Lectures

Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 4:30 pm
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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.


Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 202 Jones
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The Russian Revolution of 1917 did not have the same meaning in Asia as it did in Europe or Russia itself, and it meant something different in Japan than in the rest of Asia on account of the fact that Japan was not a colonized country but a colonizer.After the failed Siberian Intervention, the Japanese government had to negotiate with the actual authority in Russia, the Bolshevik government, rather than with the impotent anti-communist forces, in order to protect Japan’s interests in the Russian Far East, north Manchuria and Inner Mongolia.


Wed, Apr 22, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location: 202 Jones
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