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Archer, Joshua

The University of Sydney

Article:
Understanding Samurai Disloyalty

Bio

Joshua Archer recently completed the Asian Studies Honours program at the University of Sydney. Having a keen interest in Asian history and in Japanese martial arts, Joshua has chosen to specialise in samurai history throughout his academic studies thus far. Joshua is enrolled to study graduate law at the University of Wollongong in 2009.
(December 2008)

Broinowski, Adam

The University of Melbourne

Article:
Yaneura – The Attic

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Adam Broinowski has been a member of Gekidan Kaitaisha, researcher at the University of Tokyo, and is presently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne/VCA. He has worked in theatre for more than ten years, beginning with Noh, followed by circus, physical theatre, naturalism and experimental theatre.
(December 2006)

Cai, Yuan

University of Adelaide

Article:
The Rise and Decline of Japanese Pacifism

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Yuan Cai has a Masters degree in Oriental Studies from St Anthony’s College, Oxford University. He is currently doing a PhD on the history of Pan-Asianist movement at the University of Adelaide. His research interests encompass the history of Pan-Asianism and the Japanese peace movement.
(December 2008)

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Rikki Campbell holds a Master of Applied Japanese Linguistics from Monash University, Melbourne. Currently, she is a Doctoral candidate and is continuing to explore the relationship between study abroad and Japanese learners’ social networks at Monash, where she also teaches part-time in the Japanese program.
(December 2011)

Carney, Geraldine

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University

Article:
Disrupt, Support and Document: The Role of Social Media in International Parental Child Abduction Cases involving Japan

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Geraldine Carney is a PhD candidate at the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)/Law from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Japanese Interpreting and Translation from Monash University. Her research interests include family law, international relations and human rights in relation to the issue of parental abduction. She lives in Melbourne where she works as a lawyer.

Geraldine was selected for the New Voices Scholar program in 2016.
(July 2016)

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Niamh Champ was born and raised in Queensland and has had a keen interest in second language learning and culture from a young age. At the University of Queensland, she pursued her interest in second language learning and teaching, completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese and French (Honours in Japanese), and a graduate Diploma in Education (secondary). She is a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers and a qualified ESL teacher who would like to further her research in the domain of SLA.
(February 2014)

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Sally Chan has demonstrated a great interest in Japan and Japanese since she was young. This interest manifested as she studied Japanese throughout her secondary studies, and carried over to her tertiary studies. She is also interested in the study of psychology in relation to language, and how cognitive processes affect language construction. Integrating her language abilities of Japanese, Chinese and English, and her research knowledge acquired from her undergraduate studies in Psychology, she completed an Honours thesis with outstanding results.
(February 2014)

Cheng, Hei-Lei

College of Asia and the Pacific | School of Culture, History & Language
Australian National University

Article:
Visualising Shattered Lives: Potentiality in Representations of Rape Victimisation in Contemporary Japanese Cinema

Bio

Hei-Lei Cheng graduated from the Australian National University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Economics/Asia-Pacific Studies (Honours). Her research interests are centred on violence against women and how attitudes around this issue are developed. In particular, she is interested in how rape prevention education is conducted, the development of safe spaces for women in the digital realm, and the representation of sexual violence across various forms of entertainment media.
(July 2016)

Corbett, Rebecca

The University of Sydney

Article:
Researching the History of Women in Chanoyu

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Rebecca Corbett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Sydney. She is researching the history of women in chanoyu (Tea) for her doctorate. From September 2005 to July 2006, she was based at the Interna- tional Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, supported by a Japan Foundation Fellowship.
(December 2006)

Craig, Claudia

University of London, Birkbeck College

Article:
Notions of Japaneseness in Western Interpretations of Japanese Garden Design, 1870s-1930s

