Conference Programme

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A1. Calming Japan’s Security Crises: Continuity and Change in Japanese Security Crisis Management

Wednesday, 5th September, 15:30 - 17:10

Continuity and Change in Japan’s Security Crises:  Late Cold War Crisis and Security Reforms in Perspective

Garren Mulloy, Daito Bunka University

The Emotional Crisis of Japanese Conservative Revisionists’, Imaginings of North Korea, and the Production of Preferred Masculine Japaneseness

Katie Dingley, University of Warwick

Undesirable military integration with the US? The growing possibility of ‘entrapment’ in the case of Japanese BMD.

Yuki Watai, University of Warwick

The (Re-)Rising of China as a Crisis?: Redefining the US-Japan Alliance in a Precarious Triangle

Misato Matsuoka, Teikyo University

A2. Three Crises of Japanese Diplomacy: Three studies of Japanese foreign policy challenges in the cold war era

Thursday, 6th September, 09:00 - 10:30

Japan at a crossroad: The Gulf Crisis and its Aftermath: Expectations, Ideology and Change

Dorothy Pihaj, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

Did Japan Make a Justified Decision when Participating in Afghanistan War? Answering the question by Elaborating Just War Theory

Minami Suzuki, Tohoku University

For the honour of the nation: Conceptions of prestige in Japanese elite political discourse surrounding territorial disputes.

Kristian Magnus Hauken

A3. Trust and regulation 

Thursday, 6th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Trust beyond safety. Official responses to food incidents in Japan

Tine Walravens, Ghent University

Japanese Lawyers and Social Movements

Adrienne SALA, Sciences Po Lyon, IAO

Continuity and Change in Japan's Ecosystem for Start-up Companies: Encouraging the Creation of Firms to Stimulate Economic Growth and Jobs

Marie Anchordoguy, University of Washington

A4. Challenge, Change, and Tradition in an era of governance: the Transformation and Continuity in Politics and Policy in Japan, 1990–

Thursday, 6th September, 13:30 - 15:10

Political leadership and the role of bureaucrats in policy-making process: are obedient bureaucrats necessary?

Hideaki Tanaka, Meiji University

The strong core, impaired administration? The transformation of power and the regulatory state in Japan.

Dr Masahiro Mogaki, Keio University

Change and Consistency in Security Policy: Opposition and Komeito Approaches.

Dr Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen, Soka University

The first and second Abe government: Responding to changes of economic interdependence between Japan and China

Ms Franziska Schultz, Research Affiliate, Centre for Asian Area Studies, Rikkyô University

A5. Crisis and Continuity in the Mekong Basin: Intra-regional and Inter-regional Dynamism, Regional and Extra-Regional Conflict

Thursday, 6th September, 15:30 - 17:00

Myanmar as the Western ‘Wall’ of the Mekong: Japan’s Most Important New Opportunity in Southeast Asia​

Ryan Hartley, Tohoku University

Engineered Solutions: Half a Century of Japan’s Governmental Aid to Laos in the Water Resources Sector

David JH Blake, Independent Scholar

The Special Relationship Revisited: Thailand-Japan Relations in the Era of a Mekong Development Boom

Maki Okabe, JETRO: Institute of Developing Economies

Cambodia, Japan, and China in the Mekong: A Nexus Point of Regional Competition

Sophal Ear, University of California Berkley

A6. Transnational cooperation and Japan's standing in the world

Friday, 7th September, 09:00 - 10:30

Analysis of Prime Minister Abe’s statements about Japan’s foreign policy in the relations with the US and China

Tatsuro Debroux, Pompeu Fabra University

Conflated Crises on the Korean Peninsula as a Catalyst for Restoring Japan’s Standing

Ra Mason, University of East Anglia

Social Norms Die Hard: Why Japan Resisted Financial Globalisation

Fumihito Gotoh, University of Warwick

Value for Power: Examination of Japan’s Intentions and Tactics in its Security Cooperation with the EU since 2001

Weijing Xing, Freie Universität Berlin

A7. Major Effects of Minor Changes: the Decision-Making Process under the Second Abe Administration

Friday, 7th September, 11:00 - 12:30

New Dynamics of Decision-Making Process in the LDP under the Second Abe Administration

Karol Zakowski, University of Lodz

Political Power Interventionism in Bureaucrats’ Appointments under the Second Abe Administration

Arnaud Grivaud, INALCO/Paris Diderot University (CRCAO)

