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Schedule - 3/11/2012 Conference - "One Year Later"

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Sunday, March 11 -- Physical Sciences Building 120

Opening Remarks
1:00pm-1:15pm
Stewart Schwab, Dean, Law School
Fred Logevall, Director, Einaudi Center for International Studies

Keynote Speech-Post 3/11 Japan
1:20pm-2:05pm
Yuji Genda, Professor of Labor Economics, University of Tokyo
“Hope beyond the Disaster: New Thoughts and New Firms."

2:05pm-2:20pm Coffee Break

Session 1: Forms of Reconstruction
2:20pm-6:00pm

1a. Material Reconstruction
Moderator: Annelise Riles, Director, Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and Professor of Law and Anthropology, Cornell University

2:20pm-2:45pm
Shuhei Kimura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environment and Disaster Research, Fuji Tokoha University
“Between Hope and Nostalgia: Reconstruction in a Coastal Town of Iwate Prefecture.”

2:50pm-3:20pm
Satsuki Takahashi, Postdoctoral Associate, East Asian Studies, Princeton University
"Modernity as Mirage: Oceanic Frontiers and Rural Development in Pre- and Post-Fukushima Japan."

3:25pm-3:50pm
Hiroyuki Mori, Professor, College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University
“Asbestos Disasters in the Great East Japan Earthquake.”

3:50pm-4:00pm Coffee Break

1b. Immaterial Reconstruction
Moderator: Hirokazu Miyazaki, Director, East Asia Program, and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University

4:00pm-4:45pm
Chika Watanabe, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, Cornell University
"Kizuna (bonds) after the Great East Japan Earthquake." Ms. Watanabe will introduce and present short excerpts from a pre-recorded video interview with

[Pre-recorded Video] Keiko Kiyama, General Secretary, NGO JEN (interviewed January 20, 2012)

4:50pm-5:20pm
Jane Marie Law, Associate Professor of Japanese Religions, Cornell University
“Religious Communities in Japan Respond to the Tsunami.”

5:20pm-5:50pm
Shigeki Uno, Professor of Political Theory, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
“Political Amnesia and Disorder in Post-3/11 Japan.” 



Monday, March 12  -- Clark Hall 700

Video conference with Cornell Club Tokyo
8:30am-9:30am (9:30pm-10:30pm, Japan Time)
A Dialogue with Tokyo-based Cornell Alumni Regarding the Role of Professionalism and Expertise in Japan's Reconstruction Effort

Moderators:
Hirokazu Miyazaki, Director, East Asia Program, and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University (in Ithaca)
Annelise Riles, Director, Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and Professor of Law and Anthropology, Cornell University (in Ithaca)
      Tokyo participants include:
John Whitman, Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University (in Tokyo);
Jotaro Fujii (Hotel School, 1981), a Tokyo-based food service and restaurant management consultant;
Takayuki Kihira (Law School, LLM, 2006), Mori, Hamada, Matsumoto Law Office, Tokyo (in Ithaca); and
Shin Sakurai (College of Architecture, Art and Planning, 1993), Kume Sekkei, Tokyo.

Session 2: Forms of Politics after 3/11
9:30am-12:30pm

2a. Social Activism
Moderator: Brett de Bary, Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University

9:35am-10:25am
Naoki Sakai, Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University
"Fukushima within the Configuration of the U.S. Cold War Strategy: The Question of Power in Relation to Knowledge Production."  Professor Sakai will introduce and present short excerpts from two pre-recorded video interviews with:

[Pre-recorded Video] Ichiyo Muto, Co-President, People’s Plan Study Group (interviewed January 4, 2012)
[Pre-recorded Video] Yukio Yamaguchi, Co-Director, Citizen’s Nuclear Information Center, Tokyo (interviewed January 5, 2012)

10:25am-10:55am
Steffi Richter, Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Leipzig
“Post-Fukushima Japan and New Dimensions of Protest.”

10:55am-11:15am Coffee Break

2b. Legal and Financial Activism
Moderator: J. Victor Koschmann, Professor of History, Cornell University

11:15am-11:45am
Susumu Hirano, Professor, Chuo University, and Visiting Scholar, Cornell Law School
“TEPCO and Japan’s Nuclear Compensation Act.”

11:45am-12:15pm
Hirokazu Miyazaki, Director, East Asia Program, and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University
"Saving TEPCO: Financial Market Activism in Post-Fukushima Japan."

12:15pm-12:45pm
Annelise Riles, Director, Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and Professor of Law and Anthropology, Cornell University
“Market Totalitarianism.”

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