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Upcoming Webinars

Each Tuesday we bring together new insights, knowledge and opinions on current events in Japan.

The Many Myths about Japanese Entrepreneurship
June 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. PDT | Register
Japan is typically viewed as “behind” on entrepreneurship, startup innovation, and venture investments. In spite of two decades of uncountable initiatives to launch an innovation ecosystem, the naysayers claim, Japan has still not built a vibrant entrepreneurial community. But is this really true? Robert Eberhart will present a set of data that challenge the perceived wisdom, and discusses what evidence we should look it to get a true sense of the Japanese innovation scene.

Women in Modern and Current Japan
June 29, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. PDT | Register
1920s “bus girls,” 1950s exchange students, pioneering professors, television celebrities—Alisa Freedman researches these and other Japanese women who have quietly broken norms, boldly spoken out against oppression, and whose personal decisions have transformed international relations and universities. Due to laws, social conventions, business practices, and other factors, women have faced different choices in work and family and different access to education, jobs, and politics than people of other genders. Our Zoominar will discuss the importance of studying and recording stories by women. How can Cultural Studies dispel stereotypes, teach diversity, reveal hidden histories, and initiate activist movements?

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Faculty Events

Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG) Speaker Series - This formal speaker series, sponsored by the Center for Global Transformation, is for faculty and Ph.D. students who are eager to engage with the world's leading scholars. 

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