ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series 2022

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 1, 2022:

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Seminar: Transpacific Visions: Connected Histories of the Pacific across North and South

Speakers: Professor Yasuko Hassall Kobayashi, Dr Shin Takahashi

Recording Available Here:


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Seminar: Colonial Policy Studies and visions of Nanyo (the South Seas) in modern Japan

Speakers: Tomohito Baji

Recording Available Here:


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Seminar: Ginza Bricktown and the politics of Urban Reform in Early Meiji Tokyo

Speakers: Associate Professor Tristan R. Grunow

Recording Available Here:


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Seminar: The Transference of Trauma, and Nagasaki Narratives 

Speakers: Dr Gwynn McClelland

Recording Available Here


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Seminar: Japan-Australia Cooperation: Middle Powers Rising in the Indo-Pacific

Speakers: Dr. Stephen R. Nagy

Recording Available Here


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Seminar: Rethinking Regulation in Japan: New Empirical Insights

Speakers: A/Professor Carol Lawson, University of Tokyo and A/Professor Stacey Steele, University of Melbourne Law School

Recording Available Here


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Seminar: The McMahon Moment in Australia's Japan Policy

Speakers: Professor Rikki Kersten 

Recording available here


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Seminar: Voluntary Underclass? Globalism, Temporality, and the Life Choices of Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia

Speakers: Associate Professor Nana Oishi

No recording available.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Seminar: Celebrating Professor Carol Hayes

Speakers: Emerald King (UTas); Vera Mackie; Bruce Miller AO; Ikuko Nakane (U Melb); Katherine Seaton (Latrobe); Grady Venville (ANU)

Recording available here



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