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.

The virtual seminar series will run in 10-week blocks over the two semesters of the academic year (from 2021 to 2023), and will subsequently be made available online for public viewing. Join our mailing list to receive updates and reminders ahead of each seminar.

The virtual seminars will take place from:  

  • 5-6PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • 4-5PM Japan Standard Time (JST) 
  • 3-4PM Singapore Standard Time (STST)

After 1 October, with Australian Eastern Daylight Time

  • 5-6PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
  • 3-4PM Japan Standard Time (JST) 
  • 2-3PM Singapore Standard Time (STST)

Comparing pathways of digital innovation in Australian and Japanese public services

The ability of governments, even in developed democratic countries, to effectively deal with the rapid pace of digital change in the current globally networked and digitalized society has been increasingly open to question.

This presentation comparatively examines the roles of contexts, relevant mechanisms, and enabling and limiting factors in the mid-term processes of digital innovation within public services in Australia and Japan, specifically delving into areas such as the utilization of open data and the development of one-stop shops. Through this, the presentation endeavours to discuss how the pathways of changes may converge or diverge between countries.


Hajime Isozaki is a PhD candidate at the University of Canberra. His specialization lies in public management reforms, with professional experience in the Japanese central government, and his current academic interest extends to public sector innovation. He holds a Master of Policy and Planning Sciences from the University of Tsukuba and an MSc in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics. 

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