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Oshogatsu 2019: Celebrating the New Year and the Gaihozu Map Collection

Allen Library @ University of Washington Seattle, WA, United States

Image: New Year's Card: Boar in Costume, Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Naniwaya, 1911 Join us in celebrating the New Year with seasonal Japanese snacks and a chance to see Gaihozu, Japanese military maps, held by the East Asia Library. Gaihozu are topographic maps covering the areas of the former Japanese imperial territories (Gaiho), created by […]

Japan’s New Security Strategy: Outlook and Challenges

University of Washignton - Kane Hall 4069 Spokane Ln, Seattle, United States

Join us for this special event featuring international policy specialist Dr. Narushige Michishita as he discusses the security environment in the Indo-Pacific, Japan’s new security strategy, and what the United States and Japan should do to deal with emerging security challenges.


‘Close Knit’ film screening

Join us for the first in a series of films this year looking at diversity and inclusion in Japanese society. "Close-Knit" (2017 2 hr 7 min) is a drama by writer and director Naoko Ogigami about Tomo, an 11-year old girl who discovers her mother has abandoned her. Tomo's uncle and his transgender girlfriend, Rinko, […]