Category: Japan

Asian languages, Asian studies, Japan, Japan - Australia relations

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

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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? […]

Asian studies, Australia - Asia relations, Japan, Japan - Australia relations

Former ASAA President honoured by Emperor of Japan

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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 […]

2020 Reviewing Asian Studies, Asian studies, Japan

The current state of Japanese Studies in Australia in 2020

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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 […]

Japan

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

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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 […]

Japan, Japan - Australia relations, South Asia Studies

Linking Student Mobility With Employability: Barriers And Possibilities

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From a report on a cross-sector student mobility roundtable, released March 26 by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.  University students today are encouraged by both government and universities to incorporate overseas learning experiences into their degrees with the aim of improving employment chances. However, a report by The Japan Foundation, Sydney indicates that the links between student […]

Japan, Korea

One hundred years on from the Korean Sam-il Independence Movement

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This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Sam-il Independence (or March First) Movement that began on 1 March 1919 in Seoul and quickly spread throughout Korea. The movement was comprised of a series of demonstrations constituting some of the earliest displays of Korean resistance to the Japanese annexation and colonisation of Korea (1910–1945). In […]