Conference Program

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Japanese Studies in Australia

Venue: Japanese Studies Centre, 12 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University Clayton Campus

Friday 14 October
5:00 pmOpening Comments
  Professor Carolyn Stevens, Director, Japanese Studies Centre
  Ms. Keiko Haneda, Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne
5:10 pmKeynote Address: Learning to Pivot: Japan as a kaname for engaging with Asia
  Professor Veronica Taylor, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Australian National University
5:40 pmAlumni Voices: Shaping a career through the study of Japanese language and culture

Mr Brian Kitney, Vice President / Chief Commercial Officer, Osaka Gas Australia Pty Ltd

6:00 pmNetworking drinks
  Make new acquaintances in the Japanese Studies community and catch up with old ones over drinks and nibbles.
7:00 pmMonash Japanese Studies 50th Anniversary Dinner

Monash Club, 32 Exhibition Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus

Saturday 15 October
9:30 amKeynote Address: Critical Japanese Studies in Australia
  Senior Professor Vera Mackie, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong
10:30 am Morning tea
10:45 amPostgraduate conference: Session 1 (detailed program and abstracts here)
11:45 am Break
11:55 amPostgraduate conference: Session 2 (detailed program and abstracts here)
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pmPostgraduate conference: Session 3 (detailed program and abstracts here)
3:00 pm Break
3:10 pmPostgraduate conference: Session 4 (detailed program and abstracts here)
4:10 pm Afternoon tea
4:30 pmPanel Discussion: Images of Japanese Society 30 years on

2016 is the 30th anniversary of the publication of Images of Japanese Society: A Study in the Structure of Social Reality, a highly influential work in the field of contemporary Japanese Studies. We welcome the book’s authors to discuss the book’s impact and revisit some of its frameworks and arguments thirty years on.

Panellists: Emeritus Professor Ross Mouer, Monash University; Emeritus Professor Yoshio Sugimoto, La Trobe University

Moderator: Professor Carolyn Stevens, Monash University

5:30 pm Close