TPP Negotiations under the Second Abe Cabinet: Strategies and Methods of Kantei vs the Veto Players

Beata Bochorodycz, Adam Mickiewicz University


B1. The future of endangered traditional arts and crafts for housing and clothing

Wednesday, 5th September, 15:30 - 17:10

Preservation of Ainu fish leather tradition through fashion higher education

Elisa Palomino, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts

Tatami mats and other organic housing materials misused by Japanese people

Arno Suzuki, Kyoto University

Meisen - present-day preservation and promotion

Saskia Thoelen, Bunka Gakuen University

B2. The Kimono and its Industry in 21st Century Japan – Tales of Crisis, Change, and Subcultural Appropriation

Thursday, 6th September, 0900 - 10:30

The Kyoto Nishijin textile industry and the limits of institutional change in times of crisis

Harald Conrad, University of Sheffield

When ‘crisis’ means ‘opportunity’: can fashion save Japan’s kimono?

Julie Valk, University of Oxford

The oiran-style kimono trend: (Sub)cultural appropriation and negotiation of Japan's traditional costume

Carolin Becke, University of Sheffield

B3. Portrayals of Queerness in Popular culture and the potential and dangers of new queer visibility

Wednesday, 6th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Genderbenders – How mainstream manga and anime translate queer culture

Kenji-T. Nishino, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Queer Characters in Japanese TV-Series

Jasmin Rückert, Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf

Visible, Intimate Spaces – Queer Contents in Amateur BL Works under Academic Scrutiny

Katharina Hülsmann, Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf

B4. Critical Otherness: Narratives in/of crisis in modern Japanese fiction

Thursday, 6th September, 13:30 - 15:10

Cataclysmic I-dentity Crisis: Natsume Sōseki, the it-novel, the I-novel and the critical cat

Nicholas Bradley, University of East Anglia

Narrating Women’s Personal Crisis in Murakami Haruki’s Japan

Dr Gitte Marianne Hansen, Newcastle University

Like bombs: ‘Island words’ and ‘linguistic terrorism’ in contemporary Okinawan fiction

Dr Victoria Young, University of Cambridge

Crises of Time: The tyranny of the immediate in the fiction of Takahashi Genichirō

Filippo Cervelli, University of Oxford

B5. Images, Commodities, Embodied Women: Films Stars and the Spectacle of Japanese Modernity, 1926–1936

Thursday, 6th September, 15:30 - 17:00

Fashion as Material: The Function of Women's Western-Style Fashion Items Onscreen, In-Store and in Print

Lois Barnett, SOAS, University of London

Phantasmatic Projections: The Fashion Model and the Film Star

Irena Hayter, University of Leeds

Okada Yoshiko and the Intermedial Commodification of Japanese Silent Film Stars

Kerstin Fooken, School of Arts, Birkbeck College

B6. Representations of crises and trauma in literature and cinema

Friday, 7th September, 09:00 - 10:30

Destruction and Recovery after 3/11- Analysis of family values in Japanese television drama Saikō no Rikon (2013) and Kazoku Game (2013)

Akiko Nagata, SOAS, University of London

Crisis, Continuity and Change: Lessons from Kuraimāzu Hai and its Adaptations

Dr Christopher Hood, Cardiff University

Moving on, but at What Cost?: Dissociation in Murakami Haruki’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage

Jonathan Dil, Keio University

What happened to change? Trauma in post-disaster Japanese cinema

Chantal Bertalanffy, The University of Edinburgh

B7. Linguistic transitions and representations of Japaneseness

Friday, 7th September, 11:00 - 12:30

The Sociolinguistics of the Lost Decades and the Growth of Dialect Imagery and Humour

Goran Vaage, School of Letters, Kobe College

Hybrid Verbal Constructions in Japanese: Issues of Interpretation

Vít Ulman, Palacký University Olomouc

‘It’s really unique in that they have their own kind of psychology’: Using Discursive Psychology to explore the use of ‘Nihonjinron’ by international students

Philippa Carr, Coventry University

B8. Impact of economic shocks on Japanese arts and media

Friday, 7th September, 13:30 - 15:00

Before We Were 'Lost': Crisis versus Continuity in Bubble-era Art

Sarah Walsh, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles

The "Bubble Economy" in Japanese Popular Music

Dorothy Finan, University of Sheffield

The Narrativization of the Global Financial Crisis by the Japanese Press

Roddy McDougall, University of Edinburgh


C1. Making-Thinking in Multispecies of Japan: From Robots and Slime Mould to Architectural Bricolage and Bamboo Weaving