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Claudia Craig graduated from University of London, Birkbeck College in 2008 with a Master of Arts, Japanese Cultural Studies, earning a distinction. She completed her undergraduate degree in Japanese language at the University of Western Australia where she also studied law. In 1991, Claudia was awarded a Japanese Government Monbusho Scholarship to undertake legal research at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. Her interests are now centred in Japanese society, design and literature.
(February 2014)

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Daniel Curtis was awarded First Class Honours and the University Medal in Japanese Studies from the University of New South Wales in 2009, after completing a degree in International Studies.
(January 2011)

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Kathleen Cusack graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese and was awarded First Class Honours. In 2007, Kathleen studied as an exchange student at Doshisha University in Kyoto.
(December 2008)

de Matos, Christine

University of Wollongong

Article:
The Occupiers and the Occupied: A Nexus of Memories

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Dr Christine de Matos is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Asia-Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong. She is currently researching a social history of Australians and Japanese during the Allied Occupation of Japan. Dr De Matos was a 2004 Japan Foundation Fellow.
(December 2006)

Denman, Jared

The University of Queensland

Article:
Japanese wives in Japanese-Australian intermarriages

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Jared Denman was awarded First Class Honours in Japanese at The University of Queensland in 2008, after completing an Arts (Japanese)/Education dual degree. He is currently a PhD candidate with the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies and is examining the transnational experience of ageing among first-generation migrants from the local Japanese diaspora.
(December 2009)

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Philip N. Eate graduated in 2007 with First Class Honours in Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide. He is currently a PhD candidate at Adelaide researching new forms of pilgrimage and spiritual quest in Japan.
(December 2008)

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Adam Eldridge completed an Arts/Law degree at Monash University in 2005. Following this, he lived and worked in Japan for three years. Adam returned to Australia and Monash University in 2009 where he obtained First Class Honours. This paper is an abridged version of his 18,000 word thesis completed as a part of those studies. Adam is currently working for the Australian government as a legal officer and also manages a Japanese language school in Canberra. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Law at the Australian National University but is seeking to pursue further studies and research into Japan and international relations.
(February 2014)

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Farese, Gian Marco

College of Arts and Social Sciences | School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
Australian National University

Article:
The Cultural Semantics of the Japanese Emotion Terms ‘Haji’ and ‘Hazukashii’

Bio

Gian Marco Farese is a PhD student in Linguistics at ANU. In his research, he adopts the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach to semantic analysis to investigate the cultural semantics of salutations, forms of address and leave-taking phrases in English and in Italian. Gian Marco’s research interests include cultural semantics, cultural linguistics, cross-cultural and intercultural communication and also Japanese language, culture and linguistics. Before coming to ANU, he received a BA in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation from the University of Naples L’Orientale (2011) and a Master in English Linguistics from University College London (2013).
(July 2016)

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Lucy Fraser graduated fromthe University of Queensland in 2007 with an Arts Degree in Literary and Japanese Studies. Lucy was awarded First Class Honours in Japanese Literature, as well as a University Medal. This year she will continue her research at Ochanomizu University. Lucy has also translated short fiction by Akutagawa Prize nominee Hoshino Tomoyuki.
(December 2008)

Foxworth, Elise

The University of Melbourne

Article:
A Tribute to the Japanese Literature of Korean Writers in Japan

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Elise Foxworth has a Masters Degree in Japanese Studies from Monash University. She is currently working on a doctoral dissertation: Ethnicity and Identity in the Japanese Literature of Three Korean Writers in Japan: Kim Sok Pom, Lee Hoe Sung and Kim Ha Gyong, at the University of Melbourne. She lectures in Japanese Studies.
(December 2006)

Groom, Amelia

University of Technology, Sydney

Article:
Power Play and Performance in Harajuku

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Amelia Groom was awarded First Class Honours in Writing and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2007. She is currently a Sydney-based freelance writer, curator and researcher who edits www.biginjapan.com.au.
(January 2011)

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Matthew Grubits graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008 with Honours in History. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts at the University of Tasmania, and is continuing to explore the role of aestheticism in society.
(December 2009)

