ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series

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.

Please see the full schedule of seminars and available recordings below. 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) 

 

Semester 2, 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Roundtable:“Understanding Japan through reimagining the Australia-Japan relationship” 

Chair: Associate Professor Shiro Armstrong

A recording of this seminar is available here 

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

“Waste nationalism: A gender analysis of the consumption and recycling of plastics in Japan”

Dr Shiori Shakuto, The University of Tokyo

A recording of this seminar is available here

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

“Questioning the ‘History’ of the Cowra Breakout”

Rebecca Hausler, The University of Queensland

A recording of this seminar is available here

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

“The Monumentalism of Hindu-Buddhist Kingship in Medieval Japan”

Dr Matthew Stavros, The University of Sydney

A recording of this seminar is available here 

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

“Foreign Labour without Foreign Residents? The question of social integration for migrants in Japan's agriculture”

Professor Glenda S. Roberts & Dr Noriko Fujita, Waseda University

A recording of this seminar is available here 

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 “The Okinawa Struggle and Translocalism: Beyond Minority Politics”

 Dr Shin Takahashi, Victoria University of Wellington & ANU visiting academic (2022)

Register here

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

“Belt and Road Initiative and its Implications for Japan”

Associate Professor Miwa Hirono, Ritsumeikan University

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Roundtable: “Speaking to contemporary artist Kiki Ando -  Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay Exhibition”

Chair: Associate Professor Carol Hayes

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Roundtable: “Parasites in Popular Culture: Science and Culture at Play”

Chair: Associate Professor Carol Hayes

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

“Local Knowledge as the Basis of Disaster Management in Asia”

Co-hosted by ANU Japan Institute & College of Global Arts at Ritsumeikan University

 

 

Semester 1, 2021

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Ruby and Diamond: On the Multiculturalism of Japanese in Wartime Australia

Professor Emerita Tessa Morris-Suzuki, ANU

A recording of this seminar is available here.

 

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

BRINDIV’s (British India Division) Participation in the Allied Occupation of Japan

Dr Rowena Ward, University of Wollongong

This session was not recorded.

 

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

The Opening of the Right-Wing's Eyes: Tsukui Tatsuo, State Socialism, and the New China of the 1950s

Dr Andrew Levidis, NLA Fellow in Japan Studies  

A recording of this seminar is available here.

 

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left

A/Prof. Chelsea Szendi Schieder, Aoyama Gakuin University

A recording of this seminar is available here.

 

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Institutional Barriers to Gender Equality and Corporate Changes in Japan

Prof. Kumiko Nemoto, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

A recording of this session can be made available on request by emailing Partnerships.CAP@anu.edu.au  

 

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Against Blind Love: Eugenic Marriage Counselling in Wartime Japan

Alison Darby, The Australian National University

A recording of this seminar is available here.

 

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Toward Societal Reconciliation between South Korea and Japan: the Role of Youth

A/Prof. Seiko Mimaki, Takasaki University of Economics

A recording of this session can be made available on request by emailing Partnerships.CAP@anu.edu.au  

 

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Japan's New Strategic Role in the Indo-Pacific: Fulfilling the Potentials of the ‘Quad-Plus’

Assistant Prof. Kei Koga, Nanyang Technological University

A recording of this seminar is available here.

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Japan’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions: What Happens Now?

A/Professor Llewelyn Hughes, The Australian National University (ANU)

A recording of this seminar is available here.

 

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Roundtable on Supporting Teaching Advanced Japanese in Australia - Network for Teaching Advanced Japanese in Australia (豪州上級日本語ネットワーク)

Co-Chairs: Carol Hayes, The Australian National University (ANU) and A/Prof Ikuko Nakane, University of Melbourne 

 

The ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

 

 

Updated:  27 November 2018/Responsible Officer:  JI Management Group/Page Contact:  Japan Institute