Japan Update 2020


Japan Update 2020: Japan’s Choices beyond COVID-19


The Japan Update 2020: Japan’s Choices beyond COVID-19 was held on 8-10 September via webinar. A number of distinguished and prominent scholars shared their insights and latest research on Japan at the Update.

The Update is the flagship conference of the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) in Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Japan Institute at The Australian National University. Bringing together experts from Australia, Japan and around the region, this Update explores the latest research and debates on how Japan will navigate the policy challenges of the post-COVID-19 world.

The 2020 Update had three panels, each focussing on Japan’s COVID-19 response, economy, and foreign and security policy. Recordings of each webinar panel can be found on ANU TV:

Panel 1: Japan’s coronavirus response

Panel 2: Economic crisis and recovery

Panel 3: Foreign and security policy

Opening remarks were presented by Dr Shiro Armstrong with Dr Sanjaya Senanayake chairing the first panel discussion with Dr Haruka Sakamoto, Dr Sota Kato and Dr Hiromi Murakami. Professor Ippei Fujiwara chaired the economics panel with Professor Sagiri Kitao and Professor Toshitaka Sekine giving presentations. The foreign and security panel was chaired by Dr. Lauren Richardson with Dr Tomohiko Satake, Dr Yoshihide Soeya and Professor Rikki Kersten speaking.

The East Asia Forum Quarterly 12.3 Japan’s choices was launched and is available here.

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