The JSAA is the professional association for those in Australia who teach, research or study Japan. The Association was established in 1978, and membership is open to Japanese Studies practitioners in Australia or overseas.
We hold a conference every two years.Membership entitles you to a reduced registration rate at our conferences.
The Association publishes a fully-refereed journal, Japanese Studies, edited by Associate Professor Carolyn Stevens at The University of Melbourne, and distributed by Taylor and Francis. Your membership entitles you to three editions of the journal every year. We welcome articles on all aspects of Japanese Studies from all over the world.
The JSAA, Inc. is managed by an elected executive, and we see our mission as being to promote study and research on Japan, and to argue for the needs of Japanese Studies practitioners and students in Australia. We also welcome links with Japanese Studies Associations and individual practitioners from other countries. In 1997, for example, the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) held a conference in conjunction with the JSAA Conference in Melbourne, and in July 2009 in Sydney we co-hosted the ICJLE (International Conference on Japanese Language Education).
We look forward to seeing you all at the next conference in 2013 in Canberra.