Tomoko Ichitani is Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Japan. Her primary area of research is Australian contemporary literature, with particular focus on Indigenous Australian writing and multicultural writing. She has published widely on these topics both internationally and within Japan. She also works to promote Australian literature to Japanese audiences and in 2015 she translated Kate Grenville’s The Secret River into Japanese as part of the Masterpieces of Australian Contemporary Literature Series with the support of the Australia-Japan Foundation. More recently, she has been developing ecocritical approaches to topics including the representation of nuclear issues in Japanese and international contexts. She is on the Board of Directors of the Australian Studies Association.