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Center for Japanese Studies 50th Anniversary
Hybrid Japan

2009 Program of Events

JanuaryThe Pacific War Revisited
 Letters from Iwo Jima and Clint Eastwood in Person – film screening and comments from the director
 A Scholar's View of Letters from Iwo Jima – symposium
 The Inaugural (2009-2010) Berkeley Japan New Vision Award: Clint Eastwood
FebruaryKazuo Inamori: A Conversation on Business Innovation and Philosophy
AprilToyo Ito: A Conversation on Japanese Architecture
MayKazuo Hara: Documentary Film Making
 Kazuo Hara's Documentary Films – film screenings and comments from the director
 Kazuo Hara and Japanese Film Studies – symposium
JuneBerkeley in Japan II: The Berkeley-Nichibunken Dialogue
JulyHayao Miyazaki in Berkeley
 San Francisco Bay Area Premier of Ponyo
 The Hayao Miyazaki Symposium
 The 2009-2010 Berkeley Japan Prize: Hayao Miyazaki
 Hayao Miyazaki: A Conversation
SeptemberTracing Japanese Buddhism: An International Conference
OctoberJapan and Japanese America
 Norman Mineta: "U.S.-Japan Relations: A Japanese American Perspective" – keynote lecture
 Japan and Japanese America: Connections Across the Pacific Rim
NovemberJapanese Food Culture on the Global Stage
 The History and Contemporary Forms of Japanese Food Culture – symposium
 The Longest California Roll: A World Record Attempt
 Washoku and Wine: A Benefit Gala Dinner
DecemberJapanese Studies at Berkeley and the U.S.: Past, Present, and Future