Welcome to the Japanese Studies Association


of Australia webpage. 




The JSAA community has been affected by the current world pandemic in a range of ways, but not least the sudden urgency about allowing our students to continue their studies by moving our materials online. This situation has led to a dramatic increase at the local level of each department and each university, as well as concerns for the health of our families near and far and the broader community.


As we are getting used to this new situation, it is difficult to think (in our worklife) beyond the immediate concerns of looking after our students and their learning in the next day or two. But as we are getting used to this new world, there may be opportunities to share information on what resources we have found useful and what problems have been overcome and how.


Please let Beatrice Trefalt know how the JSAA could help you at this time. In the meantime, stay safe and well, and take care.





Tanka Poetry Competition

ANU is inviting people to contribute (either in English or Japanese) to their Tanka poetry competition. You may submit in two categories: 

1) Individual tanka on the theme of "Roots" - up to 5 poems; 

2) Free themed 15 Poem English Tanka Sequence. 

For more information visit the website https://tanka.weblogs.anu.edu.au.  


CANCELLATION: ASAA 2020 Conference

Due to the current Covid-19 situation ASAA 2020 Conference has been cancelled. For further information please visit the conference website: https://www.asaaconference.com.au


National Library of Australia Fellowships

Applications for the 2021 program round close at Friday 24 April 2020 at 5pm (AEST)

For more details visit: https://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/fellowships-and-scholarships/national-library-of-australia-fellowships


Annual General Meeting    

Thank you all who attended the 2019 AGM. The next JSAA AGM will be held at the 2020 ASAA conference at University of Melbourne.

Please see this link for the information about the 2020 ASAA conference.

The call for papers will close on 1 November 2019.  













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