Japanese Studies Association of Australia
University of Wollongong
27 – 30 June 2017
Debating Democracy in Japan
The conference takes place seventy years since the revised Constitution of Japan came into effect on 3 May 1947. The same year witnessed the implementation of several other important legal and social reforms. In this Conference we wish to reflect on Japan’s seven decades of postwar democracy. We invite participants to consider the constitutional and legal system, democracy and civil society, the political economy of postwar Japan and the cultural imagining and reimagining of Japanese society over this period. As new technologies assume an ever greater importance in a changing Japan, this conference will also include a subtheme of Japanese Studies in the Digital Age.
Please note that the Call for Papers for this conference is now closed. Registration is now open.
The Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia is hosted by the University of Wollongong. The conference is supported by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, the Japan Foundation and the Sakura Network.