SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

40-40 Fuwaku (不惑) Fund

40th celebration

In 2018, to mark its 40th year since establishment, the JRC launched the “40-40 Fuwaku Fund”.  The meaning of Fuwaku (不惑) is to ‘follow the right course past the age of 40’.  The goal of the 40-40 Fuwaku Fund is to sustain the JRC through its next 40 years of activities (2018-2058), with a minimum target of 40 donors over 40 years contributing toward core JRC research activities.  The JRC welcomes donations from corporate, institutional and individual donors to sustain JRC research activities within the spirit of Fuwaku (不惑).  All donors are acknowledged below and larger donations can have the donor name branded to the research activity. 

Gift range: examples of how funds are distributed:

£10,000 Annual Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese Studies
£3,000 Support of Annual Lecture or Symposium
£2,000 Support of Annual JRC Research Seminars
£1,500 Academic Research Fieldwork Travel Grant
£500 Support of JRC outreach and networking activities
£100 Small Grant for Academic Research Materials


Donations received

Gold (£10,000+)

Silver (£1,000-under £10,000)

Bronze (under £1,000)


Make a Gift

There are several ways in which you can support the JRC 40-40 Fuwaku Fund. 

  1. You can make a donation through our secure online account. 
  2. If you wish to make a donation by cheque or by Direct Debit  you can do so by following the instructions on the 'SOAS Questions worth asking page'.  Please let us know when you've made a donation and we direct your gift to the '40-40 Fuwaku Fund'.  

All sizeable donations will be acknowledged on on our website.

Any questions please contact Jane on js64@soas.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7898 4892.