Wednesday, 5th September, 15:30 - 17:10

The Making of the National Robot History in Japan

Mateja Kovacic, University of Oxford and University of Sheffield

Making Sense of the World: Queering More-Than-Human Nature with Slime Mould in Modern Japanese Intellectual History

Eiko Honda, University of Oxford

Bricolage as a practice: the case of Ishinomaki Laboratory

Camille Sineau, University of Aberdeen

Bamboo Weaving as Knowledge Practice: Exploring Behaviour-Based Models for Living in the Anthropocene Futurescape

Jo McCallum, University of the Arts

C2. From Edo Castle to Imperial Palace: 150 Years of Power, Conflict, and Heritage

Thursday, 6th September, 0900 - 10:30

The Destruction and Rediscovery of Edo Castle: Romantic Ruins, War Ruins

Judith Fröhlich, University of Zurich

The Imperial Castle and the Militarization of Urban Space in Imperial Japan

Oleg Benesch, University of York

Citadel of Peace: From Imperial Castle to Palace in Occupied Japan

Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University

C3. Human Waste in Order and Place

Thursday, 6th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Panel sponsored by Japan Forum (the official journal of BAJS published by Taylor & Francis) and edited at the Japan Research Centre, SOAS University of London

David Howell, Harvard University

Alexander Bay, Chapman University

Linda Galvane, Stanford University

C4. Crisis, critique and creativity in the Japanese videogame industry

Thursday, 6th September, 13:30 - 15:10

Global Crime Fighters: Detecting Japan’s “Crisis” of Identity in Daigyakuten Saiban 1 & 2

Tsugumi (Mimi) Okabe, University of Alberta

Ideological Distortion: The Aesthetics of Social Reform in Persona 5

Frank Mondelli, Standford University

Signs of the times: Japanese videogame genres and contemporary critique

Rachael Hutchinson, University of Delaware

Asshole Mario: ROM Hacking, Kaizo and Nintendo’s battle to (re)claim ownership of Super Mario

James Newman, Bath Spa University

C5. Reconfiguring Ruins in 20th Century Japan

Thursday, 6th September, 15:30 - 17:00

Rhetorical Ruins: envisioning the future through destruction

Nicholas Risteen, Princeton University

From the Ashes of War: The Ruined City in 1950s Literary Criticism

Mark Pendleton, The University of Sheffield

Cities Must Die: Building After the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Carrie Cushman, Columbia University

C6. Photography and Crisis: Representation, Gender, Performance, and Environment in 20th Century Japan

Friday, 7th September, 09:00 - 10:30

“Or, We Could Quit Being Photographers”: Nakahira Takuma and the Crisis of the Image Circa 1972

Dan Abbe, University of California Los Angeleles

Tokiwa Toyoko and the Postwar Crisis of Role of Women in Photographic Practice

Kelly McCormick, University of California Los Angeles

Photographing Performance: Avant-Garde Art in Prewar and Postwar Japan

Jelena Stojković, Arts University Bournemouth

Burning Earth in Japanese Photography, ca 1965-1970

Bert Winther-Tamaki, University of California Irvine

C7. From Rubble to Protest: Japan’s Postwar in Literature and Film: Japan’s Postwar in Literature and Film

Friday, 7th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Are Yakeato Ruins?: European ruins and the National Landscape in Post War Japan

Akito Sakasai, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Trauma in Postwar Japanese Fiction

James Raeside, Keio University

War, Ampo and Americans: an Allegory in Pigs and Battleships.

Norimasa Morita, Waseda University


D1. Japanese Education and the State Before 1945: Relations, Effects, and Legacies

Wednesday, 5th September, 15:30 - 17:10

Integrating Disabled People into the Nation Building Process? Special Education for the Blind before 1945

Anne-Lise Mithout, Paris-Diderot University

Disciplining Minds through School Diary Writing

L. Halliday Piel, Lasell College

State Power, National Purpose, and the Reform of Secondary Entrance Exams, 1920-1945

Peter Cave, University of Manchester

Sing to Counter the Crisis - the Power of Mobilisation in Japan's State-endorsed Children’s Songs

Luli van der Does, Hiroshima University

D2. Mahāyāna in Europe – Japanese Buddhists and their Contribution to Academic Knowledge on Buddhism in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Thursday, 6th September, 0900 - 10:30

Naturalising Enlightenment – Buddhist Legitimisation Strategies in Early Meiji Japan

Stephan Kigensan Licha, Heidelberg University

19th Century European Orientalists and Their Japanese Interlocutors

Hans Martin Krämer, Heidelberg University

The Discovery of Japanese Buddhism as Part of the World Religion “Buddhism”?

