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The Second Tohoku Conference on Global Japanese Studies

The International Graduate Program in Japanese Studies at Tohoku University, Japan, is pleased to announce a call for presentations for the Second Tohoku Conference on Global Japanese Studies. The conference aims to provide, for scholars and graduate students of Japan from a range of ages, nationalities and disciplines, an opportunity to exchange ideas, thus fostering the possibility of further collaboration.
This Second Conference will, first of all, celebrate the first anniversary of the partnership agreement between University of East Anglia and Tohoku University.

Conference Topic

Aging and Maturing of Japan and the World

In demographic dynamics in global level, Japanese society faces a variety of challenges of aging. As a matter of course, some age-related diseases like dementia, for example, are anticipated to be cured by a specific medicine. For taking care of elderly people, however, not only medical treatment, but social system for elderly care is also necessary, which includes the hardware of medical and nursing facilities as well as the software of pension and health insurance, and that of life ending and religion. An aging society, on the other hand, sometimes suffers a shortage of labor to sustain even a moderate economic growth, which is called “population onus”. While the Western developed societies have accepted immigrant workers for years, the Japanese government is now introducing the new immigrant policy to recruit skilled workers from foreign countries. For this purpose, however, the Japanese society has to take on a difficult task to improve its tolerance and openness to different cultures as well as its communication capacity in Japanese and foreign languages.
In the Second Tohoku Conference on Global Japanese Studies, we will discuss this wide range of issues from hard sciences, via social ones, to humanities.


Discussions are, however, not limited to the above-mentioned conference topic. There will be provided sessions for special working groups concerning broader issues related to Japan and the world in various fields of humanities and social sciences.


Young scholars and graduate students are especially welcome to the conference as presenters. They are expected to bring new findings in their research for discussion.

Conference Dates and Venue

Dec. 14 (Sat) -15 (Sun), 2019

Kawauchi Campus, Tohoku University: Kawauchi 27-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576, Japan

C19 Lecture Rooms

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Time Table

Sat, Dec 14
10:00-12:00 Plenary Session
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Working Groups
15:00-17:00 Working Groups
18:00-20:00 Reception
Sun, Dec 15
10:00-12:00 Working Groups
13:00- Excursion
 
 
Sat 14th Dec 2019
10:00-12:00 Plenary Session [Auditorium Law 2]
 
Chair: Kabashima, Hiroshi, School of Law, Tohoku University
 
Kishita, Naoko
School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
 
Ganesan, Arasu
Chemical Biology, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia
 
Tomioka, Yoshihisa
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University
 
Nagai, Akira
Sociology, Graduate School of Arts and Letters Tohoku University
 
12:00-13:00 Lunch
 
13:00-17:30 Working Group 1: Aging and Maturing of Japan and the World [Lecture Room Law 3]
 
Chair: Ozaki, Akiko, School of Medicine, Tohoku University
 
Ando, Chiaki
School of Medicine, Tohoku University
 
Contreras, Milena
School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
 
Mioshi, Eneida
School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Applied Research Collaboration East of England (ARC EoE)
 
Shimizu, Megumi
Department of Gerontological and Home Healthcare Nursing,  Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
 
Sato, Emiko
Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University
 
Muminov, Sherzod
School of History, University of East Anglia
 
Mason, Ra
PPL, University of East Anglia
 
13:00-15:00 Working Group 2: Religion [Lecture Room Economics 3]
 
Chair: Godart, Clinton, School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
 
Mahatthanadull, Sanu
International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC),
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
 
Sakurai,  Yoshihide
Hokkaido University
 
Fuengfusakul, Apinya
Female Movements gpjs/conference/abstract.html#feungfusakulin Contemporary Thai Theravada Buddhism
Chiang Mai University
 
Kameyama Mitsuhiro
Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
 
Ito, Tomomi
Comments
Kobe University
 
15:30-17:30 Working Group 3: Culture and Society [Lecture Room Economics 3]
 
Chair: Adachi, Hiroaki, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
Gerlini, Edoardo
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellow, Waseda University
 
Arai, Misaki
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
Takahashi, Yuka
Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
 
Okhlopkova, Kiya
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
Nappi, Pierluigi
Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" and Kobe University
 
Malou Van den Heuvel
Ghent University
 
18:00-20:00 Reception [Student Hall]
 
