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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Japan NOW Lecture by Hidenori Sakanaka-Feb. 7, 2019

Hidenori Sakanaka, Director of the Japan Immigration Policy Research Institute

January 25, 2019

On February 7, 2019, Mr. Hidenori Sakanaka discusses why it is necessary for Japan to become a major destination for immigrants and how the country can effectively manage immigration in the 21st Century.

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Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan

November 12, 2018

In this talk, Kent E. Calder discusses his new book: an overview of the economic, political, and bureaucratic interests that dictate corporate and individual responses to investment and innovation in Japan.

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Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan delegation

Event Report: “Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan”

October 24, 2018

On Thursday, October 4, 2018 the Centre for the Study of Global Japan hosted “Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan.”

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Japan as a ‘Normal Country’? Retrospect and Prospect

October 16, 2018

In this panel discussion Yoshihide Soeya, Masayuki Tadokoro, and David A. Welch revisit their 2011 volume, “Japan as a ‘Normal Country’? A Nation in Search of Its Place in the World” to examine how well its analysis has stood up, and what we can learn from the exercise to inform Japanese policy and Japan’s regional and global role in years to come.

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Kakehashi Project 2019-20: Call for Applicants

October 2, 2018

The Kakeshashi Project is an experiential learning program in Japan open to senior undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto. Applications to the 2019-20 Kakehashi Project are due November 1, 2019.

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JICE Visits the Centre for the Study of Global Japan

October 2, 2018

On August 9, 2018, Prof. Louis Pauly, Interim Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Japan welcomed a delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) for a fruitful discussion of the Kakehashi Project, an experiential learning program in Japan.

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Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan

August 31, 2018

Join the Centre for the Study of Global Japan for a unique opportunity to engage with Ambassador Shotaro OSHIMA, Former Economic Minister of the Japanese Embassy in the U.S. and former Ambassador of Japan to South Korea and Saudi Arabia, along with his team of three panelists to discuss Japan-Canada economic and business relations.

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