North Korea: Comment and analysis from Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Regional developments in Northeast Asia have kept John Nilsson-Wright busy commenting at length in the UK and international media. See below for a full list of UK and international print and media comment and analysis: 1. North Korea  2. South Korea 3. Japan 1. On North Korea (missile launches, nuclear test, decapitation options, Kim’s motivations, … More North Korea: Comment and analysis from Dr John Nilsson-Wright

New Chatham House Report on UK – Japan Relations Published, Edited by Dr John Nilsson-Wright

To download the full report please go to the Chatham House website here: https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/uk-and-japan-forging-global-and-proactive-partnership As Japan and the United Kingdom face serious challenges at home and in their respective regions, a new report from Chatham House makes the case that a stronger relationship could advance each country’s national interests as well as wider global concerns.  … More New Chatham House Report on UK – Japan Relations Published, Edited by Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Rakugo Master praises Cambridge Japanese students in new book

In November 2017 we had the privilege of hosting a rakugo performance (traditional Japanese comedic storytelling) by one of Japan’s leading performers, Master Yanagiya Kyōtaro 柳家喬太郎. During his visit Japanese Studies students and staff had the opportunity to interact directly with Master Kyōtaro. In exclusive extracts from his new book we read about how the Japanese … More Rakugo Master praises Cambridge Japanese students in new book

Professor Adolphson signs two new graduate scholarship agreements

Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge is delighted to announce the official signing of two new graduate scholarship agreements. Keidanren Chair of Japanese Studies, Professor Mickey Adolphson, met with Wano Tsutomu of Quick co. and Nakagawa Hiroyuki of NGA in Osaka and Tokyo respectively, in the last week of March to officially sign the … More Professor Adolphson signs two new graduate scholarship agreements

Professor Barak Kushner gives talks in Taiwan at National Chengchi University (國立政治大學)

Professor Kushner recently delivered two talks at National Chengchi University in Taiwan: 1. “Imperial Legacies: History as a weapon of memory in Postwar East,” March 26, 20192.「 台灣的歷史萬花筒 」(The Kaleidoscope of Taiwanese History), which examined the interaction of post-imperial and modern Taiwanese history, March 28, 2019 (in Chinese).

Professor Barak Kushner’s ‘Slurp’ now available in mainland Chinese translation

Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen – Japan’s Favorite Noodle SoupA new mainland Chinese translation of Professor Barak Kushner’s book Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen – Japan’s Favorite Noodle Soup has now been published and is available to purchase online. 顾若鹏 (作者), 夏小倩 (译者) 『拉面:食物里的日本史』广西师范大学出版社, 2019https://www.amazon.cn/dp/B07NRDPBJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1551333485&sr=1-1&keywords=顾若鹏

Final gathering and workshop of Professor Barak Kushner’s ERC Project

ERC: Final Gathering 23 February 2019 This final gathering, organized under the banner of the ERC project, came one week before its closure. The moment provided an excellent opportunity to gather together 15 academics who have been involved with the project over the last six years, and through five presentations we were offered an overview … More Final gathering and workshop of Professor Barak Kushner’s ERC Project

Japanese Studies section sign new exchange agreement with Hitotsubashi University

The Japanese Studies Section is delighted to announce it has signed a new exchange agreement with Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan). The exchange agreement will allow one undergraduate student from FAMES to study at Hitotsubashi University for one academic year, and one graduate student from HU to come to FAMES for a semester. 2019 marks the … More Japanese Studies section sign new exchange agreement with Hitotsubashi University

Announcement: Nakagawa Hiroyuki Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies to be established 2019

The Japanese Studies section of Cambridge University is delighted to announce that we will soon be able to offer a brand new Japanese Studies graduate scholarship. Mr. Nakagawa Hiroyuki, CEO and founder of the Japanese NGA Group, will establish a new PhD scholarship in Japanese Studies. Founded in 1951, the NGA Group specialises in vocational … More Announcement: Nakagawa Hiroyuki Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies to be established 2019

John Nilsson-Wright discusses defence and foreign ministers meeting between Australia and Japan

Dr John Nilsson-Wright features on Monocle’s ‘The Globalist’ radio show discussing the recent 2 plus 2 defence/foreign ministers meeting between Japan and Australia and reflecting on Abe’s approach to the Indo-Pacific, SE Asian diplomacy, tensions with South Korea and doubts about the reliability of the Trump administration. https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-globalist/1814/play/

Professor Barak Kushner features in documentary on Japanese Nationalism

The documentary, directed by Japanese director Watanabe Kenichi will be available in French, Japanese, and English versions. Professor Barak Kushner is to appear in a new documentary on Japanese Nationalism directed by Japanese director Watanabe Kenichi. The documentary 「国家主義の誘惑」”The Lure of Nationalism”, now showing in Japan, will be avilable in French Japanese and English versions. … More Professor Barak Kushner features in documentary on Japanese Nationalism