Proceedings of the 18th Conference of

The Japanese Studies Association of Australia:

Peer-reviewed full papers

ISBN: 978-0-9750321-2-1

10th February 2014 


Edited by

Duck-Young Lee The Australian National University


About these Conference proceedings

The 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) was held at The Australian National University, Australia, from 8-11 July 2013.  Participants in the conference were invited to submit written papers based on their presentations for inclusion in a refereed conference proceedings to be published online.

Each submission was sent to two scholars who were asked to provide a scholarly judgement on the suitability of the paper for publication.  In order to make the publication promptly available, papers were either accepted or rejected as is; there was no major process of revision in response to comments by the referees. In cases of conflicting or ambiguous referees' reports, the paper was referred to a further referee and the Editor made the final judgement on suitability for publication. A total of 26 papers were accepted for publication under these procedures.

Editorial Board

Papers published in this volume have been accepted for publication by an Editorial Board, on the recommendation from the reviewers. The following persons, listed here in alphabetical order, served on this Editorial Board:

Carol Hayes, The Australian National University

Duck-Young Lee, The Australian National University

Narangoa Li, The Australian National University

Ellen Nakamura, University of Auckland


The papers published here were read and recommended for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings by a group of reviewers who kindly agreed to provide their expert advice on an anonymous basis. The Editor would like to acknowledge anonymous scholars for their enormous contribution to these Proceedings by responding promptly and efficiently to referee requests, and also to thank his fellow members of the Editorial Board for their support.  Many thanks to Yoko Yonezawa and Catherine Hallett for their efficient editing assistance in the preparation of this volume.  Special thanks are also due to Jill Mowbray-Tsutsumi for her work in preparing and maintaining this web publication.

Full papers (PDF format)

Responsibility for the content of each paper lies with its author(s). The author(s) also retain copyright over the text.  Any paper may be downloaded for fair use under the Copyright Act (1954), its later amendments and other relevant legislation.  Access to the papers on the Web is free of charge.

All papers are listed in alphabetical order.

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