Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr Satona Suzuki

Key information

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Lecturer in Japanese and Modern Japanese History (Education); Convenor BA Japanese, BA Japanese and... Japan Research Centre Academic staff Centre for Translation Studies Member
BA, PhD (London)
Russell Square, College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44(0) 20 7898 4234
Support hours
Term 1: Monday 4pm-5pm & Wednesday 12noon-1pm


I am currently a lecturer in Japanese and Modern Japanese History at SOAS University of London.

Trained as a historian at the Department of History at SOAS, my main interests are the rise of modern Japan with an emphasis on imperialism, militarism, ideology and the relationship between politics and religion (Buddhism).

I also teach Advanced Japanese using current issues in Japan, including constitutional revision, security and gender. As these issues often closely relate to Japan's imperial legacy and the postcolonial impasses between Japan and its neighbouring countries, I am keen to connect' then' and' now' in the global context

Research interests

  • Modern Japanese History
  • Japanese imperialism
  • Japanese militarism
  • Modern Japanese and Korean relations
  • Meiji Buddhist history

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Changwei Huo ‘Faithful Spirits’ who Cannot Rest in Peace: Japanese Overseas ‘Yasukuni Shrines’ in Pre- and Post-Second World War Mainland China and Taiwan


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