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

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

Meet the Writers – Wu Ming-Yi in Conversation with Barak Kushner

Wu Ming-Yi, author of Man Booker International long-listed novel ‘The Stolen Bicycle’ and one of Taiwan’s most critically acclaimed authors joined our own Dr Barak Kushner in conversation at the National Liberal Club on Friday August 17 2018. For a link to a summary of the event in Chinese please click the link below: http://www.peoplenews.tw/news/5f4d3def-f83c-426c-9eac-f03a1e7eb701More Meet the Writers – Wu Ming-Yi in Conversation with Barak Kushner

Azuma Kagami Translation Project Workshop

Friday 10th August The first day of the Azuma Kagami Translation workshop got off to a flying start with a fascinating keynote presentation by Professor Kondo Shigekazu. Professor Kondo’s presentation examined recent scholarship on the Azuma Kagami, its value as a historical record and when and how it was compiled. The second session of the … More Azuma Kagami Translation Project Workshop

“Does Donald Trump have an Asia Strategy?” Roundtable discussion with Dr Michael J. Green – 5 July 2018

Please join us this Thursday, 5 July, for a roundtable discussion with Dr Michael Green: ‘Does Donald Trump have an Asia Strategy?’ The discussion will run from 11:00 in Room R.01 in the Faculty of Classics (located opposite FAMES). All are welcome to attend.