October 2018


JSAA Conference Call for Papers: Monash University

The 21st Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia will be hosted at Monash University, Caulfield campus during 1 – 4 July 2019, with the theme of "Celebrating Diverse Perspectives".

For more information see 
Close of call for abstracts 30th November 2018.


Position Available: The University of Western Australia  

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies (Job number: 502311)
Work type: Full time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Arts, Social Sciences

  • Tenurable appointment, Level C ($118,957 - $137,000) plus 17% superannuation
  • Opportunity for a researcher with a strong research and industry track record in Japanese / Asian Studies and ability to teach Japanese language units
  • Disciplinary expertise in Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Media Studies or Political Sciences require

For more information see here.
Close of applications 28th October 2018. 

Japanese Linguistics Symposium: The University of Sydney

The Department of Japanese Studies and the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney are looking forward very much to hosting the Japanese Linguistics Symposium 2018 (JSL 2018). Scholars and research students working in the field of Japanese Linguistics are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at this event.
 order to ensure a vibrant and valuable exchange of ideas, each presentation will be allocated a total of 50 minutes: up to 30 minutes for the paper and 20 minutes for questions and discussion. The language of presentation will be English.

For the abstract template please contact Dr Nerida Jarkey ( 

Close of call for abstracts is 15th October 2018. 

30th International Japanese-English Translation Conference: Cairns, Australia 

The Japan Association of Translators (JAT) will hold its 30th International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET-30), our flagship professional-development-and-networking event, in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia on June 28-30, 2019. This year, our theme is Life, Style, and Translation — ことばを繋ぎ、未来を紡ぐ. 

The conference languages are English and Japanese.
For more information see 

Call for abstracts closes 15th November 2018. 

JSAA Member Publishing Round-Up!

Yes, we are coming up to it again! If you or a member you know has published a new book or chapter in the last six months please send us the details so that we can gather together and celebrate the publishing achievements of our members. We will be publishing the special newsletter near the end of the year

Please send the details to Laura Clark at 


Do you have content you would like to include in a JSAA newsletter? If so, please send the details to Laura Clark at .








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