As part of our ongoing PaJaKo project, the 5th International Workshop “Japan’s Videogames and Digital Cultures Between the Local and the Global” is taking place on June 19th, 2019 at Leipzig University.

The workshop gathers M.A. and PhD students and postdocs from Ritsumeikan University, Leipzig University, and the University of Liège. The event is free and open to the public.


June 19th, 2019, 13h – 19h


Lecture Hall 16, HSG (Hörsaalgebäude), Campus Augustusplatz, Universität Leipzig


13:00-14:30: Konstantin FreybeLuca BrunoArmin Becker, Leipzig University

Moderated by: Jun.-Prof. Martin Roth, Leipzig University

14:30-15:00: Break

15:00-16:30: Taeko Edaki, Masako Hashimoto, Ritsumeikan University; Dorothea Mladenova, Leipzig University

Moderated by: Prof. Hiroshi Yoshida, The University of Tokyo

16:30-17:00: Break

17:00-19:00: Liège Game Lab Panel (Fanny Barnabé, Björn-Olav DozoJulie DelbouilleBruno DupontPierre-Yves HoulmontBoris KrywickiHamza Bashandy)

Moderated by: Dr. Martin Picard, Leipzig University

20:00: Dinner (self-funded)

Co-organized by: Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University / jGames Initiative / Graduate School for Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University / Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies

Sponsored by: Erasmus+ / DAAD / JSPS