Events

‘Aging Japan’ Closing Conference

24 April 2018 |  12:30 - 18:00

Japan is rapidly aging. Currently, one in eight Japanese is older than 75, and predictions indicate that by 2030 nearly one-third of Japanese will belong to the elderly category. This rapid demographic shift is not an isolated Japanese phenomenon, but rather a sign of a global trend. The Netherlands, too, is faced with a growing elderly population.

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Security and Human Rights: Japan’s Constitutional Revision Debate

4 May 2018 |  13:30 - 16:30

Constitutional revision is high on the Japanese government’s agenda, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) adopting an action plan for change in March this year. A legacy of its defeat in the Second World War, Japan’s constitution renounces war and guarantees a broad range of human rights. It has never been amended.

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Chinese Internet Research Conference

22 May 2018 |  08:00 - 23 May 2018 |  17:00

The field of China internet research has fruitfully tracked communication patterns across different media types in the Chinese speaking world, generating a lively discussion about the role that different discourses and media types play in Chinese society. The themes of this year’s conference will augment these efforts by asking how media and communication are bolted to the world.

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ACAF: Fake News in Asia

28 May 2018 |  19:30 - 21:30

Despite the many positive effects that novel social media and Web 2.0 communication have had on societies around the world, ICTs also pose risks. One such risk is the viral spread of rumours, conspiracies, and lies. Since 2016, in the wake of the Brexit vote in the UK and the Trump election in the US, the ability of false information to shape politics has received a new name: ‘fake news’. On the 28th of May, a panel of experts will explore what 'fake news' means in the context of Asia.

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3rd Asiascape: Digital Asia Conference (DIAS)

29 May 2018 |  09:00 - 17:00

Information and communication technologies like the internet are frequently singled out as harbingers of social and political change, in Asia as much as elsewhere. Yet there has not been a sustained scholarly effort to explore how contemporary ICT affect social groups, how they change interpersonal dynamics, to what extent they shape our sense of community, and what laws and regulations are leveraged to then govern such communities. 

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