2nd Ireland-Japan Social Science Symposium at the Chester Beatty Library

September 2014

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Participants of the 2nd Ireland-Japan Social Science Symposium at the Dublin Castle

Picture - left to right: Dr Nao Kodate (UCD), Prof. Jane Grimson (HIQA/Trinity College Dublin), Prof. Michelle D’Arcy (TCD), Prof. Junko Kato (University of Tokyo, UT), Dr Sebastian Dellepiane (Strathclyde University, Scotland), Dr Michelle Norris (UCD), Prof. Nobuhiro Hiwatari (UT), Dr Tom P. Hardiman (Chairperson, Chester Beatty Library), Prof. Niamh Hardiman (UCD), H.E. Japanese Ambassador Mr Chihiro Atsumi, UCD President Prof. Andrew J. Deeks, Prof. Tony Fahey (UCD), Prof. Shin Ushiro (Kyushu University/Japan Council for Quality Health Care), Prof. Colin Scott (Principal, UCD College of Human Sciences) and Dr Chiaki Sato (UT).

The project Ireland-Japan Social Science Symposia: Sharing knowledge, shaping the future of the welfare society in Europe and Japan is a joint project between University College Dublin (Public Policy Group – College of Social Sciences and Law) and the University of Tokyo, primarily funded by the Japan Foundation.

The second symposium was hosted by UCD and held at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, on 19th September 2014, while the first symposium was held at the University of Tokyo. The second symposium was also officially supported by the Embassy of Japan in Ireland. You can revisit the symposium in our vodcast (##link to new website, old link http://www.ucd.ie/appsocsc/irjass/dublinsymposium/videos/). Moreover, The University of Tokyo Journal of Law and Politics published two special issues of articles presented at the symposium (http://www.ibc.j.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/publications/journal.html Vols. 11 & 12), which showcase potentially fertile grounds for further research collaborations in comparative social policy.