Stellenbosch University Japan Centre
The SUJC aims to facilitate academic programmes in the broad field of Japanese Studies with the relevant host academic departments at SU in partnership with higher education institutions in Japan.
ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRE
Introducing Ueda: A New Era for the Bank of Japan or Same Old, Same Old?
August 26, 2023
Cosplay and its fans in South Africa
April 16, 2023
The Hiroshima AI Process: Japan’s Role in shaping Global AI Governance
November 7, 2023
Towards closing the gender gap in economic participation: Perspectives from Japan and South Africa
A large body of research supports the argument that gender disparity has economic consequences. It is recognised that more opportunities for women, and attention to women’s empowerment, lead to more favourable outcomes for the next generations. Yet, despite this, gender inequality remains a challenge in many parts of the world.
The appeal of South African wine and the Japanese wine market
In this webinar, as a pair to the webinar on Japanese SAKE, we focus on South African wine. Speakers introduce the specificity and diversity of South African wine and how the Japanese market and consumers receive them.
The globalization of Japanese popular culture and fandom in South Africa
Japanese popular culture goods and content have gained global prominence and influence over the past decades, also in Africa. In this webinar, experts discuss the economic and cultural significance of the South African anime and manga fandom and the factors that shape the popular culture market in this setting.