Thursday 6th September

Registration

08:30 - 10:00

SESSION 1

09:00 - 10:30

 

 

B2.

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

 

C2.

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

 

D2.

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

 

E2.

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

 

F2.

Comprehending the 3.11 disasters: Ethnographic explorations into disaster recovery

 

Research Film Series:

 

Tokyo Pengyou (47 min)

&

Q&A with dir. Jamie Coates

 

SESSION 2

11:00 - 12:30

A3.

Trust, regulation, and leadership 

 

B3.

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

 

C3.

Human Waste in Order and Place

 

Panel sponsored by Taylor and Francis/Japan Forum and the SOAS Japan Research Centre

 

D3.

Transforming the nation in pre-war Japan

 

E3.

Gender perspective on disability in contemporary Japan

 

F3.

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

 

Research Film Series:

White Out
(ホワイトアウト)

(55 min) 

&

Q&A with dir.
Sharon Kinsella.

 

LUNCH

12:30 - 13:30

Student poster session

 

SESSION 3

13:30 - 15:10

 

A4.

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

 

B4.

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

 

C4.

Crisis, critique and creativity in the Japanese videogame industry

 

D4.

Foreign eyes on
Meiji Japan

 

E4.

Strategies for love, gender, and migration in contemporary Japan

 

F4.

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

 

Research Film Series:

When Cinema Was King
(25 min)

&

Q&A with dir. Jennifer
Coates

 

SESSION 4:

15:30 - 17:00

 

A5.

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

(15:30 - 17:10)

B5.

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

 

C5.

Reconfiguring Ruins in 20th Century Japan

 

D5.

New Perspectives on the Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan

 

E5.

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

 

F5.

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

(15:30 - 17:10)

Research Film Series:

Tokyo Pengyou

(47 min)