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Youth Climate Activist Symposium: IE Plenary Lecture Series

Unlike our usual plenary talks for IE Program students and outside guests, this one will feature three speakers who represent organizations and causes connected with climate change. The main speaker is a 22-year-old climate change activist from the Philippines, Marinel … Continue reading

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Global Festa 2019 — Learning about the World

Something called “Global Festa Japan 2019” will be held on September 28th and 29th at the Odaiba Center Promenade in Tokyo. There will be films from the UNHCR WILL2LIVE 2019 / 映画祭2019, a charity run, “talk shows” concerning various environmental … Continue reading

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UNHCR WILL2LIVE 映画祭 2019

EVENT: UNHCR WILL2LIVE Cinema 2019/ UNHCR WILL2LIVE映画祭2019 WHEN & WHERE: Sept. 21 ~ 23 2019 イタリア文化会館 / Italian Culture Center; Sept 28, 2019 グローバルフェスタ / Global Festa JAPAN2019 at Odaiba; Oct. 4 & 5 2019文京シビックホール 小ホール / Bunkyo Civic Hall … Continue reading

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Ocean Day Event at AGU

Three speakers–a professional surfer (Wako Dai); an organizer of the Yokonori Nippon Film Festival (Kenmochi Ryosuke), a festival featuring films that celebrate surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding; and a marine researcher (Kyo Masanori) will speak about their love of surfing, the oceans, … Continue reading

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Lecture on Improving Japan’s Economy

Professor Takatoshi Ito, will try to answer such important questions as “What is Japan’s place today amongst the leading global economies?” and “Will the Tokyo Olympics next year stimulate the economy?” and “What have we learned from Abenomics?” Through a … Continue reading

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Talk on Sexual Justice and Citizenship

This lecture will trace black women’s resistance to sexual violence during the transition from slavery to freedom and reveals how their claims for sexual justice informed national debates about the meanings of freedom and citizenship. Black women’s relentless defense of … Continue reading

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Talk on Japanese American History and Identity

Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks’s lecture will incorporate Japanese American history and experience through the personal lens of his wife’s family (She is a Sansei; third generation Japanese American), his family (an interracial “War Bride” family) and his family intersecting multiple … Continue reading

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Sexual Violence

A panel discussion and film screening on the topic of sexual violence will be open to all IE Program students, English Department students, Aogaku students in general, and the general public on May 30th from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM … Continue reading

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Earth Day Tokyo 2019

Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement in 1970, so this will be the 49th Earth Day. In various places around the world the day is celebrated by holding festivals to promote environmental awareness, … Continue reading

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Talk on trusting scientific findings

The United Nations University will be hosting another talk, titled “The Importance of Science Curation and Communication,” a conversation with Dr. Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief of Nature. She will speak about the issue of trust in scientific findings in … Continue reading

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