Ulrich Harlass, Bremen University

D3. Transforming the nation in pre-war Japan

Thursday, 6th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Good Daughters' of the Meiji Period

Taka Oshikiri, University of the West Indies

Taishō Democratic Movement and the Place of Women in Taishō Literature: Gender and Sexuality in the Writings of Shiga Naoya

Mohammad Moinuddin, Osaka University

Dressing For Crisis: The Joint Civil-Military Clothing Association and Clothing Reform in 1930s “Crisis Japan”

James Homsey

D4. Foreign eyes on Meiji Japan

Thursday, 6th September, 13:30 - 15:10

The Outside Perspective – Treaty Port Newspapers and the Meiji Restoration

Andreas Eichleter, University of Heidelberg

Japan Imagined, Presented, and Represented: British Composer’s responses to Something Japanese

Moeko Hayashi, University of Oxford

From the Ashes of the Great Kantō Earthquake: The Tokyo Imperial University Settlement

Chris Perkins, University of Edinburgh

D5. New Perspectives on the Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan

Thursday, 6th September, 15:30 - 17:00

Japanese Agency and Business Reform in Occupied Japan: The Holding Company Liquidation Commission and Zaibatsu Dissolution

Steven Ericson, Dartmouth College

The Road Less Travelled: The Influence of GHQ’s Jeeps upon the Postwar Japanese Automotive industry

Thomas French, Ritsumeikan University

An Empire Reborn: The Japanese Fishing Industry during the Occupation

William M. Tsutsui, Hendrix College

D6. Post-war transformations, resistance, and politics

Friday, 7th September, 09:00 - 10:30

Shinjuku 1968: media panics, nonconformists, and the play of politics

William Marotti, University of California Los Angeles

How to Circle: Social Technology and the Transformation of Postwar Japanese Political Culture, 1955-1987

Adam Bronson, Durham University

The Dowa Policy Process

Ian Neary, Oxford University

What’s in a Name? A Case Study on the Survival of Martial Arts in Occupied Japan

Julian Wayne, Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences

D7. Historical crises retold and reused

Friday, 7th September, 09:00 - 10:30

Legitimising power through the faces of the past: Re-representing the Genpei War

Elesabeth Woolley, SOAS University of London

Dealing with Crisis in Japan at the Turn of the 19th Century

Bruno Christiaens, KU Leuven

Literary productions in transition: On the evolution of the late Edo tales of vengeance between Kansei and Tenpō reforms

Mario Talamo, CRCAO, École Pratique des Hautes Études

A Crisis of Representation? Barbarian threats and writing Japan into the world

Edward Boyle, Kyushu University

D8. Social diversity, power, and the demise of Tokugawa Japan

Friday, 7th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Living with Attainder: Local Crisis and Change During the Tokugawa Period 

Floris van Swet, Harvard University

Religion in Crisis: Chōshū, Shin Buddhism and the Meiji Restoration

Mick Deneckere, Ghent University

D9. Rethinking Political Crises in the First Decade of the Meiji Period

Friday, 7th September, 13:30 - 15:00

What is ‘Diplomacy’?: The Struggle for Modern Foreign Relations in the Early Meiji Era

Isami Sawai, London School of Economics and Political Science

The Falcon Cannot Hear the Falconer: Epistemological Anarchy on the Japanese Frontier, 1873

Amin Ghadimi, Harvard University

Centralizing Military Power between Two Civil Wars: Focusing on Kyusyu problem in the 1870s

Ryosuke Maeda, Hokkaido University

The Formation of an Elite-Citizen Coalition in Tokyo, 1860s - 1880s

Maho Ikeda, Tokyo Metropolitan University


E1. Law, Gender and Family in Contemporary Japan

Wednesday, 5th September, 15:30 - 17:10

Being the Head of One’s Household: Gendered Assumptions and Consequences of the Residence Registration System

Amélie Corbel, Sciences Po Paris / Hitotsubashi University

Can We Protect "Wife" in New Inheritance Law? - A Movement of Inheritance Law Reform in Japan

