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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

The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojiro First full-length book devoted to Kajii Motojirō written by JRC Chair, Stephen Dodd

The Youth of Things is the first full-length book devoted to Kajii Motojirō. It brings together English translations of nearly all his completed stories with an analysis of his literature in the context of several major themes that locate him in 1920s Japan.

20th January 2014

John Sargent John Sargent: Obituary

John Sargent, a valued member of the SOAS staff for three and a half decades, died on 10 July 2013.

10th July 2013

A millennium of Japanese books explored through rare treasures from Japan

A thousand years of Japanese book culture is celebrated at an exhibition opening this month at SOAS, University of London.  

4th April 2013

SOAS students take top prizes at UK Japanese Speech Contest

SOAS students won first and second prize as well as the Lifestyle & Culture Research prize at the Japanese Speech Contest in March.

19th March 2013

Japan Since 1945: From Postwar to Post-Bubble by Christopher Gerteis and Timothy S. George SOAS historian champions importance of today’s Japan

A new collection of essays, edited by SOAS historian Dr Christopher Gerteis, reasserts the contemporary global importance of the East Asian nation.

1st February 2013

japanese ceremony image roof garden One year on: Ceremony held to commemorate the Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami

A ceremony was held at SOAS on 6 March to mark the first anniversary of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, which devastated much of the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan on 11 March 2011.

6th March 2012

David Hughes ‘Infectious Enthusiasm’ Wins Dr David Hughes a Japan Society Prize

Dr David Hughes has been awarded a prize by the Japan Society for his significant contribution to engaging people with Japanese culture, particularly through sharing musical traditions and performances.

13th December 2011

David Hughes 2011 Japan Society Award - David Hughes

David Hughes, who recently retired from the Department of Music at SOAS, has received the Japan Society Award for 2011.

6th December 2011

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