ICJS Event: Ben-Ami Shillony on "Past, Present, and Future of the Imperial Institution in Japan."

Friday, November 20th, 2009
7:00 p.m. open (7:30 p.m. start)
TUJ Azabu Hall 206 (Access)
Ben-Ami Shillony
Open to general public.
You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed

About Ben-Ami Shillony

Professor Ben-Ami Shillony of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem was born in Poland in 1937, spent the war years as a child in the Soviet Union, he immigrated to Israel in 1948. He holds a doctorate from Princeton, writing his dissertation on the February 1936 military revolt in Japan. Since 1971, he has been teaching Japanese history and culture at the Hebrew University, and taught, lectured and did research at the universities of Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford, Cambridge, Colorado, and various places in Japan. In November 2000 the Emperor of Japan bestowed on him the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star (Kun-nito Zuihosho).

His most recent work is The Emperors of Modern Japan (2008). Other publications include The Enigma of the Emperors, Revolt in Japan, Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan , The Jews and the Japanese, Tennō heika no keizaigaku [The Economics of the Emperor] , Haha naru tennō [The Emperor as a Mother Figure] and numerous other books and articles in English, Hebrew, and Japanese. Click here to learn more about Ben-Ami Shillony.

About ICJS
The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.