The Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) in cooperation with the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo would like to invite you and your colleagues to the
Virtual Book Talk & Panel Discussion:
Recovery Games under the Mask
The Tokyo Olympics through the Lens of Japan Scholars
on Thursday, June 17, 2021
10:00 – 12:00 (CEST) / 17:00 – 19:00 (JST)
Olympic and Paralympic Games last on average 34 days – the preparations of the host city, however, take years. The Games have a significant impact on cityscape, politics, society, economy and public discourse of its host location.
While the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020/1 had originally been labelled “Recovery Games” to symbolize reconstruction and development since the March 11, 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Eastern Japan, they have now been called to symbolize the “Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic”, or more recently to at least provide “hope to the world”.
To shed light on “Tokyo 2021”, this virtual book talk and panel discussion will explore social, political, economic and historical aspects of the Games. Discussants are Sonja Ganseforth, Barbara Holthus, Axel Klein, Wolfram Manzenreiter, and Torsten Weber, all authors in the recent publication Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics (Routledge 2020, open access) edited by Barbara Holthus, Isaac Gagné, Wolfram Manzenreiter and Franz Waldenberger. The event will be moderated by Alastair Gale, Japan Editor at The Wall Street Journal.
For your participation via Zoom please use this online registration website and register until Monday, June 14th.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the virtual Japanese-German Center Berlin.
With best regards,
Dr. Dr. Barbara HOLTHUS and Dr. Julia MÜNCH
Dr. Dr. Barbara HOLTHUS
Dr. Julia MÜNCH