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CIC Saskatoon: How Politics, Media, and Technology Intersect: Communications and Technology in Japan’s Political Environment

March 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT


Media technologies have transformed political institutions throughout the world regardless of political ideology, culture, and environment. Much of the discourse concerning politics and technology is aimed at understanding how high-tech and media advances influence politics. However, in contrast, little attention is paid to how traditional political institutions and norms are simultaneously influence and coexist with technology.

In this talk, Dr. Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki examines how the Japanese political sphere and its institutions have shaped and responded to technological advances with a focus on new-media adoption. Japan’s experience with traditional and non-traditional political media channels is an excellent illustration of how this society combines old and new elements and ideologies.

This topic will be of interest to a great many people, including those who:

* have a fascination with the increasingly powerful reach of social media in influencing our daily lives;

* how social media is plays a role in politics elsewhere; and

* who have an interest in Japan and its politics, as well as the nation’s interaction with its other Asian neighbours.

6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Dinner with the speaker (RSVP)
7:45 pm Doors open to the public
8:00 pm Public presentation begins

Two ways to attend:

[1] Public presentation at 8 pm – free; or
[2] Dinner with the speaker at 6 pm, followed by presentation.
Students – $20 per plate
All other CIC members – $25 per plate
Nonmembers – $30 per plate

Register for “dinner+presentation” through the Eventbrite website HERE
(deadline: Thursday, March 20, 4:00 p.m.). Dinner registrants will be expected to pay even if they cannot or do not attend. Persons with dinner reservations who cannot attend are encouraged to find someone else to take their place.

For more information, contact: Rozalia.kasleder@usask.ca

Register for this event: https://cic8-japanmedia.eventbrite.ca/


March 25, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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