- 国際学レヴュー (ISSN:09162690)
- vol.19, pp.65-86, 2008
This article reports my sabbatical at the Australian National University in Canberra, from April 2005 to March 2006. The main purpose was research work into the Japan-Australia trade relations from the mid 1950s on, the period when my PhD thesis stopped covering, at the National Archives of Australia. While my archival research culminated in the international symposium in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1957 Japan-Australia Commerce Agreement at the Annual Conference of the Australian Studies Association of Japan held in June 2007 at Osaka, my stay in Canberra also brought several other research products. The first is the postwar incremental change of the Australian society from the 'British race-patriotism' into the new one founded on the British tradition and the cultural diversity and generosity. The second theme is Australia's approaches towards nuclear disarmament that have been under the constraints of the US alliance and its status as world's major uranium producer. My third topic is the comparison of the market-oriented economic reforms from the 1980s to the 1990s between the progressive conciliatory stances by the Australian Labor government and the bigbang approaches by the New Zealand Labour counterpart.