SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

Current MPhil and PhD students pursuing projects on Japan

Kohei Aramaki
Kohei Aramaki

Resistant Translation in Modern Japan: Poetry Translation by Hakushu Kitahara, Shigeru Kuzuhara and Seigo Shirotori.

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Nadeschda Bachem
Nadeschda Bachem

Imperialism, Occupation and National Identity in Post-Colonial Japanese and South Korean Literature

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Lois Barnett
Lois Barnett

An Investigation of Audience Responses To and Motivations for the Use of Western-Inspired Costume in Japanese Cinema (1923-39)



Federica Gigante
Federica Gigante

The Reception of Islamic Art in Bologna, Ferrara and Padua in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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Kanji Kitamura
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Toward a theory of cultural untranslatability with application to Japanese, UK and USA cross-cultural business management and beyond (working title)

Yohei Koyama
Yohei Koyama

Life with radiation: ethnography of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima

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Nobuaki Takase
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Mutsu Munemitsu and British Influence on Japanese Modern Nation Building in the Nineteenth Century

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Jamie Tokuno
Jamie Tokuno

Translating Ecotourism: A Descriptive Corpus-Based Study of English<>Japanese Translator Mediation of Ideological Differences in Ecotourist Texts for Hokkaido and Hawaii