From Hiroshima to Fukushima May03

From Hiroshima to Fukushima...

Nuclear Dangers from Hiroshima to Fukushima (Public Panel Discussion) Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 12:00 noon – 2:00pm. Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC, Vancouver (Lunch served at 12:00 noon; panel will begin promptly at 12:30pm)   Chair: Jennifer Allen Simons Founder and President, The Simons Foundation Panel: “Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament: A Japanese Perspective” Fumi Yoshida Visiting Scholar, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace “Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament: A Canadian Perspective” Paul Meyer Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security at the Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University; and Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation “North Korea as a Nuclear Danger” Brian Job Professor of Political Science; Associate Director, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia “Nuclear energy in Japan: The public and political debate” Yves Tiberghien Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND A light lunch will be provided – for catering purposes, please RSVP to ehynes@thesimonsfoundation.ca or call...

Community Recovery in Tohoku Mar09

Community Recovery in Tohoku...

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12-2. Free Event. C.K. Choi Building – 1855 West Mall UBC. Three talks sponsored by the UBC Centre for Japanese Research. RSVP required. Three talks that describe changes in Tohoko since the triple disaster five years ago. “Community Recovery in Tohoku after 3.11” Millie Creighton (Anthropology, UBC) “3.11 and Manga: The Oishinbo Nosebleed Issue” Noritsugu Fujimoto (Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima University) “Recovery from the Disaster in Onagawa, Japan” Kiwa Nakano (Business Management, Daito Bunka University)...

Who Benefits? Canada or TPP? Jan12

Who Benefits? Canada or TPP?...

Tuesday, Jan 12. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC. Free event. RSVP required Speaker: Chrystia Freeland (Minister of International Trade and Liberal MP, University-Rosedale) Please join us for a panel discussion on the TPP with The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade and MP for University-Rosedale. Part of a national consultation tour. Light refreshments will be offered. Welcome by Moura Quayle, Liu Director, Co-Director, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Panel: Yves Tiberghien, Associate Professor, Political Science & Director, Institute of Asian Research, Co-Director, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (Moderator) John Ries, Professor, Strategy and Business Economics Division, Sauder School of Business Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics Bio: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade and MP for University-Rosedale was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in a by-election in November 2013, and then as the Member of Parliament for University–Rosedale in October 2015. She was the Critic for International Trade in 2014. She was born in Peace River, Alberta, received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and continued her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist, Chrystia went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of FT.com. Between 1999 and 2001, she served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, before becoming a managing editor at the Financial Times. In 2010, Chrystia joined Canadian-owned Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She most recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News. Chrystia was a weekly columnist for The Globe and Mail, writing extensively about the challenges facing the...

The Hague in Japan Nov27

The Hague in Japan

Friday, Nov 27. 6:00pm-8:00pm. UBC Robson Square Room 180. Free of charge. Japan’s Ratification of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Its Implications When one parent returns back to Japan with his/ her child after divorce without consent of the other parent, this conduct could be viewed as child abduction. Until recently, however, there was no way to force the child to return back to his/her original place of residence once the child entered Japan. Now with the ratification of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction, Japan will be required to return the child back to his/her original place of residence. What is the background for this ratification? What has changed? We hope to explore the significance of this recent development and provide essential information to the Japanese community here in Vancouver. Participants Yuta Yamasaki, LL.B. Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs  (via videolink) Ai Kuroda, LL.B. Kuboi Law Office Yuki Matsuo, LL.B.  Family Law Mediator Yuji Matson, LL.M. DLA Piper Shige Matsui, LL.D. Professor, UBC Faculty of Law All who are interested in child custody issues in British Columbia and Japan are most welcome to attend this...