Posted on 22 February 2013
Since moving to Japan in 1947, the recently deceased Donald Richie (1924 – 2013) became recognised worldwide as a Western authority on Japanese culture and society, being described by Time Magazine as ‘the dean of arts in Japan’. He wrote over 30 books about Japan, befriended some of Japan’s foremost artists (including filmmaker Akira Kurosawa),
Posted on 5 February 2013
I currently study the radioactive material state of the soil at Fukushima University. In autum 2012, I went to the United Kingdom to learn how radiation has been measured in the past. I stayed in Glasgow for one month in order to learn the radiation measurement method. I studied at the University of Glasgow and the
Posted on 16 November 2012
Former Daiwa Scholar Jessie Turnbull has published ‘Forces of Nature’ a book on the work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature ISBN 9781616891015 Publication date 9/19/2012 5.5 x 8 inches (14.0 x 20.3 cm), Paperback 144 pages, 50 color illustrations, 25 b/w illustrations Rights: World; (0.0) http://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616891015 http://www.toyo-ito.co.jp/WWW/index/index_en.html The work of
Posted on 12 November 2012
Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholar, Maki Onodera, spent six weeks studying English in Cambridge in autumn 2012. She is now back in Japan continuing with her undergraduate degree in English Literature at Tohoku Gakuin University. You can read her report below.
Posted on 7 November 2012
The Daiwa Foundation will have a booth at the Experience Japan Exhibition at the Royal Society, London, 13:00 to 17:00 on Saturday 17 November. Come to meet us a find out more about oppurtunities to study and undertake work experience in Japan as a Daiwa Scholar. We will also have information on our grants and events programmes. Many universities
Art Exhibition Reviews: Rothko, Sugimoto and de Waal, London/Japan: Adventures in Monochrome Autumn 2012
Posted on 2 November 2012
Here is a review of two current Japan-related exhibitions. As these shows are in their last week(s) in London, I urge you to make the time to see them.
Posted on 18 October 2012
a thousand hours, Alan Cristea Gallery , Saturday 6 October to Saturday 10 November 2012, 31 Cork Street, London The ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal OBE is currently exhibiting at Alan Cristea gallery until 10 November. This exhibition takes its central concept of vitrines from a theme in the artist’s award winning family memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes which was published in
Posted on 16 October 2012
Studying at Essex My experience studying at the University of Essex was very enjoyable. The courses I took were mainly related to second language acquisition, which I had been studying in my home university in Japan. In Essex, I could broaden my view about language teaching more because of its good learning environment. First of
Posted on 9 October 2012
We are accepting online applications for the Daiwa Scholarships 2013 programme. The deadline is 6 December 2012. For further details, see application procedure. Alumni and Foundation staff will be giving presentations about the Scholarship at universities around the country this autumn. For more information, see University Visits.
Posted on 27 September 2012
I am very grateful to the British Council and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for awarding me a Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship. The scholarship supported me financially and allowed me to concentrate on studying during my course. Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, I quit my job in order to pursue a Master’s