Japanese Studies Centre Members in the Media

  • Emeritus Professor Jiri Vaclav Neustupný has been conferred the highly prestigious Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan, Emperor Akihito. See the full story here.
  • Carolyn Stevens wrote an article on Yoko Ono from the Japanese Studies perspective, which appeared in The Conversation on the opening of her retrospective exhibition at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • The Japanese Studies Centre was featured in this photo from the Illawarra Mercury on 26 August 2013 in an article entitled ‘Social media link to Fukushima disaster studied’. Carolyn Stevens gave a paper at the University of Wollongong’s symposium on ‘Art and Activism in Post 3.11 Japan’.

  • Carolyn Stevens, Director of the JSC, was interviewed on ABC News Radio on 22 July 2013 to discuss the implications of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s return to office after the Sunday elections in Japan.  Professor Stevens spoke about the low voter turn out, reminding us that this election should not be seen as a complete mandate, and noted that the media’s focus on ‘Abenomics’ had crowded out the nuclear power issue in the mainstream news. At risk with this election result is the maintenance of Japan’s Peace Constitution, Article 9, as well as relations with the Koreas, China and even the U.S. 

  • Shukan Gendai, a popular weekly news and entertainment magazine, published comments by Carolyn Stevens in its 8 July 2013 issue, in an article called Nihon e no Kekikoku [Advice to Japan].

  • In March 2013, Jim Breen was featured in the Language Log, an active linguistics blog hosted at the University of Pennsylvania,noting some of Melbourne’s linguistic diversity.

  • Comments by MCJLE Director Anne de Kretser were featured in a 12 December 2012 article in the Japan Times on Australian students and Asian language study options. 

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