Hall, Jenny

Faculty of Arts | School of Social and Political Inquiry | Department of Anthropology
Monash University

Article:
Re-Fashioning Kimono: How to Make ‘Traditional’ Clothes for Postmodern Japan

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Jenny Hall is a PhD candidate at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University. She holds a BA Honours in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University. Jenny’s research interests include Japanese textiles and design, representations of the self, cultural identity, embodied practices, and visual and sensory ethnography. Her current research comprises a sensory analysis of the design, production and consumption of contemporary Japanese apparel that has been created using heritage industry techniques. Her paper, “The Spirit in the Machine: Mutual Affinities between Humans and Machines in Japanese Textiles” appears in MIT’s Thresholds 42: Human (Spring 2014).
(June 2015)

Hallett, Catherine

Australian National University

Article:
Music in Kamigata Rakugo Performance

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Catherine Hallett is a doctoral candidate at the Australian National University. Her current research is on the role and significance of music in rakugo. She spent three months in Osaka in 2011 as an azukari deshi (temporary shamisen apprentice) of master storyteller Hayashiya Somemaru IV. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class; University Medal) from the University of New South Wales.
(January 2014)

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Iori Hamada came to Australia in 2006 as a recipient of the 2006 Endeavour Japan Awards scholarship. She holds a Master of Communication at RMIT. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis on Japanese culinary products and practices in Australia from cross-cultural perspectives.
(December 2011)

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Machiko Ishikawa is undertaking doctoral studies at the University of Tasmania supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award. A literary study major, Machiko is currently investigating the writing of Burakumin novelist, Nakagami Kenji, using a framework of post-colonial theory and subaltern studies. Machiko recently contributed a reflective essay (in print) to the journal, Go-oh, published by the Kumano University collective, a group of scholars committed to researching Nakagami’s work. Machiko has worked as a research assistant in the UTAS School of Asian Languages and Studies.
(December 2011)

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Lachlan Jackson is both a lecturer in the Faculty of Policy Science at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, and a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Lachlan is interested in issues relating to bilingualism, the transmission of intergenerational cultural identity, the discourse of ‘Japaneseness’, and cultural and ethnic diversity in Japan.
(December 2006)

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nv-authors-femaleRose-Ellen Kesselly graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 after completing a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Japanese and Chinese, and a minor in linguistics.
(December 2008)

Kido, Rie

Faculty of Arts | Department of Asian Studies
The University Of Adelaide

Article:
The Angst of Youth in Post-Industrial Japan: A Narrative Self-Help Approach

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Rie Kido is a PhD candidate at The University of Adelaide. She gained her MA at The University of Tokyo in 2003 and began teaching at Kwansei Gakuin University in 2009, specializing in educational sociology and the methodology of qualitative research. Rie is interested in interpreting the lived experiences of marginalized youth based on their narratives, and her work focuses on futōkō (school non-attendance), hikikomori and youth unemployment in Japan. Her publications include the monograph Futōkō wa Owaranai [不登校は終わらない], published in 2004.
(July 2016)

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Tets Kimura has been reporting on the whaling conflict as a journalist since 2005 and has published articles both in Australian and Japanese print media in their respective languages. He realised himself opportunely positioned to observe cross-cultural issues between the two countries, and thus decided to conduct academic research. His contribution to New Voices is based on research for his MA degree, which was awarded from the University of South Australia. He is continuing to explore the Australia-Japan relationship as a doctoral candidate at Flinders University, supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award and with co-supervision from the University of Tokyo.
(January 2014)

Lee, Anne

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | School of Languages and Cultures
The University of Queensland

Article:
A Centaur in Salaryman’s Clothing: Parody and Play in est em’s Centaur Manga

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Anne Lee is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland researching intertextuality in shōjo and boys’ love manga. She received her BA in Japanese Language and Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
(July 2016)

