NAJS 2012 Conference

The NAJS 2012 Conference was held on March 22-23 in Gothenburg, Sweden. [programme]

Japan Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation
School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Keynote Speakers:
Iwabuchi Koichi (Waseda University)
Sugita Yoneyuki (Osaka University)
Taga Futoshi (Kansai University)

Papers presented:
Olga Barbasiewicz, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University
Japanese and American places of memory and their influence on the modern relations between Japan and USA.

Anastasia Borisova, Moscow State University
Comparative analysis of two modern translation of the Book of Psalms into Japanese.

Nilay Calsimsek, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
National Identity and Masculinity on Children’s Magazine

Carl Cassegård, University of Gothenburg
Activism beyond the Pleasure Principle? Homelessness, Art, and Activism in the Shinjuku Underground

Bert Edström, Institute for Security and Development Policy
Japan’s post-­cold war foreign policy: A doctrine approach

Kristina Fridh, University of Gothenburg
The Uncompleted Materiality of the Void – Exploring the “Non-perfect” Characteristics of Materials

Isabella Furnari, University of Catania
Changes of Values in Japanese people living in Italy

Rie Fuse, University of Tampere
Seeking for “Richness” in Finnish Lifestyle: Analysis of “Finland Boom” in Japanese Media

Bart Gaens, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
The catfish and the noodle bowl: Japan as a regional actor in East Asia

Karl Gustafsson, Lund University
Exhibiting the “Comfort Women” in China and Japan

John Hennessey, Linnaeus University
Discourses of the Heian Era and National Identity Formation in Contemporary Japan

Elzbieta Kostowska-Watanabe, Nicolaus Copernicus University
Polish Immigrants in Japan

Beata Kowalczyk, University of Tokyo
Kizuna – Social Bonds or Social Shackles? The Case of Japanese Immigrants in Poland

Susanne Kreitz-Sandberg, Linköping University
Teachers’ perspectives on multi-professional cooperation: discussion with focus on interview results in Japanese schools

Eivind Lande, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Japanese military policy with regard to China from the end of the Cold War to 2005

Thomas Laurien, University of Gothenburg
”I see the Master, but the Master doesn’t see me!” – Voices from the Swedish shibori practice: a contemporary node of Japanization?

Paul Midford, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Japan’s Changing Strategy toward Multilateral Security Cooperation in East Asia Since 1994

Martin Nordeborg, University of Gothenburg
Controlled dreamweaving- The changing role of kokugo education

Tolga Ozsen, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
The Dark Side of Japanese Modernization: Collapse of Local Community-Reconsidering the future of the Local Community from the Inside

Giulio Pugliese, University of Cambridge
Leaders behind Japan’s China policy: the case of Abe Shinzō and Yachi Shōtarō

Svitlana Rybalko, Kharkiv State Academy of Culture
Japanese Traditional Raiment in the Context of Emerging Sociocultural Paradigms

Juha Saunavaara, University of Oulu
The legacy of the occupation period in the political landscape of Hokkaido

Klemen Senica, University of Ljubljana
Modern Japanese Discourses on the Great Japanese Empire

Shimizu Kosuke, Ryukoku University
Materializing the “non-West”: the Kyoto School’s struggles for post-modernity and their consequences

Annette Skovsted Hansen, Arhus University
A Facegroup’s Responses to the 2011 Triple Catastrophe

Dick Stegewerns, University of Oslo
Officers and Gentlemen: Postwar Japanese War Films and Biography

Marie Söderberg, European Institute of Japanese Studies
Japanese Foreign Aid to Africa; a case study of the Tanzanian model