Roundtable on Supporting Teaching Advanced Japanese in Australia

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Wednesday, 19 May 2021 Roundtable on Supporting Teaching Advanced Japanese in Australia – Network for Teaching Advanced Japanese in Australia (豪州上級日本語ネットワーク) The ANU Japan Institute is pleased to host its first seminar series, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Register now for the final seminar […]

The ASAA grants two Lifetime Memberships for distinguished service

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The ASAA Council is delighted to confirm the following two lifetime members for the ASAA in recognition of the long running and outstanding contributions of these members. These memberships are awarded on occasion usually after the retirement of an individual for outstanding service to the ASAA. We warmly congratulate Louise and Anne on this honour. […]

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 […]

ASAA statement on military coup in Myanmar

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The military coup in Myanmar is a significant setback for reform in Myanmar. The ASAA and its members value their close collaborations with a wide range of institutions, universities, academics, students and civil society in Myanmar. We express our deep concern for the safety and well-being of the people of Myanmar who are seeking an […]

Queering Our Worlds: A Tribute to Mark McLelland

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The Association for Asian Studies presents a webinar to commemorate the legacy of Mark McLelland. Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Time Co-sponsored by Japanese Studies Association of Australia Consulting organizers: Vera Mackie and James Welker Mark McLelland (1966-2020) was a pioneering scholar, whose work served as an inspiration to so many people in various fields—Japan […]

Language studies crisis – a national conversation

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In recent months, the issue of cuts to language programs at Australian universities has received significant media attention. We have collated below some of these articles. Please contact ASAA if you know of other articles that should be featured here. We’ve also included links to petitions circulating on this issue, and articles on our Asian […]