Japan Update 2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre
Japan Update 2018

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 05 September 2018


Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Sheila Smith, Council of Foreign Relations; Hiroyuki Akita, Nikkei; Lully Miura, University of Tokyo; Debra Hazelton, Mizuho Financial Group; Hiroko Akiyama, University of Tokyo; plus many more.


Australia-Japan Research Centre

Peak Japan is the sixth Japan Update since the series was established in 2013.

The Update is the flagship conference of the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) in Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Japan Institute at The Australian National University. Bringing together experts from Australia, Japan and around the region, the Update provides a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, gives an ‘update’ on the country’s recent developments and forecasts its future directions. The 2018 Update will focus on Japan’s economy, politics and international relations, and demography.

A number of distinguished and prominent scholars will share their insights and latest research on Japan, including:

  • Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations
  • Hiroyuki Akita, Senior staff writer and commentator at Nikkei
  • Lully Miura, Lecturer at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute, University of Tokyo
  • Debra Hazelton, Non-Executive Board Director of Treasury Corporation of Victoria & AMP Capital
  • Hiroko Akiyama, Professor at University of Tokyo Institute of Gerontology
  • Yuri Okina, Chairman of the Japan Research Institute

Take a look at previous Updates, podcasts and speakers via the links below.

Japan Update 2017

Seeking new directions

Japan Update 2016

Reinventing Japan

Japan Update 2015

Political, economic and social change

Japan Update 2014

Political, economic and social change

Japan Update 2013

Looking forward in economics, politics and trade

The Japan Update 2018 is supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; the Japan Foundation, Sydney; and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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