Japan Update 2017: Seeking new directions

Japan Update

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 06 September 2017


Finkel Theatre


Multiple Speakers


Australia-Japan Research Centre

Registration for the 2017 Japan Update is available on the AJRC website.

The Japan Update 2017: Seeking new directions, will be the fifth Japan Update since the series was established in 2013.

The Update is the flagship conference of the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) in Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Japan Institute at The Australian National University. Bringing together experts from Australia, Japan and around the region the Update provides a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, gives an ‘update’ on the country’s recent developments and future directions.The 2017 Update will focus on the economy, politics and innovation.

A number of distinguished and prominent scholars will be sharing their insights and latest research on Japan, including:

Mr Toshitaka Sekine, Director-General of the Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan

Professor Fumiaki Kubo, University of Tokyo and Senior Fellow at The Tokyo Foundation

Professor Reiko Aoki, Commissioner, Japan Fair Trade Commission

Professor Graham Durant, Director, Questacon, The National Science and Technology Centre

Professor Rikki Kersten, Dean, School of Arts, Murdoch University

Associate Professor Nobuhiro Aizawa, Kyushu University

Mr Josh Flannery, Director, FounderLab, UNSW

Professor Brian Anderson, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Shiro Armstrong, Co-Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy

Professor Jenny Corbett, Crawford School of Public Policy

Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, East Asia Bureau of Economic Research, Crawford School of Public Policy

Professor Ippei Fujiwara, Co-Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy

Dr Llewelyn Hughes, Crawford School of Public Policy

Dr Amy King, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

The program for the day will be available shortly.

The Japan Update 2017 is supported by funding from the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Japan Foundation, Sydney.

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