Posted on 10 November 2015
Former Daiwa Scholar (2012-2013) Eluned Gramich’s memoir of her homestay on the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Woman Who Brings the Rain has been published as an ebook after being awarded the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature and the Environment in February
Posted on 19 September 2015
Together with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, former Daiwa Scholar Dr Chris Harding is setting up a ‘Japan Research Network Edinburgh’. The Network’s aim is to bring together scholars working on any area of Japan – staff, researchers, and graduate students alike – via a website (JRNE.org ) where they can search for one another via name, institution, and research interests. They will also hold seminars in Edinburgh a few times per year. Their first will be given by Angus Lockyer, on 12th March 2015. Though they are particularly keen to get colleagues in Scotland and the north of England talking to and meeting one another, they would very much like to extend the invitation to scholars across the UK.
Posted on 18 September 2015
Representatives of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and members of the Daiwa Scholars Alumni Association will be giving hour-long presentations about the Daiwa Scholarships at universities around the country during Autumn 2015: http://www.dajf.org.uk/scholarships/general-information#universityvisits.
Posted on 3 September 2015
Daiwa Scholarship alumnus, Carl Randall’s ‘Hibakusha Triptych’ (a series of a three paintings of survivors of the Atomic Bomb Hiroshima) and a series of his Japanese ink drawings, are being exhibited at ARTINTERNATIONAL Istanbul 2015, September 4th – 7th. The works are being shown through his gallery Berloni London, which hosted his solo exhibition ‘Shōzō’ in 2014. Drawing on its
Posted on 17 August 2015
Thanks to Pureism Shojin Ryori supperclub, I got the unique chance to sample beautifully presented Buddhist inspired cuisine whilst enjoying traditional Japanese music in a cosy North London venue.
Posted on 29 June 2015
You can listen to 2013 Daiwa Scholar Natasha Pulley talking with Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about her debut novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street.
Posted on 19 June 2015
Natasha Pulley is one of the six 2013 Daiwa Scholars. She finished the Scholarship at the end of March 2015. Natasha read English at the University of Oxford and in 2012 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She has a long-standing interest in Japan and in Japanese literature, and has recently completed her first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. It will be published on 2 July 2015.
Posted on 5 June 2015
Former Daiwa Scholar, Carl Randall was recently commissioned to paint a World War Two D-Day Veteran for The Royal Collection (commissioned by HRH Prince of Wales, organised by The Royal Drawing School).
Posted on 22 May 2015
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, a postgraduate programme to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK. (We also continue to run the separate Daiwa Scholarships programme.) We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this programme from Daiwa Securities Group Inc. The intention is
Posted on 15 April 2015
This workshop welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of experience. It will begin with an integrative warm-up, combining methods from floor techniques to breath control, designed to relax the participants’ bodies fully. Kae will then introduce students to Hijikata Tatsumi’s method of butoh* and lead them through a number of Hijikata’s choreographic sequences (butoh-fu), such as ‘pollen’ and ‘nerves’.