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13
Mar
2014

School of Art's Jay Kochel scores Asialink Arts Residency to Japan

School of Art staff member and graduate Jay Kochel is off to Kyoto Arts Centre to pursue research on magical and fetish artefacts.

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11
Mar
2014

East Asia Forum - Peter Drysdale on Japan's constitutional dilemma

Japan’s ‘defenceless on all sides’ security strategy has served it well through the post-war period, underwritten as it has been by America’s security guarantee and continuing presence on Japanese soil.

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05
Mar
2014

East Asia Forum - Tessa Morris-Suzuki on comfort women as a global issue

For the past year, Northeast Asia has been in the grip of a worsening spiral of tensions, provoked by territorial disputes and nationalist statements by political leaders.

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04
Mar
2014

Tessa Morris-Suzuki on the citizen scientists take on a nuclear crisis

Ordinary residents are doing extraordinary things in the wake of Japan’s 2011 triple disaster.

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04
Mar
2014

Photos and slides from the Japan Institute public lecture - Great earthquakes that have shaped Japan

The slides from Professor Brian Kennett's public lecture on great earthquakes which have shaped Japan are now available to view online.

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13
Feb
2014

JSAA2013 Proceedings published online

The online Proceedings from the 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) have now been published and are available on the Japan Institute website.

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13
Feb
2014

Japanese Studies Database for Australia and New Zealand (JANZ Database) now open to the public

The JANZ Database has been developed by the ANU Japan Institute and Japan Foundation, Sydney as an open-access, interactive directory of institutions and specialists working in Australia and New Zealand.

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10
Feb
2014

East Asia Forum - Tessa Morris-Suzuki on NHK and the Tokyo elections

In December 2013 the Abe government nominated five members to NHK’s twelve-member board. All the new board members were known to be very close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in their political views, and their appointment raised questions of possible political bias.

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31
Jan
2014

Australia-Japan Foundation 2014/5 grants round now open

Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) grants are intended to provide seed funding for innovative proposals relevant to the objectives and key themes of the AJF.

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30
Jan
2014

Simon Avenell on Japanese environmentalism

Facing a domestic pollution crisis in the 1970s, Japanese activists went global, communicating the story of pollution to international organisations, the foreign media, and environmental NGOs.

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