viewers into immediate contact with the detainees, many of whom are refugees seeking asylum. The event will be moderated by DIJ principal researcher Nora Kottmann. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic special rules for attendance apply. This event is fully booked. We regret that registration is no longer possible. Details here

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2021年11月17日

Franz Waldenberger moderates digital currencies panel at virtual GoN-summit

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DIJ director Franz Waldenberger will moderate the panel “Digital Currencies – European and Japanese Initiatives” at the Group of Nations ‘Solutions through Inclusivity’ virtual summit on November 17.  Together with panelists Andrea Pinna (ECB), Jonas Gross (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center), Hiromi Yamaoka (Future Corporation), and Nobuyuki Kinoshita (Tokyo Financial Exchange), he will discuss how digital currencies are changing the future of financial systems in the digital age. The panel will introduce major findings of the open access book publication The Future of Financial Systems in the Digital Age: Perspectives from Europe and Japan, edited by Markus Heckel and Franz Waldenberger. It is forthcoming from Springer Singapore in 2022 and contains chapters by leading scholars, policymakers, and regulators from Japan and Europe, including the editors as well as panelists Jonas Gross, Hiromi Yamaoka, and Nobuyuki Kinoshita. Registration for the virtual summit is open here

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2021年10月1日

Joint book exhibition ‘World Heritage in Japan’ in October

Japan is home to no less than 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Himeji Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and Mount Fuji. In July, two new sites in Japan were added to this list: the first comprises Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (Kagoshima and Okinawa prefectures); the second are Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan (Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, and Akita prefectures). In this year’s joint autumn book exhibition, the International House of Japan Library, the Bibliothèque de la Maison franco-japonaise , and the DIJ’s library are displaying English, French, and German materials on Japan’s World Heritage sites. The exhibition takes place from October 1st to October 30th. For further information, please contact each library. Details here

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2021年11月11日

DIJ lecture on the dissemination of contemporary Shugendō

© Josko Kozic

In recent years there has been an increasing interest in Shugendō, a syncretic religion based on mountain worship and ascetic exercises. Various practicing groups across the country are expanding beyond their sanctuaries and gather in social networks, even creating new structures and international groups and practicing outside of Japan. The scope of Shugendō’s discourse and practice has expanded to a larger public, thereby attaching Shugendō to the popular belief in so-called “power spots”. Behind this growing popularity might be an interest in a “world invisible to the eyes” (Roth, 2019), in which worldly conflicts and individual concerns may be solved detached from rationalism. This lecture will explore to what extent Shugendō has been rematerialized and staged in the course of its popularization. Does Shugendō, as some scholars claim, represent an “embodiment of Japanese culture” that is worth spreading? Details and registration here

Speaker:
Josko Kozic, Heidelberg University

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2021年11月4日

Sixth Web Forum ‘DT’ introduces Digital Humanities projects

© Gerd Altmann

The sixth and last session of our MWS Web Forum Series ‘The Digital Transformation’ on November 4 will introduce six Digital Humanities (DH) projects from different institutes within the Max Weber Foundation. Harald Kümmerle (DIJ) will give a talk on “Datafication as observed in speeches in the Japanese Diet – an analysis using topic modelling”. Esther Meier and Sebastian Kindler (German Historical Institute Moscow) will introduce the German-Russian documentation and digitisation project “Soviet and German Prisoners of War and Internees”. Jörg Hörnschemeyer (DHI Rome) will give an overview of DH at the German Historical Institute in Rome. Mareike König (German Historical Institute Paris) will introduce “Academic blogging in the humanities” using the example of the platform de.hypotheses. Anne Klammt (DFK Paris) will give a talk on the “Deutsch-Französische Kunstvermittlung 1871–1940 & 1945–1960” and Jana Keck (German Historical Institute Washington) will introduce “Semi-Automated Genre Classification for Historical Newspapers”. Details and registration here

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2021年12月09日
  • オンラインシンポジウム
    16:00 ~ 22:30

    Globalizing the Social Sciences: German-East Asian Entanglements in the 19th and 20th Century

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DIJ research on 3.11

You can find an overview of recent publications and activities by the institute and its researchers on the lasting impact of 3.11 on our special page 10 Years After 3.11 – A Collection of DIJ Research on the ‘Triple Disaster’


Advent, Advent, ein Buchgeschenk🎄Zum 1. Advent schenken wir 2 Personen je einen Band aus unserer Monographienreihen http://dij.tokyo/monographs zum Thema Leben in Japan. Einfach bis Montag Tweet liken oder RT. Die Gewinner können sich ... einen der 4 Bände aussuchen #Adventsverlosung

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Join DIJ principal researcher @kott_no & C. Reiher @GEAS_FU for a discussion of the potential of qualitative methods for Area Studies @UWJSIS, based on their co-edited handbook Studying Japan http://dij.tokyo/studying Dec 1, 12.20pm ... PST/Dec 2, 5.20am JST https://jsis.washington.edu/news/qual-speaker-series-2/

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