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 within Asia as well as in Australasia. 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, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Lately, his research has been supported with felloships and awards from the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the National Library of Australia, the Australian Institute of Art History, the History Trust of South Australia, the Japan Foundation, and the Toshiba International Foundation.
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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He chaired the 2018 Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) National Conference, and the 2021 Open Conference on Taiwanese Studies "Unpacking Taiwan: Exploring Taiwanese Studies, Culture and Identity" which was the first academic event held in South Australia on Taiwan. Together with A/Prod Richard Bullen, he is running a symposium on Japanese war art in 2022 (see https://events.flinders.edu.au/events/symposium-on-japanese-war-art-in-person-event).
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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