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Canadian Rakugo Storyteller Katsura Sunshine Talks About the Charms of Rakugo
Lecturer: Katsura Sunshine
Reading Haiku Beyond Borders
Lecturer: Abigail Friedman
Leadership and Teamwork Seen Through Judo’s Globalization
Lecturer: Yamaguchi Kaori
Living Together, Working Together
Lecturer: Tariq Ramadan
India's New Frontier: Healthcare Technology In Making Social Impact
Lecturer: Swati A. Piramal
Co-existing: A Quest for Global Peace
Lecturer: Matsuyama Daiko
WASHI: Ancient and Modern Wonder Material
Lecturer: Paul Denhoed
The Heart of Washoku: Creating a Seasonal Sensibility
Lecturer: Elizabeth Andoh
US-Japan Relations in a Turbulent Time in Asia
Lecturer: Robert M. Orr
Queer Japan Project
Artists: Graham Kolbeins et al.
"PAPER LANTERNS" Japan Premiere Screening & Talk
[Tokyo International Literary Festival] Female Writers Challenging Social Taboos: Transcending Gender, Religion, and Community
Kirino Natsuo, Prabda Yoon, et al.
The Power of Noh: From Japan's Classical Theater to the World's Avant-Garde
Lecturer: Richard Emmert
The Kaleidoscopic Japanese Archipelago: Observations from Fieldwork on Biodiversity
Lecturer: Anne McDonald
The Foundation of Japan-U.S. Relations From the Perspective of American History
Speakers: Rogers M. Smith, Funabashi Yoichi
The Tale of Genji as World Literature
Lecturer: Lee Ae-sook
Paul Kikuchi: R E S O N A N C E
Performers: Paul Kikuchi et al.
Android and Robot Society–The Cutting-edge Technology Connecting Japan with the World
Lecturer: Ishiguro Hiroshi
China in the Modern World and a New Japan-China Relationship
Speakers: Jia Qingguo, Takahara Akio
The World in 2030: The Emerging Consensus
Lecturer: Kunihiko Chris Hirabayashi
Conundrums of Literary Translation
Lecturer: Juliet W. Carpenter
Between Nationalism and Internationalism: The Political Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore
Lecturer: Ramachandra Guha
Why I Teach “The Art of Manga” Abroad
Lecturer: Otsuka Eiji
Humor, Parody, Taboo in Edo Art—The Social and Cultural Context of Ukiyo-e and Shunga Past and Present
Lecturer: C. Andrew Gerstle
Seoul’s New Communication-Based Administration and City Diplomacy
Lecturer: Park Won-soon
World War I and the Birth of the Modern World
Speakers : David Welch, Nakanishi Hiroshi
Toward a New Japanese Golden Age―Economic Potential, Social Dynamics, and Policy Challenges
Lecturer: Jesper Koll
Yokai (Monsters) and the Japanese Imagination
Lecturer: Komatsu Kazuhiko
Writing Now in Asia
Speakers: Hirano Keiichiro (moderator), Kim Yeonsu, Tash Aw, Nakajima Kyoko, Uthis Haemamool
Rikuzentakata in 2014 ―A Work-in-Progress by Documentary Filmmaker Mina T. Son
Speaker: Mina T. Son
China's Prospects and Japan's Future
Lecturer: Niwa Uichiro
Taking Time: A Slow Exploration into Cultural Utopia
Performer: Hans Tutschku
Relations among Japan, the U.S., China, and Korea: Challenges and Prospects
Speakers: Takahara Akio, Gerald L. Curtis
Is India at a Turning Point?―Trends in India’s Political Economy
Lecturer: Pratap Bhanu Mehta
India's Foreign and Strategic Policy in Asia—The India-China-U.S. Troika, and Japan
Lecturer: Siddharth Varadarajan
A Message to the Global Leaders of the Future
Lecturer: Gyohten Toyoo
Dialogue in Japan with Antonio Negri
Speaker: Antonio Negri