Past Events

Friday, September 24 2021 1PM

Special guest lecture: A Stranger in the Shogun’s City

We are thrilled to welcome Amy Stanley of Northwestern University for a talk on her Pulitzer Prize nominated book. Her talk will be titled "Stranger in the Shogun's City: From the Archive to the Page" Friday, September 24, 1 pm...

Wednesday, September 22 2021

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

Thursday, September 9 2021 3PM - 3:50PM

Fall Semester Conversation Table

Welcome back to campus! The conversation table is back and in-person! Come join your classmates and friends for conversation and informative talks! Conversation table will meet on Thursdays from 3PM - 3:50PM in the Language Oasis (Room 187 on the...

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...