• 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

    Graphic on JSDF

    The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF)

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series (via Zoom)

    27 September 2022 – 19:00 (Japan)

    Dr. Garren Mulloy, an expert on the history of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), will provide an introductory overview of the development of Japan’s military following World War II. Dr. Mulloy will also discuss his recent book Defenders of Japan, which charts the evolution of the JSDF after the Cold War and examines the role of the modern Japanese military in regional security across the Indo-Pacific.

     

    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)

    06 October 2022 – 19:00 (Japan)

    Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, an expert on space warfare and the international relations of outer space, will provide an introductory overview of the history, drivers, and trajectory of Japan’s activities in outer space. Dr. Bowen will also assess Japan’s current space capabilities, placing them in an international context by comparing them to the United States and other countries before we transition to Q&A

     

    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)

    11 October 2022 – 10:00 (Japan)

    Mr. Joe McReynolds, the co-author of Emergent Tokyo: Designing the Spontaneous City, will provide an introductory overview of the history of Japan's urbanism, and what key features distinguish Tokyo's city-scape from the other major cities of the world.

     

    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)

    20 October 2022 – 19:00 (Japan)

    Dr. Sachiko Horiguchi, an expert on contemporary Japanese multiculturalism, will provide an introductory overview of how Japan's youth cultures have transformed since the early 1990s. Dr. Horiguchi will also highlight how representations of gendered subcultures such as rebellious kogal high school girls and reclusive hikikomori men symbolize both the stagnation and transformation that the country has undergone over the past three decades before we transition to Q&A.

     

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

  • Past Events

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar Series (via Zoom)

    13 September 2022 – 10:00 (Japan)

     

    Director for Japan and Asian Trade at the Eurasia Group, Mr. David Boling, will provide an introductory overview of contemporary trade relations between the United States and Japan. Mr. Boling will also discuss recent trade agreements and economic initiatives pursued by the two countries in the Indo-Pacific, including the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).

     

    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)

    08 September 2022 – 19:00 (Japan)

     

    Dr. Yujin Yaguchi, a Professor of American Studies at the University of Tokyo, will provide an introductory overview of the history of Japan's cultural influence on Hawaii as well as discuss the memory of Pearl Harbor in Japan and among Japanese tourists to the island.

     

    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)

    30 August 2022 – 10:00 (Japan)

     

    The assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 8th shook the world. As the longest serving Japanese prime minister, Abe was known for his Abenomics, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and securing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, among other accomplishments. Renowned author on Japanese politics Tobias Harris will look back on Prime Minister Abe's life and career, and discuss how he will be remembered by Japan and the world.

     

    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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