Position

Casual Academic
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Biography

Journalist and interpreter by profession (and photographer and traveller by hobby), Tets Kimura is currently completing his doctoral thesis on soft power influences of Japanese fashion in Australia.

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (Journalism, University of South Australia)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Philosophy, Flinders University)

Honours, awards and grants

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Flinders University, 2017-2018)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (Flinders University, 2013-2016)
  • Paul Varley Award (Japan Studies Association, USA, 2016)
  • Flinders University Overseas Field Trip Grant (2018)
  • Academic Internship Program (Flinders University, 2017)
  • Australian Political Studies Association Conference Postgraduate Travel Award (Monash University, 2017)
  • Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge (Embassy of France, Australian Academy of Science, 2017)
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia Postgraduate Conference Award (Australian National University, 2016)
  • Bursary support for Looking Back, Looking Forward: Japanese Studies in Australia Conference (Monash University, 2016)
  • Japan Foundation Mini Grant (for inviting Prof Keiji Sawada of Waseda University to Flinders History Seminar) (Japan Foundation, 2016)
  • Research Student Conference Travel Grant (Flinders University, 2016)
  • Scholarship for the postwar 70th anniversary conference "Wounds, Scars, and Healing" (University of Sydney, 2015)
  • Asia Pacific Week Delegate (Australian National University, 2015)
  • School of International Studies Postgraduate Conference Funding (Flinders University, 2014)
  • School of International Studies Research Student Project Funding (Flinders University, 2013)
  • Japanese Studies Association of Australia 2013 Conference Scholarship (Australian National University, 2013)
  • Photo Exhibition "People in the Himalayas" (Flinders Asia Centre and School of International Studies, 2012)
  • Travel grant and bursary support for the British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School (University of East Anglia and Nippon Foundation, 2012)
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Divisional PhD Scholarship (Adelaide University, 2010)
  • Japan Foundation Travel Support Grant (Japan Foundation, 2010)
  • Scholarship for Pukyong Exchange Program (Pukyong National University and University of South Australia, 2009)

Key responsibilities

  • Council member of the Asian Studies Association of Australia as postgraduate representative (2015 - 2017)
  • General committee member of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (SA/NT Branch) since 2014
  • Board member of Flinders' Faculty of Social and Behaviour Sciences as PhD representative (2012 - 2014)

Teaching interests

International Relations, History, Asian Studies, and Creative Arts.

