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The Third Bi-Annual Conference of
The Israeli Association for Japanese Studies (IAJS)
 
 
Pre-Conference Event 
Workshop for IAJS Graduate Students
 
May 11, The Hebrew University
Truman Building, Aba Even Hall
16:00- 18:00  
Special lecture followed by Q&A (Japanese and English)
 
Eiji Otsuka, Nichibunken, Kyoto, Japan
モンタージュとしての「日本」[Japan as Montage]
 
Galapagosizing Japan? 
The Challenges of Participation and the Costs of Isolation
 
May 12-13, 2015, Tel Aviv University
Gilman-Humanities Building, Room 496
 
Language of the Conference: Japanese, English, Hebrew
 
 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
 
09:00-09:30
Gathering and registration
 
09:30-09:45
Greetings
 
Galia Patt-Shamir, Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

H.E. Mr. Shigeo Matsutomi, Ambassador of Japan to Israel
 
Nissim Otmazgin, Chair of the Israeli Association for Japanese Studies, Israel
 
 
09:45-11:15
Keynote (Japanese and English)
Chair: Michal Daliot-Bul, The University of Haifa, Israel
 
Eiji Otsuka, Nichibunken, Kyoto, Japan
日本サブカルチャーにおける、サーガへの逃走  [Escape to Saga Stories  in Japan's Subcultures]
           
 
11:15-11:45
Coffee Break
 
11:45-13:30
 
The Galapagos Syndrome in the Economic Sphere (English)
Chair: Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni, Tel Aviv University, Israel
 
Carin Holroyd, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada and Ken Coates, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
The Digital Galapagos: Japan's Digital Media and Digital Content Economy
 
Israel Drori, College of management Academic Studies Rishon LeZion, Israel, and Masaru Karube, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
Overcoming the Tension between International and Domestic Pressures: Responses of Audit Firms in Japan
 
Hiroaki Richard Watanabe, University of Sheffield, UK
We Cannot Use Japanese ATMs! Japan’s Developmentalist Legacy and Galapagos Retail Banking
 
 
13:30-14:30
Lunch Break
 
14:30-15:15
IAJS Annual Meeting
 
הענקת תעודת הוקרה על מפעל חיים
לפרופסור מירון מדזיני

15:15-15:30
Coffee Break
 
15:30-16:45
 
Cross-Cultural Encounters in Film Arts (English)
Chair: Shalmit Bejarano, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
 
Anastasiya Skavysh, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Voluntary Death in the Japanese Film after World War II: Transformations of the Suicide Aesthetics
 
Raz Greenberg, The Orthodox College, Jerusalem, Israel
The Toei-Tezuka Trilogy: Three Films that Paved the Way to the Global Appeal of Anime
 
 
16:45-17:15
Break
 
17:15- 18:30
 
Unwrapping Japan's International Politics in a Changing World (English)
Chair: Raquel Shaoul, Tel Aviv University, Israel
 
Alon Levkowitz, Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Japanese Defense Policy in a "Brown Bag"
 
Kai Schulze, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Beyond East Asia:Sino-Japanese Rivalry in the Middle East
 
 
18:30-20:30
Dinner
 
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
 
09:30-10:45
 
Cross Cultural Readings of Philosophy and Critical Theory (English)
Chair: Rotem Kowner, The University of Haifa, Israel
 
Raji C. Steineck, University of Zurich, Switzerland
The Conundrums of Tetsugaku, or: Why Japanese Philosophers are Always Wrong(ed)
 
Elena Louisa Lange, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Marx and the Fate of Critical Theory in Japan
 
10:45-11:15
Coffee Break
 
11:15- 13:00
Japanese Architecture: Beyond and Within Japan (Hebrew)
ארכיטקטורה יפנית: מעבר ובתוך יפן (בעברית)
יו"ר: ליאורה צרפתי, אוניברסיטת תל אביב, ישראל
 
סיגל גליל, חוקרת עצמאית, ישראל
אדריכלות יפנית כשגרירת בינלאומית למדיניות   "Cool Japan" : מקרה הבוחן של קישו קורוקאווה במוזאון ואן גוך באמסטרדאם
 
ארז גולני-סולומון, אוניברסיטת ווסדה, טוקיו, יפן והאקדמיה לאמנות ולעיצוב בצלאל, ירושלים, ישראל וכריסטיאן דימר, אוניברסיטת טוקיו, יפן
השיח על מורשת מודרנית בנויה לפני אולימפיאדת טוקיו  2020
 
אדריכל אריה קוץ, מוסמך המכון הטכנולוגי של טוקיו; החוג ללימודי מזרח אסיה, אוניברסיטת תל אביבישראל
"בתי גלפגוס": בתים יפנים עכשווים,  העידן הפוסט מודרני
 
11:15-13:00:
Our English speaking guests are invited to:
A guided tour of the exhibition
Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed
The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery
With the curator, Dr. Ayelet Zohar

13:00-14:00
Lunch Break
 
14:00-15:15
The History of Science from a Japanese Perspective (English)
Chair: Helena Grinshpun, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
 
Yona Siderer,  Independent Researcher, Israel
Chase after Tools and Sources for Studying Japanese History of Science
 
Masanori Kaji, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
The Transformation of Organic Chemistry in Japan: From Locality to Universality
 
 
15:15-15:30
Break
 
 
Panels in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of End of the Pacific War
מושבים לציון 70 שנה לסוף מלחמת האוקיאנוס השקט
 
 
15:30-17:15
 
Part 1: Japan as a Multilayered Democracy (English)
Chair: Alon Levkowitz, Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
 
Sigal Ben Rafael-Galanti, Beit Berl College, Israel
What is Multilayer Analysis? The Case of Japan
 
Ofer Feldman, Dōshisha University, Japan
Failures in Leadership: How and why Politicians Equivocate on Japanese Televised Political Interviews?
 
Ayala Klemperer, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Building Democracy through "Pink Power": Dynamic Gender in Japan's Women's Politics
 
Wered Ben-Sade, Bar Ilan University, Israel
The Japanese Labor Tribunal System as a Litmus Test of Japan's Democratization
 
Discussant
Ehud Harari, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  
 
17:15-17:45
Break
 
17:45-19:00
Part 2: Round Table: 70 Years after the War: Opportunities and Chalenges (English)
Chair: Nissim Otmazgin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Sigal Ben Rafael-Galanti, Beit Berl College, Israel
Wered Ben-Sade, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Michal Daliot-Bul, The University of Haifa, Israel
Ofer Feldman, Dōshisha University, Japan
Ehud Harari, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ayala Klemperer, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Rotem Kowner, The University of Haifa, Israel
Alon Levkowitz, Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ben-Ami Shillony, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
 
 
 
 
 




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