Faculty and Scholars

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Shiro Armstrong's picture Director, AJRC
+61 2 6125 6410

Shiro Armstrong is an economist and Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Editor of the East Asia Forum, Director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Research Associate at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School.

Ippei Fujiwara's picture Japan Director, AJRC

Ippei Fujiwara is Professor of Macroeconomics at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), research associate at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Japan director for Australia-…

Hiroshi Matsushima

Dr. Hiroshi Matsushima is a Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy and holds an appointment with the Australia-Japan Research Centre. His research focuses on the effects of regulatory policies aimed at reducing fuel consumption and pollutant emissions in the transportation sector. Specifically, Hiroshi’s work examines how economic behaviours of auto manufacturers and consumers can inform the development of regulatory strategies that maximise environmental benefits while attaining economic efficiency.

Nobuko Nagase's picture Senior Fellow, AJRC

Nobuko Nagase is a Professor of Labor Economics and Social Policy at Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan. Her interests include wage structure and work choice, labor market regulations and social security, tax and other institutional effects on work and gender, marital behavior and child-birth timing. Nagase has conducted empirical studies on child care…

Masahiko Takeda
Senior Fellow, AJRC

Professor Takeda Masahiko is a Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Applied Economics, School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University. Professor Takeda’s research interests include economic policy and development with a focus on Asia.

Andrew Levidis
Fellow, AJRC

Dr Andrew Levidis is a historian of modern Japan and East Asia, whose work focuses on political history, history of international relations, and the modern historiography of war.

Amy King
Fellow, AJRC

I am Associate Professor in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, at The Australian National University, with particular expertise in Chinese foreign and security policy, China-Japan relations, and the economics-security nexus in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ben Ascione
Fellow, AJRC

Ben Ascione is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University. He is also the Japan editor at East Asia Forum and a research associate at the Japan Centre for International Exchange.

Lauren Richardson
Fellow, AJRC

Lauren Richardson is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations and Director of the ANU Japan Institute. From 2018-2020 she was Director of Studies and Lecturer in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the ANU. Prior to that Dr Richardson taught Northeast Asian Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the role of non-state actors in shaping diplomatic interactions in Northeast Asia, particularly Japan-Korea relations.

Llewelyn Hughes
Fellow, AJRC

I am a social scientist researching the low carbon energy transition. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, where I sit on the steering committee of the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific initiative. From 2018 to 2021 I served as Associate Dean for Research in the ANU’s College of Asia and the Pacific.

Simon Avenell
Fellow, AJRC

Simon Avenell is Professor in the School of Culture, History, and Language and Associate Dean (Higher Degrees by Research), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He specializes in modern Japanese history, civic activism, civil society, environmental history, and transnational history.

Yuma Osaki
Thesis topic: Australia and Japan in the Asian Regional Integration since 2000

Yuma Osaki (大﨑祐馬) is a political economist in the making. He is a student of International Relations and International Political Economy (IR/IPE), working on Asian economic diplomacy. His research explores international trade governance and the evolution of the global trading system, with a focus on the advent of regional economic integration

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