Publications

  • Kimura, T. (2018). Exploring the Theoretical Meaning of Rei Kawakubo: Two Waves of Japanese Fashion in the West and Georg Simmel’s Fashion Dualism. In Rex Butler, ed. Rei Kawakubo: For and Against Fashion. Brisbane: Editions Three.
  • Kimura, T. (2018). Cool Japan: Fashion as a Vehicle of Soft Power. In Anne Peirson-Smith and Joseph H. Hancock II, ed. Transglobal Fashion Narratives: Clothing Communication, Style Statements and Brand Storytelling. Bristol, United Kingdom: Intellect, pp. 341-358.
  • Kimura, T. (2018). An Analysis of Japanese Fashion in Australian Print Media. In Jacquelynn Foltyn, ed. Exploring Fashion through Culture, Time, and Space. Leiden: Brill.
  • Kimura, T. (2018). Sweaters and Soft Power: The Uniqlo Story. Australian Outlook,
  • Kimura, T. (2017). Book Review: Murakami, Haruki., 2017, Kishidancho Goroshi (Killing Commendatore), Tokyo: Shinchosha, Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 17(2)
    [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2016). Asian pop: China’s new power confrontation. Asian Currents, Jan-Feb
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2016). Harajuku: Tokyo Street Fashion. Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style, 5(2) pp. 91-95.
    [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2016). Review: Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper: A Supplemental Reader By Anthony Rausch. Japan Studies Association Journal, 14 pp. 85-87.
  • Kimura, T. (2016). Will Shinkai Makoto be the next Miyazaki? A review of Shinkai’s animations including the latest short-film “Cross Road” Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 16(1)
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2015). A Discourse of Japanese Fashion ‘Discovered’? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 15(1) pp. 130-132.
    [10.1080/14434318.2015.1040537]
  • Kimura, T. (2015). Truth the first casualty in reporting on Japan's whaling culture. Asian Currents, March-June
    [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2015). The World of Mortimer Menpes: Painter, Etcher, Raconteur. The Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 31 pp. 139-142.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2014). Focus on Japan. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 18(4) pp. 497-504.
    [10.2752/175174114X13996533400277]
  • Kimura, T. (2012). Tets Kimura Photos: People in the Himalayas. Flinders Central Library
  • Kimura, T. (2012). Translation: Horses, Horses, Despite Everything the Light is Still Pure.
  • Kimura, T. (2010). Whaling and Media: A cross-cultural and bilingual analysis of Australian and Japanese newspaper reporting on Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling. Masters. University of South Australia
  • Kimura, T. (2015). Japanese fashion influences in Australia: A comprehensive print media analysis. In FASH7 Proceedings. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary.Net. The Fashion Project: Exploring Critical Issues: 7th Global Meeting. Oxford. Sep 2015, pp. 1-12.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2014). Japanese Fashion in Australia: Will Uniqlo and Australia make a fairy tale couple? In D-Y Lee, ed. JSAA2013 Proceedings. Canberra, ACT: Australian National University. 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia. Canberra, ACT. Jul 2013, pp. 1-13.
    [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. and Egege, Y.S. (2018). Heroes and villains: a discourse analysis of Australian and Japanese whaling reports in newspapers. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 32(3) pp. 322-334.
    [10.1080/10304312.2017.1410101] [Scopus]
  • Kimura, T. and Lin, S.Y. (2017). Creation of Contemporary Taiwanese Fashion: A Shift in Tainan City towards Original Design. Fashion Practice, 9(3) pp. 349-372.
    [10.1080/17569370.2016.1235215]
  • Kimura, T. (2016). Japan’s Soft Power: A Case Study of Uniqlo and AKB48. Japan Studies Association Journal, 14 pp. 33-58.
  • Kimura, T. (2014). Newspaper Reporting of Whaling in Australia and Japan: A Comparative Content Analysis. New Voices, 6 pp. 173-198.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2013). Applying Taurek's 'Should the Numbers count?' to (un)justify Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A combination of historiography and applied ethics. The Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 29 pp. 20-40.
    [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2015). Japanese fashion influences in Australia: A comprehensive print media analysis. In FASH7 Proceedings. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary.Net. The Fashion Project: Exploring Critical Issues: 7th Global Meeting. Oxford. Sep 2015, pp. 1-12.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2014). Japanese Fashion in Australia: Will Uniqlo and Australia make a fairy tale couple? In D-Y Lee, ed. JSAA2013 Proceedings. Canberra, ACT: Australian National University. 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia. Canberra, ACT. Jul 2013, pp. 1-13.
    [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. and Egege, Y.S. (2018). Heroes and villains: a discourse analysis of Australian and Japanese whaling reports in newspapers. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 32(3) pp. 322-334.
    [10.1080/10304312.2017.1410101] [Scopus]
  • Kimura, T. and Lin, S.Y. (2017). Creation of Contemporary Taiwanese Fashion: A Shift in Tainan City towards Original Design. Fashion Practice, 9(3) pp. 349-372.
    [10.1080/17569370.2016.1235215]
  • Kimura, T. (2016). Japan’s Soft Power: A Case Study of Uniqlo and AKB48. Japan Studies Association Journal, 14 pp. 33-58.
  • Kimura, T. (2014). Newspaper Reporting of Whaling in Australia and Japan: A Comparative Content Analysis. New Voices, 6 pp. 173-198.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2013). Applying Taurek's 'Should the Numbers count?' to (un)justify Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A combination of historiography and applied ethics. The Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 29 pp. 20-40.
    [Web Link]
  • Kimura, T. (2018). Exploring the Theoretical Meaning of Rei Kawakubo: Two Waves of Japanese Fashion in the West and Georg Simmel’s Fashion Dualism. In Rex Butler, ed. Rei Kawakubo: For and Against Fashion. Brisbane: Editions Three.
  • Kimura, T. (2018). Cool Japan: Fashion as a Vehicle of Soft Power. In Anne Peirson-Smith and Joseph H. Hancock II, ed. Transglobal Fashion Narratives: Clothing Communication, Style Statements and Brand Storytelling. Bristol, United Kingdom: Intellect, pp. 341-358.
  • Kimura, T. (2018). An Analysis of Japanese Fashion in Australian Print Media. In Jacquelynn Foltyn, ed. Exploring Fashion through Culture, Time, and Space. Leiden: Brill.

Professional and community engagement

He is a member of

  • Australian Fashion Research Network
  • Art Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Political Studies Association
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia
  • Japanese Studies Association of Australia
  • European Association for Japanese Studies
  • Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators

He has peer-reviewed papers for

  • Journal of International & Intercultural Communication
  • Journalism and Mass Communication

He is an editorial board member of

  • Flinders Journal of History and Politics

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Asia
  • Culture
  • International relations
  • Japan
  • Media

Interests

  • Australia-Japan Relations
  • Fashion Studies
  • Soft Power

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82013212
Email:
Location: Social Sciences South (103)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

He represented South Australia in two different sports, judo and ultimate frisbee.

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