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Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Japan. The Nissan Institute, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Japan in the social sciences. Alongside vibrant doctoral programmes, the MSc and MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies, inaugurated in 2008, are recognized as among Europe's most prestigious and successful training programmes. The Nissan Institute seminar runs each week during the teaching terms alongside the Graduate research seminar.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Towards Synthesis of the Youth’s Counter-urbanisation Movement and the Governmental-led Measures for Shrinking Communities in Japan Dr Taro Hirai, Hirosaki University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Taro Hirai 07 Apr 2016
2 Creative Commons Achieving an Asia-Pacific Depopulation Dividend: Evidence and Experience from Shrinking Regions in Japan and New Zealand Dr Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Peter Matanle 07 Apr 2016
3 Creative Commons The Degradation and Regeneration of Rural Areas in Japan Professor Hirokazu Sakuno, Shimane University, gives talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Hirokazu Sakuno 07 Apr 2016
4 Creative Commons The Slow City Approach and the Resilience of Japanese Shrinking Communities Heuishilja Chang, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute 'Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan' on 10th March, 2016. Heuishilja Chang 07 Apr 2016
5 Creative Commons Cittaslow Experiences against the Social Desertification and to Promote Local Micro-economies on Resilient Way Pier Giorgio Oliveti, Cittaslow International, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for the Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan on 10th March, 2016. Pier Giorgio Oliveti 07 Apr 2016
6 Creative Commons From Growth to Shrinkage: Managing Population Decline in Western-Europe Professor Gert-Jan Hospers, Radboud University, the University of Twente, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute as part of the ;Slow Cities? The revitalisation of shrinking communities in Japan; on 10th March, 2016. Gert-Jan Hospers 07 Apr 2016
7 Creative Commons Abenomics: Past, Present, and Future Professor Jun Saito (Keio University), gives a talk for the Nissan Institute podcast series. Jun Saito 10 Mar 2016
8 Creative Commons The Double Responsibility of Care: Balancing childcare, elderly care and work. Junko Yamashita (Bristol University), gives a talk for the Nissan Institute podcast series. Junko Yamashita 10 Mar 2016
9 Creative Commons A History of the IUD in Japan: Birth control policy and Cold War diplomacy Dr Aya Homei, Manchester University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute podcast series. Aya Homei 10 Mar 2016
10 Creative Commons The Social Life of the Solitary Death: Aging, housing, and the limits of dwelling Dr Jason Danely (Oxford Brookes University), gives a talk for the Nissan Institute seminar series. Jason Danely 10 Mar 2016
11 Redefining the community firm? The unionization of part-time workers in the retail industry Arjan Keizer, Manchester Business School, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. Arjan Keizer 26 Feb 2016
12 Lessons from Studying the Japanese Economy Professor Richard B . Freeman (Harvard University), Mark's former supervisor, talked about Dr Rebick's broader contribution to the field of Japanese Economy and the shape of that filed more generally. Richard B Freeman 09 Jul 2015
13 An International Comparison in Hope and Happiness between Japan, United Kingdom, and United States Professor Yuji Genda (University of Tokyo), Mark's colleague: shared his recollections about Dr Rebick and about research Mark's work inspired. Yuji Genda 09 Jul 2015
14 Introduction to the Memorial Event to Commemorate the Work and Influence of Dr Mark Rebick Professor Jenny Corbett (Australian National University), Mark's colleague, talked about the work and life of Professor Mark Rebick and his contributions to the field of Japanese economics and academic life at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. Jenny Corbett 09 Jul 2015
15 The Greece of the East: Writing the History of Music in Meiji Japan A talk from Dr Jonathan Service, Wadham College, Oxford, at the Nissan Institute. Jonathan Service 22 Jun 2015
16 Japan's New Security Cooperation in Counter-Piracy Missions A talk by Professor Wilhelm Vosse, International Christian University, at the Nissan Institute. Wilhelm Vosse 22 Jun 2015
17 Engineering the Empire: "Comprehensive Development" in Japan's Colonial Borderlands Professor Aaron S. Moore, Arizona State University gives a talk at the Nissan Institute. Aaron S. Moore 22 Jun 2015
