Dr Donna Weeks

Dr Donna Weeks joined Musashino University’ Faculty of Law in Tokyo in 2016 as Professor in Political Science, where she teaches Japanese politics, political philosophy and security, in Japanese language. Her research is focussed on the international implications of Japan’s domestic politics, diversity in the Japanese parliament, political participation and the politics and history of Japan’s relationship with Australia.

In 2018, she joined the university’s senior executive as Director of International Relations, and from April 2019 until March 2022, Chair of the Department of Political Science. Prior to returning to Japan in 2016, she held teaching and research positions in Queensland universities as well as past positions in the Australia-Japan Foundation and the Australian Senate.