PhD supervision

AJRC recognises that PhD students are a crucial part of research development at universities. They not only build capacity for deep understanding and knowledge but are important in building up a research program more broadly. The AJRC provides a number of scholarships for PhD projects details of which are available on request from

Current Students

  • Yuma Osaki, PhD Candidate
    Topic: The Economic-Security Nexus in the Multi-layered Trading System: The Roles of Australia and Japan in Institutionalising Regional Economic Integration in Asia

Former Students

  • Ben Ascione, Researcher, Crawford School of Public Policy
    Topic: The influence of domestic politics on Japanese foreign policy

  • Paul Hubbard, Prime Minister and Cabinet
    Topic: The Nature and Performance of China’s State Owned Enterprises

  • Luke Hurst, Director, Research and Information, Asialink Business
    Topic: China’s impact on the global iron ore Market

  • Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, World Bank and Former Indonesian Trade Minister
    Topic: Foreign investment in Southeast Asia

  • Adam Triggs, Director, Accenture Strategy, Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution
    Topic: Macroeconomics and multilateralism: The benefits and domestic influence of global macroeconomic policy cooperation

  • Ryosuke Hanada
    Topic: Japan’s foreign policy making: Policy making of the China-Japan-ROK trilateral cooperation since 1998

  • Rebecca Mendelsohn Topic: Australia’s Foreign Investment Regime and the ‘National Interest’ in Comparative International Perspective

  • Stewart Nixon
    Topic:Foreign investment and migration policy complementarities and optimisation in the Asia-Pacific

  • Barli Suryanta
    Topic: Indonesia’s Integration into the Regional and Global Economy

University Course: Issues in Japanese Policy (POGO8220)

Convened by Dr Shiro Armstrong, Issues in Japanese Policy exposes students to the key policy debates in Japan drawing upon strong academic expertise at ANU, and the expertise and experience of a range of top scholars and thinkers on Japan who join the course as guest lecturers. The course was launched in September 2016 and in 2017 became available to senior undergraduate students. More information about the course can be found on the Programs and Courses site.

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