Sun 15th Dec 2019
10:00-12:00 Working Group 4: Policy and Law [Lecture Room Law 3]
 
Chair: Kabashima, Hiroshi, School of Law, Tohoku University
 
Li, Jing Jing
School of Law, Tohoku University
 
Hochreuther, Johannes
School of Law, Tohoku University, University Heidelberg
 
Awumbila, Selma
GRIDCo - Ghana Grid Co. Ltd.
School of Law, Tohoku University
 
Lin, Chao-Chi
Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University
 
10:00-12:00 Working Group 5: Progress Reports [Lecture Room Economics 3]
 
Chair: Ono, Naoyuki, Mr Prof at School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
 
Hasekura Award
 
10:00-10:30
Wu, Peiyao
 
On the Intellectual Enterprise of Sakaino Kōyō
Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
 
10:30-11:00
Kagami, Yoko
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
11:00-11:30
Wang, Yuling
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
13:00-17:00 Excursion - Guided by: Ms. Minami Suzuki
 
13:00-17:00 Working Group 6: Students Session [Lecture Room Law 3]
 
13:00-13:15
Hoizumi, Sora
The Study of Overcoming Modernity : from the Perspective of Catholicism
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
13:15-13:30
Masuda, Tomoya
Encountering the Other:Understanding People Beyond the Wall
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
13:30-13:45
Deng, Linglong
On tense in Japanese adnominal clause
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
13:45-14:00
Arai, Misaki
Kyaradentity as an Innovative Self-Image: Aim for Collaboration-Directed Society
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
14:00-14:15
Ai, Yu
Living as Muslim women in Tohoku, Japan: Faith and struggles in non-Muslim society
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
14:15-14:30
Nishikida, Hirofumi
Operation of Deities/Spirits and Spirit-consoling Rituals
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
14:40-14:55
Kato, Masato
Comparative Study of the German Genitive
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
14:55-15:10
Matsui, Miki
An Approach to the Worship towards Mountains
An Art Historical Analysis of Japanese Sculptures Enshrined on Mountains in Heian Period
Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 
15:10-15:25
Deng, Qi
Healthy Well-being and Resilient Community:From Japanese Perspective "Caring for Others; Omoiyari"
Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University
 
15:25-15:40
Ren, Yilei
Psychological Autonomy and Mental Health Among Adolescents
Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University

 
15:40-15:55
Mikami, Keisuke
Blue Collar Workers and Its Organizations in Japan
Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University

 
15:55-16:10
Sato, Jugo
"Furusato" and Environmental Politics  ―In the case of construction of wind power plants on the sea in Akita prefecture―
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
 
 

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Naoko Kishita (School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia)
    Prof. Arasu Ganesan (School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia)
  • Prof. NAGAI Akira (Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University)
  • Prof. Tomioka, Yoshihisa (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University)

Conference Language

English or Japanese

Poster

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Program

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Call for Presentations

Presentation shall be targeted at international and interdisciplinary audience;In various fields, for example,
- Pharmacy & Health Science
- Technology
- Language
- Culture
- History
- Philosophy
- Aesthetics
- Religion
- Law & Political Science
- Business & Economics
- Education
 

Submission Deadline

Monday, Sep. 09, 2019

Submission Address

E-mail: kabashima@law.tohoku.ac.jp

Abstract Format to submit

- Abstract should be attached as a MS-Office (docx.) or a PDF file,
- which should consist of approximately 200-400 words in English;
- with the title of presentation, and
- without author’s name and affiliation for the purpose of peer review.
- Author’s name and affiliation should be written in the email text.
- Author should agree that the conference proceedings will be published in open-access digital formats.

Notification of acceptance

Monday, Sep. 30, 2019

Travel and Accommodation Expenses

Travel and accommodation expenses should be covered by the participants themselves.

Organizing Committee

  • Hiroshi Kabashima (Chair)
    Ra Mason (Co-organizer of UEA)
    Hiroaki Adachi
    Yoshihiro Imoto
    Hiroki Oka
    Naoyuki Ono
    Koji Oono
    Hiroki Takakura
    Takenobu Yuki

Contact

For inquiries and information please contact the address below:
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For more information please refer to the website below:
https://www.sal.tohoku.ac.jp/gpjs/conference/20191214.html