Tag Archive for: Online webinar

When Manga Meets Science | Online Webinar

You are invited to join an online webinar ‘When Manga Meets Science’ presented by Science Manga artist Hayanon on Saturday, 25th March.

Date: Saturday, 25th March 2023
Time: 1 -2.15 p.m.
Location: Online – previous registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ej-seminar-when-manga-meets-science-tickets-576332575247



Hayanon is a mangaka – a master of Japanese manga – holding a BA in Physics and Masters in English Education. She writes and illustrates comic strips about science topics such as auroras, global warming, cosmic rays and many more. These comics are mainly aimed towards children and non-scientists, though she has written for many audiences.

Over the past twenty years, Hayanon has produced science comics for magazines, newspapers, universities, research institutes, JAXA and NASA.

During her talk she will look at the crossover between Science and Manga looking at how different approaches can be used to get scientific information across to different audiences. In addition Hayanon will look at her career, her approach to different topics and the influences on her professional work.

For more information and to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ej-seminar-when-manga-meets-science-tickets-576332575247


Science Manga Artist Hayanon Blog: https://www.hayanon.jp/
Hayanon Science Manga Studio: https://www.sciencemanga.jp/

Imagining Globality: Japan & China’s approach to liberal internationalism

We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2021 this year and invite you to an online webinar ‘Imagining Globality: Japan & China’s approach to liberal internationalism‘.

In this talk, Kiri Paramore, Professor of Asian Studies at UCC, will comparatively analyse the significance of ‘liberal internationalism’ as a political concept in modern Japan and China.

Date: Thursday, 11th November 2021
Time: 1 PM

Venue: This talk will take place face to face at Theatre C004, UCD Health Sciences Building, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4 and via Zoom platform (please see registration link below).
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/imagining-globality-japan-chinas-approach-to-liberal-internationalism-tickets-179208566647?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


For most nations, and certainly for postcolonial states, comparison forms an important basis of political thought. In Japan and China, comparative frameworks influence not only approaches to individual political issues and decisions, but also the structure of political thought itself. Comparison is also central to how other countries, particularly so-called “Western” countries, imagine the politics of Japan and China. Moreover, Western countries regularly imagine themselves in relation to “the East”, “Asia” and sometimes simply “China”, and imagine these places themselves similarly through comparisons to an imagined norm called “the West” and sometimes “the international community” – the imagination of which is reliant on comparison with an image of Asia. In other words, comparison forms the basis of a symbiotic creation of national, civilizational and global identities.

This talk takes liberalism, as the basis ideology of the current international order, as an exemplary focus of comparison. Beginning with a reflection on the divergent way WWII and the first Cold War’s history are perceived between China and Japan, the talk moves onto consider the impact of this on images of internationalism and liberalism over the past 70 years. Contrasting these divergences, and the current international tensions they feed, with the current convergences in ideas of culture and nation apparent both in China and Japan as well as many other countries around the world, the talk concludes by reflecting upon the continued influence and impact of liberal internationalism on politics today.

Guest Speaker: Prof. Kiri Paramore, Professor of Asian Studies, University College Cork

Kiri Paramore is Professor of Asian Studies in the National University of Ireland, University College Cork. His last book, Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2016), was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award winner. Other books include Ideology and Christianity in Japan (Routledge, 2009), and Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies (Bloomsbury, 2016). His articles have appeared in Modern Intellectual History, the Journal of Asian Studies, the Journal of Early Modern History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, the Journal of Japanese Studies, and the Proceedings of the British Academy, etc. He currently serves as chief editor of the Cambridge History of Confucianism, and as one of the authors of the new Cambridge History of Japan.

Paramore was born and grew up in Sydney and studied Asian Studies and Asian History at the Australian National University, Canberra (B.A.S. (1997) Hons. (1999)). While completing his studies he worked for the Australian Department of Defence, and after graduation the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Under the auspices of a Japanese Ministry of Education and Science research scholarship he completed two postgraduate degrees in intellectual history at the University of Tokyo (M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2006). Between 2007 and 2019 he taught history and Asian Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taipei, the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and a number of institutes and universities in Japan.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/imagining-globality-japan-chinas-approach-to-liberal-internationalism-tickets-179208566647?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


This event is jointly organised by UCD Centre for Japanese Studies, UCC Irish Institute of Japanese Studies and UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice, and supported by UCD Japan, Ireland Japan Association, Experience Japan, SMBC Aviation Capital and UCD Japanese Society.

Journeys to Japan: from Culture to Technology

We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2021 this year and invite you to an online webinar ‘Journeys to Japan: from Culture to Technology’.

