Maison Franco-japonaise: 日仏会館 Institut français de recherche sur le Japon à la Maison franco-japonaise (Umifre 19, MEAE-CNRS)

Langue:JA / FR


juin 2023

Special 100th Anniversary Photography Exhibition: 24 Heures du Mans: To the Limit – and Beyond (1967 - 1971)

jeudi 08 juin 2023 / 10:00 - 18:00
2F Gallery

Special 100th Anniversary Photography Exhibition

24 Heures du Mans:
To the Limit - and Beyond (1967 - 1971)

June 8 to 22, 2023 | Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00

Free entrance


24 Heures du Mans: To the Limit - and Beyond (1967 - 1971) by Joe Honda brings to life the people, marques and memories that have shaped one of the most iconic endurance races in the world as it marks its centenary. 

Established in 1923 as a "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency", Le Mans allowed car manufacturers to prove the durability of their machines in competition. The endurance race - famous for its legacy of brutally testing drivers and their teams - has one condition for victory: the car that covers the greatest distance in 24 hours is the winner.

An exhibition of Joe Honda's photographs - held in parallel at the Maison Franco-Japonaise and Fuji Motorsports Museum - reflects back on the "golden age" of Le Mans, marked by the final years of the dramatic Ford-Ferrari duel, until the Porsche's new contender, the 917, arrived on the scene. 

By transporting the viewer back to these years when Europe faced off against America, Honda's photography commemorates some of the people and technology that played a crucial role in shaping the course of today's global automotive industry.

Joe Honda, born in 1939 in Tokyo, is known as Asia's father of motorsport photography. In 1967, he traveled to Europe to document the global motorsport scene and became the first Asian regional representative of the International Racing Press Association (IRPA). His images - captured over close to five decades - range from the visceral to the purely functional, immortalizing the raw experiences, developments and memories of the international world of motorsport through one artist's perspective.

◎Entrance for the exhibition at Maison franco-japonaise is free.

◎Click here to see the exhibition at the Fujimoter Sports Museum held at the same time (article in Japanese)

Organization: FRIJ-MFJ
Co-organization: Fuji Motorsports Museum
Support: French Embassy in Japan, Shashin Kosha 
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Genes, Genomes and Identities: Japan in National and Transnational Perspectives

en anglais sans traduction
mardi 13 juin 2023 / 9:30 - 17:30
Room 601
Luc Berlivet, Claude-Olivier Doron, Jean-Baptiste Grodwohl, Jaehwan Hyun, Kaori Iida, Guillaume Ladmiral, Eiji Oguma, Hiroki Oota, Yasuko Takezawa

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9:30-10:00 - Introduction

Bernard Thomann (French Research Institute on Japan at the Maison franco-japonaise):
Welcoming and Introductory Remarks

Luc Berlivet (CERMES3 - CNRS & EHESS) & Claude-Olivier Doron (SPHERE - Paris Cité University): 
Introduction and Presentation of the TranSocGen Network

10:00-12:30 - Session n°1: History of genetics in Japan

Kaori Iida (Sokendai University):
Perspectives on the History of Genetics in Japan: Plants, Radiations and Institutions

Jaehwan Hyun (Pusan National University):
Entangled Genetic Histories of Bionation Building in Japan and South Korea

Jean-Baptiste Grodwohl (Paris Cité University) :
Mooto Kimura & the Japanese School of Populations Genetics (1950-1990)


12:30-13:30 - Lunch

ー Afternoon ー

13:30-14:30 - Session n°2: Trends in genomic research in Japan
Paleogenomics & the Japanese

Hiroki Oota (Tokyo University): 
Peopling History of East Eurasians and Kinship in the Neolithic Japanese Archipelago Based on Paleogenomics


14:30-14:45 - Break

14:45-16:45 - Session n°3: Social and political stakes of human genetics and genomics research in Japan

