Inagaki Seminar on Japan

The Japanese Studies Program at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, inaugurates a new seminar series on Japan, which is named after Mr Moshi Inagaki, the pioneer of Japanese language instruction at this University.

The Japanese Studies Program launched the Japanese language centenary on 31 March 2017 to commemorate 100 years of Japanese language teaching at Melbourne. Over the next three years, from 2017 to 2019, we will celebrate this historic moment with our colleagues and students as well as the general public. It is a timely occasion to establish this new seminar series on Japan as a way to honour and carry forth Inagaki-sensei’s legacy.

Currently Japanese is the most popular LOTE subject at this university, and the Inagaki Seminar provides updated knowledge on Japan to Japan-interested audiences in Melbourne broadly.

The Inagaki Seminar features current topics on Japan within the areas of society, politics, language, and culture, as well as on the Australia-Japan relationship. It also envisions covering transnational regional issues in East Asia; in particular, such topics as Japan’s relations with neighboring countries including China and Korea.

The Inagaki Seminar is housed within the Asia Institute Public Lecture series, and Akihiro Ogawa, Professor of Japanese Studies, is Lead Organizer.


Seminar 1:
Day and time:
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Title: Collective Memory, Multidisciplinarity, Public Sociology: Japan and China’s Islands of Contention
Professor Tim Liao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Facilitated by Professor Akihiro Ogawa

Seminar 2:
Day and time: 13 March 2018
Title: Fukushima Fallout: The Proponents and Opponents of the Japan-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
Speaker: Dr Caitlin Stronell, Citizens' Nuclear Information Center, Tokyo

Mr Moshi Inagaki

Mr Moshi Inagaki