Past Events

Saturday, April 4 2020

Midwest Japan Seminar at UWM!

The Critical East Asian Humanities Reading Group C21 Collaboratory and the Japanese Program are proud to host the spring 2020 meeting of the Midwest Japan Seminar. The Midwest Japan Seminar returns to Milwaukee for the first time in decades. This...

Friday, April 3 2020 12PM - 1PM

Guest Lecture “Gray Areas: Diluted ink, textual authority, and the early modern novel”

Join us for an Asian Studies Brown Bag talk by Kevin Mulholland, Visiting Assistant Professor, Japanese Program, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. This presentation looks at a moment in Japanese literary history where transitions in narrative created several gray...

Friday, February 28 2020 5PM - 7:30PM

Japanese Speech Contest!

Come join us as students compete with recitations, speeches, and performances in the UWM Japanese Program’s annual Speech Contest!

Thursday, February 20 2020 2PM - 3PM

Guest Lecture: Saneyuki Hondo of US Nisshin Shokai

The Japanese Program is excited to host Saneyuki Hondo, President of US Nisshin Shokai, Inc. at the Language Center Oasis on the 1st floor of Curtin Hall. Mr. Hondo is involved in international agricultural trade, particularly between the United States...

Monday, November 25 2019 3:30PM-4:45PM

Guest Lecture: Entertainment Media Translation

Join us as program alum Timothy MacKenzie shares with us his experience of the perils of translating, localizing, and adapting Japanese video games, animation, and manga for an English speaking audience.

Tuesday, November 12 2019

Guest Talk: Tadoku and the Art of Reading Japanese Fluently

Would you like to read Japanese as fluently as you read English? You can! it is painless and your language skills will improve by leaps and bounds beyond your textbook if you practice the art of tadoku. Sharon Domier, East...

Monday, November 11 2019 3:30-4:45

Talking about Toilets and Japanese Culture

Come join us for a truly memorable and enlightening talk by Sharon Domier from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Learn more about the history of Japanese toilets and their appearance throughout the literary and visual history tradition of Japan! Free...

Wednesday, October 30 2019 3:30PM - 4:45PM

Star Talk: Japanese Cosmology in the Classical Tradition

Join us for a talk and stargazing session at the Manfred Olson Planetarium! Free and open to the public

Monday, October 28 2019

An Evening of Kabuki

We are thrilled to welcome Nakamura Gankyo, kabuki actor of the most prestigious kabuki family in Japan, to perform a selection of kabuki dances from Musume Dojoji and Echigo Jishi. Nakamura-san will demonstrate how different interpretations of a dance play...

Friday, October 25 2019 12PM - 1PM

Divining the Past

Join us for a talk by Brigid E. Vance, Assistant Professor in the History Department at Lawrence University. In this talk, Professor Vance asks what happens to dreams after they are dreamed? How was such knowledge about dreams disseminated in...