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Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Survey 2015

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In 2015, the Japan Foundation London carried out a survey of Japanese Studies at university level in the UK. This survey was an update of a previous survey carried out by the Japan Foundation in 2010.

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal organisation for promoting international cultural exchange worldwide and through our funding programmes we offer support to organisations and individuals working in the field of Japanese Studies. Through the survey we hoped to gain an overview of the state of Japanese Studies in the UK so we can continue to plan our programmes in this field to support it as effectively as possible.

The 2015 survey is composed of both a survey of UK universities where Japanese Studies or Japan related research and teaching take place, and also a separate student survey capturing the views of students undertaking Japanese/Japanese Studies courses at UK universities. This year for the first time the survey also expanded its scope to examine universities in the Republic of Ireland.

Through creating the following survey report, we hope to provide a useful reference resource for those wishing to learn about Japan-related research and teaching at universities throughout the UK. It is hoped that the survey will bring attention to the field of Japanese Studies and its continuing value in the UK, and showcase the diversity of research and teaching taking place across the country.

Download the 2015 report here including the profiles of the forty participating universities, and the results of the accompanying student survey.

If you have any questions or comments about this survey please contact: info@jpf.org.uk