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The Meiji Jingu Intercultural Research Institute holds seminars, symposia and other events.
In addition to planning projects that concern Meiji Jingu and the enshrined deities, the Institute’s events cover a broad range that includes Shinto and Japanese culture examined from an international perspective.

Date Title Lecturer
2019/05/04 On “Anecdotes” from the Imperial Household Archives: The Other “Record of Emperor Meiji” Yoshimitsu Iwakabe
Seiji Hirai
Daisuke Hoshihara
Takaaki Uchikoshi
2019/4/20 Meiji Jingu and landscaping beyond 2020 Hirofumi Ueda
Yusuke Mizuuchi
Kunitaka Kobayashi
Seiichiro Takahashi
Tomoko Takeuchi
2019/3/27 On “Anecdotes” from the Imperial Household Archives: The Other “Record of Emperor Meiji” Yoshimitsu Iwakabe
Seiji Hirai
Daisuke Hoshihara
Takaaki Uchikoshi
2018/11/28 On “Anecdotes” from the Imperial Household Archives: The Other “Record of Emperor Meiji” Yoshimitsu Iwakabe
Seiji Hirai
Daisuke Hoshihara
Takaaki Uchikoshi
2018/11/21 Retracing the Footsteps of Emperor Meiji: Holy Sites in Western Japan. Takaaki Uchikoshi
2018/10/29 Special Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration: Gallery Talk (3)
Meji Japan through the eyes of diplomat Ernest Satow: from the talks to surrender Edo Castle to the Treaty Revision
Ian Ruxton
2018/10/27 The design of shrines in the modern era and its “endemism” Akihito Aoi
Shigeatsu Simizu
Daiki Tomiyama
2018/10/20 Special Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration: International Symposium “Meiji Japan in the World”
150 Years of Japanology Seen through the History of The Asiatic Society of Japan (established in 1872) Sarah Moate
A View on the World History: The End of Pax Tokugawa, and the Meiji Restoration Masayuki Yamauchi
2018/10/15 Special Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration: Gallery Talk (2)
Claude Monet and Meiji Japan: the Impressionists and Japan-France exchange
Matthieu Séguéla
2018/10/9 Special Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration: Gallery Talk (1)
Tsuda Umeko and Oyama Sutematsu: female students abroad who helped forge Japan-US relations
Yuko Takahashi
Akiko Kuno
2018/7/23 The Spaces Symbolically Depicting Modern Japan: A History of the Edifices in the Inner and Outer Sanctuaries of Meiji Jingu Hiroyasu Fujioka
Seiichi Fukao
2017/12/8 On “Anecdotes” from the Imperial Household Archives: The Other “Record of Emperor Meiji” Yoshimitsu Iwakabe
Seiji Hirai
Daisuke Hoshihara
Takaaki Uchikoshi
2017/11/6 Meiji Kinenkan 70th Anniversary Commemorative Special Event
The Dining Hall of the Meiji Imperial Court: The Revival of the Modern Banquet
Taisuke Yamazaki
Mary Redfern
Yoshiko Imaizumi
2017/10/21 Sports Under Imperial Japan and Meiji Jingu: Developments Before and After the Missing Tokyo Olympics Hiromasa Fujita
Hiroo Sasaki
Makoto Kin
Ko Takashima
Yasuhiro Sakaue
Koichi Wada
2017/7/8 Philadelphia and Meiji Japan: Through the Prism of Tatsui Baba and the Philadelphia Japanese Community Frederick Dickinson
2017/6/3 Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Japan-Ireland Diplomatic Relations
Japan, the Land of the Kami as Perceived by Lafcadio Hearn
Sukehiro Hirakawa
Yoko Makino
2016/10/29 The “Acceptance” of Meiji Jingu and Imperial Japan:
Imperial Capital, Holy Place, and Tourism
Naoki Azegami
Hiroshi Takagi
Masakazu Nagae
Jordan Sand
2016/10/22 Japan-UK lecture series
TOKYO Futures, 1868-2020
City of Symbiosis?
