Multimedia

LECTURE VIDEOS

Throughout U-M's academic year, the Center for Japanese Studies hosts numerous Japan scholars and specialists who provide educational presentations under the CJS Noon Lecture Series program. Additionally, guest and faculty speakers often generously extend accessibility to their work by granting CJS permission to video-record and provide free public access to their lectures. 

2014 +

Noon Lecture Series

Fall Term

  
From Geisha to Activist: Sumiya Koume (1850-1920) and the Gender System in Modern Japan
PLAY | Marnie Anderson (Associate Professor, History, Smith College), October 2, 2014

Southward Bound: Voyage Narratives of the Japanese Immigration to Brazil
PLAY | Seth Jacobowitz (Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University) September 25, 2014

Ritual Song in Heian Japan: Shomyo and Shirabyoshi
PLAY | Makiko Sakurai (Songwriter/Vocalist (Tendai Ohara Chant)/Performer (Shirabyoshi Dance)) September 18, 2014

 


Noon Lecture Series

Winter Term

  
Single Mothers and Poverty in Japan: The Role of Living Arrangements
PLAY | James Raymo (Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison), April 10, 2014

Thought Policing or Protection of Youth? Debates around Fictional Child Characters in Japanese Popular Culture
PLAY | Mark McLelland (Australian Research Council Future Fellow; Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Wollongong; 2007-08 Toyota Visiting Professor), April 3, 2014

Nikkei and the Construction of a Multicultural Brazil
PLAY | Jeffrey Lesser (Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin American History; Chair, History Department, Emory University), February 27, 2014

The Greatest Pirate in Japan
PLAY | Peter Shapinsky (Associate Professor, History, University of Illinois - Springfield), February 20, 2014

Hands of a Goze (Blind Female Musician) -- The Tactile Culture of Visually Impaired People in Modern Japan
PLAY | Kojiro Hirose (Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago; Associate Professor, Graduate University for Advanced Studies and National Musuem of Ethnology, Osaka), January 30, 2014

Kyomai and Postwar Japan: Construction of Cultural Memory in Kyoto
PLAY | Mariko Okada (Visiting Scholar, CJS; Recipient of the 2013 Suntory Prize for the Social Sciences and Humanities), January 23, 2014

2013 +

Noon Lecture Series

Fall Term

  
America’s Role in Making Japan’s Economic Miracle: New Evidence for a Landmark Case
PLAY | Yusaku Horiuchi (Associate Professor, Government, Dartmouth College), November 21, 2013

The Painting of Sadness?: The Beginnings and Ends of Nihonga
PLAY | Chelsea Foxwell (Assistant Professor, Art History, University of Chicago), November 13, 2013

Cogito Ergo Proxy: Radical Doubt in Japanese Anime
PLAY | Earl Jackson, Jr. (Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature, National Chiao Tung University), November 7, 2013

A Conversation with Ogawa Pro Member Toshio Iizuka
PLAY | Toshio Iizuka (Film Director) and Markus Nornes (Chair and Professor, Screen Arts & Cultures; Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures, Art & Design, U-M), October 24, 2013

"Out Gays” or “Shameless Gays”? What Gets Lost, and What is Gained, when U.S. Queer Theory is Translated into Japanese?
PLAY | J. Keith Vincent (2013-14 Toyota Visiting Professor; Associate Professor, Japanese and Comparative Literature, Boston University), October 17, 2013

Drying Earth: Current Global Water Issues & Provisions, and the Possibility of U.S.-Japan Cooperation in the Field of Global Water Issues
PLAY | Kazunari Yoshimura (President, Global Water Japan)
Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Japan in Detroit
October 10, 2013
 


Noon Lecture Series

Winter Term

  
Housewives and Salarymen in Postbubble Japan: Are We Facing a Changing Gender Contract?
PLAY | Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni (Professor/Chair, Sociology, Anthropology, and East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University; 2005-06 Toyota Visiting Professor, CJS), March 14, 2013.

Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan
PLAY | Setsu Shigematsu (Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside), February 21, 2013.

2012 +

Noon Lecture Series

Fall Term

  
Dancing the Tradition and Conserving the Arts: Kyomai in Kyoto's Geisha Quarter
PLAY | Mariko Okada (2012-13 Toyota Professor in Residence, Center for Japanese Studies), November 15, 2012.

Modern-Day Hermits: The Story of Hikikomori in Japan and Beyond
PLAY | Alan Teo, M.D. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, University of Michigan Health System), November 8, 2012.

The Five-Element Pagoda & Changing Concepts of the Dead in Medieval Japan
PLAY | Hank Glassman (Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, Haverford College), October 11, 2012.

Is Immigration Necessary for Japan? Workers, Growth, and the Philosophies of Immigration
PLAY | John Skrentny (Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies; Professor, Sociology, University of California - San Diego), October 4, 2012.

The Concept of Persona in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Tetsuro Watsuji
PLAY | Masahiro Morioka (Professor, Sustainable System Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University), September 20, 2012.
 


Noon Lecture Series

Winter Term

  
The Fukushima Disaster: Law, Politics, and Compensation in Japan
PLAY | Eric A. Feldman (Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School), April 12, 2012.

Parody & Satire in Shunga: Takehara Shunchosai's Pillow Book for the Young (1776)
PLAY | Andrew Gerstle (Professor, Japanese Studies, SOAS, University of London), April 5, 2012.

The History of Yesterday: Japan from the Lehman Shock to the Aftermath of March 11
PLAY | Andrew Gordon (Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University), March 29, 2012.

ANPO: Art X War in Havoc's Wake
PLAY | Linda Hoaglund (Filmmaker), March 22, 2012.

Modern Cities and Filmmaking in Japan Around 1910: Differences Between Tokyo and Kyoto
PLAY | Manabu Ueda (Research Associate, Waseda University), March 8, 2012.

