Current Political Affairs and Civil Society in Japan

Lecture series

23 October 2014, 30 October 2014,
6 November 2014, 27 November 2014
each time 16:15 – 18:00

University of Zurich, Room: KOL–H317, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Free entry

Organizer: Universität Zürich, Asien-Orient-Institut, Japanologie, Prof. Dr. David Chiavacci, Dr. Julia Obinger


This lecture series takes an in-depth look at Japan’s current political affairs, with particular emphasis on the perspective of changes and continuities of Japanese civil society. Questions that will be addressed are: What has changed since Fukushima? What are the underlying power structures in Japanese politics? Who are the leaders and what are their motivations? How will Japan position itself within the East Asian region? Join us to discuss these issues with high-ranking experts in the field!

Further Information:
- Flyer as PDF PDF
- Abstracts PDF