Tets Kimura is an interdisciplinary researcher, whose current research activities focus on Asian art and popular culture in modern history and contemporary society, that lead us to (re)map and (re)construct Asian identities. His first book, Exporting Japanese Aesthetics (2020) is published from Sussex Academic Press. He has received research grants, award, and scholarships from nine countries; Australia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, France, the Netherlands, Germany, UK, and US. Lately, he was a resident of the National Library of Australia as a recipient of the 2021 Asia Study Awards. He is also the recipient of two prestigious fellowships to conduct field research in Japan; competitive awards from the Australian Academy of the Humanities (David Philips Fellowship), and the Japan Foundation (Japanese Studies Fellowship), support a position as Visiting Researcher at the Center of Asian and Pacific Studies, Seikei University (Tokyo).
He has been a committee member of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (SA Branch) since 2014.
He was a board member of Flinders' Faculty of Social and Behaviour Sciences as PhD representative (2012 - 2014).
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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3271-3542
He will chair the Open Conference on Taiwanese Studies "Unpacking Taiwan: Exploring Taiwanese Studies, Culture and Identity" at Flinders University on scheduled 7 May 2021. The conference is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan.
He chaired the 2018 Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) National Conference, and is currently working on a special issue of Flinders University Languages Group Online Review (FULGOR) dealing with the conference theme “Intercultural Aspects of Translation, Interpreting and Communication” as a guest editor.
He represented South Australia in two different sports, ultimate frisbee (2003), and judo (1999, 2000). He was the judo state champion (U60) in 2000.
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