Golden Age to Nuclear Nightmare: The Past, Present, and Future of the Fukushima Disaster
PLAY | Daniel Aldrich (Associate Professor, Political Science, Purdue University), February 23, 2012.

On the Creation of a National Collection of Japanese Ceramics in the 1870s
PLAY | Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere (Research Director, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures), February 16, 2012.

Takagi Kenmyo and Buddhist Socialism: A Meiji Misfit and Martyr
PLAY | Paul Swanson (Permanent Fellow, Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture; Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Nanzan University), February 9, 2012.

Picturing Hachiman: Using the Past to Serve the Present
PLAY | Melanie Trede (2011-12 Toyota Visiting Professor, CJS), January 26, 2012.

Japan-U.S. Economic Relations
PLAY | Kuninori Matsuda (Consul General of Japan in Detroit), January 19, 2012.

2011 +

Noon Lecture Series

Fall Term

  
Fukushima's Victories and Victims: The Fateful Alliance of Japanese Soccer & Nuclear Power
PLAY | Elise Edwards (Associate Professor, Anthropology, Butler University), November 3, 2011.

Time and Space in Japanese Music
PLAY | William Malm (Emeritus Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Michigan), October 27, 2011.

Strategies of Camouflage: Suzuki Norio's Photographs of Onoda Hiroo (1974) and Tsukada Mamoru's Identical Twins Series (2003)
PLAY | Ayelet Zohar (Lecturer, History of Art & Asian Studies, University of Haifa), October 20, 2011.

We Came to Deliver What You Have Forgotten: Studio Ghibli as Producer of Cultural Memory
PLAY | Reinhard Zoellner (Professor, Japanese Studies, University of Bonn), October 13, 2011.

Future of Regional Liquidity Arrangement in E. Asia: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
PLAY | William Grimes (Professor, International Relations & Political Science, Boston University), October 6, 2011.
 


Noon Lecture Series

Winter Term

  
Psychology in Natsume Sōseki's Mon
PLAY | Michael Bourdaghs (Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago), April 14, 2011.

Legal and Social Responses to Children Living with Their Abused Mothers
PLAY | Yukiko Tsunoda (Professor, Law, Meiji University; Lawyer, Tanaka & Partners), March 24, 2011. (Co-sponsored by the U-M Law School's Japanese Legal Studies Program.)

Encounters with the Other Through the Medium of Oil Painting: Italian, Mexican, and Chinese Figures by the "Western Painters" of Modern Japan
PLAY | Bert Winther-Tamaki (Associate Professor, Art History, University of California, Irvine), March 17, 2011.

Rethinking the "Post-Defeat" Discursive Space: Censorship during the Occupation Period
PLAY | Richi Sakakibara (Associate Professor, School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University), February 24, 2011.

Dining and Daydreaming in the Edo Period
PLAY | Eric Rath (Associate Professor, History, University of Kansas), February 17, 2011.

Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society, 1945-55
PLAY | Rieko Kage (2010-11 Toyota Visiting Professor, CJS; Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Tokyo), February 10, 2011.

The Differential Network Structuration of ACID Polities: Japan's Butterfly State in US and German Comparison
PLAY | Jeffrey Broadbent (Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota), January 27, 2011.

2010 +

Noon Lecture Series

Fall Term

 
Imagination without Borders: Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility
PLAY | Laura Hein (Professor, History, Northwestern University), December 2, 2010.

Beyond Site/Sight: Art and Disability in Japan and Michigan
PLAY | Sadashi Inuzuka (Professor, Art, School of Art & Design, The University of Michigan), November 18, 2010.

Whither Japan's Invisible Civil Society?
PLAY | Patricia Steinhoff (Professor, Sociology, University of Hawaii), October 28, 2010.

Michizane and Tenjin: The Illustrated Version
PLAY | Robert Borgen (Professor Emeritus, East Asian Languages & Cultures/History, University of California at Davis), October 14, 2010.

Bank Integration and Transmission of Financial Shocks: Evidence from Japan
PLAY | Masami Imai (Associate Professor, Economics, Wesleyan University), October 7, 2010.

Where the Heart Goes Astray: Guilt and Responsibility in Rashōmon and Ikiru
PLAY | Dolores Martinez (Reader, Anthropology, SOAS, University of London), September 30, 2010. (This lecture is part of a series that corresponds with CJS's fall film series, "Re-viewing Kurosawa.")

Rashōmon's Shadow
PLAY | Paul Anderer (Mack Professor of Humanities, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University), September 23, 2010. (This lecture is part of a series that corresponds with CJS's fall film series, "Re-viewing Kurosawa.")

Toyota's Quality Problems: How Serious? What Can We Learn from Them?
PLAY | Robert E. Cole (Emeritus Professor, Haas School of Business and Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Visiting Professor, Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness, Doshisha University), September 16, 2010. (Co-sponsored by the U-M Transportation and Research Institute.)
 


Noon Lecture Series

Winter Term

  
Hokusai's Great Waves and the Maritime Turn in Japanese Visual Culture
PLAY | Christine Guth (Tutor, History of Design, Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, UK), April 1, 2010.

Children's Ibasho & Adults' Mimamori: Implications of Japanese Concepts to US Child Welfare
PLAY | Sachiko Bamba (Post Doctoral Research Associate, Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), February 11, 2010.

Suicide & Social Self: Youth, Gov., & Pop Culture Responses to Internet Group Suicide in Japan
PLAY | Chikako Ozawa de Silva (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Emory University), January 28, 2010.

Lost in Transition: Young Workers in Japan's Changed Employment Landscape
PLAY | Mary Brinton (Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University), January 14, 2010. (Co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership.)