In May 2011, UEA established a new Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS). Located within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA, the Centre for Japanese Studies leads and coordinates Japan-related teaching and research at the University.
CJS will help students interested in studying about Japan access a wide range of expertise across the University and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.
CJS is dedicated to developing a centre of excellence in Japanese studies at UEA, whilst stimulating the highest quality interdisciplinary research on Japan in Norwich.
The Centre encourages the study of Japanese Arts, Language and Culture through a wide range of interdisciplinary degrees. Our world-class research networks aim to develop a deeper understanding of Japan and its place in the wider world of the past, present and future.
The Nikkei Telecom Japanese Speech Contest
The annual Nikkei Telecom Japanese Speech Contest was held on Friday 29th March. This year, all five participants gave excellent, highly interesting speeches, giving the judges a very difficult decision to make. The results were:
First place: Tabitha Carr, 「奈良公園にいる危険な生き物」('The most dangerous thing in Nara Park')
Second place: Josh Millhouse, 「同性愛者に対する先入観：一つの国に限ったことではない社会問題」('Prejudice against homosexuals: A social problem not limited to one single nation')
Well done to all who took part!
CJS Film Screening: 17 Short Lived
Thursday 2nd May, 6.30pm-9pm, 0.01 Julian Study Centre
We will be hosting a screening of the film 17 Short Lived about the experiences of an Okinawan woman who served in the student corps during WW2, after which there will be a Q&A with the director. Read more.
VC's Visit to Japan
The UEA's Vice-Chancellor recently visited Japan in order to visit partner institutions and to develop our relationships with Japanese universities. Professor Simon Kaner, who accompanied the VC, has written a report, which you can read online, here.