Join Dr. Denisa Butnaru, Universität Konstanz, as she talks about the novel of James Clavell, Shogun (1975) which introduced her to a landscape of Japanese culture and concrete exploration of Japanese society shaped by a variety of tensions and contradictions.

Date: Thursday, 14th October 2021
Time: 1 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/journeys-to-japan-from-culture-to-technology-tickets-179188316077?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Many years ago, the novel of James Clavell, Shogun (1975) introduced me to a first landscape of Japanese culture. Wanting to understand how history confronts present, I started to engage in a concrete exploration of Japanese society, which brought me to conceive a landscape shaped by a variety of tensions and contradictions. The figure of the “bricoleur” which opposes that of the engineer discussed by Claude Lévi-Strauss (Lévi-Strauss 1962) offers me a productive approach to consider the active and rich nuances that I could experience regarding Japan, and explain how the current development of technological artefacts embeds older forms of social models while inventing further novel ones. – Dr. Denisa Butnaru

Guest speaker: Dr. Denisa Butnaru was born in Romania. She studied English and Japanese, sociology and philosophy (having specialized in phenomenological philosophy). She holds a doctor title from the University of Strasbourg, France (2009) and she finished her habilitation thesis in sociology in 2021, at the University of Constance, Germany. Her areas of research are: sociology of the body, disability, rehabilitation and augmentation technologies, phenomenological theories of the body and embodiment, and qualitative methodology in social sciences.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/journeys-to-japan-from-culture-to-technology-tickets-179188316077?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


This event is jointly organised by UCD Centre for Japanese Studies & UCD Japan and supported by Ireland Japan Association, Experience Japan and UCD Japanese Society.

Digital disruption, political pressure and new opportunities: the future of mass media and its impact on Japan

We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2021 this year and invite you to an online webinar ‘Digital disruption, political pressure and new opportunities: the future of mass media and its impact on Japan’.

This lecture will explore what international experience tells us about how mass media has evolved amid this contest between opportunities and threats, how the Japanese media experience compares, and what this might mean for the future.

Date: Thursday, 7th October 2021
Time: 1 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/digital-disruption-political-pressure-and-new-opportunities-tickets-179171335287?aff=ebdsoporgprofile



There may never have been a better time to be in the media, whether as a journalist or a publisher. Barriers to entry into the industry have fallen, costs of distribution have plummeted, new markets and new audiences are reachable, and access to information is easier than ever before. Yet this state of affairs has come through a technological and business hurricane which has destroyed many old business models even while creating new ones, it has brought new competition for attention from social media which also challenge perceptions of fact and falsehood, and it has made the mass media a target for political pressure and even assault even as the digital revolution has made some traditional media businesses weaker. These trends are worldwide in nature, but are happening in different ways and different speeds in different markets.

Some prominent Japanese media groups have exploited the new opportunities by expanding their international English-language versions at lower cost and, most notably in Nikkei’s case, by acquiring the global English language brand the Financial Times and developing joint products with it for the Asian market. Others, however, are feeling a long, slow squeeze from declining circulations and advertising revenues, while facing new competition from digital-only start-ups and struggling to convert their own output for the digital age. Into this mix has come politics, just like in Europe and America, with nationalist politicians and governments seeking to influence and manipulate media while it is in this weaker state.

Guest Speaker: Bill Emmott, Former Editor in Chief of The Economist & Chair of the Japan Society of the UK

Bill Emmott is a writer best known for his time as editor in chief of The Economist in 1993-2006 but also for his many books on Japan, which began with the bestselling “The Sun Also Sets: Why Japan will not be Number One” (1989). He is now chair of the Japan Society of the UK, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and of Trinity College Dublin’s Long Room Hub for Arts & Humanities, and is co-director of the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy. In 2017-18 he was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and is an Ushioda Fellow of Tokyo College at the University of Tokyo. He is also a member of the University of Tokyo’s Global Advisory Board. Bill was presenter and co-author of a documentary film about Italy, “Girlfriend in a Coma” (2013) and executive producer of “The Great European Disaster Movie” (2015), both shown on the BBC, among other broadcasters. He is the author of 14 books on Japan, Asia, the 20th century and Italy, the latest of which was “Japan’s Far More Female Future: Increasing Gender Equality and Reducing Workplace Insecurity Will Make Japan Stronger” (OUP, 2020). In 2016 Japan awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for services to UK-Japan relations.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/digital-disruption-political-pressure-and-new-opportunities-tickets-179171335287?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


This event is jointly organised by UCD Centre for Japanese Studies & PSU Centre for Japanese Studies and supported by Ireland Japan Association, Experience Japan and UCD Japanese Society.

