Workshop: History, Historians, and Public Issues (Day 1)

Date: 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

G-SEC Lab, 6th Floor, East Research Building, Mita Campus, Keio University

The First Workshop: History, Historians, and Public Issues

DAY 1 Workshop

Welcome Addresses

  • Atsushi Seike, President, Keio University
  • Juro Iwatani, Dean, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Project Introduction

  • Keigo Komamura, Professor of Law, Keio University
  • Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University

Session 1

"The People with whom Resides Sovereign Power": Environment, Citizen Activism, and Popular Sovereignty in Postwar Japan

  • Timothy George, Professor of History, University of Rhode Island
  • Saburo Horikawa, Professor of Sociology, Hosei University

Session 2

Establishment Constitutionalism in Postwar Japan: Regaining National Sovereignty, "Incomplete Fascism," and Democracy

  • Franziska Seraphim, Associate Professor of Japanese History, Boston College
  • Tokujin Matsudaira, Associate Professor of Law, Kanagawa University

Session 3 

Being Active: Guarantees and Limits on Realizing Japan's Constitution

  • Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Connecticut
  • Mina Watanabe, Secretary General, Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace (WAM)

Break

Students’ Perspectives

Open Discussion

Closing Remarks

  • Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University

*Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Law, Keio University and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University