Harumi Ishiwata, Tohoku University

Gender and the Best Interest of the Child - Exploration of Japanese Law Concerning the Financial Consequences of Divorce

Maia Roots, Tohoku University

Hierarchy of Motherhood in Public Policies

Kanae Sarugasawa, INALCO

E2. Changing Networks of Mutual Assistance and Emergent Forms of Care in Contemporary Japan

Thursday, 6th September, 0900 - 10:30

Socio-religious Networks of Support in Contemporary Japan: Mutual Assistance in Local Congregations of Risshō Kōseikai

Aura Di Febo, The University of Manchester

Listening to the Community: Community-based Volunteer Mental Health Care in Japan

Isaac Gagné, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ-Tokyo)

Conflicts over End-of-life Care at Japanese Nursing Homes in Rural and Urban Areas

Shizuko Katagiri, Kagoshima University

E3. Gender perspective on disability in contemporary Japan

Wednesday, 6th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Daily discrimination in primary schools in contemporary Japan: how children are desexualizing boys and girls with handicap

Aline Henninger, Center for Japanese Studies, CEJ, INALCO

Living with a disability in contemporary Japan: A female perspective

Anne-Lise Mithout, Paris Diderot University

Mothers of Autistic Children in Japan: How Expectations of Motherhood Shape Women’s Experiences of Parenting

Lynne Nakano, The Chinese University of Hong-Kong

E4. Strategies for love, gender, and migration in contemporary Japan

Thursday, 6th September, 13:30 - 15:10

Cooking Dads and Working Moms: New Conceptions of the Japanese Neo-liberal Family in the 1980s

Samuel J. Timinsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Seeking Love and Asylum: Marriage Strategies of Asylum Seekers in Japan

Yusuf Avci, Sheffield University

Overcoming Barriers to Multiculturalism in Kyoto

Carolyn Wright, Kyoto Koka Women's University

Between Otherness and Belonging: How Young Korean-Japanese Negotiate Their Hybrid Cultural and Ethnic Identities

Ludgera Lewerich, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, [email protected]

E5. Permanently on the Verge of Change? Gender, Inequality, and Discrimination in the Japanese Workplace

Thursday, 6th September, 15:30 - 17:00

An Overview of 30 years of Gender Equality Legislation in Japan: Progress for Women and Work? 

Helen Macnaughtan, SOAS University of London

The Second Sexism Revisited: Towards a Genuine Gender Equality in Japan through Understanding Male Experiences of Regular Employment

Peter Matanle, The University of Sheffield

Narratives of mobility and gender reversal: Women joining the ‘foreign option’ working as professional interpreters in the context of Japan’s non-regular employment

Deborah Giustini, The University of Manchester

E6. Queer Economies in Queer Spaces

Friday, 7th September, 11:00 - 12:30

That bar life. Spatial economies and the service business in Sninjuku Ni-chome’s gay bars.

Marcello Francioni, SOAS University of London

Dansō escort service: a business space in between self-expression and performed emotions

Marta Fanasca, University of Manchester

Keeping with(out) Feeding: Politico economics between Workers, Managers, and Recruiters of Sex Work in Japan

Tooru Takeoka, The University of Tokyo

E7. Beyond the ‘Control Society’: Rethinking Power in Contemporary Japan

Friday, 7th September, 13:30 - 15:00

Moral Ideology and the Managed Society

David Chapman, University of Queensland, [email protected]

The End of Japan: Conservative Discourses and the threat of fūfu bessei

Etsuko Toyoda, University of Melbourne

Platinum Data and the Genetic Imaginary

Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong


F1. Post-growth narratives in rural Japan

Wednesday, 5th September, 15:30 - 17:10

The joys of 'inaka' living: Framing altrnative lifestyles in contemporary Japanese anime.

Fernando Ortiz-Moya and Nieves Moreno, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and Autonomous University of Madrid

Moratorium migration? Urbanite settlers in rural Japan between hope, self-exploration and withdrawal

Susanne Klien, Hokkaido University

The validity of the cittalows approach for the resilience of shrinking communities in rural Japan

Heuishilja Chang, The University of Oxford

The oyster gamble: gastronomic tourism in post-disaster Miyagi

Duccio Gasparri, Oxford Brookes University

F2. Comprehending the 3.11 disasters: Ethnographic explorations into disaster recovery

Thursday, 6th September, 0900 - 10:30

Facing the invisible: risk, emotions and social appropriateness in post-Fukushima Japan

Marie Weishaupt, Freie Universität Berlin

No power for the empowered: Are community-based approaches to recovery failing the communities?

