Celebrating Professor Carol Hayes

Celebrating Professor Carol Hayes

In this ANU Japan Institute Seminar, we celebrate the lifetime achievements of Carol Hayes, Professor of Japanese Language and Studies in the College of Asia and the Pacific, Distinguished Educator at the Australian National University and Principal Fellow of the Advance HE Educational Fellowship Scheme. 

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Voluntary Underclass?: Globalism, Temporality and the Life Choices of Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia

Voluntary Underclass?: Globalism, Temporality and the Life Choices of Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia

The working holiday (WH) program is a cultural exchange program that offers youth ‘global experiences’ including short-term employment, travel, and/or study. Australia is the most popular destination for Japanese working holiday makers (WHMs): 11,933 Japanese WHMs were in Australia before the pandemic hit the country in March 2020.

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The McMahon moment in Australia’s Japan policy

The McMahon moment in Australia’s Japan policy

In the annals of the Australia-Japan relationship, few – if any – single out the contribution of William McMahon. McMahon’s brief tenure as Minister for External Affairs (12 November 1969 – 22 March 1971) has never been identified as one of consequence for Australia’s Japan policy. This paper will scrutinise McMahon’s role in catalysing the political turn in Australia’s Japan policy, as a first step in unravelling the origins of the momentum that would catapult Japan into pre-eminence in Australian policy thinking for the next decade, and arguably thereafter. I will posit that the policy firmament at home and abroad was ripe for the fleeting yet decisive intervention of a short-term Minister, and that we should re-evaluate this ‘McMahon moment’ in Australia’s diplomatic history. This research is the first product of a three year project commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for the distinguished Documents in Australian Foreign Policy series, on The Australia-Japan Relationship 1957-83.

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ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series 2022

ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series 2022

The ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series showcases cutting-edge research by leading and emerging scholars based primarily in Australia and Japan. It aims to promote networking among Japan Studies scholars in the two countries and will feature innovative research on the bilateral relationship.

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 Ginza Bricktown and the Politics of Urban Reform in Early Meiji Tokyo

Ginza Bricktown and the Politics of Urban Reform in Early Meiji Tokyo

Ginza Bricktown (1872) is remembered today as an exemplar of Japanese efforts to rapidly modernize and Westernize following the Meiji Restoration.

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Colonial Policy Studies and visions of Nanyo (the South Seas) in modern Japan

Colonial Policy Studies and visions of Nanyo (the South Seas) in modern Japan

This talk examines the works of some proponents of Colonial Policy Studies (Shokumin Seisaku Gaku), a key provenance of the academic field of International Relations in Japan.

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Transpacific Visions: Connected Histories of the Pacific across North and South

Transpacific Visions: Connected Histories of the Pacific across North and South

This is the first seminar in the 2022 ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series.

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Local knowledge as the basis of Disaster Management in Asia

Local knowledge as the basis of Disaster Management in Asia

The international policy community working on disaster management and humanitarian assistance (DMHA) emphasizes the importance of “localization” and “local knowledge”. Panelists will discuss whether this saves more lives, by drawing on locally-led disaster management in Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia. 

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About the ANU Japan Institute

The ANU Japan Institute is Australia’s largest network of distinguished and emerging scholars with professional expertise on Japan. We research and teach in disciplines spanning art, economics, environment, health, history, international relations, language, law, linguistics, politics, regulation and Japanese Studies. 

Our mission, as part of Australia’s national university, is to be a national resource: to contribute to public policy by strengthening knowledge of Japan among schools, universities, public institutions, government and the private sector, and to promote the centrality of Australia-Japan relations in Australia’s Asian Century.

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