Japanese Studies Centre

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

Please join us for our first joint seminar with German Studies!  Date:  17 July 2018, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Venue: Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, Clayton Campus 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…

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

Please join us for the last JSC seminar of 2017   From Neighbourhood Campaign to Civic Participation? Community Activities of Japanese Immigrants in Sydney and Melbourne      Yoshikazu Shiobara Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Law, Keio University   Wednesday 22 November, 12:30-2:00 Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium   Seminar to be followed by a light…

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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

An Monash Asia Institute and JSC co sponsored 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…

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