Anna Vainio, University of Sheffield and Tohoku University

Governing mental health in the wake of 3.11: ethnographic reflections from the margins

Ben Epstein, University College London

F3. Japanese Literati, Public Intellectuals, and the 3.11 Crisis: Arguments for Change or Confirmations of Continuity

Wednesday, 6th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Japanese Women Writers against Borders

Masami Usui, Doshisha University

Fascism, Nuclear Ontopower, and Subjectivity Production in Tsushima Yûko’s Celebrating the Term of Cesium 137’s Half-Life (Hangenki wo iwatte, 2016)

Livia Monnet, University of Montreal

Murakami Haruki’s “Anti-Nuclear Speech” – “Japanese Mentalities” and the Exclusion of the Protest Experience

Lisette Gebhardt (Goethe University Frankfurt)

The staging of writers in the aftermath of March 11

Anne Bayard-Sakai, INALCO French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations

F4. Generative Fictions: Representations of Pregnancy in Modern Japanese Literature and Manga

Thursday, 6th September, 13:30 - 15:10

Abortion in Modern Japanese Literature: Romanticization and Secularization

Takayuki Yokota-Murakami, Osaka University

The Child(un)bearing Toilets: The Representations of Pregnancy through Excremental Rhetoric

Linda Galvane, Stanford University

False Pregnancy in Tsushima Yuko’s Child of Fortune (Choji, 1978)

Eve Zimmerman, Wellesley College

Depicting False Pregnancy in the 21st Century: The Avant-Garde Imagination of Yumiko Shirai’s Wombs

Noriko Hiraishi, University of Tsukuba

F5. The Realms of Kisshoutennyo and Jurōjin: Socio-cultural and Technological Aspects of Japan’s Recent Past, Present and Future Demography

Thursday, 6th September, 15:30 - 17:00

A Fresh Map of Japanese Life

David Cope, University of Cambridge

"Mendokusai!" Women's Perceptions of Motherhood in Modern Japan

Harriet Cooke, Waseda University

Hyperageing Society 2.0: The Shifting Role of Elders in the Technological Landscape of Japan

Professor Atsushi Hiyama, University of Tokyo

Visionary Gerontechnological Praxis in Japan: Pathways to Augmenting the Hyperageing Society

Katie Seaborn, University of Tokyo

F6. Fighting precariousness in post-growth Japan

Friday, 7th September, 09:00 - 10:30

Entrepreneurship and Women: Policies, Institutions and Developments in China and Japan

Kuniko Ishiguro and Jing Song, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shadow education in Japan: New stakes in a growing unequal society

Bérénice Leman, Center of Japanese Studies (CEJ), INALCO

Best Practices of Employability in the Japanese Studies Curriculum

Harald Conrad, University of Sheffield

Self-esteem and Women’s Body in Crisis: Continuity and Change in Female Masochism in Kono Taeko ‘Bone Meat’ (1977) and Ogawa Yoko’s Hotel Iris (1996)

Nozomi Uematsu, Queen Mary University of London

F7. Art, Media and Technology: Reactions to and Depictions of Demographic Change in Japan

Friday, 7th September, 11:00 - 12:30

Womenomics through the lens of contemporary literature: Realistic solution or merely wishful thinking?

Olivia Kennedy, Ritsumeikan University

The Elderly as Both Driving Factor and Major Hindrance for Technological Change in Japan: The Depiction of Japan’s Ageing Population in the British Press

Christopher J. Hayes, Cardiff University

Cross-Cultural Approaches in Arts and Dementia Research

Herb L. Fondevilla, Aoyama Gakuin University

F8. Hope and revival for rural Japan

Friday, 7th September, 13:30 - 15:00

‘Depopulation isn’t here yet!’ – hope and crisis in rural temple communities.

Paulina Kolata, The University of Manchester

Contemporary Art as Remedy?  An Anthropological Examination of Revitalized-oriented Art Festivals in Rural Japan

Shiu Hong Simon Tu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Exporting Theory “Made in Japan”: The case of contents tourism

Philip Seaton, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

G1. Telling your research story - communication and collaboration outside of academia

Anna Vainio, University of Sheffield, Carolin Becke, University of Sheffield