Purnendra Jain is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide. Recipient of the Japanese Emperors Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2020 and elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2021 his research focus has been on contemporary Japanese politics and foreign policy. Author co-author and editor of 14 books and numerous research papers and articles he has also researched and written extensively on international relations in the Asia-Pacific/Indo-Pacific region. His latest co-edited book isJapans Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century(2020). He is a frequent commentator on Asian current affairs in newspapers online platforms radio and television in Australia Japan India Singapore and China. He is former President of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (2003-2005) and President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (2010-2012).