Japanese Studies

Monash academics win two NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monash University scooped up two awards at the NSW Premier’s History Awards night on Friday 1 September. Two academics from our School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics were winners in different categories for their internationally significant work in history. Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt and team won the General history prize for the book Japanese war…

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The global opportunities with Arts at Monash

Arts/Law (2012) graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both…

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2018 Walter Mangold Language Scholarships

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCHANGE & STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS!

Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are available to full-time university students in Victoria who complete second year academic requirements in a modern language and are approved for an exchange or study abroad program in 2018.

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Godzilla’s lost nuclear past: Dr Jason Jones

You might remember Godzilla demolishing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, or Matthew Broderick defeating the monster in New York, but what do you know about Godzilla’s nuclear past? The original Godzilla film tackles the threat of the atomic age and nuclear weapons, it’s about Japan being drawn into war again, and about people living with…

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Research Interview: Japanese Studies’ Jason Jones

Dr Jason Jones, Japanese Studies lecturer at Monash University. Want to know how the Japanese language, wine, Godzilla and video games all tie in to being a researcher at Monash? Jason talks about his research in the sub-genre of wine manga and the Japanese fascination with French wine, as well as giving us a window onto some…

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Rikki Campbell, Master of Applied Linguistics graduate

Applied Linguistics is the study of how language is used and learned, and Monash graduate, Rikki Campbell, has always been fascinated by the possibilities in this field. We caught up with Rikki to talk about her Masters degree experiences, and what led her to exploring the value of exchange program study in language learning, and ultimately to her current…

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Monash students Japan bound next year

A number of Japanese Studies students have been recognised in this year’s JENESYS awards – in fact, Monash had the largest number of students receive the prize.  As recipients of the JENESYS program, Nipuni Perera and Kelsey Mary Tetahe Brennan (both Japanese Studies students) will travel to Japan early next year.  The JENESYS Programme (Japan-East…

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Arts students take off with New Colombo Plan scholarships

This week, four Monash University students have been named as prestigious New Colombo Plan Fellows, while a further five have been awarded scholarships. The scholarships, an initiative of the Australian government, give undergraduate students the opportunity to spend up to one year in an Indo Pacific location. Japanese Studies student Alexander McLeish was named the…

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Japanese Studies Centre Seminar Series

The Japanese Studies Centre holds monthly seminar series and this year’s seminars are beginning next month. Here are some ‘save the dates’ for the first semester seminars.  All meetings will run from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton Campus. A light lunch will be served – RSVPs appreciated but not required. March: 18th March: Dr. Robyn Spence-Brown,…

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