Center for Japanese Studies

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2004 Events

December 1, 2004

What Happened to Japanese Telecom: Stumbling into the 21st Century
Robert Cole, Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business, UCB
September 2, 2004
Center for Japanese Studies

Japan was a major player in global telecommunication trade in the 1980s. By 2003, however, METI officials were convening committees to deal with the precipitous decline in the Japanese telecom industry. What happened? Was it simply the overall decline in telecommunications after the 1999 meltdown or were national factors at play? We examine these issues by...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2004 Events

June 1, 2004

Three Rapes: The Status of Forces Agreement and Okinawa
Chalmers Johnson, President, Japan Policy Research Institute
January 29, 2004
Center for Japanese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies

Okinawa, Japan's most southerly prefecture and its poorest, has been the scene since 2001 of a particularly fierce confrontation between Washington, Tokyo, and Naha over the Japanese-American SOFA (Status Of Forces Agreement) and its use by American authorities to shield military felons from the application of Japanese law. To many...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2006 Events

June 1, 2006

Confessions of a Diplomatic Interpreter
Cornelius Iida, Simultaneous Interpreter
January 20, 2006
Center for Japanese Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures

An Analytical Approach to the Moral Economy of the Late Tokugawa Rural Society
Mario Oshima, Economics, Osaka City University
January 27, 2006
Center for Japanese Studies

As is in English social history or Southeast Asian studies, the concept of moral economy is employed also in Japanese late Tokugawa and early Meiji history and has...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2007 Events

June 1, 2007

The Yomiuri Shimbun, From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor: Who Was Responsible?
Takahiko Tennichi, Editorial writer, The Yomiuri Shimbun
January 24, 2007
Center for Japanese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Walter H. Shorenstein Fund, Graduate School of Journalism

History is a controversial issue in East Asia today. The Yomiuri Shimbun, the largest daily paper in Japan, with a right of center editorial position, has recently completed a year-long project to clarify Japanese leaders' responsibility for the Pacific War....

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2006 Events

December 1, 2006

Maruyama Masao and America the Incomprehensible
Yasuhisa Shimizu, CJS Visiting Scholar, History of Japanese Political Thought, Kyushu University
September 18, 2006
Center for Japanese Studies

Maruyama Masao (1914-1996), a distinguished social scientist and historian in postwar Japan, visited the United States four times between 1961 and 1983. America, he confessed after his first stay at Harvard and at Oxford in England, was incomprehensible compared with Europe. This research tries to understand the thought of Maruyama from the...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2008 Events

June 1, 2008

Disturbing Difference: Translation, Naturalization, and the Global Publication of Japanese Fiction
Stephen Snyder, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Japanese Studies, Middelbury College
January 25, 2008
Center for Japanese Studies

This paper examines the intersection of theoretical, aesthetic and commercial interests in processes affecting the translation of contemporary Japanese literature. Translation is considered as a multi-stage practice influenced by various agents, involving issues of text selection, the...

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2008 Events

December 1, 2008

Japan's Multicultural Multiethnic Future: Problems and Solutions for the 21st Century
Arudou Debito, Hokkaido Information University
August 27, 2008
Center for Japanese Studies

Arudou was born David Christopher Aldwinckle in California. He attended Cornell University, first visiting Japan as a tourist. Following this experience, he dedicated his senior year as an undergraduate to studying Japanese, graduating in 1987. Aldwinckle then joined a small Japanese trading company in Sapporo. It was this experience, he recounts, that...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2009 Events

June 1, 2009

The Pacific War Revisited: Scholars' View on "Letters from Iwo Jima"
January 23, 2009
Center for Japanese Studies, Department of History

The Center for Japanese Studies presents this program on the "Pacific War Revisited" with a panel of distinguished scholars of Japanese film studies and Japanese history who will comment on this critically acclaimed film. This panel will be followed by a screening of Letters from Iwo Jima, with post-screening comments by the film's director, Clint Eastwood.

The Pacific War Revisited...