International Association for Japan Studies
8
th Annual Convention

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
24 November 2012

Program

11:00|12:00

Registration (Entrance Hall, Art Research Center)

12:00|12:30

Opening Ceremony (Multipurpose Studio, Art Research Center)

Mitsuhiro Tokunaga (Fukuoka Institute of Technology)
Keiji Yano (Director of Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University)
Koichi Kimura (President, IAJS, Waseda University)

12:30|16:50

Research Reports: Session I|IV

Session I: Literature and Arts (Multipurpose Studio, Art Research Center)
Session II: Culture (Conference Room 1, Art Research Center)
Session III: Language and Education (Conference Room 2, Art Research Center)
Session IV: Social Science and Other Subjects (Conference Room 2, Suekawa Memorial Hall)

17:00|18:30

Special Lecture (Multipurpose Studio, Art Research Center)

Chair: Koichi Kimura (Waseda University)

Cultural Fusion of East and West |Macbeth

Masaru Sekine (Waseda University)

18:30|18:40

Closing Remarks (Multipurpose Studio, Art Research Center)

Leith Morton (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

18:40|18:50

IAJS General Meeting

19:00|21:00

Reception

Location: Cook Waraku (Japanese restaurant, Near JR Enmachi Station)
Fee: 4,000 yen (will be collected at the registration)
Map: Link to Google map

* IAJS will provide taxi rides for all the participants from the university to the reception.



Research Reports Session I: Literature and Arts

@@Multipurpose Studio, Art Research Center

Session I-1 Chair: Leith Morton (Vice-President, IAJS; Tokyo Institute of Technology)

12:30|13:00

1. Mecenat Activity and Children’s Literature

Tomoko Nakashima (Kinki Health Welfare University)

Hiroko Nakajima (Fukuyama Heisei University)

13:00|13:30

2. Noh Theatre Sacred and Profane: A Secular Approach to Ritual

Diego Pellecchia (Italian School of East Asian Studies, Kyoto)

13:30|14:00

3. About Woman Beauty in Netsuke

Tatiana Yahiro (University of Tsukuba)

14:00|14:50

(Intermission)



Session I-2 Chair: Takashi Hirota (Kyoto Women’s University)

14:50|15:20

4. Chinese and Japanese Flower Bronzes in the Chiossone Museum, Genoa, Italy

Donatella Failla (“Edoardo Chiossone” Museum of Japanese Art, Genoa)

15:20|15:50

5. The Kogei Tragedy

Daisuke Murata (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)

15:50|16:20

6. Japanese Fine Arts in Private and Museum Collections in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Rybalko Svitlana (Kharkiv State Academy of Culture)

16:20|16:50

7. Seisuke Ikeda and his Collection

Masako Yamamoto (Ritsumeikan University)



Research Reports Session II: Culture

@@Conference Room 1, Art Research Center

Session II-1 Chair: Yutaka Ito (Yamagata University)

12:30|13:00

1. Ainu Material Culture in American Museums: Collecting History between the 1880s and the 1910s

Keiko Suzuki (Ritsumeikan University)

13:00|13:30

2. Okinawa Migration to Mexico: From the Beginning of the 20th Century Until Today

Emma Mendoza Martinez (University of Colima, Mexico)

13:30|14:00

3. Refusing to Identify Nation with Person: Humanistic Direction of Japanese Studies

Peng Peng (Kogakuin University, Confucius Institute)

14:00|14:30

4. Tradition Re-lived in Postmodern Lifestyle|A Sociological Case of Matsugasaki in Northern Kyoto City

Maya Keliyan (Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

14:30|14:50

@(Intermission)



Session II-2 Chair: Tomoko Nakashima (Kinki Health Welfare University)

14:50|15:20

5. A Study on Japanese Learners’ Cross-cultural Understanding at a University in Hong Kong

Harumi Nakahama (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

15:20|15:50

6. The Bridget Jones’s Syndrome, Made in Japan: On the Difficulty to Find or Keep a Spouse|Comparing the

Situation in France and in Japan

Muriel Jolivet (Sophia University)

15:50|16:20

7. About the Listening to Odor: Personal Fragrance, Social Smell

Chantal Weber (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kansai University)

16:20|16:50

8. Japanese Religiosity in Cuba

Girardo Rodriguez Plasencia (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)



Research Reports Session III: Language and Education

@@Conference Room 2, Art Research Center

Session III-1 Chair: Kaoru Tomita (Yamagata University)

12:30|13:00

1. Humour and Play in Kansai Style Conversation

Goran Vaage (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Osaka University)

