The Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) will be held at the University of Wollongong from 26–30 June 2017. The call for papers is now open.
The conference, Debating democracy in Japan, takes place seventy years since the revised Constitution of Japan came into effect on 3 May 1947. The same year witnessed the implementation of several other important legal and social reforms.
The conference will reflect on Japan’s seven decades of postwar democracy. Participants are invited to consider the constitutional and legal system, democracy and civil society, the political economy of postwar Japan and the cultural imagining and reimagining of Japanese society over this period
The conference will also include a subtheme of Japanese studies in the Digital Age.
See the conference website for more information.