6 December 2011
David Hughes, who recently retired from the Department of Music at SOAS, has received the Japan Society Award for 2011.
The Japan Society Awards are presented each year to mark significant work in the field of UK Japan relations which has not otherwise been recognized. These annual awards, usually made to one Japanese and one non-Japanese national for outstanding contributions to Anglo-Japanese relations and understanding.
The 2011 Awards were announced and presented at the Society's Annual Dinner on 6 December.
David had hugely enriched the experience of numerous students and faculty over the years with his profound knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for music from Japan and around the world and award recognises his long-term significant contribution to knowledge and understanding of varied Japanese musical traditions and practice.