28 May 2017

 Annual General Meeting


JSAA 2017


The below is a message from Dr Kaori Okano:


The 2017 AGM of the JSAA, Thursday 29th June, 2017, at Wollongong University


I hope many of you are preparing the trip to the Wollongong conference.


I am writing to advise you that  the 2017 AGM of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia will be held at at noon-1pm, Thursday 29th June, 2017, during the JSAA conference at Wollongong University. The venue will be announced later. I hope to see many of you there!


Please send me the completed proxy form if you are unable to be present, please send the completed proxy form (see here) to:


Kaori Okano, President


Call for Nominations




See below for the email from Dr Kaori Okano:


The JSAA presents a lifetime membership award to a respected colleague who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the JSAA and/or to Japanese Studies in Australia over many years. This award will be presented at the conference of each biennial conference. The 2015 award was Emeritus Professor Ross Mouer.


Please send the nomination (a brief explanation of reason for the nomination) by email to:


Kaori Okano,





The JSAA executive committee will be vacant from July 2017 and the election is now open. Election is via email to Dr Emma Dalton (


Nomination closes 22 June 2017.

The ballot for the office bearer will take place at the AGM on Thursday 29 June 2017 at the JSAA conference.


The information and nomination form can be found here


Job Opportunity




Hong Kong University is currently seeking a two year fixed term Assistant Lecturer in Japanese Studies to commence in mid August 2017. 


The appointee will contribute to the teaching of Japanese and the design of language courses and content courses, such as pop culture and Japanese pragmatics.


Application closes 31 May 2017.


For further information, please see here.


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