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Jun-ichi Konuma

In which direction is the ceremony held?

Jun-ichi Konuma, Professor
Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University

The inaugural ceremony for the president-elect of the United States of America will be held on January 20 this year. Since 1961, when J.F. Kennedy took office as president, a poem has often been recited at inaugural ceremonies. The poem is a message sent to the new president from the general public. Following this custom, I tried to compose a poem.[More...]

(Jan. 23)

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Fine Arts

Gustave Courbet in 21st-Century France and Japan

Yoko Kitamura
Professor of the School of Culture, Media and Society, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) was a French painter involved in the 19th-century realism movement. His famous works A Burial at Ornans and The Painter’s Studio are large paintings with a height of 3 meters and a width of 7 meters. Both of these works provoked severe criticism when they were first revealed. Even now, the “lack of common sense” in these works can be felt when viewing the actual paintings at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, a museum which held a large-scale replacement of exhibitions in 2011. [More...]

(Aug. 9)

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Knowledge Co-Creation - Profiles of researchers

Where Does the Mind Exist? Science Clarifies Subjectivity and the Unconscious Mind

Katsumi Watanabe
Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Having interest in the human mind since high school, I majored in psychology at the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Letters. At first, I just vaguely sought to study clinical psychology, psychoanalysis for example, but experimental psychology was the main focus of the department. [More...]

(Nov. 8)

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Interdisciplinary, International and Practical: Comprehensive research institution in a transforming society

In the early 21st century, developed countries are experiencing slowdowns in economic growth, a decrease in population, a decline in birthrate and an aging population. [More...]

(Dec. 13)

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Yaichi Aizu and Kosei Ando: Succession of Scholarship and the Arts—Commemorating the Donation of the Kosei Ando Collection to the Museum

Sachi Tokuizumi
Research Associate at the Waseda University Aizu Museum

The Aizu Museum at Waseda University plans to hold the exhibition “Yaichi Aizu and Kosei Ando: Succession of Scholarship and the Arts—Commemorating the Donation of the Kosei Ando Collection to the Museum,” starting on November 28, 2016 in its first-floor gallery [More...]

(Nov. 24)