Workshop: Heritage from the margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory

On 5-6 March 2021, Kyushu University will host a workshop devoted to examining the ongoing memorial contestation over Shuri Castle in Okinawa, and its place within regional, national, and global narratives of meaning making.

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships

Application deadline: Sunday 28 February 2021 The Centre for Japanese Studies has once again been invited to submit applications for a number of Postgraduate Studentships from the Great British Sasakawa Foundation. This is the 8th year of this programme and we have been very successful in securing several of these studentships for MA and PhDContinue reading “Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships”

UEA Postgraduate Open Day

The University of East Anglia’s Virtual Postgraduate Open Days start from today until Thursday 26 November 2020. You will be able to: Access talks and resources for UEA courses, including our MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies Watch the welcome talk as an introduction to the University and studying your postgraduate degree here Discover what funding opportunitiesContinue reading “UEA Postgraduate Open Day”

Podcast Series: What is your ‘ikigai’?

Compass Discovery, a Norwich-based business seeking to help others find their career calling, has launched a new podcast series around the Japanese concept of ikigai (生き甲斐). Ikigai can be translated as ‘reason for living’, ‘purpose in life’ or ‘raison d’être‘ – simply put, it is a concept around finding joy in life through purpose. ThroughContinue reading “Podcast Series: What is your ‘ikigai’?”