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Videos of Past Events

Throughout U-M's academic year, the Center for Japanese Studies hosts numerous Japan scholars and specialists who provide educational presentations under CJS Thursday Lecture Series and Special Lecture programs. Additionally, guest and faculty speakers often generously extend accessibility to their work by granting CJS permission to video-record and provide free public access to their lectures.

See all of our videos on the CJS YouTube Channel.

2024 Event Videos

Winter Term

Can You Hear the Difference Between a Tactical Aircraft and a Commercial Airplane?: Views from Okinawa and Transnational Approaches
PLAY | Aya Rodriguez-Izumi (interdisciplinary artist and educator), March 28, 2024

Is the Nuclear Taboo Still Robust in Japan?
PLAY | Naoko Matsumura (Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University), March 21, 2024

Metaphors in Matter: Environmental Consciousness and Symbolic Explorations
PLAY | Yuken Teruya (Berlin-based Okinawan artist), February 22, 2024

Being Backstage of a 600-Year-Old Noh Theater World: My Journey From War-Torn Beirut to Japan
PLAY | Madeleine A. Jalil Umewaka (President, MJU Public Relations), February 8, 2024