Japan Update 2016

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

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.

The full day’s program will be available closer to the date.

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
Professor Noboru Yamaguchi, International University of Japan, Lieutenant General (retired), Japan Ground Self Defense Force
Ms Kay Kitazawa, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation
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

Registration is essential.

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