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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm (JST), Sunday, November 22, 2020

International Zoom Symposium on Youth in Africa

An international zoom symposium on African youth will be held on November 22, 2020. Dr. Wakana Shino, an associate professor of Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) and African Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS), organizes it. Pre-registration is required from here by November 20, 2020. They also call for papers and essays from African graduate students which they plan to publish after the symposium. Please visit here for further information. ILCAA International Zoom Symposium:How Are Young People in Africa Thinking and Living? : Education, Unemployment, Aesthetics, Politics, and Singleness ◆Date: Sunday, November 20, 2020 ◆Start at: 4:30pm (UTC(Coordinated Universal Time)+9/JST: Japan) 10:30am (UTC+3/EAT: Uganda, Kenya) 8:30am (UTC+1/CET: Poland, Denmark) ◆Venue: Online (Zoom) ◆Program: Opening Remarks and Introduction4:30-4:45pm (JST), 10:30-10:45am (EAT), 8:30-8:45am (CET) Dr. Wakana SHIINO (Assoc. Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Japan) <Session 1> Impact of Education on Youth4:45-5:45pm (JST), 10:45-11:45am (EAT), 8:45-9:45am (CET) Dr. Chris OPESEN (Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda)'Culture, Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education Aspects in East Africa: Ethnographic Evidence from the Pokot Context of Female Genital Modification Rituals' Dr. Soichiro SHIRAISHI (Assoc. Professor, Hirosaki University, Japan)'Extended "Age of Opportunity"? : Adolescence, Uncertainty and Globalism among Youth in East Africa' ☕Break 10mins <Session 2> Youth's Dream and Challenges5:55-6:55pm (JST), 10:55-11:55am (EAT), 9:55-10:55am (CET) Dr. Wakana SHIINO'House Girl's Life Plan in Nairobi: Reality and Dream' Mr. Takuya HAGIWARA (Researcher, Kyoto University, Japan)'Use of Sport ×Social Media for Moving on to the Next Stage of Life: A Case of Young Cyclists in Kenya' ☕Break 5 mins <Session 3> Youth, Music and Politics}7:00-8:30pm (JST), 12:00-13:30pm (EAT), 11:00am-12:30pm (CET) Dr. Piotr CICHOCKI (Assoc.Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland)'The Sound of the Young Mzimba: (Im)material Connections of Malawian Electronic Music' Dr. Nanna SCHNEIDERMANN (Assist. Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark)'Ugandan Music Stars Between Political Agency, Patronage and Market Relations: Cultural Brokerage and Digital "Bigness" in Times of Elections.' Mr. Ian KARUSIGARIRA (PhD Candidate, TUFS)'Facing up to Contemporary Political Absolutism through History and Threats: Aesthetics, LGBTI+ and the Youth Movements in Uganda' ☕Break 10mins Questions and Answers, Discussions8:40pm-9:00pm (JST), 1:40-2:00pm (EAT), 12:40-1:00pm (CET) DiscussantDr. Laban Kithinji KINYUA (JSPS Research Fellow, Hosei University, Japan)Prof. Peter ATEKYEREZA(Makerere University) Closing Remarks Dr. Soichiro SHIRAISHI and Wakana SHIINO ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆Pre-registration is required from here by November 20. ◆Contact: africayouthilcaagmail.com ◆Sponsorship:Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa ◆Endorsement: African Studies Center - TUFS
アフリカの若者に関するオンライン・シンポジウム開催
Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:40 - 7:10 pm (JST)

