Posted on 8 November 2013
Tonight (Friday 8 November 2013) at 10:45pm on Radio 3, former Daiwa Scholar, Chris Harding’s talk on therapy versus prayer will be aired on BBC Radio 3 at 10:45 pm. Chris initially gave this talk on 26 October at the Free Thinking Festival 2013 at the Sage, Gateshead.
Posted on 5 November 2013
Rosa van Hensbergen, one of the 2012 Daiwa Scholars, is currently involved in a number of mixed-media dance performances taking place in Tokyo over the next two months (22 November, 30 November, 9 and 10 December). These are part of an ongoing collaborative project, INPUT PLACE, with ShaLeigh Comerford (American choreographer and director of ShaLeigh Dance Works) and Joe Snape (British electronic composer and researcher). All performances require advance reservation, and as seating is very limited, if you would like to come please book now to avoid disappointment. There is more information on events, times, and bookings below, and there will be regular project updates at the website inputplace.com, due to go live by 10 November 2013.
Posted on 14 October 2013
The artist talk on 15 October, connected to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation’s current exhibition Acting Out of Nothingness: from the APT Collection included the Director of the APT Institute, Justin R. Merino, who will describe the work of his organisation and exhibiting artist Kanako Sasaki, who introduced her photography and the thoughts and processes that inform her work. London-based Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda whose work addresses similar themes led a discussion on journalism, history and contemporary photography.
Posted on 8 October 2013
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 2013: http://www.dajf.org.uk/scholarships/general-information#universityvisits.
Posted on 26 September 2013
Mr Jun Murayama – one of the 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholars - is studying Western History at Chuo University and was working on a dissertation on Scottish nationalism (‘The Relationship between the Gaelic Renaissance of and Scottish Nationalism’) at the time of applying. He has just finished a year of study at Glasgow University. You can read his Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship (in collaboration with the British Council in Japan) report below.
Posted on 17 September 2013
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the British Council for awarding me a Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship. The Scholarship was a significant life-changing experience and allowed me a memorable 14 months in London, making my long-held dream of ten years – to study abroad – come true.
Posted on 16 September 2013
Ms Maho Takeuchi – one of the 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholars - is a nurse, currently studying for a doctorate in Women’s Health at Tohoku University. In 2012 she spent three months at Glasgow University on a postgraduate course in lymphoedema. She believes that supporting health through nursing is key to revitalising Japan and particularly the Tohoku region. You can read her Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship (in collaboration with the British Council in Japan) report below.
Posted on 11 September 2013
One of our 2012 Daiwa Scholars, Annabel James, has a passion for modern Japanese art. She ventured out to Japan on a Daiwa Scholarship with the aim of building on this experience in order to then undertake further study in East Asian Art, become an art critic, a curator or a dealer. Her review of
Becca Voelcker, 2013 Daiwa Scholar, awarded the National Eisteddfod of Wales Young Artist Scholarship
Posted on 10 September 2013
We are delighted to announce that Becca Voelcker, one of our 2013 Daiwa Scholars, has been awarded this year’s prestigious National Eisteddfod of Wales Young Artist Scholarship.
Posted on 4 September 2013
The Tokyo School of Japanese Language (The Naganuma School) held its Speech Contest (one of their three big events) on Tuesday, 3 September 2013 at the Sakura Hall of the Shibuya Cultural Center Owada. This is the first time the speech contest has been held outside the School. Daiwa Scholar 2012 (DS 2012 ), Nick Hall, was awarded the first prize among