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High School and University Articulation Reforms: Revolutionising Education in Japan

In March 2016, Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) published further education reforms. The purpose of these reforms, the most revolutionary and comprehensive since the Second World War, is to restructure Japan’s education system, equipping students with 21st century competencies such as independent thought, creativity and initiative. Professor Takashi Otani will examine the reaction to and impact of these reforms, and consider the issues Japanese education will face in the future.

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Enjoying Japanese Tea

Both the British and the Japanese love tea. The biggest difference is that in Japan, green tea is the most popular type of tea. Although it began life as a luxury from China, it has now become the nation’s national drink and drinking tea has become a ritualised part of daily life, much as it has in the UK.

In this event, we would like to introduce you to the world of Japanese tea and offer you the chance to try many different types of tea and matcha sweets!

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23 August 2016

The Daiwa Foundation launches a new website!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new look website! After many years with our former design, we thought it was now appropriate to replace the old website with a new, more advanced and user-friendly website. The website is a culmination of months of hard work, and we all very much hope that you

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8 August 2016

Daiwa Adrian Prizes 2016: Winners Announced

Winners of the 2016 Daiwa Adrian Prizes, the prestigious awards for scientific collaboration in the UK and Japan, have been announced. Following an assessment conducted by a panel of Fellows of the Royal Society, the Trustees of The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have awarded four Daiwa Adrian Prizes of £10,000 to joint UK-Japan scientific research teams.

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3 August 2016

Carl Randall's London Portraits - Video Documentary

‘London Portraits’  is a recent project by Daiwa scholarship alumnus Carl Randall – a series of 15 portraits of people who have contributed to British culture and society, each in their own chosen locations in London. The beautifully filmed and structured 11-minute video shows him at work – for each person he first travels to

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3 August 2016

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2016 (Wales)

  ©Shunji Iwai, “The Murder Case of Hana and Alice” ^ 24th – 25th September 2016 at ‘Chapter’, Cardiff and 15th October 2016 at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre The Kotatsu festival – the largest festival of Japanese animation in Wales – returns for its sixth year, bringing with it an expansive and varied line-up of films, cultural activities

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28 July 2016

Daiwa Scholar 2015 Andrew Jones's fundraising efforts

In April/May 2016,  Andrew Jones, a 2015 Daiwa Scholar, decided to run a marathon. In his own words, “I thought that it would be a fitting opportunity to try and raise a few yen for a worthy cause. As an added bonus for those funding this potentially ill-advised endeavour, I decided to push my wee legs a little further and climb Mount Fuji the next day. 

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