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Upcoming events


Upcoming Event Information


Gekidan Haisho to present "The Secret River" by Andrew Bovell, based upon Kate Grenville's novel 

15-24 July 2022
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Sun-mall studio)

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Yasukichi Murakami – Through A Distant Lens: Japanese Language Reading

24-25 June 2022
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Waseda University for Waseda University students and staff)
Online for all other audiences (bookings from 1 June)

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Photographs by: Yasukichi Murakami Courtesy, Murakami Family Archives


Australian Studies Association of Japan 2022 National Conference

'Rethinking the Local and the Global of Australian Studies'

18 -19 June 2022
Online and Kwansai Gakuin University


Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 626 746 9631 Passcode: 128697

13:30 Opening Ceremony
14:00-14:50 Special Lecture by Mr Bruce Miller AO, Chair, Australia-Japan Foundation – Australian Embassy Tokyo and Australia-Japan Relations

15:00-17:00 AJF Symposium – Call and Response of Indigenous Studies in Australia and Japan
MC: Prof Yugo Tomonaga, Ryukoku University

 Prof Sana Nakata, The University of Melbourne “A Torres Strait Islander’s perspective on non-Indigenous relations”

 Prof Mai Ishihara, Hokkaido University “The (im) possibilities of Indigenous Research in Japan: The invisibility of indigenous people and the absence of settlers”
 Prof Jeffry Gayman “Challenges and prospects of call and response work with the Ainu: Reflections on efforts at collaborative research of an American scholar based in Hokkaido”

19 June

10:00-12:30  Breakout sessions (Research Presentations)

Zoom Link 
Meeting ID: 874 2675 1764 Passcode: 579243

14:00-16:30  AJF Symposium – Transnational Flows of People and Culture: Issues of Australian Tourism in Covid-19 Crisis

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 626 746 9631 Passcode: 128697

MC Prof Michiyo Yoshida, Wakayama University

Speakers: Prof Hayato Nagai, Wakayama University -  “Trends and the current state of international tourism: A focus on tourism between Australia and Japan”

 Mr Paul Summers, Tourism Queensland  - “Rebuilding Japanese travel demand to Australia: A State Tourism Organisation (STO) perspective”

Prof Monica Chien, University of Queensland – “Passing the baton – From the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Queensland 2032: Big impacts, small footprints”

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Launch of "Questions of Travel" by Michelle de Krester - What Travel Means in Today's World: A Conversation between Australian and Japanese Writers on the Age of Migrants and Refugees

3 June 2022

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The National Ballet of Japan and the Australian Ballet coproduction: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland© by Christopher WHEELDON with Jarryd Madden and Steven McRae

3-10 June 2022
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (The New National Theatre, Tokyo)

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18 June 2022
Takasaki, Gunnma (Takasaki City Theatre)

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KOALA CAMP in Iwate 2022

21-22 May 2022
Kamaishi, Iwate (Nebama Seaside), Online

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14-22 May 2022
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Kitazawa Town Hall)

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Heather B Swann + Nonda Katsalidis at the Setouchi Triennale 2022

Spring: 14 April-18 May   Summer: 5 August-4 September   Autumn: 29 September-6 November
Kou, Teshima, Tonoshocho, Shodo-gun, Kagawa Prefecture

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Photo by Josh Hourigan

Heather B. Swann


Justin Kurzel’s film,"Nitram" release in Japan

25 March 2022-

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'Kirstie Rea: The Breadth of Stillness' exhibition

12 March-26 June 2022
Toyama city, Toyama (Toyama Glass Art Museum)

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Film "Music" directed by Australian singer-songwriter Sia in Japanese theatres

25 February 2022 -
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Australia-related books recently published in Japan


Masterpieces of Australian Contemporary Literature series ‐ Michelle de Krestser's "Questions of Travel" published in Japan

January 2022-


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"Family-Run Universities in Japan" co-authored by Jeremy Breaden

September 2021-

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"Boy Swallow Universe" by Trent Dalton

February 2021-

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Archive for past publication before 2020

The Materpieces for Australian Contemporary Literature Series


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