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3rd Japan Foundation / BAJS Post-graduate Workshop

Thursday 6th February saw the return of our annual Post-Graduate Workshop, organised in collaboration with the British Association of Japanese Studies (BAJS).  Despite the Tube strike and poor weather, over 40 post-graduate students from across the country attended.

This year’s workshop kicked off with parallel presentation sessions in which 6 PhD students presented their research and received feedback from fellow post-graduate students and senior colleagues. The presenters were: Fabiana Marinaro (University of Manchester), Hui-Ying Kerr (Royal College of Art and Design/The Victoria and Albert Museum), Lynley Aldridge (University of Leeds), Forum Mithani (SOAS), Sylvia Simpson (SOAS), and Jane Wallace (University of Leeds).

The afternoon featured practical workshop sessions on ‘Conducting Research in Japan’, given by Dr Irena Hayter (University of Leeds) and Dr Jamie Coates (University of Sheffield), and ‘Navigating Open-Access and Getting your Research Published’, given by Professor Caroline Rose (University of Leeds).

The workshop finished with a session on ‘Funding your Research’ with presentations from Rory Steele (Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation), Mitsuko Ando (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Susan Meehan (Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation), and Hal Parker (Japan Foundation).

We would like to thank all participants for coming along and making the day such a great success.  We hope to see you all again next year!