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Japan Update 2016

Sector: Economics and Trade

Country location: Australia

Grantee: Australia-Japan Research Centre and ANU Japan Institute

Crowd walking across street in Japan
Japan Update 2016 (Credit: Candida.Performa, Flickr Creative Commons 2.0)

Project Description

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: the state of the economy, 'Womenomics', and Japan's politics and foreign policy.

2016 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
  • 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
  • Associate Professor Simon Avenell, Director of the ANU Japan Institute, ANU
  • Dr Shiro Armstrong, Co-Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU

Key dates

Japan Update conference, Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, 21 September 2016

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $16,000.00

Total project value: $103,817.00

Last Updated: 15 August 2016
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