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Survey: Share Your Ideas for #ASAA2020


The Japan Foundation, Sydney is seeking suggestions about how it can contribute to a Japan presence at the upcoming #ASAA2020 conference.

In 2018, we surveyed Australia-based Japan scholars to gauge sentiment regarding our existing projects and find how we can better support Japanese Studies locally. A significant proportion of respondents indicated that they see value in increasing Japan-related engagement with Asian Studies (view survey results here).

In line with this, we are consulting with stakeholders in the local academic community to understand how we can best support a Japan presence at #ASAA2020, possibly through a panel, roundtable or similar event.


The potential project needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Have relevance for both Japanese Studies and broader Asian Studies
  • Be achievable within a budget of approx. AU$5,000 from The Japan Foundation, Sydney, or have specific co-funding potential if costs exceed this amount
  • Be organised or co-organised by The Japan Foundation, Sydney
  • Be recommended to The Japan Foundation, Sydney by September 1, 2019

Our first project of this nature, run at #ASAA2018, was a cross-sector roundtable on student mobility which focused on case studies between Australia and Japan and resulted in this report.

#ASAA2020 projects can either build on the student mobility theme, or focus on a new area.


If you’re a scholar whose research relates to Japan or other parts of Asia, please complete the quick survey below or contact us directly via the details provided on this page. Whether it’s a small suggestion or a complete project proposal, we’d love to hear from you.


The Asian Studies Association of Australia’s 2020 Conference (#ASAA2020) will be held at The University of Melbourne, July 6 – 9 under the theme of “Future Asias”. The ASAA holds conferences biennially and attendance is open to members and non-members alike. The deadline for papers and panel proposals is November 1, 2019. For more information, see the conference website.

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