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The second Honolulu Office of Kobe University Symposium

Intra-pacific collaboration for advanced academic research on transborderness of Japanese people, culture, and thoughts

Kobe University

We are pleased to inform you that the symposium "Intra-Pacific Collaboration for Advanced Academic Research on Transborderness of Japanese People, Culture, and Thoughts" will be held on Monday 5 February 2018, at Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall), East-West Center which adjoins the University of Hawaii at Mānoa campus. The symposium aims to promote dialogue and exchange between Japan, the Americas, and other Pacific Rim countries, and offers an ideal opportunity to present new findings and exchange ideas in Japanese philosophy, culture, history, literature, and performing arts from a Pacific perspective.

We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu.


Monday 5 February 2018?9:30AM-5:15PM


Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall
East-West Center: Pacific Room
1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848 USA


9:30AM-10:00AM Opening Remarks

Session I 10:00AM-1:00PM

Transnational Actors in Asia-Pacific: Practice, Discourse, and Representation

Session II 2:00PM-5:00PM

Japanese Literature/Thought Crossing the Oceans: To Construct "Trans-border Japanese Studies"

5:00PM-5:15PM Closing Remarks


For program details and registration, see the event URL:

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