Lee, Rosa

University of Sydney/University of Tokyo

Article:
Romanticising Shinsengumi in Contemporary Japan

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Rosa Lee graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 with a combined degree in Arts/Law with First Class Honours in Japanese Studies. With research interests in the social function of popular historical heroes such as Shinsengumi and in the construction of ‘the Japanese’ identity, she is currently exploring Japan as a research student at the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo.
(January 2011)

Lovely, Esther

The University of Queensland

Article:
Learners’ Strategies for Transliterating English Loanwords into Katakana

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Esther Lovely was awarded First Class Honours in Japanese at The University of Queensland in 2007, after completing an Arts degree, majoring in Japanese and Korean language. She is currently a Doctoral student with the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies and is examining the acculturation experiences of transnational Korean families in Brisbane who have immigrated for the sake of their child’s English education in Australia.
(January 2011)

Luke, Alison

Faculty of Arts | Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures
Macquarie University

Article:
Performing Femininity in Japanese Politics: Chikage Ōgi Case Study

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Alison Luke graduated from Macquarie University in 2013 with first class Honours in Japanese Studies (Bachelor of Arts) after completing the Bachelor of International Studies in 2012. She is continuing to explore her interests in Japanese politics and social justice issues by exploring the experiences of female politicians in Japan as part of her PhD research at Macquarie University. A main focus of this research is to analyse the life course of successful female politicians in order to identify the influence of early childhood circumstances and individual characteristics on their ability to access politics and the creative ways that women overcome disadvantage. In addition to my studies I currently teach beginners Japanese, Japanese history and sociology.
(July 2016)

Mahoney, Caroline

University of Sydney

Article:
Teaching culture in the Japanese language classroom: A NSW case study

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Caroline Mahoney graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 2005 with a combined degree in Journalism and Japanese. In 2008 she was awarded First Class Honours in her Master of Teaching at the University of Sydney. She is currently studying Japanese language education at Waseda University, Tokyo, and working towards her PhD.
(December 2009)

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Ben McInnes was a resident of Tokyo from 1983 to 2000. Since returning to Australia, he has been a student of Japanese at the University of New England, Armidale, where he is currently engaged in doctoral research into the first Japanese Antarctic expedition of 1910–12.
(December 2006)

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Masafumi Monden attended the University of Western Sydney, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Public Communication / History, Philosophy & Politics), and with distinction, his Master of Arts degree in Communication, Media & Culture in 2005. He is currently a second year PhD candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney where he is working on representations of youth in Japanese culture.
(December 2008)

Nakamura, Toshiyuki

Faculty of Arts | School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Monash University

Article:
Motivations for Learning Japanese and Additional Languages: A Study of L2 Self-Image across Multiple Languages

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Toshiyuki Nakamura has taught Japanese as a foreign language at a high school in China, and in universities in Korea and Australia. He holds a Master in Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers from Monash University, and is currently undertaking doctoral studies to explore Japanese learners’ motivation.
(June 2015)

Narroway, Lisa

University of Sydney

Article:
Symbols of State Ideology: The Samurai in Modern Japan

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nv-authors-femaleLisa Narroway recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Languages), majoring in Japanese and History. During her studies, she spent a semester in Japan as an exchange student at Kwansei Gakuin University. She was the 2007 recipient of a Department of Japanese Studies Honours Scholarship.
(December 2008)

Neale, Miles

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | School of Languages and Cultures
The University of Queensland

Article:
A Comparison of English and Japanese Proverbs Using Natural Semantic Metalanguage

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Miles Neale graduated with Class I Honours from The University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Arts program (majoring in Japanese) in July 2014. He is currently studying Linguistics as a postgraduate research student at Osaka University. He is a recipient of the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEXT) Research Scholarship.
(June 2015)

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Jack Nicholls graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 with First Class Honours in History. After dabbling in the outside world for six months, he has now returned to academia to undertake a Master of Environment.
(December 2009)

