Institute of Japanese Studies,CASS International symposium
China, Japan and Korea from the viewpoint of 'Ninja'
On Saturday, September 6th 2014, the International Symposium titled "China, Japan and Korea from the viewpoint of 'Ninja' - History and Future of Their Cultural Interaction" was held at the Institute of Japanese Studies in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Researchers from Japan, China and Korea gathered to report and discuss their Ninja studies. From our Faculty of Humanities, following members presented their reports, with Professor ONISHI Yasumitsu with his report titled "Popular Literature and Ninja - 'Ninjutsu Buyuden' by KISHI Yamaji"; Professor YAMADA Yuji with "Transition of Strategy in Japan and the Foundation of Ninjutsu"; Associate Professor YOSHIMARU Katsuya with "Tatsukawa Bunko Series and Transition in the Image of Ninja"; and Specially-appointed Professor for Social Corporation KAWAKAMI Jin-ichi with "Ninja Spirit and Heart of Japan". Diverse reports were presented, ranging from the military strategy of the ancient China to the Ninja in contemporary anime, confirming the importance of the joint academic study by the three nations of Eastern Asia. Further joint study is planned for the future. The signing ceremony of the academic exchange agreement between the Institute of Japanese Studies in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Mie University took place the next day.
From left, President UCHIDA Atsumasa, Vice-president 高洪 (Gao Hong) from the Institute of Japanese Studies in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and 崔世廣 (Cui Shiguang), the research staff of the Institute of Japanese Studies in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Report presentation by Professor ONISHI Yasumitsu
Associate Professor YOSHIMARU Katsuya, displaying the actual copy of the Tatsukawa Bunko series
Specially-appointed Professor for Social Corporation KAWAKAMI Jin-ichi