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December 2014


Exhibit: Art Prints of Watanabe Sadao: Christianity through Japanese Folk Art

Monday October 27, 2014 to Tuesday December 30, 2014

Exhibit held in Allen Library's North Lobby and in the East Asia Library (Located at Gowen Hall 3rd Floor)

For more information contact azusat@uw.edu

This exhibit shows works of Japanese printmaker and artist Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996), famous for his biblical prints which were influenced by the mingei-undo, the Japanese folk art movement of the late 1920s and 1930s. This exhibit showcases Watanabe's stencil prints, original stencils, tools of the artist, and monographs from the UW East Asia Library collection on mingei and mingei artists.


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January 2015


Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2014-15: Japan's Energy Challenges after Fukushima

Monday January 26, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 220

Taro Kono, Japan National Diet House of Representatives

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

Taro Kono of the Japan Diet House of Representatives will give a talk about Japan's changing energy dynamics in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Rep. Kono is currently serving his 6th term in office. Kono has championed consumer issues in LDP and successfully established the new labeling rules on Genetically Modified Organisms. He sponsored the Consumer Protection Law of 2004 and enacted the Anti-Skimming Law of 2005, and has played a leading role in the passage of legislation on various environmental issues including leading the debate on global warming issues. His criticism of Japan's nuclear policy and his opposition to the building of new nuclear power plants has been in the spotlight since the 2011 disaster.

Free and open to the public


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April 2015


Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2014-15: The Changing Japanese Corporation, Yoshihiko Miyauchi

Monday April 27, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 220

Yoshihiko Miyauchi, ORIX Corporation

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

Yoshihiko Miyauchi is the Chair of the Orix Foundation, and until recently was CEO of the Orix Corporation -- one of Japan's largest leasing and leading diversified financial services conglomerate in 24 countries worldwide.

Miyauchi received a BA from Kwansei Gakuin University in 1958, followed by an MBA in 1960 from the University of Washington. In addition to being one of Japan's top corporate leaders, Miyauchi is a strong advocate of regulatory reform and serves as president of the Council for Promoting Regulatory Reform, an advisory board to the prime minister of Japan.

Free and open to the public


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May 2015


Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2014-15: Ryosei Kokubun

Thursday May 28, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 220

Ryosei Kokubun, President of the National Defense Academy of Japan

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For more information contact japan@uw.edu

Ryosei Kokubun is president of the National Defense Academy of Japan and Executive Vice President of the National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA). He taught law and politics at Keio University until 2012, where he was dean and faculty of the Graduate School of Law and Politics. His research topics focus on international relations in East Asia with a particular focus on China-Japan relations. Check back for more information closer to the event date.

Free and open to the public

 


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Japan Studies Program
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
japan@uw.edu

Kenneth B. Pyle
Acting Program Chair
206.543.7717
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Ellen Eskenazi
Outreach and Program Development
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Martha Walsh
Senior Program Associate
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