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Chikako Nihei is undertaking a Masters degree by research in Japanese Studies at the University of Sydney. She holds a Master of English literature at the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Tokyo Woman’s Christian University.
(December 2009)

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Hiromi Nishioka is a lecturer at Busan Institute of Science and Technology. She has taught Japanese as a foreign language at universities and language schools in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia. She holds an MA in Applied Japanese Linguistics from Monash University, awarded in 2008, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, awarded in 2011. This paper is a part of a research project she conducted while studying at Monash University. Currently, she is working towards her PhD degree at Pusan National University. Her current research interest is computer- mediated communication (CMC), especially digital storytelling and language learning with technology.
(January 2014)

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Sean O’Connell received an MA in Advanced Japanese Studies from Sheffield University and is currently doing a PhD in Intercultural Communication from the University of Queensland. His research interests lay primarily in communication accommodation, expatriate adjustment and intercultural workplace communication.
(December 2006)

Orreill, Kirsten

University of Queensland

Article:
Who are the Ianfu (Comfort Women)?

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Kirsten Orreill holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honours (double major Japanese/ Linguistics) from the University of Queensland. In 2006 she was on exchange at the University of Kitakyushu. Kirsten wishes to utilise these experiences of Japan and her knowledge of the Japanese culture, language, and history for future research.
(December 2008)

Ota, Fusako

Monash University

Article:
A Study of Social Networking Sites for Learners of Japanese

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Fusako Ota holds a Master of Applied Japanese Linguistics from Monash University. She has previously taught Japanese as L2 at St. Paul’s Anglican Grammar School in Victoria and now teaches in the Japanese Program at Monash University.
(January 2011)

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Paget, Rhiannon

The University of Sydney

Article:
Raising subjects: The representation of children and childhood in Meiji Japan

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Rhiannon Paget holds an MA in Art History and Theory from the University of Sydney, and is currently Curatorial Assistant at the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, California. She has contributed research and text to several exhibition catalogues in Australia and the USA, and has published research on the representation of children in ukiyoe. Her current project is an exhibition on Japanese ink painting, Luminosity in Monochrome: Japanese Ink Painting and Calligraphy, which opened 5 September, 2010, at the Clark Center.
(January 2011)

Parry, Mayumi

Queensland University of Technology

Article:
Lessons from Japanese Family Homestays

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Mayumi Parry has taught Japanese as a foreign language at tertiary level in Australia since 1993. She originally came to Australia as an exchange student. Her research interests are the effects of interactive multimedia applications on teaching language and culture, peer assessment and the effects of participating in exchange programmes.
(December 2006)

Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah

Monash University

Article:
Learners’ Participation in Informal Japanese-English Internet Chat

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Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou was recently awarded First Class Honours in combined Japanese and Linguistics at Monash University, Melbourne. Currently, Sarah is a PhD candidate researching second language acquisition and use in Computer Mediated Communication at Monash, where she also works part-time in the school of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, teaching Japanese language and linguistics. Sarah is the current Postgraduate Liaison for the Japanese Studies Association of Australia.
(December 2009)

Porter, Crystal

Australian National University

Article:
After the Ainu Shinpō: The United Nations and the Indigenous People of Japan

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Crystal Porter graduated from Australian National University in 2007; she has a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science. She wrote her Honours thesis after becoming interested in the Ainu and their semi-parallel situation with other indigenous groups around the world. She currently lives in Japan, teaching English.
(December 2008)

Qiao, Mina

Faculty of Arts | School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics | Department of Asian Studies
University of Auckland

Article:
Sexuality and Space: Tokyo and Karuizawa in Mariko Koike’s Koi

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Mina Qiao is a Master of Arts graduate in Japanese literature from the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics at the University of Auckland. She is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Literature at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. She works on urban theories and contemporary Japanese women’s writing.
(June 2015)

Rawstron, Kirsti

University of Wollongong

Article:
Evaluating Women’s Labour in 1990s Japan: The Changing Labour Standards Law

