VIU Professor Hiroshi Nishihara tragically passed away on January 22nd, following a car accident in Tokyo.
Hiroshi Nishihara, 59, was Professor of Constitutional Law at Waseda University, where he has also been Dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Director of the Institute of Social Sciences. He was National Bar Examiner for the Ministry of Justice of Japan. He was an internationally renowned scholar, who published numerous authoritative academic books and articles in Japanese, German and English. His main fields of research were Constitutionalism, Fundamental Theories on Human Rights, Constitution of the Welfare State and Sex Equality. Among other things, he was author of a book, explaining the Japanese Constitution to primary and middle school students.
Registration for the Spring 2018 courses has been postponed to January 15.
Inauguration of exhibition: Saturday 16, December at 4pm
In November, the Academic Council approved a series of Intensive Graduate Activities that will take place in 2018 and 2019.