News archive: November 2011
The workshop 'Perspectives in Nuclear Fission' to be held at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 14-16 March 2012
Posted on 30 November 2011, under Grants
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting a fission workshop taking place in Japan next March. The University of the West of Scotland and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency will be hosting an international workshop, Perspectives in Nuclear Fission, 14-16 March 2012 at JAEA, Tokai, Japan.
The meeting will mainly be devoted to new experimental and theoretical achievements in fission. Attention will also be given to developments in the field of detectors and new facilities related to fission research.
Posted on 24 November 2011, under Scholarships
We are now accepting online applications for the Daiwa Scholarships 2012 programme. For further details, see application procedure. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2011.
Alumni and Foundation staff will be giving presentations about the Scholarship at universities around the country this autumn. For more information, see University Visits.
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting Premiere Japan 2011.
Now in its seventh year in London, Premiere Japan is at the Barbican for the first time from 25 to 27 November, screening six of the best and most recent features and documentaries from Japan including Locarno Film Festival winner TOKYO PARK, featuring rising star Miura Haruma; SKETCH OF MUJO, the first documentary to be filmed in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year; SWEET LITTLE LIES , adapted from Ekuni Kaori’s bestselling novel; fresh from the London Film Festival, MY BACK PAGE; the latest thrilling historical fantasy anime, LEGEND OF THE MILLENNIUM DRAGON; and Ishii Yuya's poignant family drama, A MAN WITH STYLE.
19 recipients selected for Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships (in partnership with the British Council) in 2011
Posted on 16 November 2011, under Scholarships
19 recipients have been selected for Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships, with awards so far totalling £133,000. The Daiwa Foundation established its Tohoku Scholarships in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in collaboration with British Council Japan, for students from the Tohoku region of Japan wishing to study in the UK.
The total scholarship fund available is £250,000, and the scholarships will run until this fund is exhausted.
Together with British Ambassador David Warren, Daiwa Foundation Vice Chairman Masahiro Dozen, and British Council Director Jeff Streeter, 10 of this year’s scholarship recipients visited the Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo on 25 October 2011. The shrine is famous as a place where students traditionally pray for success in their studies.
Ambassador Warren had the following words of encouragement for the students: “I am very happy to be able to join you today at the Yushima Tenjin shrine, famous for its god of learning, to pray for the success of your studies in the UK. The people of Britain were shocked and deeply saddened by the Great East Japan Earthquake. At this difficult time, many British people are eager to help Japan and to strengthen ties between our two countries. The Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships, in collaboration with the British Council, are one form that this assistance is taking. I very much hope that you will have a wonderful time studying in the UK and that your studies will prove fruitful. As the representative of the UK in Japan, I wish you all every success.”
Posted on 15 November 2011, under Other News
The ‘Experience Japan Exhibition’ will be taking place on Friday 25 November at the Royal Society in London. The event, which is being hosted by Keio University (Japan) and co-hosted by the British Council, will introduce the various study and work opportunities available in Japan to a UK audience.
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation will have a booth at the event and a representative will be available to talk about the Daiwa Scholarships and the Daiwa Foundation Small Grants and Awards.
The focus of the event will be the provision of information on the various programmes of study offered by the 17 participating Japanese Higher Education institutions. There will also be a chance to find out about the variety of scholarships and research funding available to enable students to take advantage of these learning opportunities. The event will introduce other programmes that allow young British people to experience Japan, such as the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) and volunteer programmes. The seminar line-up offers participants the chance to hear directly from people with experience of studying and working in Japan. There will also be a session by a leading academic on the regeneration of Japan as well as a guide to Japanese pop culture.
The aim of the event is to further the internationalization of the UK student body by showcasing the various options available to experience Japan, and so to boost student exchanges between the UK and Japan. It also hopes to provide a stage for Japanese institutions to demonstrate their recovery from the earthquake and tsunami which hit the country in March 2011.