Dr Midori Kagawa-Fox

 Position Visiting Research Fellow
 Org Unit Asian Studies
 Email midori.kagawa-fox@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3805
 Location Floor/Room 5 36 ,  Kenneth Wills Building ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Midori Kagawa-Fox was born and raised in Japan. Prior to her current position she taught in the Discipline of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide and in the Japanese Programme at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

  • Qualifications

    PhD (Adelaide), MA International Relations (Flinders)

  • Awards & Achievements

    Research Grants for Environmental Ethics from New Zealander's perspectives: comparative study of cultural identity, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Waikato, New Zeland, 2013.

    Faculty Publication Award Scheme, Higher Degree Research Graduates, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Adelaide, 2012.

    The Award for Outstanding Student Feedback in Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Adelaide, 2012.

    Publication Support Grant, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Adelaide, 2010.

  • Teaching Interests

    Japanese Studies and Asian Studies

  • Research Interests

    Japanese society and culture

    Japanese environmental ethics; a comaprative appraisal with the West

    Japan's policy making

    Interactive language (Japanese) learning

  • Publications


    Kagawa-Fox, Midori (2012): The Ethics of Japan's Global Environmental Policy: The conflict between principles and practice (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series), London, Routledge. ISBN-13; 978-0-415-68148-3. *This book was republished in a paperback edition in January 2014.


    Book Chapters:

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (forthcoming): "The Japanese envirionment: Lessons from the past" in Tania Lewis and Tripta Chandola (eds.) Gree Asia: Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles and Ethical Consumption, Routledge.

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (In progress), "The role of culture in Japanese environmental philosophy", in Baird Callicott and James McRae (eds.), Japanese Environmental Philosophy, Anthology.

    Journal articles:

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (2010), "The environmental ethics of Japan's Whaling", Asian Currents, no. 69 August, Asian Studies Association of Australia, E-bulletin, pp. 4-5.

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (2010), "Environmental ethics from the Japanese perspective", Ethics, Place and Environment, vol. 13,  no.1, March, pp. 57-73. 

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (2009), "Japan's Whaling Triangle - The Power Behind the Whaling Policy", Japanese Studies, vol.29, no.3, December pp. 403-416.

    Book Review:

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (2013), "CDM and Sustainable Development in China, Japanese perspectives" by Kazuhiro Ueta (ed.) in Asian Studies Review, vol.37, issue 4, pp.599-601.

    Media Contribution:

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (2013), "Is NZ really ready for the Asian Century?", The New Zealand Herald, 25 February 2013, http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10867490

    Kagawa-Fox, M. (2012): ABC Radio National, Summer Breakfast, "Whaling Panel", 16 Janurary 2012, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/2012-01-16/3774020 


  • Professional Associations

    A member of New Zealand Asian Studies Society

    A member of Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre at the University of Adelaide

  • Community Engagement

    ABC Radio National, Breakfast, "Whaling Panel".

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