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The conference will take place over three days and features presentations and panel discussions on special topics in Japanese Studies, including the next in the Inagaki Seminar series from Professor Philip Seaton of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. The University of Melbourne's Professor Akihiro Ogawa will host panels throughout the conference, showcasing scholarship in Japanese Studies from across the Asia Pacific and bringing together a diverse range of voices to speak on topics ranging from the ageing society to gender equality. We are delighted to welcome Hirotaka Tateishi, president at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies to the opening ceremony for the Global Japan Office..

Keynote speaker

Professor Philip Seaton

Professor Philip Seaton
Professor Philip Seaton

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Philip Seaton has been a professor in the Institute of Japan Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies since April 2018. Previously, he spent 14 years at Hokkaido University, where he was convenor of the Modern Japanese Studies Program. His main research areas are war memories and tourism, and he is the author/editor of Japan's Contested War Memories (Routledge 2007), Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border (with Svetlana Paichadze, Routledge 2015), Local History and War Memories in Hokkaido (Routledge 2017), and Contents Tourism in Japan (with Takayoshi Yamamura, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, and Kyungjae Jang, Cambria Press 2017).