Monday, March 12

Venue: Het Pand, Room: Vermeylen


9:00 Greetings / 挨拶

Panel 1: The Perception of Catastrophe

9:15 Adachi Hiroaki (Tohoku Daigaku): “3.11 and Historical Studies: Developments in Japanese Historiography”

9:45 Christopher Craig (Tohoku Daigaku) “Trauma Mediated: The 1933 Sanriku Earthquake and Tsunami in the Press”

10:15 Coffee Break

Panel 2: Catastrophe, Apocalypse and Trauma

10:45 Andreas Niehaus (Ghent University): “The Trauma of Being Abroad: Diaspora and Catastrophe”

11:15 Enrico Fongaro (Tohoku University): “On a newly arisen apocalyptic tone about Fukushima”

11:45 Marcello Ghilardi (University of Padua): ‘Techne, Catastrophe, and the Buddha-nature. On the Traumatic Dimension of Experience’)


Panel 3: Coming to Grips: Hiroshima and Fukushima

14:15 Luca Milasi (Sapienza University Rome): “Hiroshima Inside Me: Mishima, Ango, and Nuclear Power”

14:45 Naoe Kiyotaka (Tohoku University): “Fukushima and the Responsibility for the Nuclear Disaster”

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

Panel 4: The Aftermath of Disaster and the Everyday

15:45 Ozaki Akihiro (Tohoku University): “After 3.11: Toward a Rehabilitation of the Mind”)

16:15 Tine Walravens (Ghent University) “Food safety and risk communication after the 3.11 nuclear disaster”


Evening Events

17:00 Opening of the Photo Exhibition in cooperation with “Act for Japan”

Venue: Library of Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (Rozier 44, Wing Magnel)

Welcome by Marc Boone (Dean Faculty of Arts and Philosophy)

19:00 Conference Speakers Dinner/ 懇親会


Tuesday, March 13

Venue: Campus Aula, Paddenhoek 1-3, Building 06.22, Room Paddenhoek 1.2


Special Panel

9:00 Hara Saku (Tohoku): “Techno-scientific Risk and Emotion: Conflict between Scientists and Citizens after the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster” (in Japanese)

9:30 Abe Tsuneyuki (Tohoku University): “Shifts in Norms: The Manners of Survivors after the 2011 Disaster” (in Japanese)

10:00-10:30 Break


Student Workshop: Bodies and Knowledge Across Borders

10:30-10:50 Okada Ryuto: Disaster Management and Reconstruction

10:50-11:15 Takashima Sho: The Freedom and Popular Rights Movement and the Peace Preservation Law: A New World Outside the Imperial Capital

11:15-11:35 Kurita Yoko An Anthropological Study of Bhutanese Technical Intern Trainees in Japan

11:35-12:45 BREAK

12:45-13:05 Ishii Kaori: An Anthropological Study of Forest Management in Japan: Doing Fieldwork in Sendai

13:05-13:25 Zhou Yilun: Changes in Labor Management at the Fushun Coal Mine in Manchuria

13:25-13:45 Iizuka Yuki: International-Intercultural Romance among Young People: The Voices of “White” Boyfriends and Japanese Girlfriends

13:45-14:15 BREAK

14:15-14:35 Nishikawa Kei: Varieties of the Lives of Indonesian Muslims in Sendai, Japan

14:35-14:55 Onuma  Yotaro: Image Transmission in East Asia; The Role of Pictorial Model “You”

14:55-15:15 Tsugawa Chikako: Stereotypes Associated with Art Brut in Japan: Where They Came from and How They Are Understood by Mentally Handicapped Artists


16:30 Documentary Screening: Alexei in the Spring in cooperation with “Act for Japan”

Venue: Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Blandijnberg 2, Auditorium 3


Wednesday March 14

Venue: Faculty Room, Blandijnberg 2, 1st floor.


10:00-10:20 Kuroda, Fuuka: A Person between Dispute

10:20-10:40 Kameyama Mitsuhiro: The Discourse Found in the Buddhist Precepts around the Turn of the Century.

10:40-11:00 Sasaki Shunsuke: Disaster and Culture of Mascot Characters

11:00-11:20 Sarah Bijlsma: Hybrid Nature: Environmentalism and Eco-tourism in Post-war Okinawa’.

12:00 Lunch

14:00 City Trip Ghent