Welcoming Prof. Kenichi Ariga as Affiliated Faculty

September 30, 2019

We welcome Professor Kenichi Ariga, associate professor of political science, as affiliated faculty with the Centre for the Study of Global Japan. His research analyzes elections and incumbency advantage in Japan.

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Welcome: Phillip Y. Lipscy, Inaugural Director of the CSGJ

September 21, 2019

Professor Phillip Y. Lipscy has joined the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy as our Centre’s inaugural director. He is an expert of Japanese politics and foreign policy who comes to us from Stanford University.

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Welcoming Prof. Rie Kijima as Affiliated Faculty

September 21, 2019

The Centre for the Study of Global Japan welcomes Professor Rie Kijima. Formerly a lecturer and Interim Director of the ICE/IEPA program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, she is now an assistant professor in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

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Prospects for Japan’s G20 Osaka Summit: A Symposium

June 12, 2019

On May 8, 2019, the Centre for the Study of Global Japan, G20 Research Group (UofT), and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto presented a symposium on the upcoming G20 Osaka Summit, bringing together a range of distinguished international scholars and officials.

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University of Toronto Kakehashi delegates pose in Osaka


May 16, 2019

On Monday, April 8, 2019, ten students who participated in this year’s Kakehashi Project shared academic and personal reflections on their experiences in Japan during a roundtable presentation.

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Event Report: “Japan as a ‘Normal’ Country? Retrospect and Prospect”

May 1, 2019

On November 21, 2018, the Centre for the Study of Global Japan presented “Japan as a ‘Normal Country’? Retrospect and Prospect” as part of the 2018-19 Japan Now Lecture Series.

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Prospects for Japan’s G20 Osaka Summit

April 17, 2019

On June 28 – 29, Japan will be hosting the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka — the largest summit ever hosted by Japan. In anticipation, the Centre for the Study of Global Japan and the G20 Research Group of the University of Toronto is hosting a one-day symposium to survey the agenda for the summit and provide an assessment of its prospects.

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March 28, 2019

In February 2019, seventeen University of Toronto students travelled to Japan to participate in the Kakehashi Project. Join us as students reflect on the impact of their Kakehashi experience, addressing topics ranging from emerging technologies to economics and feminism in Japan.

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Learning about the Hinamatsuri festival

KAKEHASHI PROJECT: A Unique Experiential Learning Opportunity

March 27, 2019

“I am determined to return soon. After all, the Kakehashi Project is but a beginning point in my unfolding relationship with Japan, as I seek to strengthen and deepen Canada-Japan relations in my future academic and professional pursuits.”

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Kakehashi Project 2019

KAKEHASHI PROJECT: Engaging Japanese Culture on a More Personal Level

March 27, 2019

“The Kakehashi Project has profoundly impacted me, providing a first step towards my own deeper and more substantive immersion in Japanese culture, history, and politics.”

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