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SHIBA Ryotaro Memorial Academic Lecture: SHIBA Ryotaro Speaks

2016-6-18 (Sat) 13:30 -

On Saturday, June 18, the Osaka University SHIBA Ryotaro Memorial Academic Lecture "SHIBA Ryotaro Speaks" will be held in cooperation with the Sankei Shimbun.

This lecture is held ever year and retraces the accomplishments of SHIBA Ryotaro, a graduate of the Osaka University of Foreign Studies (now Osaka University).

This year marks the 20th year since the death of Mr. Shiba. In "SHIBA Ryotaro Speaks," we'll talk about Japan and Kansai from Mr. Shiba's point of view.

(A scene from last year's lecture)

Date and Time

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 13:30 ~ 16:45 (Doors open at 13:00)


Sankei Hall Breezé (7F, Breezé Tower, 2-4-9, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka)

Applications and Details

To apply, please visit the Sankei Shimbun eventscramble page.

Capacity has been reached for this event. Applications are no longer being accepted.

*Those individuals related to Osaka University can receive an invitation by clicking here! (internal use only) (Invitations given on a first-come, first-served basis.)


Part 1: Commentary/Lecture

• Video Commentary

TANIGUCHI Masakazu (Chief Producer, Large-Scale Project Development Center, NHK)

"SHIBA Ryotaro in Pictures - On Location on TV"

• Lecture

INOUE Shoichi (Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies)

"SHIBA Ryotaro and Kansai - The Point of View of a National Author"

• Video Message

Donald Keene (Scholar of Japanese Studies/Professor Emeritus, Columbia University)

Interview: "A Familiar Face - My Chat with Mr. Shiba"

   Donald Keene

Part 2: Discussion

Topic: "SHIBA Ryotaro Speaks"

INOUE Shoichi, GOTOH Masaharu

Organized by: Osaka University

With cooperation from: Sankei Shimbun, Co.

Support by: SHIBA Ryotaro Memorial Financial Group

Sponsored by: Sakuyakai (Osaka University School of Foreign Studies/Osaka University of Foreign Studies Alumni Association)

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