Japanese Studies in Indonesia: Crisis and Reorientation

Date and time:
Day1: September 22 (Wed), 2021, 09:00-11:45 AM (WIB)
Day2: September 23 (Thu), 2021, 09:00-13:15 PM (WIB)
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Language: English

Research Center for Area Studies (P2W) LIPI - The Japan Foundation International Seminar
Japanese Studies in Indonesia: Crisis and Reorientation
Commemorating 10 years of Japanese Studies Program at LIPI

Day1 (September 22) Program:

09:00-09:30 WIB
Session1 Opening Remarks:
H.E.Ambassador Kenji Kanasugi (Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia)
Yuichi Takahashi (Director General, The Japan Foundation, Jakarta)
Ahmad Najib Burhani (Head of Social and Humanities Research Organization, BRIN)

09:30-10:15 WIB (September 21 (Tue), 2021, 16:30-17:15 HST)
Session2 Keynote Lecture:
Chiriistine R. Yano (Dept. of Anthoropology, University of Hawaii)
"Global Japans: New Old Perspective on a Changing Field"

10:15-11:45 WIB (11:15-12:45 SGT)
Leng Leng Thang (National University of Singapore)
"Towards a Diverse, Collaborative Future in Japanese Studies: Some Observations from Japanese Studies in Southeast Asia"

Fadjar Ibnu Thufail (Center for Area Studies LIPI)
"Japan a Method or Area as Method?: A Critical Detour of Japanese Studies"

Day2 (September 23) Program:

09:00-09:45 WIB (11:00-11:45 JST)
Session 4 Keynote Lecture:
Patrick W. Galbraith (School of International Communication Senshu University)
"Areas of Critique: On Studying Unpopular Culture in Japan and Beyond"

09:45-11:15 WIB (10:45-12:15 PHST)
Session 5
Karl lan U. Cheng Chua (Ateneo de Manila University)
"Hanging by a Thread of a Dreaming Precarist"

Upik Sarjiati (Center for Area Studies LIPI)
"Transnational Network and Indonesian Creative Labor in Japan"

11:15-12:45 WIB (13:15-14:45 JST)
Session 6
Kazufumi Nagatsu (Toyo University)
"Social Dynamics of Diasporic Indonesians in Japan"

Firman Budianto (Center for Area Studies LIPI)
"Welcoming the Opportunities?: Comtemporary Migration of Indonesian Professionals to Japan"

12:45-13:00 WIB
Session 7
Purwoko Adhi Nugroho (The Japan Foundation, Jakarta)
"The Fiture of Japanese Studies in Indonesia: The Japan Foundation's View"

13:00-13:15 WIB
Session 8
Ganewati Wuryandari (Director of Center for Area Studies LIPI)
"The Positioning of LIPI's Area Studies"

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