EU-Japan Economic Partnership (EPA) Progress Seminar | 24-26 Nov 2020

The European Union Delegation to Japan is organizing the EU-Japan Economic Partnership (EPA) Progress Seminar which will be held through a series of online webinars from 24 until 26 November 2020. 

The EPA Progress Seminar will seek to take stock of the progress on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and will bring together representatives from academia, industry and trade associations, as well as the public sector. The EPA Progress Seminar will take place over three days, with each day covering a different aspect of the EPA and inviting a varied panel of speakers.

Please find a detailed programme below or you can download it here!



Day 1 (November 24 – 09:00-10:00 am CET/16:00-17:00 pm JST) – Register Here!

  • Presentation of EPA Progress Report
  • Presentation of Business Survey
  • Success stories

Day 2 (November 25 – 09:00-10:00 am CET/16:00-17:00 pm JST) – Register Here!

  • Leather and footwear market in Japan

Day 3 (November 26 – 09:00-10:00 am CET/16:00-17:00 pm JST) – Register Here!

  • Presentation of Guide on Public Procurement

Each study/report will be introduced by one of the experts and is followed by contributions from business discussants and a Q&A session.

* Please note that for each day separate registration is required.

Post-Abe Japan & Political Leadership | Online Webinar


We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2020 this year and together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies would like to invite you to an online webinar ‘Post-Abe Japan & Political Leadership’.

This session  will look at the Post-Abe political environment and the major issues facing Japan.

Date: Friday, 4th December 2020
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/post-abe-japan-political-leadership-tickets-125552521973?aff=erelpanelorg


What happens next for Japanese politics after Abe?

Prof. Hugo Dobson (Professor of Japan’s International Relations in the National Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK) will talk about post-Abe leadership and Japan’s role in the world.

Prof. Dobson’s research interests include multilateral organisations and global governance, especially the G7 and G20 and Japan’s role therein. His research also explores the role of images in shaping our understanding of international relations and Japan’s role in the world, from postage stamps and logos to TV programmes such as The Simpsons.

He has been invited to teach and research at various institutions around the world including the University of Tokyo, Kobe University, Hosei University, Zurich University and Charles University in Prague.

He has received a number of teaching awards related to his work with the “Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences” initiative at the University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

The respondent, Mr Bill Emmott is the Chairperson of the Japan Society in the UK and was previously Editor-in-Chief of The Economist (1993-2006). Bill is a Fellow of Tokyo College, University of Tokyo’s new interdisciplinary research institute. He also chairs the board of Trinity College Dublin’s Long Room Hub for the Arts & Humanities and is chairman of The Wake Up Foundation, a charity dedicated to education and communication about the decline of western societies using film, which he co-founded in 2013 with an Italian film-maker, Annalisa Piras.

He has written eight books on Japan, the first of which was The Sun Also Sets: Why Japan Will Not Be Number One (1989). His most recent book is Japan’s Far More Female Future (Oxford University Press / Nikkei Shimbun Publishing).

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/post-abe-japan-political-leadership-tickets-125552521973?aff=erelpanelorg

Career opportunities in Japan | Online Webinar


We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2020 this year and together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies would like to invite you to an online webinar ‘Career opportunities in Japan’.

This session will look at career options for new graduates and, in addition, research opportunities for postgraduate and academic staff.

Date: Friday, 6th November 2020
Time: 1-2 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/career-opportunities-in-japan-tickets-125541705621?aff=erelpanelorg



What is the JET Programme?

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (外国語青年招致事業, Gaikokugo Seinen Shōchi Jigyō), or JET Programme, is a Japanese government initiative that brings college (university) graduates – mostly native speakers of English – to Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and Sports Education Advisors (SEAs) in Japanese kindergartens, elementary, junior high and high schools, or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local governments and boards of education. JET Programme participants are collectively called JETs. Ireland became a participating country in the JET Programme in 1987. Since then over 1,200 Irish people have contributed to and enjoyed the programme, including the 43 Irish JETs who departed for Japan in 2019. Irish JETs act as ambassadors for Ireland, introducing all aspects of Irish culture to the Japanese people.

Who is the JSPS, and what does it do?

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) also known as Gakushin, is an independent administrative institution. It provides various fellowships for researchers to conduct, under the guidance of their Japanese hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. As Japan’s premier research funding agency, JSPS carries out a diverse program that includes funding scientific research, fostering young researchers, promoting international scientific exchange, and supporting the reform and globalization of universities. Its annual budget in 2011 fiscal year was ¥334.7 billion. The JSPS is equivalent to both Science Foundation Ireland and the Ireland Research Council for Japan, covering all disciplinary areas.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/career-opportunities-in-japan-tickets-125541705621?aff=erelpanelorg

Tag Archive for: Online webinar

Nothing Found

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria