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Australian Studies Association of Japan Holds Conference in Commemoration of Thirtieth Anniversary
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).
AGU President Yoshikazu Miki delivers opening remarks
Special guest Mami Kataoka talks about the 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
Mana Miura gives a presentation titled "The Politics of Contemporary Aboriginal Art: Experiences at the Biennale of Sydney in 2018"
Chikako Takagi's presentation, "The Challenges of Subtitle Creation"
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.
Participants from the Australian Embassy and others from overseas
Related materials available in the reception area
Photography: Shiori Uenami, third-year SCCS student