General features of Japanese traditional architecture[ edit ] The roof is the dominant feature of traditional Japanese architecture. Much in the traditional architecture of Japan is not native, but was imported from China and other Asian cultures over the centuries.
View videos from the contest - coming soon! Held at SOAS University of London and attended by 36 postgraduate students from 22 different UK universities working on Japan related research in diverse disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, the workshop was a great opportunity for these emerging researchers to receive practical advice on their research from senior academics, and to network with fellow postgraduate students.
Each of the 36 student participants were given the opportunity to make a five minute presentation on their Japan related research and why they believe it is important for the advancement of Japanese Studies in the UK and Japan in front of an audience of peers and senior academics.
This was followed by lively group discussion sessions on how to make your research relevant to a wider audience in Japan and the UK. The afternoon saw a series of talks by leading figures from UK Japanese Studies taking on key challenges relating to conducting and disseminating research in Japan.
The next session welcomed Prof Takehiko Kariya from the University of Oxford who provided a fascinating view from a Japanese scholar and sociologist on the different communities of Japanese Studies in the UK and the Social Sciences disciplines in Japan, and what emerging researchers in the UK can do to help bridge the gap between them.
Participants and speakers took to twitter to enthusiastically express their feedback on the workshop using the hashtag JapanPostGrad Some comments from student participants include: I like the way the workshop is evolving each time.
The aspects of what to expect in Japanese academia were very useful. I also enjoyed the morning session which allowed me to improve my presentation skills.
We hope to see you again at a future workshop! If you are a PhD student undertaking research on Japan and are interested in attending a similar event in future, please get in touch! The 18 finalists, who had been selected from applicants from 26 different secondary schools across the UK, all demonstrated great creativity, thoughtfulness and incredible ability in Japanese in performing their speeches — not to mention extraordinary courage to present their ideas in a foreign language to an audience of over people!
The day began with speeches by students studying Japanese at Key Stage 3, who were all in Year 9. Samiha Rahman from Greenford High School came second with her speech — she also wants to travel to Japan to visit the aquariums there.
Boju was presented with a laptop by Toshiba, among other prizes. In addition to performing a speech, they also had to answer some challenging questions about their speech to demonstrate their ability to use Japanese spontaneously.
The winner, demonstrating excellent presentation skills, very thoughtful speech content on the subject of Shinto and a superb ability to answer questions, was Krishan Emmanuel, a Year 13 student at Harrow School, who won the top prize of a trip to Japan to perform his speech at the international Japanese Speech Awards.
The second prize went to Amy Watson, a Year 13 student at Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College, for her speech about the vocaloid Hatsune Miku, and the third prize was won by Ruchika Ganesh, a Year 13 student at Cheney School who talked about microaggressions and racial stereotypes.
Many congratulations to all the finalists, and a big thank you to everyone who came together to make the day such a success. More photos from the contest can be viewed at our Facebook page here. You can download the event programme with details of all the finalists, speeches and judges below.
With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening international understanding of Japan, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.
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A brief note on Islamic architecture and its relevance to Qatar. Research and discussions with those with expertise in Islamic architecture suggest a variety of ways in which this area of the built infrastructure might be best considered and defined.