Purnendra Jain is emeritus professor in Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia. His main research focus has been on contemporary Japanese politics and foreign policy. He has also researched and written extensively on Japan–India, Japan–South Asia relations, Australia–Asia relations; regionalism and regional institutions; energy and foreign aid issues; and comparative studies of the politics and foreign policy of Japan, China, and India.
His research results have been published in such journals as Asian Survey, Pacific Review, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Japan Forum, Japan Studies, Leviathan, and Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is a frequent commentator on Japan’s current affairs in newspapers, radio, and television in Australia, Japan, India, Singapore, and China.
In 2020 the government of Japan conferred on him The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (the third class of the Order) in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of Australia-Japan relations and the deepening of Australian understanding of Japanese society and culture.
Full bio at: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/purnendra.jain