Jeremy Till
Ken Tadashi Oshima
Isumi Kuroishi
Kohei Nawa
Toshio Watanabe
2016/10/3 Penn Forum on Japan Colloquium, 2016-17 Philadelphia in Meiji Japan
Commodore Biddle, Past and Present: Celebrating 160 Years of Trans-Pacific Ties
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle III
Robert Hellyer
Connie Houchins
2016/6/18 Retracing the footsteps of Emperor Meiji: Holy sites in Chiba and Tama, Tokyo Ikuko Kurauchi
Yuusuke Shimizu
Takaaki Uchikoshi
2016/3/19 Tokyo Futures, 1868-2020 UK lecture series Musashino as Utopia Toshio Watanabe
2016/2/12 Tokyo Futures, 1868-2020 UK lecture series The art of transformation: design and industry in Tokyo, now and then Sarah Teasley
2015/12/5 Prince Hirohito in the Meiji Era—Analyzing Showa Tenno Jitsuroku (The Annals of Emperor Showa); Commemorative lecture on the publication of Showa Tenno Jitsuroku. Yoshimitsu Iwakabe
Daisuke Hoshihara
2015/10/31 Tokyo Futures, 1868-2020 UK lecture series
Experiencing the Time-scape of the 21st Century Shibuya
Izumi Kuroishi
2015/10/24 Considering History Prior to the “Birth” of Meiji Jingu: Precincts and Shrine Buildings in Early Modern and Modern History Akihito Aoi
Noriko Koresawa
Yuuki Kato
Yuusuke Aoki
Wataru Mitsui
Naoki Azegami
2015/10/14 Tokyo Futures, 1868-2020 UK lecture series
Between the Imperial Capital and World City: The Tourist’s Tokyo a Century Ago
Jordan Sand
2015/5/30 Tokyo Futures, 1868-2020 UK lecture series “Utsushimi” and “Itsukushimi” Inaga Shigemi
2015/5/9 Meiji Jingu and Eiichi Shibusawa Jun Inoue
Izumi Koide
Masahiro Fujii
Yoshiko Imaizumi
Takaaki Uchikoshi
Hiroyuki Tonami
2015/4/24

Tokyo Futures, 1868-2020 UK lecture series

Japan’s True Love of Nature: Ecologies of Hope

Julia Adeney Thomas
2015/3/14 The Danes’ Visits to Japan in the Meiji Era and Their Accounts of the Emperor Meiji Yoichi Nagashima
2015/1/15 History of Relationship between Japan and Hungary in Meiji Era through Previously Unexplored Episodes Yuko Umemura
2014/10/25 Before and After the Foundation of Meiji Jingu -A Study on Structural Conversion of the Environmental Formation in the Modern Shinto Shrine Akihito Aoi
Naoki Azegami
Hiromasa Fujita
2014/5/24 What we learn from the authentic record of Empress Shoken, the consort of Emperor Meiji Yusuke Yoneda
Yoshimitu Iwakabe
Misa Manabe
Takaaki Uchikoshi
2014/4/6 International Symposium: Empress Shoken Centennial Memorial Tadateru Konoe
Francois Bugnion
Kenzo Oshima
Martin Faller
Misako Kaji
Hitomi Makabe
Yoshiko Imaizumi
100 years of international humanitarian aid from Japan ―Empress of Meiji “Empress Shoken Fund” and Red Cross―
2013/10/26 The Imperial Capital of Tokyo and the Creation of Meiji Jingu―Reconsidering Modern Japan through the contribution of Yoshiro Sakatani ― Ryoju Sakurai
Masakazu Nagae
Naoki Azegami
Hiroaki Ishii
Hiromasa Fujita
Hiroyuki Tonami
2013/7/12 Learning from the principles of the ladies living around Meiji Era Mariko Ishikawa
2013/6/22 Emperor Meiji
-The Ruler's Image in a Modernizing Japan-
Ewa Palasz-Rutkowska
Yoshikazu Matsui
2013/5/29 History of Neue Wache Memorial ―with the thought of Yasukuni Shrine― Minoru Inaba