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Kirsti Rawstron is a doctoral candidate at the University of Wollongong. Her current research addresses the effectiveness of United Nations Human Rights Conventions in improving women’s rights in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class) in Japanese Language and Culture and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Otago. She spent a year at the University of Tokyo as part of the AIKOM exchange program. Kirsti’s first publication is in AIKOM Forum Vol. 14 (2010) and she recently presented at the 2010 Women in Asia conference.
(January 2011)

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Dr Cristina Rocha is an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney. She is the managing editor for the Journal of Global Buddhism (www.globalbuddhism.org). Her writings include Zen in Brazil: The Quest for Cosmopolitan Modernity (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006).
(December 2006)

Smith, Erika

University of Western Sydney

Article:
Representations of the Japanese in Contemporary Australian Literature and Film

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Erika K. Smith is a first year PhD (2008) student at the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney. Her PhD is focused on researching the Kokoda Track post World War II.
(December 2008)

Sprague, April

University of Sydney

Article:
Writing the irogonomi: Sexual politics, Heian-style

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April Sprague graduated Honours First Class in Japanese Studies from the University of Sydney in 2010 having completed a thesis on the topic of male sexuality and female power in Heian literature. She is currently employed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra.
(December 2011)

Tsutsumi, Hideo

The University of New South Wales

Article:
Conversation Analysis of Boke-tsukkomi Exchange in Japanese Comedy

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Hideo Tsutsumi holds a BA in English from Ibaraki Christian University. He was awarded an MA in Applied Linguistics from The University of New South Wales in 2010.
(December 2011)

Tunney, Ross

Faculty of Arts | School of Humanities | Asian Languages and Studies Program
University of Tasmania

Article:
Imaging the Rural: Modernity and Agrarianism in Hiroshi Hamaya’s Snow Land Photographs

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RTunney Portrait2Ross Tunney graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) specialising in Asian Studies. In his final year, he wrote a dissertation that explored issues of identity and representation in Japanese photographer Tōmatsu Shōmei’s photographs of American servicemen and Okinawans in Japan. He is currently enrolled in his third year of a PhD at University of Tasmania. Ross’ research remains focused on issues surrounding representation, modernity, nostalgia and landscape in post-war Japanese documentary-style photography. His PhD thesis will take a broad view of this period, paying specific attention to the discursive patterns found within much of this work. Ross’ background in photography stems from a personal interest in the area, both as an amateur practitioner and admirer of the genre.
(June 2015)

Ross Tunney was selected for the New Voices Scholar Program in 2016.
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Wakeling, Emily Jane

University of Queensland

Article:
“Girls are dancin’”: shōjo culture and feminism in contemporary Japanese art

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Emily Wakeling recently completed a Master of Philosophy in Art History at the University of Queensland after earning her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Creative Industries, from Queensland University of Technology. Emily is continuing her research interest in contemporary Japanese art in Tokyo through the Monbukagakusho Research Scholarship. She regularly writes about exhibitions in Tokyo, focusing on photography, women artists, Asian art and new media.
(December 2011)

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Rie Yamasaki holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Asian Studies and also Journalism, Media and Communications from the University of Tasmania. She completed a Master’s degree in Asian Studies at the same institution in 2010.
(January 2011)

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Hitomi Yoshida completed her undergraduate degree in Chinese and Japanese Studies at the University of Tasmania and went on to complete a Masters in this field, being awarded the MA in August 2010. Her studies have been undertaken part-time as she is also tutoring students in the School of Asian Languages and Studies. Her research interests include the way that popular culture in East Asia is shaped by global-local dynamics and how the idealisation of modernity comes up against the traditions and social morals of regional-local cultures.
(January 2011)

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Maki Yoshida holds a Master of Applied Japanese Linguistics from Monash University. She has previously participated in the LOTE Teacher Assistant Program administrated by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria and now teaches in the Japanese Program at Monash University.
(December 2011)