Yasue Arimitsu is Professor Emeritus of English and Australian Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. She is the author of Finding a Place: Landscape and the Search for Identity in the Early Novels of Patrick White (1986) and Australian Identity: Struggle and Transformation in Australian Literature (2003). She co-authored An Introduction to Australian Studies, 2nd Edition (2007). She has also edited and contributed to translating Diamond Dog: An Anthology of Contemporary Australian Short Stories ― Reflections on Multicultural Society (2008). Her article “Nation and Literature: Literary Possibilities in a Multicultural Society” was published in Racism, Slavery, and Literature (2010), edited by Wolfgang Zach/Ulrich Pallua, and another article, “Nam Le’s The Boat: A Reflection of Multiple Selves”, was published in Literatures in English: New Ethical, Cultural, and Transnational Perspectives (2013), edited by Michael Kenneally, Rhona Richman Kenneally and Wolfgang Zach. She was the president of the Australian Studies Association of Japan (2010 to 2013), and is currently the president of the Australia New Zealand Literary Society of Japan (since 2014). She has recently edited and authored Contemporary Australian Studies: Literature, History, Film and Media Studies in a Globalizing Age (2016).