Issue 18 Spring 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters,  Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of our e-magazine. We hope you enjoy this edition. Mami MizutoriExecutive Director

Treasures of the Library: Sights and Scenes in Fair Japan

Many of the readers may have experienced the fortune of a stranger having a profound effect on one’s life. This is precisely what happened when Ogawa Kazumasa (Isshin) (1860-1929), a Meiji and Taishô era pioneer in photography and photographic print publishing, met Okabe Nagatomo (1855-1925), domain lord of the former Kishiwada domain near Osaka. In […]

The Institute and Our Community

Crisis Youth Get Creative: ‘Young Generations in Japan and Europe: Crisis, Mobility and Creativity’ workshop Report of a One Day workshop ‘Young Generations in Japan and Europe: Crisis, Mobility and Creativity’ by organiser and chair of the event, Professor Adrian Favell, University of Leeds and Professorial Academic Associate, Sainsbury Institute. On 4th November 2016, the […]

The Sainsbury Institute Abroad

The Tokyo Futures Project Tokyo’s successful application to host the 2020 Olympics gave us an opportunity to reassess the city of Tokyo itself and what it is going to be like in 2020 and beyond. Thus the Tokyo Futures project was born. For its Stage I (2015) four institutions came together to collaborate: Meiji Jingu […]

Behind the Scenes with Mami Mizutori

The Japanese immigration dilemma: in or out? I have just returned from Japan where on this occasion I spent some time in Osaka, the country’s second largest city. Inbound tourism to Japan from neighbouring countries in the region, but not necessarily restricted from there, is growing at an extraordinary pace. I witnessed this phenomenon in […]