Call for Papers Closed: Race and Diversity in Japan and Japanese Studies, Postgraduate Symposium 19-20 October 2018
The Japanese Studies Centre will be hosting a postgraduate symposium to be held at Monash University. This symposium centres on the theme of ‘Race and Diversity in Japan and Japanese Studies’—a theme that reflects the
Photos from the JSC Seminar 8/8/18, ‘Social Justice, State Ideology and Japan’s Meiji Restoration’ with Daniel Botsman
The seminar on 8 August was a great example of collaboration, between two schools (SOPHIS and JSC/LLCL) and two universities (Yale and Monash) as supported through the Focus Program!
More than just comics: Monash Manga library is valuable source for researchers
The Manga Library at the Monash Japanese studies Centre has one of the largest university-held manga collections with more than 7000 manga, covering all genres in Japanese, English and other languages.
The sounds of Japan: researchers collect and share thousands of sounds from Japanese daily life
A team of researchers from universities including Harvard, Nichibunken, Melbourne University, and Monash Japanese Studies Professor Carolyn Stevens, are collecting sounds of Japan to develop a ‘sonic repository’ of the country.
Japanese Studies Centre farewells visiting researcher, Professor Tam Mito
The Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) community said goodbye to Professor Takamichi ‘Tam' Mito (Kwansei Gakuin University), who has been a visiting scholar at the JSC over the last year with a seminar on 21 March, 2018.
Beatlemania at Monash! The Beatles’ Week at the JSC
During the week of 7-9 March, the Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) featured two Beatle-themed events to kick off the 2018 seminar series. The first was an academic launch of the JSC director Carolyn Stevens‘ new book, The Beatles in
Queer will: Hikikomori as willful subjects: 11 April 2018 JSC Seminar
The Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) was pleased to host Dr. Rosemary Overell from the Department of Media, Film and Communication at the University of Otago on 11 April 2018. Her insightful comments about this emerging social problem captured the
Photos from 1/11 seminar: From Counterculture to Subculture the Study of Social Movement in Japan after the 3.11 Disaster
This presentation discusses from a cultural perspective how young activists deconstruct conventional forms of organization and collective identity to construct alternative type of activism in contemporary Japan. Previous studies have regarded social
Coming soon: From Neighbourhood Campaign to Civic Participation? Community Activities of Japanese Immigrants in Sydney and Melbourne
Until the 1990s, Japanese community organisations tended not to actively participate in Australian multicultural policies. However, the tendency has changed and Japanese community organisations are now involved with Australian society through