21
Sep
2022
14
Sep
2022

The role of language in the political gender gap in Japan

  ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series - The role of language in the political gender gap in Japan

31
Aug
2022

The Inescapable China in Japanese Democracy

The ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series showcases cutting-edge research by leading and emerging scholars

25
May
2022

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. 

18
May
2022

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.

11
May
2022

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.

06
May
2022

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.

04
May
2022

Rethinking Regulation in Japan: New Empirical Insights

Prisons are closed environments that pose severe information asymmetry problems. One regulatory mechanism commonly believed to open prisons up to scrutiny is civil prison oversight, which is seen as protecting prisoners’ human rights and promoting prison reform.

20
Apr
2022

Middle Power alignment in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

The change in power balance associated with China’s re-emergence as the largest economy in Asia has brought concerns about the Sino-U.S. strategic competition and raised questions concerning U.S. leadership in the Indo-Pacific region among many U.S.-aligned middle powers such as Australia, Japan, Canada, and India.

13
Apr
2022

The transference of trauma, and Nagasaki narratives

Tracing the impacts of inter-generational trauma is a complex task, and the concept of affective postmemory (as characterized by Marianne Hirsch) is one way of conceptualising how traumatic experience is transferred. Kathy Behrendt, and others, however, have criticized Hirsch, suggesting some limits upon the use of postmemory. 

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