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Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

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Symposium:Lifetime Employment in 21st Century Japan: Resilience and Fragmentation at Work with speakers Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield, Helen Macnaughtan, SOAS and Arjan Keizer, University of Manchester

Dr. Peter Matanle is Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies and Director of Research and Innovation at SEAS. He joined the School of East Asian Studies in 2001 after working as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Niigata University in Japan. Peter&aphos;s research interests are in the social and cultural geography of East Asian development.

Helen joined SOAS in 2002 and lectures on economic, business, labour and HRM issues in contemporary Japan (and within a broader East Asian context). Her research interests focus on a broad range of topics relating to gender issues and employment in Japan.

Arjan Keizer took his PhD in economics at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. As part of the Japan Prizewinners&aphos; Programme, he spent half a year at various sections of Canon Inc in Japan. He then returned to the Erasmus University to work at the Rotterdam Institute of Modern Asian Studies (RIMAS) where he taught on various aspects of the economies of Asia. He has also spent one-and-a-half years as a research fellow at Hitotsubashi University and a period as visiting researcher at the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training. After several years at the Bradford University School of Management, he joined Manchester Business School in 2010.