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SOAS scholar helps to secure AHRC grant worth nearly £1 million to study Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

Together with colleagues at the British Museum, Dr Angus Lockyer, Lecturer in the Department of History at SOAS University of London, has been awarded a major research grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The grant, worth nearly £930,000 in total, is for a project on the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai entitled ‘Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society’ (1760-1849).

9th February 2016

Wartimes language students at SOAS SOAS to celebrate impact of 100 years of Japanese Studies with alumni

Wartime language students, diplomats, business leaders and entrepreneurs from SOAS University of London’s alumni community will come together at the School to celebrate the impact of 100 years of learning Japanese at SOAS University of London.

15th January 2016

Koichi Hamada to speak on ‘Abenomics’ and the threat of a currency war at SOAS

Professor Hamada will lead the discussion on the governments’ strategy to improve Japan’s inert economy

12th January 2016

Four internationally renowned scholars join SOAS in Centenary year

Four scholars across the fields of Anthropology, History, Ethnomusicology and Law will be joining SOAS University of London as Centenary Fellows in 2016.  

17th December 2015

Sino-Japanese relations

Yuka Kobayashi was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 regarding Sino-Japanese relations.

14th August 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

How SOAS languages helped build post-war UK-Japan entente

The story of the Dulwich Boys, a group of young men who studied Japanese at SOAS, University of London during the Second World War, has been featured on the BBC Radio 4's Today Programme (01:41:27) and in the BBC Magazine.

12th August 2015

SOAS alumnus wins Japanese speech contest at 25th Sir Peter Parker Awards

SOAS alumnus Min Jeong from South Korea was awarded First Prize at this year’s Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese.

13th February 2015

MAKING TEA, MAKING JAPAN Book Launch 13th January 2015

"MAKING TEA, MAKING JAPAN" Book Launch followed by a Reception - 6pm - 8pm

13th January 2015 at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)


15th December 2014

SOAS lecturer Kristin Surak Deutsche Welle Interview

The Abe’s win at the polls in Japan’s snap elections December 14 signal a democracy in disarray and portend a shift to a neo-nationalist agenda.

15th December 2014

SOAS JRC hosts the Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture and award ceremony

The Japan Research Centre welcome a party from Meiji Jingu on the occasion of the Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture on 1 October 2014.

1st October 2014

JRC front cover Women and democracy focus of first publication by SOAS Japan Research Centre

The Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London, in association with Bloomsbury, has published the first book in its SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series.

26th June 2014

SOAS students win top prizes at Japanese Speech Contest

SOAS students performed superbly at The 9th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students, securing first and third prize in the Speech Category, earlier this month.

13th March 2014

 Japan Forum Editorial Team SOAS scholars receive editorship of prestigious Japan Forum journal

Four SOAS, University of London scholars from the Japan Research Centre (JRC) will join the editorship of Japan Forum, the official journal for the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS).

30th January 2014

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