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Australian Studies Association of Japan Holds Conference in Commemoration of Thirtieth Anniversary

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2019.06.26

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Australian Studies Association of Japan Holds Conference in Commemoration of Thirtieth Anniversary

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From Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 16, 2019, the Australian Studies Association of Japan (ASAJ) held the 2019 ASAJ International Conference in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the organization's founding. The event took place at the Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) Aoyama Campus.

In addition, The Society of Cultural and Creative Studies, an AGU event, was held simultaneously on Sunday, June 16—the ASAJ International Conference's second day—with a session titled "Multicultural Society and the Arts: The Frontiers of Cultural Creation in Australia" featuring a special lecture by Mori Art Museum Deputy Director and Chief Curator Mami Kataoka (who also served as the first Asian-born artistic director at the 21st Biennale of Sydney).

Following presentations by specialists, researchers and others, AGU School of Cultural and Creative Studies (SCCS) Professor Sayoko Iizasa served as moderator while fourth-year SCCS students Mana Miura and Chikako Takagi talked about activities at their School, discussing time spent learning at the Biennale of Sydney last year as well as experiences creating documentary-film subtitles through the "Movie Translation Lab," among other experiences

These were followed by a screening of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe, a 2016 Australian film directed by Ros Horin with subtitles by Takagi and her fellow students.

Photography: Shiori Uenami, third-year SCCS student