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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Image of Yoshihide Soeya and Masayuki Tadokoro speaking at "Japan as a 'Normal Country'? Retrospect and Prospect"

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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Kazuto Suzuki on Nuclear Non-Proliferation & Outer Space

March 8, 2019

Japan faces a non-proliferation challenge from North Korea and a space threat from China. In this lecture, Kazuto Suzuki examines Japan’s role in the global governance structure of nuclear non-proliferation and outer space.

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Democracy in Asia: Building Sustainable Institutions and Practices in Turbulent Times

February 21, 2019

Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars, this symposium places research on the evolution of democratic institutions & governmental practices in dialogue with cutting-edge conceptual work on democracy and democratization.

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Enhancing Canada-Japan Security Cooperation

February 5, 2019

Economic ties have long been the focal point of the Canada-Japan relationship. In this talk, Jonathan Berkshire Miller discusses why it’s a prescient moment to enhance the partnership in terms of security and defense.

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