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New Voices in Japanese Studies

New Voices in Japanese Studies
Volume 7

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal showcasing the work of emerging scholars from Australia and New Zealand with research interests in Japan.

ISSN 2205-3166

Guest Editor, Volume 7
Dr Shelley Brunt, RMIT University

Editorial Advisory Board (in alphabetical order)
Associate Professor Simon Avenell, Australian National University
Associate Professor David Bell, University of Otago
Dr Mio Bryce, Macquarie University
Professor John Clark, The University of Sydney
Professor William Coaldrake MVO, The University of Tokyo
Dr Barbara Hartley, University of Tasmania
Dr Carol Hayes, Australian National University
Dr Peter Hendriks, Australian National University
Dr Gary Hickey, The University of Queensland
Dr Shunichi Ishihara, Australian National University
Dr Kyoko Kawasaki, The University of Western Australia
Professor Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong
Professor Mark McLelland, University of Wollongong
Dr Masafumi Monden, University of Technology, Sydney
Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australian National University
Professor Debra Occhi, Miyazaki International College Associate
Professor Roy Starrs, University of Otago
Dr Rebecca Suter, The University of Sydney
Dr Rowena Ward, University of Wollongong
Professor Anna Wierzbicka, Australian National University

Series Editor
Elicia O’Reilly, The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Head of Department
Ayusa Koshi, The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Proofreading Assistance

Matthew Todd, The Japan Foundation, Sydney

All submissions to New Voices in Japanese Studies are peer reviewed by a board of independent academic experts to meet the HERDC requirements for refereed journal status. This and other volumes are available for download via the New Voices in Japanese Studies website and the Directory of Open Access Journals. |

The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors, and do not necessarily coincide with those of the editors, the members of the Editorial Advisory Board or The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

Japanese names are written in first name—surname order, in accordance with English-language convention. The long vowel sound in Japanese is indicated by a macron (e.g. kōtsū), unless in common use without (e.g. Tokyo).


Published By
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

June 2015

New Voices in Japanese Studies, Volume 7 is copyright © The Japan Foundation, Sydney and the authors. Copyright of the collection belongs to The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Copyright of the work belongs to the author. All third-party images have been reproduced with permission and copyright remains with the original copyright holders.

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Permission requests for usages outside those governed by this licence should be directed to the Series Editor at at jstudies_sy (AT)

New Voices in Japanese Studies was formerly published as New Voices.

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