Program




DAY1: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

TimeDetails
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea
Opening Remarks:  
Professor Vedi Hadiz  (Deputy Director, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne)
10:30 – 11:00 Session 1
Introductory Comments: Professor Akihiro Ogawa (Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne)
& Dr. Eid-Ul Hasan (Institute for Advanced Social Research, Kwansei Gakuin University) 
11:00 – 12:00

Session 2
Theme: Emerging Issues in Play, Death and Bereavement
Chair:  Dr. Ikuko Nakane

Presentation 1(11:00 – 11:30):
Playing with Convention: Parkour and the Asia-Pacific
Asha Ross

PhD student, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Presentation 2 (11:30 – 12:00):
Dealing with the dead’s possessions: a case study of “memento disposition” business in Japan
Ryosuke Fujii

PhD student, Graduate School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00

Session 3
Theme: Social and Public Policy
Chair:  Dr. Etsuko Toyoda

Presentation 3 (13:30 – 14:00):
Interpreting Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution: institutions, processes and power

Adam Eldridge
PhD student, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Presentation 4 (14:00 – 14:30):
Social integration of Chinese married women in contemporary Japan: a social network perspective

Fangming Yang
Master’s student, Graduate School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University

Presentation 5 (14:30 – 15:00):
Public sector reform and national culture: exploring agency reform in Japan

Shuntaro Iizuka
PhD candidate, SSPS, The University of Melbourne

15:00 – 16:30
Afternoon Tea & Open Discussions
  Conference Dinner  



Day 2: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

TimeDetails
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea
10:30 – 12:00 Session 4

Theme: Identity, Representations and the Media
Chair:  Dr. Eid-Ul Hasan

Presentation 6 (10:30 – 11:00):
Representations of sexuality in Japanese lesbian bars

Motoko Odani
PhD student, Graduate School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University

Presentation 7 (11:00 – 11:30):
Intimate publics and social media during the 3.11 disaster

Sonja Petrovic
PhD candidate, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Presentation 8 (11:30 – 12:00):
The rising presence of the word “shonin” in the 21st century Japan

Ayumi Chihara
PhD student, Graduate School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00Session 5

Theme: Community Resilience and Development
Chair:  Prof. Akihiro Ogawa

Presentation 9 (14:00 – 14:30):
Sustaining and nurturing from the ground up: a case study of community-led 保養 (hoyō) recuperation practice in Cairns, Australia

Akina Mikami
PhD candidate, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Presentation 10 (14:30 – 15:00):
Conservation of water resource areas and community revitalization: a case study of Kawakami Village in Nara Prefecture, Japan

Kai Okuda
PhD student, Graduate School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University

Presentation 11 (15:00 – 15:30):
How did they abandon Japanese community? A trail of migrants from 2011 radioactive contamination
Ryota Wakamatsu
MA student, Social Policy, The University of Melbourne
15:30 – 16:30Afternoon Tea & Open Discussions
16:30
Closing Remarks: Prof. Yoshihiro Seki (School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University)



Day 3: Thursday, 31 August 2017

TimeDetails
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea
10:30 Library, Campus & Museum Visit
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 –Field Trip