Japan Update 2018

Project Summary

28 August 2018

Sector: Economic Diplomacy, Trade, Business

Country location: Australia

Grantee: Australian National University - Australia-Japan Research Centre


people sitting in a large room watching a speaker with a power-point slide presentation
Japan Update 2017, Finkel Theatre, ANU, 6 September. Credit: Red Photography.

Project description

The Japan 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 Japan Update provides a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, gives an ‘update’ on the country’s recent developments and forecasts its future directions. The 2018 Japan Update will focus on Japan’s economy, politics and international relations, and demography. A number of distinguished and prominent scholars will share their insights and latest research on Japan, including:

  • Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations
  • Hiroyuki Akita, senior staff writer and commentator at Nikkei
  • Lully Miura, Lecturer at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute, University of Tokyo
  • Debra Hazleton, Senior Advisor to Mizuho Financial Group
  • Hiroko Akiyama, University of Tokyo Institute of Gerontology
  • Yuri Okina, Chairman of the Japan Research Institute

The Japan Update is supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; the Japan Foundation, Sydney; and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Key dates:

  • Japan Update conference, Canberra, 05/09/2018 to 05/09/2018
  • Japan Update conference, Brisbane, 06/09/2018 to 06/09/2018

Social media: https://ajrc.crawford.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/12577/japan-update-2018

Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $20,000



Last Updated: 16 August 2018