Eiji Oguma (Keio University):
The Gap between Science and Scientists: Public remarks of Physical and Genetic Anthropologists on the Origin of "the Japanese"

Yasuko Takezawa (Kansai Gaidai University): 
A Comparative Study of DTC Ancestry Testing Companies Websites in Japanese, Chinese and English

16:45-17:00 - Guillaume Ladmiral (MEAE-CNRS):
Concluding Comments

17:00-17:30 - Final discussion

Speakers: Luc Berlivet (CERMES3 - CNRS & EHESS), Claude-Olivier Doron (SPHERE - Paris Cité University), Jean-Baptiste Grodwohl (Paris Cité University), Jaehwan Hyun (Pusan National University), Kaori Iida (Sokendai University), Guillaume Ladmiral (MEAE-CNRS),  Eiji Oguma (Keio University), Hiroki Oota (Tokyo University), Yasuko Takezawa (Kansai Gaidai University)

Co-organization: FRIJ-MFJ, CERMES3 - CNRS & EHESS, SPHERE - Paris Cité University

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Water Multilevel Governance: Assessments and Risks

en anglais sans traduction
mercredi 14 juin 2023 / 17:30 - 20:00 (JST) / 15:30-18:00 (WIB) / 10:30 - 13:00 (CET)
Kumiko OGUMA (Univ. of Tokyo), Carl MIDDLETON (Chulalongkorn Univ.), Anindrya NASTITI (Bandung Institute of Technology), Catherine BARON (Sciences Po Toulouse)

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Reaching SDG6: at what Cost?
A critique of decentralized water initiatives in Asian cities
Tradeoffs between economic, technical efficiency and ecological concerns
Catherine Baron
LEREPS/Political Science Institute, Toulouse, France

Many cities and rural areas in the Global South are often considered as having incomplete infrastructural grids, and centralized piped water systems are not considered as the norm anymore to secure access to safe water. To tackle the limits of centralized piped water systems, off-grid technical devices and other solutions are promoted in the Global South, especially in Asian urban contexts. International institutions including the World Bank and the JMP consider them as an alternative, viable solutions to achieve SDG6 (Cohen and Ray, 2018; Misra and Kingdom, 2019).
New actors and configurations are emerging, from street vendors to water ATMs; from multinational companies selling single-use bottles to "social enterprises"; NGOs selling reusable water gallon containers through community-owned kiosks. Even public entities now sell their own bottled water. New forms of collective action are emerging leading to a "fragmented" governance of water services and the emergence of hybrid governance rules.
The efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility of these off-grid systems are often analyzed, however these analyses rarely take into consideration the ecological perspective. Are these new decentralized governance modes complementary to the centralized vision of water service governance or do they reflect the emergence of a new regime (considering the institutional, organizational, ecological aspects)? How do these socio-technical designs and decentralized governance modes question the articulation between water services issues and water resources management?

Catherine Baron is a full professor at the Political Science Institute of Toulouse, France. She is the director of the Master Program "International cooperation and Development". Her research interests concern Development Studies and Water governance, focusing on two main issues: (1) Urban Water Governance and off grid infrastructures in precarious neighborhoods in the Global South; (2) The analysis of travelling models at the international level as Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) models and the gap between formal rules and practices. She refers to institutional approaches (Commons/Commoning) and political ecology as conceptual frameworks. Her work discusses coproduction to analyze participatory water governance in relation with public policies. She also analyzes the interactions between water resource governance and water services (potable water) governance in the context of climate change.


Decentralized Water Treatment and Supply: Technology Options and Beyond
Kumiko Oguma
Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo

The world is now facing challenges to supply safe, stable and affordable water to all in a sustainable manner. Still, it is apparently impossible to achieve 100% coverage of centralized public water supply systems all over the world by the target year of SDGs 2030. This is how small-scale decentralized water treatment and supplies, such as community-based and household water treatment systems including point-of-entry (POE) and point-of-use (POU) devices, would play key roles in the future. This talk will introduce some water treatment technology options designed for decentralized systems in engineering viewpoints, aiming to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion beyond technical aspects for our sustainable future.

