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Japan Foundation / BAJS Japanese Studies Postgraduate Workshop 2018: Bridging the Academic Worlds of the UK and Japan new
Contemporary Japan Speaker Series by the London Asia Pacific Centre

Japan Foundation / BAJS Japanese Studies Postgraduate Workshop 2018: Bridging the Academic Worlds of the UK and Japan   org

We are delighted to announce that the next annual Japan Foundation and British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Postgraduate Workshop will be held in 2018 at SOAS, University of London.

This workshop aims to assist the development of the next generation of Japanese Studies researchers in the UK. It is a great opportunity to receive practical advice on your research from senior colleagues, and to get to know fellow postgraduate students and others in the Japanese Studies community.

This year’s interactive workshop will explore how emerging Japanese Studies researchers in the UK can help to bridge the academic worlds of UK and Japan through their research. It will include a series of sessions by senior academics addressing key challenges relating to conducting and disseminating research in Japan, and improving communication between researchers in both countries, along with opportunities for the participants themselves to introduce their own research and why they believe it is important for the advancement of Japanese Studies in the UK and Japan. 

In addition, there will be an opportunity to hear presentations from various agencies on potential sources of funding for current and future research, including funding to support research in Japan.

Eligibility: This workshop is open to postgraduate students in Japanese Studies and those undertaking Japan related research in other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Priority registration will be given to PhD candidates. From 26 January 2018 registration will also be extended to Japanese Studies Masters students who are thinking about doing a PhD. The deadline for all workshop registration is 6 February 2018.

Date: 16 February 2018 from 10.30am to 6.00pm

SOAS, University of London 

*Doors will open from 10am.

Booking: E-mail Programme Officer Julie Anne Robb at  to register your interest in attending or if you have any enquiries. Please note that this workshop is highly popular so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to come along.

Please note that the deadline for workshop registration is 6 February 2018.

*The Japan Foundation will be able to offer partial travel grants to student participants. Please get in touch for more details.*

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Contemporary Japan Speaker Series by the London Asia Pacific Centre   JPsupported

The Japan Foundation is delighted to sponsor the second year of the London Asia Pacific Centre’s Contemporary Japan Speaker Series.  From November 2017 to March 2018, the series will bring five top Japanese professors to London to discuss contemporary Japanese economics, politics and society

Confirmed speakers for 2017/2018 include:

23 November 2017: Professor Kumiko Miyazaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology

25 January 2018: Professor Tanaka Sigeto, Tohoku University (Event information)

15 February 2018: Professor Seio Nakajima, Waseda University (Event information)

22 March 2018: Professor Yasumasa Igarashi, Tsukuba University (Event information)

Date: 23 November 2017 - 22 March 2018

SOAS, University of London/ King’s College London

For more information please see the homepage of the London Asia Pacific Centre

This workshop is supported by the Grant Programme for Japanese Studies Projects. For more information about this programme please click here.

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