Japanese Studies Centre

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 and textual discourses of military guidebooks produced by the American Military in the early Occupation period. Thanks to Professor Robin Gerster of…

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Photos from the JSC Seminar 8/8/18, ‘Social Justice, State Ideology and Japan’s Meiji Restoration’ with Daniel Botsman

The seminar on 8 August was a great example of collaboration, between two schools (SOPHIS and JSC/LLCL) and two universities (Yale and Monash) as supported through the Focus Program! Inclement weather didn’t stop a good number of students and staff and guests from other universities joining us. Thanks to Adam Clulow (SOPHIS) for assisting with the…

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Joint Japanese Studies Centre and German Studies seminar: Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany

It was great to kick off our inaugural Japanese and German studies seminar with Prof. Gabriele Vogt on 17 July 2018.     Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany Dr. Gabriele Vogt (University of Hamburg) In the light of rapid population aging, Japan and Germany…

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Beatrice Trefalt’s Tokyo Trials seminar

A group of new and old friends gathered to hear our Monash colleague speak about her ongoing research on the Tokyo trials on 6 June 2018 . It was great to see Jim Breen back in the Centre, and we welcomed Alison Tokita back from her time in Japan.  Show Trial? The International Military Tribunal…

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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 interest of staff and students alike. This presentation considered hikikomori as willful subjects. The hikikomori are a portion of the…

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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 Carolyn Stevens‘ new book, The Beatles in Japan.  The volume was introduced by Dr. Tina Weller (German Studies) with commentary from the School…

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