Dr. Kumiko Oguma, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo. She is the specialist on water treatment technologies with particular focus on UV disinfection, and have been working on the UV technology applications in community-based water supplies and household water treatment systems in Japan and several developing countries in Southeast Asia.

Water Data, Water Governance and Accountability on the Mekong River
Carl Middleton
Center for Social Development Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

The low flows on the Mekong River during 2019-2021 focused attention on to intergovernmental water data sharing, gaps within it, and the role of multiple expert studies in explaining the hydrological conditions and its impact on water quality, ecology, and riparian communities. There remain unresolved questions regarding the extent to which recently completed large hydropower dams have influenced the low flows, alongside the drought conditions at the time. In principle, water data underpins transboundary water governance and water diplomacy, including through providing evidence and trust building. However, water data and its analysis has also become politicized in the Mekong basin. This presentation will critically discuss whether existing practices of sharing and publicizing water data have improved public participation and accountability of decision-makers to riparian communities and civil society. It will argue that a diversity of water knowledge beyond scientific water data is required, including situated community knowledge, and civil society and academic research. While existing government and intergovernmental platforms could improve channels to receive information from communities, civil society, and others to strengthen transboundary water governance, I also suggest that there may be limits to this form of accountability mechanism because fundamental questions on the multiple meanings (or ontologies) of water are not seriously acknowledged at present.

Dr. Carl Middleton is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director on the Graduate Studies in International Development Studies (MAIDS-GRID) Program, and Director of the Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS) in the Faculty of Political Science of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Dr. Middleton's research interests orientate around the politics and policy of the environment in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on nature-society relations, the political ecology of water and energy, human mobility, and environmental justice. He has helped establish and now heads the Chulalongkorn University UNESCO Chair on Resource Governance and Futures Literacy, one focus of which is the future of rivers in Southeast Asia.


Closing the Loop of Urban Water System: Advocating for Resilience 
Anindya Nastiti 
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung 

Urban water scarcity is projected to continue to increase due to the dual pressures of rapid population growth and deteriorating available freshwater resources, exacerbated by climate change. By 2050, nearly half of the world's major cities will be in water-scarce areas. By 2050, including Jakarta. Until 2018, access to piped drinking water had only reached 20.14% of all households in Indonesia, and the coverage of centralised wastewater systems is less than <5%. Surface water is highly polluted and susceptible to climate change-induced flowrate variability. Relying on groundwater, the dominant mode of provision in Jakarta, is no longer sustainable as it is often unsafe and leads to an alarming environmental crisis. The linear and centralised approach to urban water systems is no longer viable in facing the upcoming SDG safely managed water target and climate crisis. Diversifying water sources through the promotion of reclaimed water is considered a potential key adaptation strategy for cities. Reclaimed water has been applied successfully in various parts of the world, such as Singapore, with its NEWater program. Technopolitical factors have been identified for the application of reclaimed water in Singapore: strong support from the government, credible reference projects, technology demonstrations in the local environment, rigorous assessment of water safety, endorsement by a panel of experts, and practical public and customer engagement. The hybridisation of reclaimed water systems in urban Jakarta will be discussed from the perspectives of PESTLE (political, economic, social, technology, law, and environment). 

Anindrya Nastiti is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung. She pledges herself to interdisciplinary research. In collaborations with social scientists, she has been working on the field of water security challenges, water governance and stewardship, human rights to water and sanitation, and inclusive WASH. Her recent work is on socio-technical off-grid water solutions in urban areas, diversification of water sources towards urban water resilience, inclusive sanitation for marginalised groups, and emerging pollutants. Together with her peers, she won the PNAS' Cozzarelli Prize 2022. 


Discussant: Amalinda Savirani

Amalinda Savirani is an Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and Government, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. She has published many books and academic articles on civil society movements in Indonesia.

