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Special Lectures in Commemoration of the Retirement of Professor Mamoru Tsuda -- "

Bridging the Philippines and Japan"

2013-1-26 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Prof. Mamoru Tsuda, of the Osaka University's Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), has been active in the field of Philippine Studies for some 40 years. He resided in the Philippines for more than 10 years and has seen, observed, and witnessed contemporary Philippine history, particularly that dealing with Philippine-Japan relations. He studied and eventually taught Sociology in the University of the Philippines during the 1970s. Since then he has been engaged in research not only in sociology, politics, economics, but also in literature, arts and legal interpretion/translation. His field has expanded from the Philippines to Japan and now to the rest of the world and the global Filipino diaspora. He has learned much from the Filipino people.

U.P. Professor Emeritus Randolf S. David, who was Prof. Tsuda's supervisor at the UP graduate school (and is a reputable columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer), is also going to give a lecture. These two special lectures are expected to recollect the past, review the present, and envision Philippine studies half a century from now as an area of global studies.

Lecture 1: Randolf S. David
"A Filipino Sociologist's Perspective of Japan and the Japanese"

Lecture 2: Mamoru Tsuda
"Learning from the Philippines and the Filipinos: Experiences and Recollections of 45 years"

Note: These special lectures will be presented in English and Japanese. Simultaneous translation will be available via headsets [receivers] that will be available for renting.

How to apply: Please send your (1) Name (2) Affiliation/Occupation, and (3) information whether you will attend the after-lecture Reception by email <> / FAX(06-6850-5185). Entitle your email/Fax "1/26 Lectures".

Reception (R.S.V.P): Minoh Welfare Bldg, Satia on the 2nd Floor, From 17:30 to 19:30
Fee of 3,000 yen (or 1,500 yen for the students) will be collected. Those who wish to participate are requested to send an e-mail ( or a fax (06-6850-5185).

Venue: Bldg. A Lecture Hall 215, Minoh Campus of Osaka University School of Foreign Studies,

Organizer: Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University

Since it is Saturday, there is no campus bus nor direct bus from Senri-chuo or Kita-senri. But from Senri-chuo, Kita-senri or Minoh Station, you can take the Hankyu Bus going to "Matani Jutaku." Get off at the bus stop named "Matani Jutaku 4-chome." Bus departure schedule is as follows: leaving Senri-chuo at 11:52, 12:37, 13:05, or 13:37; leaving Kita-senri at 12:02, 12:47, or 13:47; leaving Minoh Station at 11:12, 12:12, 13:03, or 14:02. You may also take the Osaka Monorail. From Saito-Nishi Station, it will take some 15 minutes on foot to the Bldg. A on campus. Those who come by car: you may enter the campus and freely park inside at several designated parking areas.

Date: 2013-1-26 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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