• Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series

  • About the Series

    The Getting to Know Japan webinar series is designed to assist Americans living in Japan as a part of the U.S. military presence to learn about and gain greater appreciation for their host nation’s culture and society. World-class specialists will deliver engaging lessons on introductory-level topics related to Japanese culture and society. While tailored for the needs of the US military community in Japan, the webinars are open to all interested in learning more about Japan. This series is being implemented in full partnership with The United States-Japan foundation.

  • Getting to Know Japan Webinar Schedule

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series (via Zoom)

    12 May 2022 – 19:00 (Japan)

    In this introductory session, Dr. Kyle Cleveland from Temple University Japan will join us to take a look at the influence of Japanese popular culture around the world. More specifically, Dr. Cleveland will examine the trans-global flows of Japanese popular culture and how the export of popular culture has been a strong component of Japan's soft power.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

     

     

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series (via Zoom)

    17 May 2022 – 10:00 (Japan)

    In this introductory session, Mr. Bruce Hamana will introduce Chanoyu - The Japanese way of tea ceremony. Within this introduction, Mr. Hamana will give us a glimpse into the wide range of elements that make up the study of Chanoyu including the importance of architecture, gardening, kaiseki cuisine, ceramics and other crafts, sweets making, Zen and many other topics related to the chaji or “formal tea gathering”.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series (via Zoom)

    26 May 2022 – 19:00 (Japan)

    Captain Keizo Kitagawa will give an introductory presentation on Commodore Matthew C. Perry and his US Navy expedition to Japan. This seminar will also address the impact of Perry's "Black Ships" on 19th century Japan, the conclusion of Japans' era of isolation and the subsequent Meiji Restoration and transition into a modern state.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series (via Zoom)

    14 June 2022 – 10:00 (Japan)

    Dr. Robert Hoppens, History Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and expert on contemporary Japanese history, will lead a lecture and discussion on Japanese history from the end of the second World War to the present day.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

     

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series (via Zoom)

    07 July 2022 – 19:00 (Japan)

    What is up for grabs in the July 2022 House of Councillors election? How does the electoral system work and whom does it reward/punish? What are the major political trends being tested? Who are the inspiring, colorful or worrying candidates? Professor Michael Cucek of Temple University Japan offers a short introduction to House of Councillors election just in time for this triennial event.

     

    For more information please see the event page. Registration for the Zoom session can be found here.

     

  • More Webinars to Be Announced Soon!

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