Moderator: Adrienne Sala (FIRJ-MFJ)
Organization: FRIJ-MFJ

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Lunch Webinar on Japanese Economy and Society

Japan’s Geoeconomic Strategy and Challenges in the Indo-Pacific

en anglais sans traduction
vendredi 16 juin 2023 / 12:30 – 14:00
Room 601 & Online
Saori N. KATADA (Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Southern California)
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Speaker: Saori N. Katada (Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Southern California)

How is Japan coping with the US-China economic competition, and how has the Japanese government formulated its trade policies and infrastructure investment strategy?  The talk will focus on Japan's geoeconomic strategy in the Indo-Pacific, whose concept has become prominent within Japanese foreign policy since its introduction in the early 2000s. On the one hand, this regional framework has presented distinct opportunities for Japan to shape the regional economic order through enhanced economic connectivity and active rule making. On the other hand, there are looming challenges for Japan to maneuver the delicate balance within the US-China competition.

Saori N. Katada is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. Her book Japan's New Regional Reality: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific was published by Columbia University Press in 2020, and the Japanese version by Nikkei Business Publications in 2022. She has recently co-authored two other books: The BRICS and Collective Financial Statecraft (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Taming Japan's Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy (Cornell University Press, 2018). She has a Ph. D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Political Science), and a B. A. from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo). Before joining USC, she served as a researcher at the World Bank in Washington D.C., and as International Program Officer at the UNDP in Mexico City.

Moderator: Sébastien LECHEVALIER (FRIJ-MFJ)
Organization: FRIJ-MFJ
Co-organization: CCI France Japon
Support: French Embassy in Japan

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「原作者と翻訳者 対話と朗読」

[ 討論会 ]

en japonais sans traduction
samedi 17 juin 2023 / 15:00~16:30


23-06-17_古川 copie.jpg古川日出男(ふるかわ・ひでお)

23-06-17_Patrick Honoré.jpegパトリック・オノレ
日本文学のフランス語訳における第一人者。夢野久作、内田百閒から江國香織、綿矢りさまで、100冊以上の作品を訳してきた。谷口ジローをはじめマンガの翻訳でも他の追随を許さない。古川日出男作品では『サウンドトラック』『ベルカ、吠えないのか?』『馬たちよ、それでも光は無垢で』『平家物語 犬王の巻』を訳している。今回のイベントのためには特別に『天音』の部分訳を準備。



(Le nombre de participants est limité, si vous ne pouvez pas venir, merci de nous contacter pour annuler.)

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The EU Cohesion Policy, a key tool to support territorial solidarity?

[ Conference ]

en anglais sans traduction
mercredi 21 juin 2023 / 18:00 - 20:00
Room 601
François TAULELLE (Toulouse Univ.)

The European institutions are often described as distant, inaccessible and beyond understanding to citizens. The EU Regional Policies, which begin at the local and regional levels, show that Europe is also a concrete construction. They represent a territorial solidarity action dedicated to territories and citizens in difficulty. The files for EU funds, although often tedious, require local and regional authorities to adopt a proactive and conscious approach and opt for an approach based on cooperation and partnership. Many politicians therefore consider that cohesion policy has helped to bring Europe closer to the citizens, giving the European project a more palpable dimension.

The new EU 2021-2027 cohesion program was launched a few months ago. This conference will first examine the meaning of this policy and its implementation, and then will discuss to what extent the EU cohesion policy operates at the city-level in Europe.

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François Taulelle is a university professor of geography and urban planning. He teaches at the Institut National Universitaire Champollion in Albi in the Tarn department, and develops his research at the LISST laboratory of the University of Toulouse. He co-directs a Master degree in geography and sociology in Albi dedicated to small and medium-sized towns. His work focuses on territorial planning and development issues in France, Europe and Latin America.


