No. 1 Hidetaka Inoue (IS) No. 2 Akira Sato (L) No. 3 Shigeki Sato (K) No. 4 Yasuhide Nakayama (L) No. 5 Toru Kunishige (K) No. 6 Shinichi Isa (K) No. 7 Naomi Tokashiki (L) No. 8 Takashi Otsuka (L) No. 9 Kenji Harada (L) No. 10 Kiyomi Tsujimoto (D) No. 11 Yukari Sato (L) No. 12 Tomokatsu Kitagawa (L) No. 13 Koichi Munekiyo (L) No. 14 Takashi Tanihata (IS) No. 15 Naokazu Takemoto (L) No. 16 Kazuo Kitagawa (K) No. 17 Nobuyuki Baba (IS) No. 18 Takashi Endo (IS) No. 19 Hodaka Maruyama (IS)
Le site web du Time propose une sélection des livres de photographes qui ont marqué 2014. Parmi ceux-ci, on trouve un livre que peu de personnes pourront voir ou acheter comme il n’en existe que 45 exemplaires, tous déjà vendus : Kazuma Obara, Silent histories.
Obara y parle des victimes des bombardements aériens d’Osaka par les troupes américaines, en 1945 et des préjugés, de la discrimination, au travail notamment, et de l’indifférence dont elles ont souffert, en particulier de l’absence d’aide du gouvernement japonais.
Le livre mêle interviews, photos et documents d’époque et portraits photographiques récents des personnes qui racontent leur vie et leurs souffrances.
Obara est surtout connu, notamment en France, pour son travail photographique et ses reportages sur la catastrophe nucléaire de Fukushima.
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN 23/10/2014
OSAKA--Visitors to Osaka Castle Park can soon take a trip back to the Edo Period (1603-1867) where they can dress up like a samurai and dine in restaurants that recreate the feel of those olden times.
The Osaka city government on Oct. 16 selected the firm that will manage the Edo Period theme park that will be situated on the grounds of the castle, originally constructed in the 1580s by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598).
The theme park, scheduled to open within the next fiscal year, will be located directly in front of Osakajokoen Station on West Japan Railway Co.'s Osaka Loop Line.
Attractions in the theme park will include a photo studio that allows visitors to be photographed in samurai outfits and restaurants that let customers experience the Osaka of the Edo Period.
The building erected in 1931 near the main castle building that served as the Imperial Japanese Army's 4th Division headquarters until the end of World War II will be renovated to house cafes and restaurants. The building had been used as a city museum from 1960, but was left unused since it closed in 2001. The Japanese-style guesthouse inside the castle grounds will become a party venue.
The jogging course that extends across the castle grounds, used regularly by local residents, is planned to be renovated as well. New changing rooms for joggers will be erected.
The theme park will be managed by a consortium made up of the Kansai branch of advertising giant Dentsu Inc. and major housing firm Daiwa House Industry Co.
The consortium was chosen from the two organizations that applied for the position and will be in charge of the park's management for 20 years from April 1, 2015. Under the deal, the Osaka city government will receive an annual set fee of 226 million yen ($2.12 million) and 7 percent of the profits made through the facility, which is estimated to total 20 million to 90 million yen annually.
"The city will be receiving revenue, instead of the usual management of a facility using taxpayers' money," Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto told reporters on Oct. 16. "We don't plan on applying unreasonable restrictions, so I hope many people will make full use of the facility."
Recently, scholars have noted that migrants exhibit distinct patterns
of adaptation characterized by frequent movement to their countries
of origin. This influx of transnational migration has, in turn,
altered the structure of historically established minority communities.
The research that will be presented investigates how changes in
the ethnic community have shaped the ways minorities construct
notions of ethnic identity, using ethnographic, interview and survey
data conducted in the Korean enclaves of Beijing and Osaka. These
enclaves reflect two distinct waves of migration: recent South Korean
transnational migrants, and third- and fourth-generation Korean
Japanese/Korean Chinese minorities. As a result of the growing
number of newcomers since the 1990s, the Koreatowns in Beijing and
Osaka have become increasingly connected—both on the institutional
and grassroots level—to the homeland. But rather than
strengthen sentiments of ethnic identity, this has led to formidable
barriers in constructing a collective consciousness within the Korean
community. Damaged co-ethnic relations between the two waves of
Korean migrants have significantly hindered their ability to mobilize
the rich transnational resources for upward mobility. The talk will
bring to light the structural barriers Korean migrants encounter in
cultivating solidarity in the transnational enclave. In doing so,
suggestions for social welfare policies that may aid migrants in more
effectively cooperating together to mobilize the resources offered by
the enclave will also be made.
Sharon J. Yoon is currently a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Postdoctoral Fellow at Osaka University. She completed her doctorate in
sociology at Princeton University in 2013 and spent one year as a Korea
Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania prior to
her arrival to Japan. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation
Dissertation Improvement Grant, the Korea Foundation, and the
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and has been published by
the Korea Economic Institute and the International Journal of Sociology.
She is now working on two book manuscripts: Pursuing the Chinese Dream:
The Success and Failures of Korean Entrepreneurs, which is currently under
review, and When Nationalism Goes Virile: The Rise of Hate Speech in Osaka’s
Koreatown, in progress.
École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
29 Betto-cho Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8276 Japan
Italian School of East Asian Studies (ISEAS)
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This lecture will be held at the Institute for Research in Humanities
(IRH), Kyoto University (seminar room 1, 1st floor).
Merci Asahi Shimbun 1/8/2014
By KUNIHIKO IMAI/ Senior Staff Writer
OSAKA--A seventh-century wooden “mokkan” (wood document) unearthed in 2013 in the ruins of Naniwanomiya palace was likely used as a meat shipping tag.
The mokkan is inscribed with “shishiikko” (meat package) and is considered to be one of the oldest examples in Japan, according to officials with the Osaka City Cultural Properties Association.
A report on the discovery appears in the Aug. 1 edition of Ashibi, the association’s information magazine.
The 8.6-centimeter long, 2.5-cm wide mokkan was unearthed in August 2013 during reclamation work. The foundation where the mokkan was found is estimated to date between 650 to 652, when the early Naniwanomiya palace was under construction during the reign of Emperor Kotoku (596-654).
“Meat could have been paid as a tax or presented as a tribute to the palace,” said Takumi Takahashi, an official with the Osaka City Cultural Properties Association. “It could have been served to workers constructing the palace."
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