13:00|13:30

2. Corrective Feedback and Learner Uptake: Learner’s Response to Different Types of Recasts

Yoko Asari (Waseda University)

13:30|14:00

3. Difficulties of Silent Pauses in Second Language

Bertrand Sauzedde (Ritsumeikan University)

14:00|14:30

4. The Role of Missionaries in Foreign Language Education in Modern Japan: From Nagasaki to the Imperial

University

Aki Nishioka (Tokyo Keizai University)

14:30|14:50

@(Intermission)



Session III-2 Chair: Keiko Suzuki (Ritsumeikan University)

14:50|15:20

5. Educational Achievement of Young South Americans in Japan

Ana Sueyoshi (Utsunomiya University)

15:20|15:50

6. The Change of Values of Japanese People who Have Been Living in Italy

Furnari Rosa Isabella (Catania’s University in Sicily)

15:50|16:20

7. Demarcating Borders of the Japanese Calligraphy after the Meiji Restoration and after the Second World War

Eugenia Bogdanova (Heidelberg University)

16:20|16:50

8. Japan Inside the Asian Tourism Market: The Geographical Approach on International Tourism and the Case of

the Okinawa Prefecture

Mike Perez (Jean Moulin University Lyon 3)



Research Reports Session IV: Social Science and Other Subjects

@@Conference Room 2, Suekawa Memorial Hall

Session IV-1 Chair: Charles Cabell (Toyo University)

12:30|13:00

1. Myths of Globalization: The Dismal Science and Japan’s Lost Generation

Theodore Bonnan (Ritsumeikan University)

13:00|13:30

2. The Controversy on the Legal Sense of the New Constitution Between the Constitutionalists Miyazawa

Toshiyoshi and Oda Asao: Reflections on Its Meaning and Legacy

Simon Serverin (Ritsumeikan University)

13:30|14:00

3. Utilizing Rivers for Chiikizukuri: The Case of the Takatsu River in Shimane Prefecture

Abhik Chakraborty (Mountainous Region Research Center, Shimane Prefecture)

14:00|14:30

4. The Government of Life and Aging in Japan: Mechanisms between Discourses, Public Health Policies and

Actual Practice of Care

Remy Beal (Jean Moulin University Lyon 3)

14:30|14:50

@(Intermission)



Session IV-2 Chair: Shinya Maezaki (Ritsumeikan University)

14:50|15:20

5. The World as a Game, Revolutionaries as Players: New Political Discourses in 2000’s Manga

Julien Bouvard (Jean Moulin University Lyon 3)

15:20|15:50

6. Nanotechnology enhanced Harmony: Ito Keikaku’s Biopolitical Future

Denis Taillandier (Ritsumeikan University)

15:50|16:20

7. The Change of the Japanese Marathon Culture

Yasuo Shimizu (Masters Track Association)



Registration Fee

Conference presentation fee for members: free

Conference presentation fee for non-members: 5,000 yen

Conference participation fee for members: free

Conference participation fee for non-members: 2,000 yen (Student: 1,000 yen; please bring your student ID)

You can join IAJS at the time of the convention. Please join us and be an IAJS member!




By Taxi:

JR Enmachi Station (circled in red) → Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University 5-10 min.

Hankyu Saiin Station (circled in green) → Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University 10 min.

By Bus:

JR Enmachi Station (circled in red) No. 15 Ritsumeikan Daigakumae stop 10 min.

JR Enmachi Station (circled in red) No. 204 or 205 Kinugasako mae stop (10 min.) + 10 min. walk

JR Nijo Station (circled in orange) No. 15 or 55 Ritsumeikan Daigakumae stop 15 min.

Hankyu Omiya Station (circled in purple) No. 15 or 55 Ritsumeikan Daigakumae stop 15-20 min.

Hankyu Saiin Station (circled in green) No. 205 Kinugasako mae stop (10 min.) + 10 min. walk

On foot:

JR Enmachi Station (circled in red) → Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University 25-30 min.

24 November is in the middle of the three day holiday in Japan and there is no express bus service to the Ritsumeikan University from JR Kyoto Station on Saturday. All the buses to the Ritsumeikan University from JR Kyoto Station will be packed as the university is very close to Kinkaku-ji temple and Ryoan-ji temple. Please do not take a bus from JA Kyoto Station. It will take much longer than you expect.






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Contact Information:

Shinya Maezaki, Director (Liaison Representative) of IAJS, email: s_maezaki@yahoo.co.jp

Keiko Suzuki, Organizer of IAJS 8th Convention, email: suzukik@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp