6-7 April 2007
6th April at Kyoto Garden Palace
7th April at Palace Side, Kyoto


5th April (at Kyoto Garden Palace)

Meet for Registration and Dinner at the Lobby of Kyoto Garden Palace at

6th April (at Kyoto Garden Palace)

Opening Remarks 9:00-9:10
Eyal Ben-Ari 

Presentation 1 9:10-9:55
Habibul Haque Khondker
Civil-Military Relations in Bangladesh: Why is the Military Interested
in Democratization?

Presentation 2 9:55-10:40
Eyal Ben-Ari
Public Events and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces: Aesthetics, Ritual
Density and the Normalization of Military Violence

Break 10:40-11:00

Presentation 3 11:00-11:45
Atsuko Fukuura
The Experience for Getting Involved: Relocation, Overseas Deployment and
Spouse Clubs Among Japan Self-Defense Officials

Presentation 4 11:45-12:30
Hitoshi Kawano
The SDF in Iraq: Commitment to International Peace in Practice

Lunch 12:30-14:00

Presentation 5 14:00-14:45
Taeko Uesugi
Militarization, Demilitarization and Narratives of Japanese War Widows

Presentation 6 14:45-15:30
Erella Grassiani
The Phenomenon of Breaking the Silence in Israel: “Witnessing” as
Consciousness Raising Strategy of Israeli Ex-combatants

Presentation 7 15:30-16:15
Catherine Lutz
US Military Projects in the Philippines and Guam: Empire, Sovereignty,
and the New Forms of Military Basing

Break 16:15-16:30

Discussion 16:30-17:30
Discussants: Eyal Ben-Ari and Hitoshi Kawano

Dinner 18:30

7th April (at Palace Side)

Presentation 8 9:00-9:45
Yoko Narisada
Against Homosocial Relationships: The Lawsuit against Distribution of
Compensation for Commons Occupied by the U.S. Forces in Okinawa, Japan

Presentation 9 9:45-10:30
Anne Raffin
The Vietnamese Army since the Doi Moi: From Collective Defense to
Private Business

Break 10:30-10:45

Presentation 10 10:45-11:30
Seira Tamang
‘Securitization’ and the Politics of Limiting Peace in Nepal
Presentation 11 11:30-12:15
Sabine Fruhstuck
From Propaganda to Public Relations: Self-presentation Efforts of the
Self-Defense Forces in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Lunch and Excursion at the Imperial Palace 12:15-14:15

Presentation 12 14:15-15:00
Masakazu Tanaka
U.S. Military Chaplain in the Time of Peace and War

Presentation 13 15:00-15:45.
Heonik Kwon
The Excavation of the Korean War Graves
Presentation 14 15:45-16:30
Seo Okja
Women Forgotten, Women Remembering: Life Histories of Former Prostitutes
for US Military Soldiers in South Korea

Break 16:30-16:45

Discussion 16:45-17:45
Discussants: Catherine Lutz and Sabine Fruhstuck

Dinner 18:30

8th April (at Kyoto Garden Palace)

Meet for One-Day Kyoto Sight Seeing Tour at the Lobby of Kyoto Garden
Palace at 9:00 (optional)