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September 2019

Narratives of Female Academics in Japanese Higher Education

Wednesday, September 18
  • Jennifer Yphantides (Lecturer at Soka University)
  • Kristie Collins (Associate professor and Department Head for the English and Liberal Arts Program at Reitaku University)
  • Reiko Yoshihara (Professor at Nihon University)

Despite the fact that women obtain the majority of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, their under-representation in higher education leadership is a global phenomenon. In Japan, the skewed academic gender balance is recognized as a national problem and the government has set a goal to raise the number of female academics to 30% by 2020. Here, women currently hold 24.8% of full-time university teaching positions. Join three experts in education, gender and teacher identity as they discuss the journeys, trials…

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Trade Wars and Sanctions: The Sino-American Confrontation and Japan

Wednesday, September 25
  • Alexander Dmitrenko (Head of Asia Sanctions, based in the Tokyo office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Hiromi Murakami (Senior fellow at Economic Strategy Institute and Adjunct Professor at Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ))
  • Robert Dujarric (Director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS))

Diplomatic and military tensions between Washington and Beijing have been growing for many years. In a major escalation twist, President Trump and his administration have announced increased tariffs and export controls measures targeting major Chinese corporations, first and foremost Huawei. China no longer shies away from responding to such measures and has already announced the establishing of the Unreliable Entities List and implementation of its own Export Controls Law. Third-countries are invariably affected by this confrontation – starting with Canada’ which arrested…

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Trash Islands: The Olympic Games and Japan’s Changing Environment

Friday, September 27
  • Robin Kietlinski (Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York)

The Olympic Games have become synonymous with massive infrastructure projects that dramatically alter the landscape of the host city. From artificial islands, new highways, airports and rail lines, to enormous multi-purpose stadiums and specialized single-sport arenas, the economic investments that accompany the hosting of these events are well-documented and debated. Far less attention has been given to the long-lasting environmental impacts that Olympic-scale development projects have on host cities and countries. The question of whether the hosting of an Olympic…

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