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Purnendra Jain


Purnendra Jain is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide, Australia, where he served as Professor of Japanese Studies for twenty-five years. Jain holds a distinguished position as a scholar renowned for expertise in contemporary Japanese politics and foreign policy. Focusing on Japan-India, Japan-South Asia and, Australia-Asia relations, along with regionalism, energy and foreign aid issues. Jain has published extensively in prestigious journals such as Asian Survey and Japan Forum. Jain co-edited 'Japan's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century'. Jain’s impact extends to teaching courses on contemporary Japan, Australia's relations in the Asia Pacific and comparative studies of Japan, China, and India. Recognised for outstanding scholarship, Jain received the Japanese Imperial Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2020 and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2021.

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