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Why are you learning Japanese? Vietnamese university students’ perspectives on work and life between Vietnam and Japan

This post is based on an article published in the Asian Studies Review. The full article can be read here; current ASAA financial members will be able to access the article for free if logged into the website. Why do Vietnamese university students learn the Japanese language? Until now, issues of language teaching in higher …

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Are ‘advanced’ Japanese language programs sustainable? A look at Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

Economic, strategic and cultural connections to Japan have never been stronger and more students across the breadth of our education system, primary through to tertiary, continue to be interested in studying Japanese. But what, beyond Demon Slayer and Pokemon, motivates them and how can that knowledge help universities to build effective and engaging language programs? …

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Former ASAA President honoured by Emperor of Japan

Former President of the ASAA, Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain, has been awarded the highest Japanese honour open to an academic. In a ceremony held in Adelaide on Friday 26 March, Consul-General Shimada Junji awarded Professor Jain the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition of his “contribution to promoting academic …

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The current state of Japanese Studies in Australia in 2020

Rebecca Suter, ASAA Japan liaison Japanese language and culture courses are offered in more than 20 universities in Australia. Some universities only offer a few language classes, but several universities including UWA, ANU, University of Sydney, UNSW, Melbourne, Monash have dedicated programs with eight-ten continuing staff members, supplemented by several casual teachers; they offer full …

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Interview with Judge Hayato Aoki, Numazu Branch, Shizuoka District Court

Judge Hayato Aoki speaks to A/Professor Stacey Steele about recent developments in Japanese detention and bail processes. Judge Aoki was a Visiting Research Scholar at Melbourne Law School from June 2018 to June 2019. SS: Judge Aoki thank you for agreeing to share your reflections about the Japanese criminal justice system. It has been a …

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