Japan Update 2015

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.

Related events

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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