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August 2019

How Japan dealt with the Trump Shock: Japan-U.S. relations and its implications to East Asia

Tuesday, August 20 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Carr Collins Hall, Room 227, 3300 University Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75275
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Overview: The 2016 U.S. Presidential election was a shock to the entire world, including Japan. Yet, Japan maintains a stronger relationship with the U.S. under Trump compared to other western-style democracies and traditional allies. Why does Japan fare so well in its dealings with Trump and will this trend continue or reverse? Join Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan; Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs; and Japan Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington…

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Persona Non Grata Film Screening

Wednesday, August 28 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
UT Dallas Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building, 3021, 800 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, 75080 United States

The Jewish Community Center of Dallas presents Persona Non Grata in partnership with the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD, AJC Dallas, Consulate-General of Japan, Japan America Society.   About the Film This is the story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who believed in doing all he could for the benefit of his beloved Japan. The film begins during his early days in Manchuria to his eventual posting in Lithuania, where he came face-to-face with the plight of the…

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September 2019

Help (Not) Wanted: Immigration Politics in Japan

Monday, September 9 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Carr Collins Hall, Room 227, 3300 University Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75275
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Overview: Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? Michael Strausz will answer this question by drawing on insights from nearly two years of intensive field research in Japan. Ultimately, he will argue that Japan’s immigration policy has remained restrictive for two reasons. First, Japan’s labor-intensive businesses have failed to defeat anti-immigration forces within the Japanese state, particularly those in the Ministry…

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[TCU] Food, Peace, and Reconciliation – Lecture with Tomoko Arakawa

Monday, September 23 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Palko Hall, Room 130, 3000 Bellaire Drive North
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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Please join the TCU Department of Political Science, AddRan College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Asian Studies, and the John V. Roach Honors College  for a public lecture by Tomoko Arakawa on 9/23/19 at 5:30 PM in Palko 130. Tomoko Arakawa is a 2019-2020 TCU Global Innovator for her work as director of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI), which trains rural leaders from the developing world on community leadership and organic farming techniques. With TCU’s support, ARI will be…

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[U.S.-Japan Council and Houston Community College] Japan Texas Career Fair

Saturday, September 28 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Houston Community College, 5601 West Loop South
Houston, 77081 United States
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Saturday, September 28, 2019 Houston Community College 5601 West Loop South, Houston TX 77081 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free to attendees and job seekers The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is a collaborating exhibitor for this event The U.S.-Japan Council, in a collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Houston Community College, is hosting the Japan Texas Career Fair. This one-day career fair is designed for students, working professionals and companies seeking employees to work in…

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October 2019

[SMU Asian Studies] Seeking Asylum in Japan

Thursday, October 10 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SMU Heroy Hall 1153, 3225 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, TX 75275 United States
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Seeking Asylum in Japan: An Oral Narrative Approach to Asylum Seekers' Experiences in Tokyo A talk by David H. Slater (Sophia University, Tokyo) and Robin O’Day (U. Of North Georgia) Japan has positioned itself in paradoxical ways on the issue of refugees. Although it accepts and ultimately resettles very few refugees domestically, it is one of the most generous donors to the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) where in 2017 it contributed more than $US 150 million, the…

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