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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
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 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, a valued member of the SOAS staff for three and a half decades, died on 10 July 2013.
10th July 2013
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 won first and second prize as well as the Lifestyle & Culture Research prize at the Japanese Speech Contest in March.
19th March 2013
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
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
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, who recently retired from the Department of Music at SOAS, has received the Japan Society Award for 2011.
6th December 2011
He has written a gripping account of his experiences on 11 March and in the days and weeks that followed as Japan struggles to recover from the earthquake and tsunami. We have reproduced his Letter from Sendai in its entirety.
20th May 2011
SOAS Director Paul Webley represented the School at a series of events commemorating the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine) in Tokyo on Monday, 1 November.
1st November 2010
The School of African and Oriental Studies at the University of London is among the beneficiaries of a major grant programme by The Nippon Foundation (TNF) and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF), which has given new impetus to Japanese Studies in the UK. Only recently, provision for the subject was woefully short of demand.
22nd January 2009
SOAS author’s book chosen among the 100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan (Tokyo, Nippon Foundation, 2008).
18th September 2008