University of Sydney Law School

Pandemic Pressure Points: Economics, Governance and Society in Japan


Event name: “Pandemic Pressure Points: Economics, Governance and Society in Japan”
Date & time: Weds 25 August 6-7pm
Venue: hybrid – physically at University of Sydney Law School’s Law Lounge (Camperdown Campus, places limited) and by Zoom

Supported by: Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC), Australia-Japan Society (NSW), Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL), Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney (CAPLUS), and Japan Studies Association of Australia (JSAA)


A/Prof Shiro Armstrong (Australian National University Crawford School and ARJC:

A/Prof Yasuko Hassall Kobayashi (Ritsumeikan University and ANU:

Prof Luke Nottage (University of Sydney Law School & ANJeL:

Moderator: Dr Rowena Ward (University of Wollongong and JSAA:

Summary: This free roundtable discussion brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts to discuss the short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Japanese economy, legal system, and wider socio-political regime.

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