2013/2/9 In search of Japanese identity : 
Shinto interpreted by European Writers
Sukehiro Hirakawa
Haruo Sakurai
Michel Wasserman
Shigemi Inaga
2012/12/8 Emperor Meiji Imperial Tours and their Footprints in Present Days-The Succession of Records and Memories- Yoshimitsu Iwakabe
Takaaki Uchikoshi
2012/10/20 Shrine Space and 'Public Space' in the Imperial Capital of Tokyo: The Formation of the Urban Environment after the Creation of Meiji Jingu Akihito Aoi
Naoki Azegami
Hiromasa Fujita
Koji Suga
Masamichi Ogawara
Takehiro Kobayashi
2012/4/28 Forestry planning at Meiji Jingu as part of the academic history of landscape architecture and forestry esthetics Hirofumi Ueda
Yusuke Mizuuchi
Ryohei Ono
2011/10/22 Spatial History of Yoyogi and Its Surroundings before the Creation of Meiji Jingu Kaori Hasegawa
Akeko Honjyo
Akihito Aoi
Naoki Azegami
Hiromasa Fujita
Yoshiko Imaizumi
2011/7/6 Mormon Helping Hands and Great East Japan Disaster Support Conan P Grames
Osamu Sekiguchi
2011/4/16 Albert Kahn and Japan: Portrait of a Forgotten Millionaire Shinji Matsumoto
2010/11/1 Meiji Japan as seen from home and abroad Sukehiro Hirakawa
Kenji Yoshida
Shigemi Inaga
John Breen
Akiko of Mikasa
Angus Lockyer
2010/10/23 The People related to the Foundation of Meiji Jingu Akihito Aoi
Naoki Azegami
Hiromasa Fujita
Teruomi Yamaguchi
2010/9/18 Seminar Series (5):
Meiji Jingu 90th Enshrinement Anniversary
Akira Koshizawa
Yoshiko Imaizumi
Green Space Urban Planning Professional
-Yoshinobu Orishimo and Rows of Gingko Trees in the Outer Precinct-
2010/7/17 Seminar Series (4):
Meiji Jingu 90th Enshrinement Anniversary
Shigenori Hirano
Shoji Kakeya
Takaaki Uchikoshi
A Passion for Developing Youth Associations
-Yoshiharu Tazawa and the Foundation of Meiji Jingu-
2010/6/27 Seminar Series (3):
Meiji Jingu 90th Enshrinement Anniversary
Isoya Shinji
Chikayasu Hamano
Aiming for an Eternal Forest
-Seiroku Honda, Takanori Hongo, Keiji Uehara-
2010/5/29 Seminar Series (2):
Meiji Jingu 90th Enshrinement Anniversary
Hiroyasu Fujioka
In Pursuit of Both Modernization and National Identity in the Formation of Meiji Jingu
-Chuta Ito and Toshikata Sano-
2010/4/24 Seminar Series (1):
Meiji Jingu 90th Enshrinement Anniversary
Jyun Inoue
Takaaki Uchikoshi
Establising Meiji Jingu inTokyo
Eiichi Shibusawa and Yoshiro Sakatani
2010/2/6 Vatican and Japan Kagefumi Ueno
2009/5/30 Beyond Diplomacy
-The Angro-Japanese Alliance Treaty during the Nineteenth Century-
Angus Lockyer
2009/4/18 The Japan Image of Germans Living in Japan During the Meiji Period.
The Image of Japanese Culture, Shinto and the Tennō.
Saaler Sven
2008/12/9 Resource preservation and Archives Toshio Kawase
2008/10/26 Meiji Jingu
The restoration in the postwar period
Yoshichika Uchida
Hidenobu Jinnai
Ginshige Sato
Seiichi Matsui
Kaoru Mende
Yoshiko Imaizumi
2008/10/25 Kimini Tsutaetai, NIPPON. Yoshiko Sakurai
Kimindo Kusaka
Romano Vulpitta
Kazuya Fukuda
Kenichiro Mogi
Yoshiro Ueshima
2008/10/11 Architecture of the postwar Meiji Jingu Hiroyasu Fujioka
2008/7/9 Past and present of the Sannoh Festival John Breen
2008/3/8 The Charter Oath and the Emperor Meiji Kazunori Sato