Daiwa Scholars 2013
The Foundation is delighted to announce Daiwa Scholars 2013.
For this year’s intake, the Foundation has selected six Scholars.
In total, they have studied at six different universities and their subject areas encompass Creative Writing, Law, Physics and Visual Culture.
Daiwa Scholars 2013 will depart for Tokyo in September 2013.
Their profiles with photographs can be found here.
Image: Daiwa Scholars 2013 at Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 14 June 2013
About the scholars
James Fisher is completing a BA (Hons) degree in Law with European Law at the University of Oxford. He has a long-standing interest in Japan and believes that a working knowledge of Japanese corporate work and commercial priorities would allow him to specialise in Japan-related legal work. He aspires to a career as a barrister. He took Japanese evening classes during his year abroad at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
John Lingi was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Physics at Imperial College London in 2012 and is currently completing an MSc degree in Physics, also at Imperial College. His interest in Japan was sparked by the language and he has been studying Japanese while at university. He was part of a group of volunteers who assisted the Japanese Olympic Committee and its guests who were staying at Imperial College during the 2012 Olympic Games. He hopes to complete a PhD in Quantum Physics at a Japanese university with a view to a career with an industrial firm.
James McCormac is completing an MSci degree in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. While at university, he has been studying Japanese as an extracurricular subject and assisted the Japanese Olympic team while they were staying at Imperial College during the 2012 Olympic Games. He has a professional interest in Japan’s technological advancements and aspires to complete a PhD in Quantum Information, make connections with scientists in Japan and develop the next generation of computer technology with a view to running his own business.
Benjamin Outram was awarded an MPhys degree in Physics at the University of Manchester in 2009 and is currently completing a DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He aims to forge collaborations with some of the most influential scientists in the field of flexoelectric liquid crystal materials who work in Japan, with a view to combining an academic career with entrepreneurial activities. He has a GCSE in Japanese.
Natasha Pulley has a BA (Hons) in English from 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. Amongst her aims are to continue as a novelist, to complete a PhD in Comparative Literature at UEA, and to promote the study of Japanese literature in the UK.
Becca Voelcker was awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2012, and is currently completing an MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in Japanese visual culture and film directors including Hirokazu Koreeda, Hiroshi Teshigahara and Yasujiro Ozu. She hopes to complete a PhD before pursuing a career as a film and art curator and researcher.
Daiwa Scholars 2013 at Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 14 June 2013