The 50th Tobunken-GJS Seminar "Diversity, socioeconomics, and cultural trends in Japan today: Micro and macro perspectives"

Date and time: April 27, 2018 (Tue.), 5:00-6:00PM

Venue: Main Conference Room (3F), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Speaker: Paul Capobianco (Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Iowa)

Language: English

This presentation examines some of Japan’s socioeconomic and cultural changes from micro-level and macro-level perspectives to shed light on the ways that immigration and demographic change are impacting interpersonal relations and senses of identity in Japan today. Drawing from ethnographic data gathered in Japan between 2013-2017, this presentation explains some of the more nuanced ways Japan is changing due to internal and external pressures.

Organizer: The Global Japan Studies Network (GJS)

Co-organizer: Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA)

Contact: gjs[at]