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20 February 2014

Two powerful documentaries by Yoshitaka Terada to be shown at SOAS, University of London on 18 and 22 February 2014

Two powerful documentary films by Yoshitaka TERADA  of Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology will be shown at SOAS, University of London (Khalili Lecture Theatre) on February 18th and 22nd respectively. These deal with music’s role in helping two minorities in the Osaka area – Okinawans and the so-called Burakumin ‘outcasts’ – actively and publicly deal with prejudice and injustice.

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12 February 2014

Tsuda Lecture: 'Making Sense of Japan's Lost Decades' , 21/02/2014

The Japan Research Centre’s Annual Tsuda Lecture is sponsored through the generosity of Ms Kayoko Tsuda. The lecture takes place during the 7th week of term 2 (February). The lecture is free and open to the public and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s Tsuda Lecture, taking place from 6.00pm on Friday 21 February, is entitled Making Sense of Japan’s Lost Decades and will be delivered by Professor Andrew Gordon, Harvard University.

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