2013 International Conference of Japanese Studies

“The 3.11 Disaster of Japan: Vulnerability, Loss, and Social Transformation”
25-26 January 2013
Ateneo de Manila University

Day 1                 Venue: Leong Auditorium

8:30                    Registration

9:30                    Welcome Remarks
             Filomeno V. Aguilar, Ph.D.   
          Dean, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University

          Opening Remarks
          Shūji Takatori
          Director, the Japan Foundation Manila Office

10:00-12:30    Session 1:

Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction for the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Satoshi Tanaka
 Fuji Tokoha University and Graduate School

Business Responses to Crisis: Conflicting Paradigms and Reorientation
Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, Ph.D
National University of Singapore                                 

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Atty. Violeta S. Seva, 
General Secretary, Earthquakes and Megacities Initiatives                              

12:30-1:30       Lunch

1:30-2:30         Documentary Film
                             Can You See the Lights? First Festival after the Tsunami

2:30-2:45         Coffee Break

2:45-4:00         Session 2:

Social Capital, Social Media and Sociality in Post-3.11 Japan
David H. Slater, Ph.D.
Sophia University

Filipino Communities in Tohoku after the Disasters of March 11
Takefumi Terada, Ph.D. 
Sophia University

4:00                    Reminders for Day 2
Day 2                 Venue: Leong Hall

8:30                    Registration

9:00-10:30       Session 3:

Reviving Tohoku after 3/11: Food Heritage Preservation and Tourism
Stephanie Assmann, Ph.D
 Akita University

Risk Distribution of Fukushima-related Disaster Waste―From a Risk Governance Perspective
Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University
Medical Disaster in the 3-11 Triple Tragedy in Northeastern Japan: An Analysis of Disaster Response Issues and Problems
        Arnel E. Joven, Ph.D
       University of Asia and the Pacific
10:30-10:45    Coffee Break

10:45-12:15    Session 4:
Social Capital and volunteerism after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Cecilia Manoliu
University of Tsukuba

Disaster Vulnerability and Coping in a Foreign Environment: 
The Narrative of the Pinoy Scholars in Tohoku during 3.11
Lisette R. Robles
Sophia University
The March 2011 Japan Disaster: 
Trade and Economic Implications to the Philippines
Ferdinand T. Abocejo
Cebu Normal University

12:15                 Closing Remarks