Past eventResearch Event

Consuming Risk: the Governing of Risks Over Food Consumption in Japan

15 February 2008 - 1:15pm to 2:30pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Hiroko Takeda, Cardiff University



Lunch will be available from 12:45-13:15 (£10 charge).

Industrialization has increased environmental pollution, while commodification of food has intensified uncertainty in the production and distribution process. This meeting looks at post-war Japan and risks over food consumption, as exemplified by the Minamata disease, the Yukijirushi Milk scandal and the BSE case.

Dr Hiroko Takeda is a lecturer in Japanese studies at Cardiff University. She specializes in political sociology and her research interests include gender and politics/political economy in Japan and East Asia, social and political theories, bio-politics and governance, political discourse analysis and the political function of the discourse of 'risk'.