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Next DIJ Social Science Study Group, May 14: The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement - Mobilization Processes after Fukushima

You are cordially invited to the next
DIJ Social Science Study Group, held on Wednesday, May 14, 18.30:

Anna Wiemann, University of Hamburg:

The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement - Mobilization Processes after Fukushima

The nuclear accident in Fukushima in March 2011 triggered a new wave of social movement activism in Japan. The protests every Friday evening in front of the Prime Minister‘s residence (kantei) can be counted as one of the most visible activities of this movement. The movement, however, cannot be reduced to street demonstrations. Less visible collective actions take place frequently, in the form of conferences, lectures, study groups, or parliamentarian briefings on energy and radiation related issues.

New e-book for free download: Kazuko Tsurumi, The Adventure of Ideas


From:  Ronald Morse






Book Title: THE ADVENTURE OF IDEAS: A Collection of Essays on Patterns of Creativity & A Theory of Endogenous Development

by Kazuko TSURUMI


[SYMPOSIUM] Modern Japanese Buddhism and Shinran (at Ryukoku University)

(apologies for cross-posting)

Dear list members,

The Ryukoku University Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia (BARC) would like to invite you to a symposium on representations of Shinran between the Edo and Showa periods. It will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Ryukoku University Omiya Campus in Kyoto (see schedule below). Presentations will be in Japanese.

Best regards,

Orion Klautau, Ph.D.
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"
Project MC7 ("Political Legitimation")