Online seminar on China's peace policies and activities in Africa

African Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS) will host the 54th ASC Seminar on November 12, 2020. This is jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies. The speaker is Dr. Steven C. Y. Kuo, who specializes in China-Africa relations. He will clarify China's peace policies and activities in Africa, as the country plays an important role as the largest contributor of PKO staff among the permanent members of the UN Security Council. The seminar will be based on his book of the same title published in August 2019 by Routledge. ◆Title: Chinese Peace in Africa: From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker ◆Speaker: Dr. Steven C.Y. Kuo (Research Associate, the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa) ◆Date & Time: Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:40 - 7:10 pm (JST) ◆Venue: Online (Zoom Meeting) ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆Pre-registration is required. Please register here by November 10, 2020. The application will be closed as soon as the capacity reaches 300. ◆Jointly Organized by African Studies Center - TUFS and Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies
中国・アフリカ関係専門の研究者を招いたオンライン・セミナー
Oct. 20, 2020 - Nov. 22, 2020

Call for Photographs for the 4th TUFS African Photo Contest

African Weeks 2020 Committee will hold the 4th TUFS African Photo Contest as a part of the event "African Weeks 2020". The Contest is jointly organized by African Studies Center and Oishi Seminar of School of International and Area Studies. TUFS African Photo Contest is the event to show photos related to Africa and share charms of Africa with people. Please share your photos with us and let us enjoy Africa from your point of view! *11.17 update: The deadline for entry will be extended till Nov. 22, 2020. ◆Theme of the Contest: "Africa found in Japan, Japan found in Africa" Photos that can make you feel a connection between Africa and Japan. No matter whether you have been to Africa (or Japan) or not, why don't you look for "Africa" or "Japan" around you and share it with us? ◆Entry Condition: 1. A photo which is related to Africa. A photo taken in African countries or a photo taken in any other countries but have some kind of connection with Africa. 2. It should be the one taken by the applicant him/herself 3. If a photo is related to Africa, it doesn't matter when and where it was taken. 4. Each applicant can apply for the contest with three photos at most. 5. It would be better to send a photo with the original resolution. (Please do not reduce image size.) ◆Application Period: From October 20, 2020 to November 22, 2020 ◆Applicant Eligibility: Regardless of affiliations, nationalities, or residences, anyone can apply. ◆Exhibition: Photos will be exhibited online. Details will be announced later. In case of too many applicants, adjudicators will select a certain number of photos out of all the photos. ◆Adjudicators: the committee members of African Weeks 2020, the members of African Studies Center - TUFS, and the members of Oishi Seminar. ◆How to entry: Please send the following two materials to africanweeks2020.photogmail.com. 1. the data of a photo(s) *The maximum size of the Gmail's attachment is 50 MB, so if it's more than 50 MB, please use file transfer service or other ways.*The file format should be in jpeg.*The file name should be "Your Name_(under score)Title of the photo". For example, "DavidSmith_SunsetinEthiopia". 2. an entry sheet (download from here.) *Please send the word version after you paste your scanned signature on it or type your name on the signature line, or send the scanned copy (PDF) with your handwritten signature. ◆Announcement of prize-winning photos: November 30, 2020 (tentative) on the websites of African Weeks 2020, ASC, and African Studies Course of TUFS. ◆Contact: Ms. Tamai or Dr. Takanori Oishi (africanweeks2020.photogmail.com)
アフリカ写真コンテストの写真の募集
Thursday, 16th July, 2020

