The Chair of the Centre says:
It has been a pleasure to serve as Acting Chair during 2015-16, and I now look forward to stepping into the role of Chair for the next two years. Japanese Studies learning and research at SOAS remains exciting and diverse. Our academic members continue to work at the forefront of research, publishing an array of topics and pursuing a range of scholarly and media activities across the fields of Japanese Studies. We continue to welcome Visiting Scholars from Japanese universities who contribute to academic networking within the JRC, and our students continue to actively engage us both in the classroom and at our research events.