18 Take jellyfish for headaches: language, print and presentation in early 17th-century medical manuals Professor Peter Kornicki, emeritus professor, Cambridge University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies seminar series. Peter Kornicki 01 Dec 2014
19 Creative Commons The Downward Spiral of Japan's Relations with China since 2012 Dr Taku Tamaki, Loughborough University, gives a talk for the Nissan Centre for Japanese Studies seminar series. Taku Tamaki 01 Dec 2014
20 Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan Talk given by Dr Sharon Kinsella, University of Manchester as part of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies seminar series Sharon Kinsella 27 Jun 2014
21 Economic Uncertainty and Fertility: Insights from Japan’s Long Recession Joint seminar with the Department of Sociology and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies James Raymo 19 May 2014
22 Creative Commons Productive Motherhood: Women's Labour and Japan's Lowest-Low Fertility Professor Mary Brinton, Harvard University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Mary Brinton 01 Apr 2014
23 Creative Commons The Geography of Ageing and Population Decline in Japan Professor Ralph Lützeler, University of Bonn, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Ralph Lützeler 01 Apr 2014
24 A Comparison of the Determinants of Low Marital Fertility between Japan and Korea Professor Kazuo Yamaguchi, University of Chicago, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Kazuo Yamaguchi 31 Mar 2014
25 Creative Commons Declining Fertility Rates in Japan and Other Low Fertility Nations: Can We Diagnose and Cure this 'Disease'? Leonard Schoppa, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Leonard Schoppa 31 Mar 2014
26 Creative Commons The Political Arena of Low Fertility - Comparing Japan and Germany Professor Axel Klein gives a talk for the Nissan Centre for Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Axel Klein 31 Mar 2014
27 Little paid and Overworked: Marriage prospects of low income Japanese men Dr Ekaterina Hertog, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Ekaterina Hertog 25 Feb 2014
28 Nissan Seminar: Population reproduction: a new fertility regime (with remarks on the role of migration) Professor Francesco Billari, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies Francesco Billari 27 Jan 2014
29 Creative Commons Cultural Diversity and the law: From the Perspective of Cultural Policy Mr Ryu Kojima , Kyushu University. gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Ryu Kojima 22 Jan 2014
30 Creative Commons Britain and Japan; Reflections on the bilateral relationship Sir David Warren , Chair man, The Japan Society, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series David Warren 22 Jan 2014
31 Creative Commons Transnational History and Japan Professor Garon, Nissan Professor of History and East Asian Studies , Department of History, Princeton University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series Sheldon Garon 22 Jan 2014
32 Creative Commons After Cool Japan: Contemporary Art in the Post-Bubble, Post-Disaster Society Professor Adrian Favell, (Professor of Sociology, Centre d'études européennes Sciences Po, France) gives a talk for the Nissan Japan Studies seminar series. Adrian Favell 05 Nov 2012
33 Creative Commons Sarin no ato: Tracing the Aftermath of the Tokyo Subway Gassing Dr Mark Pendleton, (Lecturer in Japanese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield) gives a talk for the Nissan Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Mark Pendleton 05 Nov 2012
34 Creative Commons Motivations for marriage and marital (un)happiness: Discourses in Japanese women's magazines Dr Barbara Holthus (Senior Research Fellow, Social Science Section, German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo) gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies on Thursday 16th February 2012. Barbara Holthus 12 Mar 2012
35 Japan's Immigration Policy, 1999-2008: Discrepancy between Comprehensive Debate and Partial Reforms David Chiavacci (University of Zurich) gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. David Chiavacci 09 Mar 2012
36 Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan This talk investigates the story of the development of the first automatic electric rice cooker in Japan. With Helen MacNaughtan (SOAS). Helen MacNaughtan 09 Mar 2012
37 What does the anthropology of Japan tell us about Japan - and about anthropology? An excurse into the history of Japanese studies with William Kelly (Yale). William Kelly 09 Mar 2012