Life Politics and Community Engagement in Rural Japan: Culinary Education and Entrepreneurism
Urban Ethics: Conflicts Over the ‚Good’ and Proper Life in Cities
Final Conference of the Urban Ethics Research Group‘s First Phase
Munich University, Germany
January 17-19, 2018
The Concept of Authenticity. Washoku as Culinary Politics
2018 APSafe in Collaboration with EurSafe
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
May 10-12, 2018
Culinary Politics: The Revival of Shokuiku in Japan
22nd Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ)
International Christian University Tokyo
June 30 - July 1, 2018
Food Education in Rural Japan. Sustaining Local Communities through Life Politics
Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference 2018
Washington D.C., USA
March 25, 2018
Promoting Culinary Heritage: The Food Education Campaign in Japan
Conference: Culinary Nationalism in Asia
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA.
March 30 - April 1, 2017
A State Affair? Efforts of State Initiatives and Civil Movements to Establish Food Literacy in Japan.
Symposium on Food Education in Japan & Germany, Organizers: Cornelia Reiher (FU Berlin) and Stephanie Assmann (Hokkaido University). Venue: Japanese German Center Berlin (JDZB), December 6, 2016.
Shaping the Responsible Consumer: Food Education and Food Waste in Japan. Waste in Asia (WIA), 9 - 11 June 2016, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
The Food Education in Japan and Its Implementation. Book Talk on "The Globalization of Asian Cuisines", Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture, 2 June 2016.
Reviving a Historical Concept: The Food Education Campaign in Japan. HokudaiGent-Day. Symposium on 150 Years Japanese-Belgian Relations, University of Ghent, Belgium, 29 February - 1 March 2016.
Containing Globalization through Food Education: The Return to a National Cuisine in Japan, Invited talk at the symposium Emotionalizing the nation: Conflicting narratives in Japanese food identities,
Royal Flemish Academy, Brussels, Belgium, 1 - 3 July, 2015.
Revitalisation Efforts in the Tohoku Region before and after March 11, 2011 (Revitalisierung der Tohoku-Region vor und nach dem 11. März 2011). University of Hamburg, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Hamburg, Germany, 2 May 2013.
Globalization and Locality: Food Movements in Japan. Invited Lecture given in Dr. Shaw-wu Jung’s Class, National Chinan University, The Institute of Anthropology, Puli, Taiwan, 2 September 2013.
The Role of Two Initiatives in the Rediscovery of Regional Foods in Japan. Invited lecture given in Professor Yi-Chieh Lin’s class, National Chung Hsing University Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan, 29 February 2012.
Political Purpose and National Identity: Representations of the Food Education Campaign in Japan. Invited Talk at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 25 November 2011.
Media Coverage of the Triple Disaster in Japan. Talk in roundtable discussion at the Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 5 July 2011.
The Japanese Food Market. Presented at the European Institute for Asian Studies, Swedish Embassy, Tokyo, Japan, 20 June 2011.
Doitsu ni okeru Nihongaku to Nihon kenkyū [Japanese Studies in Germany].Talk delivered in Japanese to the International Culture Workshop , Tohoku University, Sendai, November 2007.
2010. Nutrition outside the Home and Culinary Education in Japan. Lecture given at the workshop “Wandel des Essalltags – Organisation und Gestaltung von Ernährung zwischen Familie und Öffentlichkeit im deutsch-japanischen Vergleich“ [Change of Daily Eating Habits – Organization of Nutrition between Family and Public in a German-Japanese Comparison, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Giessen, Germany, 9 December 2010.
Shōhi kōdō no tayōka. Nihonjin josei wo rei ni shite [The Diversity of Consumer Behavior. Taking Japanese Women as an Example]. Talk delivered in Japanese to the Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University, Kyoto, 16 June 2005.
Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS), SOAS University of London 5-7 September 2016.
Oranized Panel: Achieving Sustainability in Contemporary Urban East Asia: Case Studies of Japan and China
Countering Globalisation: The Protection and Representation of an Indigenous Food Fare in East Asia, 2015 Joint Conference of the Agriculture Food, Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Chatham University: Pittsburgh, USA, 24 - 28 June 2015.
East Asia Goes Glocal: Transformation And Safeguarding of Foodways in China, South Korea and Japan. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Philadelphia, USA, 3 December 2009
(Non) Consumption of Food in Japan – Past and Present. Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Boston, 22 March 2007.
Conference Presentations (Selection)
The Return to a Culinary Heritage: The Food Education Campaign in Japan, 2015 Joint Conference of the Agriculture Food, Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Chatham University: Pittsburgh, USA, 24 - 28 June 2015.
Establishing Food Literacy: Educational Activities of the Slow Food Movement in Japan, Part of Panel on: Eating Practices and Japan's Agri-food System in Flux: On Local Farmers, Global Risks and Alternative Consumers' Choices, 14th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (eajs), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28 August 2014.
Political Purpose and National Identity: The Food Education Campaign in Japan.
Vereinigung für sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung (German Association for Social Science Research on Japan), Berlin, Germany, 23 November, 2013.
Public Pressure and Political Purpose: The Abduction Issue, Food Security and the Role of the State in Political Movements in Japan. Co-presented with Sebastian Maslow at the Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 7 July 2011.
Resisting Free Trade: Japanese Farmers’ Efforts to Support Local Food Production. Presented at the Conference of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS), Sapporo, Japan, 29 May 2011.
Counterbalancing Neoliberal Labor Market Reforms on the Periphery: A Case Study of Miyagi Prefecture. Co-presented with Sebastian Maslow. Second International Conference of the Japanese Studies Association in Southeast Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam, 22 October 2009.
Food Action Nippon. The Role of a Government Initiative in Reviving Local Foodways in Japan. Presented at the conference “East by Southeast: Multiple Perspectives on Asia” held by the Society for East Asian Anthropology (SEAA), Taipei, 5 July 2009.
Advocating the Global on a Local Basis: The Slow Food Movement in Japan. Presented at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo, 28 July 2008.
Reinventing Culinary Heritage in Northern Japan: Slow Food and 'Traditional Vegetables'. Presented at the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Social Science Study Group, Tokyo, 18 June 2008.
The Revision of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Its Implementation Gender Equality. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Washington DC., USA, November 2007.
Slow – Slower – Slowest: The Slow Food Movement in Japan. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston, 22 March 2007.
The Reinvention of Tradition in Japanese Consumer Culture. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Washington DC, 2 December 2005.
Value Change and Social Stratification in Japan: Aspects of Women’s Consumer Behavior. Presented at the CSSI Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality, Tohoku University, Sendai, 20 February 2005.