July 24, 2015: Workshop on Japanese Political Culture from 1970s through 2010s at University of Zurich, Switzerland.
July 1, 2015: Presentation on "The Shifting Discourse of Japanese Particularity from the High Growth Era through the Lost Decades," as part of the symposium, Japan's Lost Decades and the Future of Japanese Studies. Hosted by the International Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto (in Japanese).
January 26, 2015: Panelist for a symposium on strategies to create a national center for digital archiving in Japan, hosted by NPO, Conference on Strategy for CulturalResources at the Archive Summit 2015 in Tokyo. Presentation in Japanese.
March 10 - 16, 2015: UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Forum, Sendai, Japan.
March 10, 2015: Panelist at Memorial to the Great East Japan Earthquake symposium, hosted by Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University. Presentation on Harvard University, Reischauer Institute Japan Digital Archive (JDA), in Japanese.
March 15, 2015: Panelist at Media and Great East Japan Earthquake symposium, hosted by Kahoku Newspaper. Presentation on Digital Archives as resrouces for remembering and understanding the disaster, in Japanese.
March 16, 2015: Presentation at Archiving and Memorialising Disasters International Workshop on "The Promise of Digital Archives for Remembering and Learning."
Public lecture series in four parts, sponsored by Waseda University Institute of Advanced Studies. On "Employment, Gender and Political Discourse in Japan from 1970s through 2010s," (in Japanese). June 15, 17, July 3, and 11, 2015.
Lecture to Kojunsha, Tokyo on June 19, 2015. "Political Thought from the High Growth Era through the 'Lost Decades'" (in Japanese).
Public lecture at Showa Women's University, Tokyo on June 3, 2015. "Changing University Teaching with Online Courses" (in Japanese).
Invited public lecture at Kyoto Gakuin University on April 11, 2015. "Understanding Japan's Lost Decades through the Social History of Employment and Gender" (in Japanese).
Tsuda Lecture, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, February 21, 2014: "Making Sense of Japan's Lost Decades"
Keynote speech at symposium on “The Sewing Machine and Modern Japan”, held at Showa Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan, August 3, 2013, on occasion of the publication of the Japanese translation of Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan (ミシンと日本の近代：消費者の創出)
Moderator: Mariko Bando, President, Showa Women’s University
Panelists: Hiroko Koshino, fashion designer. Shirotani Atsushi, NHK producer of Carnation. Yoshimi Shunya, Professor, Tokyo University