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Photos from the JSC seminar 19 September: Militourism and Guidebooks in Occupational Japan

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

20 September, 2018
The sounds of Japan: researchers collect and share thousands of sounds from Japanese daily life

The sounds of Japan: researchers collect and share thousands of sounds from Japanese daily life

A team of researchers from universities including Harvard, Nichibunken, Melbourne University, and Monash Japanese Studies 9 May, 2018

Japanese Studies Centre farewells visiting researcher, Professor Tam Mito

Japanese Studies Centre farewells visiting researcher, Professor Tam Mito

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.

10 April, 2018
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Beatlemania at Monash! The Beatles’ Week at the JSC

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  5 April, 2018

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Queer will: Hikikomori as willful subjects: 11 April 2018 JSC Seminar

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

5 April, 2018
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Photos from 1/11 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

1 November, 2017
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Coming soon: From Neighbourhood Campaign to Civic Participation? Community Activities of Japanese Immigrants in Sydney and Melbourne

Until the 1990s, Japanese community organisations tended not to actively participate in Australian multicultural policies. However, the tendency has changed and Japanese community organisations are now involved with Australian society through

1 November, 2017
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Photos from the Biography of Aishinkakura Eisei: a strange journey of translation, 23 August

On 30 May 2015, Emeritus Professor Jim Breen (creator of the famous online Japanese-English dictionary) was contacted by a woman called Mona Shorow about an old manuscript she had found amongst her fathers' belongings.

24 August, 2017
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‘Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Samurai!’ seminar 15 August

Who wouldn’t want to be a samurai? Many people in Tokugawa Japan (1603–1868) desperately coveted samurai status, but there were also plenty of good reasons not to be a warrior.  David L. Howell is Professor of Japanese

26 July, 2017