[Workshop] Jan. 10-11: GLP Workshop on Justice in a Global World

1/9/2019 | Upcoming events

GLP Workshop 2019: Justice in a Global World

January 10, 17:00-21:00 / January 11, 17:00-21:00 | Flyer

Venue: Faculty Building 3, Level 3

What is “justice”? How can we think of “justice” in our curent globalized society, or in local contexts? How does justice relate to gender and marginalized groups such as ethnic minorities and immigrants? These are some of the questions that we will tackle in the second Faculty of Social Sciences Global Leaders Program (GLP) workshop.

In addition to four guest talks, our GLP students will present their research on justice in a global world. There will be plenty of time for interaction and discussion - join us and share your thoughts and opinions!

This event is limited to university students. To register, email: glp@soc.hit-u.ac.jp. Registration is not required, but is appreciated.

January 10
Topic 1: Gender & Sexual Violence(17:00-18:45)
Speaker: Sachiko Nakajima (NPO Resilience)
“Sexual Violence in Japan”

Student presentations:
Lingxi Yu, Yuka Shimmura, Karin Goto


Break (18:45-19:15)

Topic 2: Internet & Media Discourse (19:15-21:00)
Speaker: Satoko Suzuki (Macalester College)
“Language, Gender, and Race: Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Japanese Novels”

Student Presentations:
Kai Hsin Seo, Yu Uchiyama, Takumi Hiroki


January 11
Topic 3: Ethnicity & Immigration (17:00-18:45)
Speaker: Viktor Virag (Nagasaki International Unversity)
“The Historical Context of Social Issues in Indigenous Ainu Communities”

Student presentations:
Nono Kawahara, Runa Takeda, Kaoru Hijikata


Break (18:45-19:15)

Topic 4: Justice & Politics (19:15-21:00)
Speaker: Koichi Nakano (Sophia University)
“Crisis of Representation and the New Civil Society Activism in Japan”

Student Presentations:
Hibiki Ishizaki, Ayaka Satoi, Koki Wakabayashi


Guest Speakers
Sachi Nakajima, JD, MSW has been speaking about violence, trauma and dissociation across Japan since 2003. She is the founder and director of Resilience, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to support people who have experienced abuse or violence in their lives. Sachi conducts approximately 100 trainings, workshops and presentations each year throughout Japan and internationally. http://resilience.jp (Web site in Japanese)

Satoko Suzuki, DeWitt Wallace Professor of the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, specializes in Japanese linguistics and teaches Japanese language and linguistics courses. Currently, she is interested in how cultural nationalism manifests itself in the Japanese media. She recently published “Nationalism and Gender in the Representation of Non-Japanese Characters’ Speech in Contemporary Japanese Novels” (in the journal Pragmatics) and “Linguistic Nationalism and Fictional Deception: Metapragmatic Stereotype of Non-Japanese in Japan” (in the edited volume Pragmatics of Japanese: Perspectives on Grammar, Interaction, and Culture).

Viktor Virag is Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Nagasaki International University. His other teaching experience include lecturing part-time at the Japan College of Social Work, the Sophia School of Social Welfare, Showa Women’s University, Sophia University, Hosei University, and Tokyo Metropolitan University. Dr. Virag is currently a Committee Member on the Executive Board of the Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE), as well as the International Affairs Committee of the Japanese Association for Social Work Education (JASWE) and the International Committees of the Japanese Federation of Social Workers (JFSW) and the Japanese Association of Social Workers (JASW). Formerly, he has served as Special Assistant to President at the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Asia Pacific Region and as Secretary for International Affairs at the Japanese Association of Schools of Social Work (JASSW). Dr. Virag is author of the book Social Work in the Era of Diversity: Professional Educational Program for Supporting Migrants and other Minorities (in Japanese), Chuohoki Publishing.

Koichi Nakano is Dean and Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University. He has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Tokyo, a second B.A. in philosophy and politics from the University of Oxford, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. His research has focused on a variety of issues of contemporary Japanese politics from comparative, historical, and philosophical perspectives, including neoliberal globalization and nationalism; the Yasukuni problem; language, media and politics; amakudari and administrative reform in Japan; decentralization; the cross-national transfer of policy ideas; and a review of the DPJ government.