Seminar on Challenge and Response to COVID-19 pandemic in African societies

ASCSeminar51en.pdfAfrican Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS) will host the 51st ASC Seminar on Thursday July 16th, 2020. This is an online seminar jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies. Using the Zoom application, we invite two African scholars from Cameroon and Uganda. The seminar focuses on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on African societies. New viruses of COVID-19 are emerging as a significant challenge against people's health, lives, and affecting various aspects of humanities. In this seminar, we will focus on how formal and informal actors deal with and respond to the ongoing pandemic from two case reports from Cameroon and Uganda. Many Cameroonians rely on both biomedicine and ethnomedicine. As an ethnobotany specialist, Dr. Fongnzossie reports the current challenges faced by traditional medicine experts and the potential of contribution by plant-based traditional knowledge against COVID-19. As the COVID-19 is a serious matter of concern in terms of the national security, it can be a sort of political resource for the state. Mr. Karusigarira, a political scientist, will focus on these aspects and analyze policing strategy by the Uganda government and how it is perceived and translated by citizens. ‣ Speaker: Fongnzossie Fedoung Evariste (University of Douala, Cameroon) Ian Karusigarira (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan) ‣ Date: Thursday July 16, 2020 ‣ Time: 17:40-19:10 (Japan time. GMT+9) ‣ Venue: Webinar by Zoom ‣ Contents: 1. Traditional medicine and the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon: current situation, challenges and way forward (Dr. Fongnzossie Fedoung Evariste, University of Douala, Cameroon) Abstract: Since the outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan (China) of COVID-19, approved drugs are still lacking and the world is engaged in a struggle to seek effective treatment. In Cameroon, the first case was reported on March 2020. In the absence of a medical cure, many traditional healers have gone in search of a traditional cure for the disease that has so far infected over 12000 persons in the country. While Cameroon's Traditional Healers are witnessing a rush for Herbal Medicines to Treat COVID-19, World Health Organization, medical researchers, doctors, and the Cameroon government are warning patients not to rely on traditional medicine which has not been robustly investigated for COVID-19 and to instead seek treatment at hospitals. This presentation discusses the potentials of the ethnomedicine as complementary cure, the issues and challenges it faces and pathways for innovative and more effective therapeutic approaches to fight COVID-19.                                      2. Security and Policing Global Epidemics: COVID 19 Politics in Uganda (Mr. Ian Karusigarira, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan) Abstract: With the paucity of the global function, comes a growing interest in the reconceptualization of policing and security to integrate infectious disease control like the COVID 19 global strategies, national security strategies and directives concerning the emergent socio-economic and political dynamics of public health. A retrospective analysis is done of the state approaches to global epidemic control, the societal responses, and security ramifications in developing countries like Uganda. I seek to examine the jurisprudential and structural dynamics of epidemic policing including criminalization, victimization, police-public engagements, and media that are critical to understanding structural and physical violence in the developing world in terms of human and political rights, access to survival/physiological needs and the public health imperative. To achieve this end, the state-based approaches to COVID 19 prevention and treatment, the people's representations of the COVID 19-related restrictions and the media's role are analyzed. ▪ Language: English ▪ Free of Charge ▪ Pre-registration is needed (Deadline of Application: Mon. 13 July) https://bit.ly/2NNkYBD ▪ Jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies
アフリカにおけるCOVID-19への挑戦と応答に関するセミナーを開催します

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Finally arrived in Japan

November 25, 2020
Mr. Justus Thembo, an exchange student from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences in Rwanda, finally arrived in Japan on November 25, 2020 after the Japanese government has eased an entry restriction due to COVID-19 pandemic. We have raised funds for them to study at TUFS through a crowdfunding project. After they spent their 2-week quarantine at TUFS dorm, we could finally meet them on December 10, 2020 at our Center. They told me how hard it was to take online classes from Rwanda while there are 7-hour time difference between Rwanda and Japan, but they can now concentrate on classes and assignments. They're eager to learn Japanese, too. It is inevitable that COVID-10 will limit their activities in Japan, but we hope they can experience and learn Japanese culture and meet Japanese people as many as possible.
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Finally arrived in Japan

November 25, 2020
Mr. Henri Fabrice Ndayizeye, an exchange student from Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences in Rwanda, finally arrived in Japan on November 25, 2020 after the Japanese government has eased an entry restriction due to COVID-19 pandemic. We have raised funds for them to study at TUFS through a crowdfunding project. After they spent their 2-week quarantine at TUFS dorm, we could finally meet them on December 10, 2020 at our Center. They told me how hard it was to take online classes from Rwanda while there are 7-hour time difference between Rwanda and Japan, but they can now concentrate on classes and assignments. They're eager to learn Japanese, too. It is inevitable that COVID-10 will limit their activities in Japan, but we hope they can experience and learn Japanese culture and meet Japanese people as many as possible.
Visiting Researchers
日本に到着しました