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Japan Research Centre

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Department of Japan and Korea, SOAS 
The Japanese section combines intensive study of the written and spoken language with considerable exposure to the great diversity of Japan’s sophisticated and rich culture, both through in-depth study of the society and through student visits to Japan as part of the degree course.

Faculty of Languages and Cultures, SOAS
Six of the academic departments are devoted to teaching and research in the languages, literatures and cultures of Africa, China and Inner Asia, Japan and Korea, the Near and Middle East, South Asia, and South East Asia, with the seventh teaching and conducting research in Linguistics.

Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, SOAS
The Centre exists to promote the academic study of Japanese religions past and present in all their rich diversity and dynamism.

Japan and Korea Course and Course Unit Descriptions, SOAS
Full list of courses and descriptions.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, SOAS
In the UK the test is administered by SOAS Language Centre, University of London, on behalf of the Japan Foundation.

About the Japan & Korea Collection in the SOAS Library
The Library collects books, journals, audio-visual materials, electronic and multimedia items on Japan and Korea.

Image collections in the SOAS Library - East Asia: Japan
Comprehensive online image reference resource.

External Links

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation 
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.

The Japan Foundation 
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal agent for cultural relations between Japan and overseas countries and exists to promote a wider knowledge of Japan abroad and to promote mutual understanding between nations.

Japan Society
Founded in 1891, The Japan Society is the longest established and principal non-governmental organisation involved in the study of UK-Japan relations.

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
The mission of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures is to promote the study of material and visual cultures of the Japanese archipelago and, in doing so, to act a catalyst for international research in the field. An independent charity, the Sainsbury Institute is affiliated with the University of East Anglia (UEA) in association with the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS) and The British Museum.

British Association for Japanese Studies
The Association was formed in 1974, with the "aim to encourage Japanese studies in the UK, in particular by stimulating teaching and research".

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
The NCC, founded in 1991, serves the field of Japanese Studies in North America by working closely with librarians, faculty, and students to strengthen Japanese language collections and to promote access to information in all forms and formats.

The Foreign Press Center/Japan (FPCJ) 
The Foreign Press Center/Japan (FPCJ) plays an essential role in facilitating news gathering activities in Japan by organizing press briefings and tours, making practical arrangements for interviewing and filming, providing rich and up-to-date media resources through our website, “eFPCJ – 24-hour media assistance” and our original publications.

Bibliography of Japanese history to 1912 covering books and articles
A completely revised edition of a bibliography of Japanese history up to the end of the Meiji period.

Asian studies virtual library
Research tool produced by the Internet Publications Bureau, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra.

International Research Centre for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), Japan
Dr John Breen's (SOAS) web page on Nichibunken's web site.