Workshop: Representations of and in the Japanese Diaspora


Fr, 23. Oktober 2015, 14:00 - 18:00

How do diasporic communities write their own history and how do they maintain their sense of belonging? Four international speakers address cultural representations of the Japanese diaspora in and outside their new homes in the Americas. 

For a detailed program, see the link below.


Peter BERNARDI, "From museum to memorial and other places of remembrance: (Re)Presenting memories of Japanese immigration in Brazil" (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/Germany)

Wolfram MANZENREITER, "Staying Japanese in multi-ethnic countries. Two stories from Paraguay and Hawai’I" (University of Vienna/Austria)

Yvonne SIEMANN, "Okinawan-Bolivian identity in Santa Cruz de la Sierra" (University of Luzern/Switzerland)

Ayumi TAKENAKA, "Nikkei cuisine: Representation and strategies of Japanese descendants in Peru" (Aston University/UK)


Campus of the University of Vienna, Department of East Asian Studies / Japanese Studies, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2; Entrance 2.4; JAP 2 (ground floor)

Due to space constraints we kindly ask you to inform us in advance about your attendance by sending a short e-mail to until October 20. Attendance will be free. Thank you!