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 pm Opening Comments
Professor Carolyn Stevens, Director, Japanese Studies Centre
Ms. Keiko Haneda, Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne
5:10 pm Keynote Address: Learning to Pivot: Japan as a kaname for engaging with Asia
Professor Veronica Taylor, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Australian National University
5:40 pm Alumni 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 pm Networking drinks
Make new acquaintances in the Japanese Studies community and catch up with old ones over drinks and nibbles.
7:00 pm Monash Japanese Studies 50th Anniversary Dinner

Monash Club, 32 Exhibition Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus 

Saturday 15 October
9:30 am Keynote 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 am Postgraduate conference: Session 1 (detailed program and abstracts here)
11:45 am Break
11:55 am Postgraduate conference: Session 2 (detailed program and abstracts here)
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Postgraduate conference: Session 3 (detailed program and abstracts here)
3:00 pm Break
3:10 pm Postgraduate conference: Session 4 (detailed program and abstracts here)
4:10 pm Afternoon tea
4:30 pm Panel 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