Recent Lectures

February 22, 2016

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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).

Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies Lecture Series, hosted at the International House of Japan on February 6, 2015. Lecture titled, "Toward a Social History of Japan’s 'Lost Decades'”  

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

Keynote address, 10th Anniversary Symposium for the Center for East Asian Economic Research, Kyoto University, July l9, 2012: "Japanese Modern History and East Asia"

University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, March 29, 2012: "The History of Yesterday: Japan from the Lehman Shock to the Aftermath of March 11"

Marius B. Jansen Memorial Lecture, Princeton University, May 2, 2012: "The Many Lives of the Japanese Employment System"