Wrapping up a U.S. book tour, Japanese writer Natsuo Kirino reads from her novel 'Grotesque' and considers women's plight in Japanese society.
Best-selling Japanese mystery writer Natsuo Kirino will discuss her work and read from her latest novel, 'Grotesque.'
U of Hawaii's James Brandon remembers kabuki plays from Japan's Fifteen-Year War.
UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Christopher T. Nelson reflects on his research into and participation in the traditional Okinawan dance eisaa.
An ikebana exhibit at UCLA plants seeds for the next generation of students interested in the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Samuel Leiter of Brooklyn College attempts to spook the audience at a UCLA event on kabuki theater.
Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations Thomas Rimer speaks about the re-telling of the Sorge affair in Japanese film and theater.
Historians Harry Harootunian, Carol Gluck and Fred Notehelfer offer views on modernity and its development in Japan.
USC's David Bialock speaks about his research on Daoist influences in Japanese literature from the Nara period.
Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.
USC scholar discusses a Japanese notion of beauty and its artistic representation in Meiji period paintings.
MIT professor Shigeru Miyagawa got more than he bargained for when he posted an image of Japanese war propaganda on an educational website.
Aeron Gerow discusses the evolution of nationalism in Kitano Takeshi's Hana-bi.
UCLA project devoted to Tokyo-LA interactions in art, fashion, food holds workshop on 'LA as Offshore Japan.'
Connecticut College's Alexis Dudden speaks on "Illegal Korea".
Columbia's Michael Como challenges traditional views of legendary 'corruptor' figures in the context of cultic ritual and disease in medieval Japan.
U. of Pittsburgh's Akiko Hashimoto examines the debate surrounding Japan's guilt over World War II.
UCLA's Thomas Rimer examines the life and art of a Japanese actor.
The Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies faces its share of challenges. Not least of all the question of how to do so much in such little time.
Mizuko Ito explores anime culture in Japan and its popularity abroad.
Carol Gluck urges historians to seek new directions, quick.
In medieval Japan, sexual entertainers and their customers enjoyed great freedoms until a growing orthodoxy stifled their trade, Janet Goodwin tells a UCLA audience.
Japanese literary scholar Keiko Kanai reviews a half-century of social activism on the issue of compensation for the people of Minamata, Japan, a bayside town poisoned by industrial waste in 1955.
Sometimes, language instruction at your home institution isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Which is where the IUC comes in...
Ritual-filled lives of 13th-century Japanese nuns at Hokkeji were rich, says USC scholar Lori Meeks.
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