Faculty of Social Sciences GLP Workshop 2017 Theme: Diversity


Faculty of Social Sciences GLP Workshop 2017
Theme: Diversity

Dec. 18, 17:30-20:45 / Dec. 19, 17:30-20:45
Venue: Faculty Building 3, Level 3

What is a diverse society? What does diversity mean? Is it necessary to
recognize diversity in different social contexts? What are some of the
problems that individuals of different backgrounds and social groups
experience? These are some of the questions that we will tackle in the
first Faculty of Social Sciences Global Leaders Program (GLP) workshop.

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

*This event is limited to Hitotsubashi University students. To register,
email . Registration is not
required, but is appreciated.*

* December 18*
*Topic 1: Politics and Freedom of Speech (17:30-19:00)* Speaker: Miki
Dezaki (Sophia University)
“Racism in Japan: My experience with the netto-uyoku and censorship”

*Student presentations: *
Rio Uehara, Yoshitake Yano, Makoto Ouchi


Break (19:00-19:15)

*Topic 2: Media and Representation (19:15-20:45)*
Speaker: Baye McNeil (Author, lecturer, activist)
"Black in Japan: Defining and Disseminating "Blackness" in Japan"

*Student Presentations: *
Erika Sawada, Fuyuka Sato, Riku Shimada


*December 19*
*Topic 3: Education (17:30-19:00) *
Speaker: Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia)
“Myths and realities of global business communication: Insights from
Japanese corporate workers’ experiences in Asia”

*Student presentations: *
Manako Mukai, Hayato Yamada, Yvonne Koh


Break (19:00-19:15)

*Topic 4: Choices and Strategies in Business, Politics and Fashion
(19:15-20:45) *
Speaker: Alexandra Hambleton (Bunkyo Gakuin University)
“Foolish or Free? Women and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan ”

*Student Presentations:*
Chen Xirui, Sayaka Yanagi, Tomoya Nishira


*Guest Speakers*
Miki Dezaki is a graduate student in the Graduate Program in Global Studies
at Sophia University. He worked as a teacher for the Japan Exchange
Teaching Program for five years in Yamanashi and Okinawa. He is known as
"Medamasensei" on Youtube, where he has made comedy videos and videos on
social issues in Japan. In 2013, his video on "Racism in Japan" was met
with a huge backlash by the netto-uyoku, Japanese internet
neo-nationalists, in an attempt to censor the video. He is currently
working on documentary film on the comfort women issue.

Baye McNeil is an author, columnist, lecturer and activist, born and raised
in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books on life
in Japan, and his column, “Black Eye”— featured in The Japan Times— focuses
on the image of “blackness” in Japan and the lives of people of color from
the African continent and the diaspora living in Japan. He currently
resides in Yokohama.

Ryuko Kubota is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy
Education in the Faculty of Education at University of British Columbia,
Canada, where she teaches courses on applied linguistics and teacher
education in English as an additional language and modern languages.
Previously, she has taught at secondary schools in Japan and in higher
education in the United States. Her research draws on critical approaches
to applied linguistics and second language education, focusing on race,
culture, and language ideology. She has many publications, including two
volumes of Japanese translation of her work, which are published by
Kuroshio Shuppan.

Alexandra Hambleton received a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the
University of Tokyo, and is currently an assistant professor at the Faculty
of Foreign Studies, Bunkyo Gakuin University. She is the author of Women
and Sexual Desire in the Japanese Popular Media (2012) and When Women
Watch: The Subversive Potential of Female Friendly Pornography (2016).

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