ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series 2023

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)

After 1 October, with Australian Eastern Daylight Time

  • 5-6PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
  • 3-4PM Japan Standard Time (JST) 
  • 2-3PM Singapore Standard Time (STST)



SEMESTER 1, 2023:

Wednesday, March 2, 2023

Seminar: Why are there more women in the Upper House?

Speaker: Professor Yoshikuni Ono, Waseda University

Watch the semianr on Vimeo


Wednesday, March 9, 2023

Seminar: Hidden Flowers - depictions of sexuality in shojo and redikomi versions of The Tale of Genji

Speaker: Dr Emerald L King, University of Tasmania

Watch the semianr on Vimeo


Wednesday, March 23, 2023

Seminar: The Foreign Minister's messengers: Japan-Australia relations in the 1890s, and the role of 'immigrations soceityies' (殖民協会)

Speaker: Professor Donna Weeks, Musashino University 


Wednesday, March 30, 2023

Seminar: Magisterial petitions and dredging festivals: ideas and practices of 'development' in Pre-Meiji Japan

Speaker: Associate Professor Timothy Amos, University of Sydney


Wednesday, April 6, 2023

Seminar: The crisis of reproduction in Japan: the state and the operation of biopolitics/necropolitics 

Speaker: Professor Hiroko Takeda, Nagoya University


Wednesday, April 20, 2023

Seminar: Japan's national security strategy in a changing era

Speaker: Professor Yoko Iwama, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies


Wednesday, April 27, 2023

Seminar: The Australian Embassy in Tokyo and Australia-Relations

Speakers: Professor Kate Darian-Smith, University of Tasmania, and Professor David Lowe, Deakin University


Wednesday, May 4 2023

Seminar:  Star power and the malleability of 'tradition' - The case of Kamigata Rakugo

Speaker: Dr Matthew Shores, University of Sydney



Wednesday, May 11 2023

Seminar: Mixed Japanese youth identities and multiculturalism in Australia and Japan

Speaker: Aoife Wilkinson, University of Queensland


Wednesday, May 18 2023

Seminar: Zainichi Korean 'home' as a space of confrontation, before the repatriation to North Korea

Speaker: Joowhee Lee, The Australian National University 


The ANU Japan Institute Seminar Series is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 




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