Book launch: Japan in Australia

A new book edited by ANU Japan Institute Deputy Director Carol Hayes brings together chapters from 13 academics exploring the Japan-Australia relationship. 

Japan in Australia: Culture, Context and Connection, edited by Associate Professor Hayes, from the ANU School of Culture, History and Langugage, and Associate Professor David Chapman, from the University of Queensland, was launched in November.

The Japanese Studies Association of Australia hosted a vitual book launch on November 12, featuring addresses from Bruce Miller AO, former Australian Ambassador to Japan, and Professor Kaori Okano, from La Trobe University. 

The works featured in the collection were presented at the Japan in Australia conference held at the University of Queensland in 2016, and supported by The Japan Foundation.

"This book incorporates a diverse range of disciplinary approaches to comprehend the countless ways in which Japan has been imagined, represented and experienced in the Australian context," the editors write in the book's introduction.

The book will be of interest to academics in the field of Asian, Japanese and Japanese-Pacific studies.

Japan in Australia: Culture, Context and Connection is published by Routledge. 

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