The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) and the ANU Japan Institute will once again co-host the annual Japan Update.
The annual Update is designed to give a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, and future directions. Speakers participating in the Update are at the cutting edge of politics, economics and trade and each session will focus on opportunities and challenges in these fields.
This year will focus on three key areas: economics, soft power/cultural diplomacy, and Japan and its neighbours, and will feature a keynote speech on Japan’s regional development.
Presenters and discussants include:
Professor David Weinstein, Columbia University
Professor Masahiko Takeda, Hitotsubashi University
Mr Hitoshi Tanaka, Japan Research Institute
Professor Jenny Corbett, ANU
Professor Ippei Fujiwara, ANU and Keio University
Mr Shogo Arai, Governor of Nara Prefecture
Mr Murray McLean AO, Australia-Japan Foundation
Professor Christine Yano, University of Hawaii
Professor Koichi Iwabuchi, Monash University
Professor Yasushi Watanabe, Keio University
Associate Professor Simon Avenell, ANU
Mr Sourabh Gupta, Samuels International
Professor Evelyn Goh, ANU
Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale AM, ANU
Dr Shiro Armstrong, ANU
Japan Update is supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation, the Japan Foundation and the Research School of Asia and the Pacific.
Registration is essential.
Tuesday 13 October: Special event at the Japan Foundation on ‘Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy’ in Sydney.
Original post: here (Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre, College of Asia and the Pacific)
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