This series invites specialists in various fields to talk about timely issues and issues for Japanese society as seen through comparison between Japan and other countries. The theme of lectures will be varied, such as politics, economy, diplomacy, and culture. In principle, each lecture is held in either English or Japanese without interpretation.
Memory and Amnesia: Japan-Philippines Relations Reconsidered
- Lecturer: Ambeth R. Ocampo (Associate Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
- Moderator: Fujiwara Kiichi (Professor, University of Tokyo)
- Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
- Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
- Language: English (without Japanese interpretation)
- Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ members: Free)
- Seating: 100 (reservations required)
A leading public historian in the Philippines whose research covers the late 19th-century Philippines: its art, culture and the people who figure in the birth of the nation. He served as Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2005-07) and concurrently as Chairman, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (2002-11). He has published over twenty books and has received various honors and awards, the latest being the 2016 Fukuoka [Academic] Prize. Dr. Ocampo writes a widely-read editorial page column for the Philippines Daily Inquirer and moderates a growing Facebook fan page. He is a fellow of the Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) 2014, co-organized by the International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation. (ALFP website: http://alfpnetwork.net/en/)
Specializing in Southeast Asian studies and international politics, Prof. Fujiwara has taught at the University of the Philippines, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Bristol, and was selected as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C., before joining the University of Tokyo. He is the author of various books on international affairs, including Heiwa no riarizumu [Peace for Realists] (Iwanami Shoten, 2004) which received the Ishibashi Tanzan Award in 2005, and co-editor of The Philippines and Japan in America's Shadow (NUS Press, 2011), which was published both in Japanese and English.
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