Upcoming Lectures and Events

Monday-Tuesday, February 27-28
Voices of Fukushima: Art, Community, and Information after 3-11:A two-day event highlighting the grassroots activism by Fukushima residents after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters of March 2011, featuring the documentary film, Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima (2014, dir. Toko Shiiki, 90 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles). Free and open to the public.

Feb. 27, 5:00-8:00 pm, UCC 2390 (Executive Board Room): Voices of Fukushima Workshop  light meal provided

Feb. 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, Pomerantz Center C20: Film screeningThreshold: Whispers of Fukushima by followed by Q&A Session

Visit http://thresholdfukushima.com/index.html for the documentary and https://vimeo.com/103453868 for the trailer of the documentary 

Monday- Friday, April 17-21, 2017
A Half-Century of Japanese Writers in Iowa: A Celebration of 50 Years of the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa
Events and Participants to be announced 

Monday, February 6, 2017
Brown bag Seminar: Soil: Performing the Southeast Asian Body in Crisis by Michael Sakamoto, UI Assistant Professor in Dance

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus. 
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Poetry reading by Translator Sho Sugita reading from Hirato Renkichi's collected poems, Spiral Staircase

Time: 7:00 pm, 
Location: Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 South Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA 52240
Sponsored by UI International Writing Programs and Japan Foundation IPS Grant at the University of Iowa

Past Events

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 
Brown bag seminar: "China and the Ghosts of 1900: Stories of the Boxer Rising and the World's Revenge
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 30
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus    
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
CAPS Annual Fall Welcome Reception 
Time: 6:00 pm, Saturday, September 10 
Location: Fireside Shelter in S.T. Morrison Park,  1513 7th St, Coralville, IA 52241
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Friday, October 14, 2016
Public Lecture: "Iron Age Archaeology in Thailand: Recent Research in Central Thailand" by Thanik Lertcharnrit, Associate Professor, Dept. of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Time: 2:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 14
Location: 27 Macbride Hall, UI Campus
Lecture abstract 

Monday, October 17
Bilingual Readings with Shibasaki Tomoka: "Shortcut"
Time: 7:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17
Location: 109 EPB UI Campus
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Tuesday, October 18
Bilingual Readings with Shibasaki Tomoka: "Thread"
Time: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18
Location: 109 EPB, UI Campus
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
文化祭 - Bunkasai (Japanese Culture Festival)
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.,|Thursday, November 10
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday-Saturday, December 2-3, 2016
Conference: Tradition in Search of Rationale: The Future of Hunting in Japan and North America
Time: 10:00 am, Friday, Dec. 2, 
Location: Illinois Room (348) Iowa Memorial Union
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