Organization: FRIJ-MFJ

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22 ans à la tête du musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

en français avec traduction simultanée
mardi 27 juin 2023 / 18 h - 20 h
Stéphane MARTIN (ancien président du musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac)

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Dès son élection au printemps 1995, Jacques Chirac décida la mise en œuvre dun ambitieux « grand projet culturel présidentiel » consacré aux arts d’Afrique, dAsie, dAmérique et d’Océanie.
Ainsi apparurent successivement dans le paysage culturel parisien le
pavillon des Sessions du musée du Louvre (en 2000) puis le musée du quai Branly, désormais musée Jacques Chirac (depuis 2006).
Stéphane Martin (ancien conseiller culturel au Japon) qui œuvra au cœur de ce projet pendant près de 25 ans, présente lhistoire et les ambitions de ce musée, de lidée initiale de lancien président français aux premières années qui ont suivi son ouverture.
Il débattra ensuite avec Kei Ozawa
, du musée de l’université de Tokyo, des perspectives d’un musée dont le succès public ne se dément pas mais qui est confronté à des problématiques morales et politiques nouvelles.

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Né le 30 mai 1956 à Neuilly-sur-Seine, Stéphane Martin est conseiller maître honoraire à la Cour des comptes. Diplômé de l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris et ancien élève de lÉcole nationale d’administration (1982), il a débuté sa carrière à la Cour des comptes puis fut président de la Commission de contrôle des comptes du Sénégal de 1986 à 1989.
délégué général du Centre Pompidou à la fin de lannée 1989, il ne quittera plus ensuite lunivers de la politique culturelle où il occupera diverses fonctions.
Après l
élection de Jacques Chirac à la présidence de la République en 1995, il devient directeur de cabinet du ministre de la Culture Philippe Douste-Blazy, et organise les premières réflexions autour de ce qui deviendra le musée du quai Branly.
À la création de l’établissement public, en décembre 1998, il est nommé président de ce musée. Président du jury du concours architectural du musée, il conduit léquipe de construction et de préfiguration du musée. Son mandat est renouvelé à plusieurs reprises et il ne quittera la présidence du musée qu’en janvier 2020.
Il sera ensuite, pendant deux ans, directeur de lInstitut français du Japon et conseiller culturel à lambassade de France à Tokyo, avant de prendre sa retraite. Il partage désormais son temps entre la France et l’Asie.
Stéphane Martin est commandeur de la Légion d’honneur, des Arts et Lettres et des Palmes académiques.

Discutant : OSAWA Kei (univ. de Tokyo)
Modérateur : François LACHAUD (EFEO)
Organisation : IFRJ-MFJ, EFEO

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ドキュメンタリー映画「失われた時の中で (Long Time Passing)」上映会および討論会

en japonais sans traduction
mercredi 28 juin 2023 / 16:00〜18:00
坂田雅子(映画監督) 、山極壽一(総合地球環境学研究所所長)





ドキュメンタリー映画「失われた時の中で (Long Time Passing)」上映会および討論会


その理由がベトナム戦争時の枯葉剤にあるのではと聞かされた妻・坂⽥雅⼦は夫の⾝に起こったことを知りたい⼀⼼でカメラを⼿に取り、ベトナムへ向かった。そこで⽬にしたのは戦後 30 年を過ぎてなお、枯葉剤の影響で重い障害を持って⽣まれてきた⼦どもたちと、彼らを愛しみ育てる家族の姿だった。
それからおよそ 20 年。ベトナムはめざましい経済発展を遂げたが、枯葉剤被害者とその家族は取り残されている。カメラは癒えることのない戦争の傷痕に向き合い続ける⼈々の姿を記録する。








近藤 誠一

東大卒、1972年外務省入省。ユネスコ大使、駐デンマーク大使。文化庁長官。現在地球システム・倫理学会会長、国際ファッション専門職大学学長等。レジオン・ドヌール・シュバリエ章(仏)、瑞宝重光章等受賞。『外交官のアラカルト』、『近藤誠一全集』I &II等書、論文多数。






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