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Australia-Japan Research Centre and ANU Japan Institute present

Japan Update 2015

Public conference


12th October 2015


Molonglo Theatre , Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Professor David Weinstein, Columbia University; Professor Masahiko Takeda, Hitotsubashi University; Dr Hitoshi Tanaka, JCIE; Mr Sourabh Gupta, Samuels International; plus many other prominent speakers.



The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) and the ANU Japan Institute will once again co-host the annual Japan Update.

The annual Update is designed to give a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, and future directions. Speakers participating in the Update are at the cutting edge of politics, economics and trade and each session will focus on opportunities and challenges in these fields.

This year will focus on four key areas: economics, soft power/cultural diplomacy, education, and Japan and its neighbours.

Presenters and discussants include:

  • Professor David Weinstein, Columbia University
  • Professor Masahiko Takeda, Hitotsubashi University
  • Dr Hitoshi Tanaka, Japan Center for International Exchange
  • Mr Sourabh Gupta, Samuels International

Plus many more prominent speakers.

The Japan Update is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Registration is essential.

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