Japan Update 2016

Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre | ANU Japan Institute

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 21 September 2016


Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


Professor Gerry Curtis, Columbia University; Mayor Naomi Koshi, Otsu City; Mr Hideo Hayakawa, Fujitsu Research Institute; Ms Kay Kitazawa, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation; Dr Amy King, ANU; Professor Bruce Chapman and Dr Shiro Armstrong, Crawford School, ANU; plus many more.


Hannah Harmelin

The Australia–Japan Research Centre and the ANU Japan Institute will once again co-host the annual Japan Update.

The theme of the Update this year is Reinventing Japan and is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic, social and political landscape, and to give an ‘update’ on Japan’s recent developments and future directions.

This year will focus on three key areas: Will Womenomics succeed?, new economic challenges, and Japan’s place in the world.

Presenters and discussants include:

  • Professor Gerry Curtis, Columbia University
  • Ms Naomi Koshi, Mayor of Otsu City
  • Professor David Vines, Oxford University/ANU
  • Mr Hideo Hayakawa, Fujitsu Research Institute, former Chief Economist and Executive Director, Bank of Japan
  • Professor Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University
  • Mr Jason Hayes, PwC
  • Mr Murray McLean, Australia-Japan Foundation
  • Professor Purnendra Jain, The University of Adelaide
  • Ms Kay Kitazawa, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation
  • Professor Noboru Yamaguchi, International University of Japan, Lieutenant General (retired), Japan Ground Self Defense Force
  • Professor Bruce Chapman, ANU
  • Dr Amy King, ANU
  • Professor Veronica Taylor, ANU
  • Associate Professor Simon Avenell, Director of the ANU Japan Institute, ANU
  • Dr Shiro Armstrong, Co-Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU
  • Professor Ippei Fujiwara, Co-Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU/Keio University

The program is now available for download.

This event is supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation and the Japan Foundation.

Registration is essential.

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