The MJSP Summer Lecture Series got off to a great start!

On Friday, July 10th Dr. Nathaniel M. Smith provided an impressive lecture on contemporary right-wing groups in Japan and the various ideologies that they hold. He drew on over eight years of fieldwork with such groups to trace how their activism has changed in the post 3.11 period, and how their Rightist ideology has been renewed in various ways that rejects both the nuclear state, the anti-nuclear Left, and anti-foreigner activism.

If you’re interested in reading more about his research you can find his publications at:


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■Next Lecture(Lecture 2)

“Entrepreneurs and Return Migration in Rural Japan”

Guest Speaker: Prof. John Traphagan (University of Texas at Austin)

Date: July 24th(Fri.), 2015
Time: 4:30-6:00p.m.
Place: Office of International Affairs(OIA) 316

No registration required!
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