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We are delighted to announce that the annual Japan Foundation / BAJS Post-Graduate Workshop will be held on Wednesday 11th March, 2015.

 

This workshop aims to assist the development of the next generation of Japanese specialists here in the UK, and to further strengthen the Japanese Studies community in this country.  It is a great opportunity to receive some practical advice on your research from senior colleagues, and to get to know fellow post-graduate students and others in the Japanese Studies community.

 

This workshop will include practical sessions by senior researchers.  Topics for this year will be announced shortly, but last year we had sessions on ‘Field Work in Japan’ and ‘Publicising Your research’.

 

Date: 11th March, 2015
Time: 11am-6pm (to be followed by dinner reception)
Venue: University of Leeds

 

Call for Applications!

This workshop will also provide opportunities for a small number of participants to give a 15 minute presentation on their research and receive feedback from each other and senior colleagues. If you would like to present your research, please email Julie Anne Robb at julieanne.robb@jpf.org.uk by 10th February 2015 providing your name, institution, a title and a 500 word summary of your presentation. There will be a limited number of slots so early application is advised.

 

Eligibility: This workshop is open to PhD candidates in Japanese Studies/Japan-related disciplines.  Japanese Studies masters students who are thinking of doing a PhD are also welcome to attend.

 

Booking: E-mail Julie Anne Robb at  julieanne.robb@jpf.org.uk to register your interest in attending or if you have any enquiries. The last event was over-subscribed so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to come along.


Date: 11 March 2015 from 11.00am
Venue:

University of Leeds


**Please note, travel expenses of up to £40 will be available to all participants**

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Depāto: The Role of the Department Store in 20th Century Japan   org

For the people of Japan throughout the 20th century, department stores offered a window into modernity and the outside world. Since the opening of the first department store in Japan in 1904, these institutions have been influential in introducing modern, urban and foreign lifestyles to Japan. Not only shops selling fashion, food and homeware; these department stores also hosted exhibitions and workshops to educate customers, and offered a more luxurious and sophisticated shopping and leisure experience.

In this special seminar, Dr Tomoko Tamari, (Goldsmiths, University of London) will discuss the development of department stores in Japan and their effect on popular culture and lifestyle. She is joined by Professor Janet Hunter, (London School of Economics and Political Science), who will place the development of the department store into the broader context of the  changing Japanese economy through the 20th century.

The seminar is inspired by a photograph of a fashion show held in the Mitsukoshi department store in 1956, on display at the Japan Foundation's exhibition "Metamorphosis of Japan after the War" until 26th April (click here for more details about the exhibition).

For the people of Japan throughout the 20th century, department stores have offered a window into modernity and the outside world. Since the opening of the first department store in Japan in 1904, these institutions have been influential in introducing modern, urban and foreign lifestyles to Japan. Not only shops selling fashion, food and homeware; these department stores also hosted exhibitions and workshop to educate customers, and offered a more luxurious and sophisticated shopping and leisure experience.
This seminar examines the social, cultural and economic influence of department stores in Japan in the 20th century. 
Dr Tomoko Tamari, (Goldsmiths, University of London) will discuss the development of department stores in Japan and their effect on popular culture and lifestyle. She is joined by Professor Janet Hunter, (London School of Economics and Political Science), who will place the development of the department store into the broader context of the  changing Japanese economy through the  twentieth century.
The seminar is inspired by a photograph of a fashion show held in the Mitsukoshi department store in 1956, on display at the Japan Foundation's exhibition "Metamorphosis of Japan after the War" until 26th April.
Date: 20th March 2015
Venue: Room 728, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way
Booking:
This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk 
Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Fashion show at the Mitsukoshi department store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, 1956
For the people of Japan throughout the 20th century, department stores have offered a window into modernity and the outside world. Since the opening of the first department store in Japan in 1904, these institutions have been influential in introducing modern, urban and foreign lifestyles to Japan. Not only shops selling fashion, food and homeware; these department stores also hosted exhibitions and workshop to educate customers, and offered a more luxurious and sophisticated shopping and leisure experience.
This seminar examines the social, cultural and economic influence of department stores in Japan in the 20th century. 
Dr Tomoko Tamari, (Goldsmiths, University of London) will discuss the development of department stores in Japan and their effect on popular culture and lifestyle. She is joined by Professor Janet Hunter, (London School of Economics and Political Science), who will place the development of the department store into the broader context of the  changing Japanese economy through the  twentieth century.
The seminar is inspired by a photograph of a fashion show held in the Mitsukoshi department store in 1956, on display at the Japan Foundation's exhibition "Metamorphosis of Japan after the War" until 26th April.
Date: 20th March 2015
Venue: Room 728, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way
Booking:
This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk 
Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Fashion show at the Mitsukoshi department store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, 1956

Date: 20 March 2015 from 6.30pm
Venue:

Room 728, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way


Booking: This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event to event@jpf.org.uk 

Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Fashion show at the Mitsukoshi department store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, 1956

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