2015 Japan-America Student Conference Scholarship Opportunity

The 67th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is an excellent opportunity for skill-building and personal growth open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  Attendees will participate in academic roundtable discussions, cultural and social events, lectures, and panel presentations with other students of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  JASC 67 (July 30 – August 23, 2015) will be [...]

Japan’s Visible Minorities

On Friday, November 7, 2014, a full audience gathered in the Tokioka room to listen to Dr. Debito Arudou present his research on Japan’s so-called ‘visible minorities,’ or those who don’t look Japanese. He illustrated a phenomenon of exclusionary treatment based on looks and explained how it is sustained, in part, via a media-driven dominant [...]

Japanese Cinematic Activities in Manchuria

On Friday, October 24th, Dr. Hanae Kramer shared her research exploring the filmographic adventures of the Japan-operated South Manchuria Railway Company and Manchuria Motion Picture Corporation in the decades leading up to WWII.  Japanese film production in colonially occupied Manchuria was a dominant means of disseminating propaganda.  Though the films were created to satisfy largely [...]

CJS Seminar: Japan’s Visible Minorities

On Friday, November 7th at 3:00pm in Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), Dr. ARUDOU, Debito will present a talk entitled, “Japan’s Visible Minorities: Appearance and Prejudice in Japanese Society.”  He will examine legal and social processes linking Japanese nationality with phenotype and the resulting impact on the treatment of Japan’s “Visible Minorities.”  Dr. Arudou [...]