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. The most recent conference was held from July 8-10, 2015 at La Trobe University, Melbourne. The next conference will be held in 2017 at Wollongong Univeristy, NSW. Membership to the JSAA entitles you to a reduced registration rate at our conferences.
The Association publishes a fully-refereed journal, Japanese Studies, edited by Professor Carolyn Stevens at Monash University 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.