Film - Red Persimmons 満山紅柿:上山柿と人とのゆきかい
Ogawa Shinzuke’s form of partisan filmmaking has influenced subsequent generations of documentary filmmakers in Japan, East Asia and beyond. Begun in the late 1980s, Red Persimmons is the culmination of Ogawa’s final project, deftly completed by his protegé, Chinese filmmaker Peng Xiaolin.
Film - Beneath the Bamboo Grass Tombs (Sasa no Bohyō)
A showing of sections of the film Beneath the Bamboo Grass Tombs (Sasa no Bohyō) in Japanese with English subtitles) documenting the work of the East Asia Collaborative Workshop (with introductory comments by Yoshihiko Tonohira).
Public lecture - Against the tide of forgetting: practicing reconciliation in Japan
Since 1997, the East Asia Collaborative Workshop, based in Hokkaido has been running reconciliation events which bring together young Japanese, Koreans (including members of the Korean community in Japan), and people from other countries to share ideas about recent history.
Seminar - Heaven across the water: Migration and memory of North Korea’s Zainichi returnees
This study examines the nature of the migration of Zainichi Koreans from Japan, to North Korea and back to Japan across almost sixty years and several generations and how this movement has shaped their lives in contemporary Japan.
Public Lecture - Declining fertility and increasing investment in children
Professor Ogawa will discuss Japan’s changing pattern of intergenerational transfers, both public and private, over the period 1984-2009.
2014 Japan Update
Final program now available.
Seminar - Rural control in Manchukuo under Japanese rule: 1932-1945
Rural control was an enormous project in Japan’s engineering of Manchukuo.
ZaKabuki performs Sukeroku
First perfomance of Za Kabuki's Sukeroku will be held at the National Gallery of Australia
Public Lecture - Facing the Fallout: Renewable energy in a post Fukushima world
Former Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Naoto Kan will share his reflections on the Fukushima nuclear crisis and the need to embrace renewable energy.
Exhibition - Articulate Objects by Janet DeBoos
Japanese influenced ceramics by Janet DeBoos.