Japanese Studies in the Philippines

The UP Asian Center will host a forum and research competition, “Japanese Studies in the Philippines” on 18 January 2020, 8 am–2 pm, UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.


The forum features seven presentations from graduate students in the Philippines. Click on each title to view the abstracts. Registration starts at 8 am.

8:30 am
Panel 1: Politics, International Relations, and Labor in Japan

(Dis)Membered Bodies: Kirino Natsuo’s OUT and the Gendered Japanese Body Politic through Postwar Labor Policies for Women
Clarice Juliane Ira

Reshaping Japan’s Workforce Strategy through the Digitalization of its Creative Cities
Ivan Harris Tanyag

The Minidorikutsukoku—Exploring the Micronation Boom in Rural Japan, 1970s and 1980s
Fredrik Ezekiel de Jesus

Security Pursuits of a Small State: An Examination of the Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership
Mico Galang

10:35 am
Panel 2: Art, Gender and Technology in Japan

Genderless Kei: Challenging Gender Binaries in Japan with Accessible Androgynous Styling
Maria Ysabel Tangco

From West to Japan: Re-imaging Japanese Housewives during the Allied Occupation of Japan
Angela Louise Rosario

Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Japanese Artistic Painting Style Transfer through Neural Networks
Paolo Valdez

1:00 pm

J-Pop: A Short Acoustic Medley (Instrumental)
Janus Nolasco

J-Pop: A Dance
Jose Marie Flores

1:20 pm
Announcement of Winners and Prizes

Winners will be selected based on the submitted research paper and the oral presentation during the competition proper. They will take part in an all-expense-paid five-day study tour in Japan in February 2020. They will visit Japanese academic and business institutions and interact with scholars and business persons.

Winning papers will also be published at the Asian Studies Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. The research competition is organized by the Japan Studies Foundation, Manila and the UP Asian Center. It aims to encourage Japan-related research among young scholars in the Philippines.

For queries, please email asiancenter@up.edu.ph.

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:51