Welcome to the Japanese Studies Centre seminar series!
The seminars, unless noted otherwise, are on Wednesdays at 4 pm and held in the Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium.
Brief Outline for Semester 2 2018 – see news on our landing page for details!
17 July Gabriele Vogt (Hamburg University)
8 August Daniel Botsman (Yale University/Monash University
5 September Jeremy Breaden (Monash University) (1 pm start)
19 September Daniel Milne (Kyoto University)
Special Event: 19-20 October PostGrad Seminar with Marvin D. Sterling (Indiana University)
Recent and forthcoming seminars:
Japanese Studies, tourism studies and photography studies came together on 19 September at the Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium where we heard Dr. Daniel Milne (Kyoto University, Japan) speak about his ongoing research into the visual and textual discourses of military guidebooks produced by the American Military in the early Occupation period. Thanks to Professor Robin Gerster of… Read more
Joint Japanese Studies Centre and German Studies seminar: Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany
It was great to kick off our inaugural Japanese and German studies seminar with Prof. Gabriele Vogt on 17 July 2018. Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany Dr. Gabriele Vogt (University of Hamburg) In the light of rapid population aging, Japan and Germany… Read more
A group of new and old friends gathered to hear our Monash colleague speak about her ongoing research on the Tokyo trials on 6 June 2018 . It was great to see Jim Breen back in the Centre, and we welcomed Alison Tokita back from her time in Japan. Show Trial? The International Military Tribunal… Read more
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. Professor Mito is a former member of staff at Monash, and it was great to have him on campus during the… Read more
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 interest of staff and students alike. This presentation considered hikikomori as willful subjects. The hikikomori are a portion of the… Read more
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 Japan. The volume was introduced by Dr. Tina Weller (German Studies) with commentary from the School… Read more
Coming soon: From Neighbourhood Campaign to Civic Participation? Community Activities of Japanese Immigrants in Sydney and Melbourne
Please join us for the last JSC seminar of 2017 From Neighbourhood Campaign to Civic Participation? Community Activities of Japanese Immigrants in Sydney and Melbourne Yoshikazu Shiobara Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Law, Keio University Wednesday 22 November, 12:30-2:00 Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium Seminar to be followed by a light… Read more
Photos from 1/11 seminar: From Counterculture to Subculture the Study of Social Movement in Japan after the 3.11 Disaster
An Monash Asia Institute and JSC co sponsored 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… Read more