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2016 Daiwa Scholarships


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Presentation from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation about their 2016 Scholarships - Thursday 15 October 2015

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2016 Daiwa Scholarships

  1. 1. Daiwa Scholarships A unique programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan
  2. 2. The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation • Founded 1988 as a UK charity • Generous donation from Daiwa Capital Markets • Aim to support closer links between the UK and Japan • Headquarters in London; representative office in Tokyo Daiwa Foundation Japan House, Regent’s Park
  3. 3. Activities The Foundation carries out work through three main activities: • Scholarships • Grants • Events
  4. 4. Daiwa Scholarships • Began in 1991 • Unique 20-month programme for UK citizens aged 21-35 (19 months in Japan) • A small group of Scholars selected each year
  5. 5. Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies were established in April 2015 to fund postgraduate students of Japanese Studies on courses in either Japan or the UK. Applicants must be British citizens who are holders of a degree in Japanese Studies, defined as a course focussing primarily on the study of Japan and containing a substantial Japanese language component, and who are enrolled or enrolling in a Japanese Studies-related course in either Japan or the UK. Students specialising in Japanese at university are ineligible for Daiwa Scholarships but may wish to apply for the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies.
  6. 6. Daiwa Scholarships – the programme • New from 2015: a residential month of Japanese language tuition in the UK in August prior to departure for Tokyo in September • 12 months learning Japanese in Tokyo • 1 month homestay anywhere in Japan • 6 months on work placement
  7. 7. Japanese Course in the UK, August 2016 Monday 1 August to Friday 26 August 2016 Monday ~ Thursdays = 9:00am to 4:00pm & Fridays: 9:00am to 2:15pm Spending money provided for the month On a few afternoons lectures will be held on different aspects of Japanese culture Daiwa Scholars 2015 with Japanese students at the Euro-Japanese Exchange Foundation (EJEF) in Lane End, High Wycombe, August 2015
  8. 8. Language learning in Tokyo Three strands: • Japanese language study • Communication classes • Japanese Language Proficiency Test preparation classes
  9. 9. Language learning – Japanese language study • Morning classes at the Tokyo School of the Japanese Language (Naganuma) for 12 months • All classes in Japanese only • Fast learning pace, regular testing, daily homework
  10. 10. Language learning – communication classes • Weekly classes start in January 2017 • Run parallel with Naganuma classes • Focus on skills required for productive work placement • Explore Japanese language in a less formal environment
  11. 11. Language learning - JLPT • Japanese Language Proficiency Test preparation classes from July 2017 • Scholars encouraged to reach JLPT Level N2: • mastered grammar and kanji to a relatively high level • ability to converse, read, and write about matters of a general nature
  12. 12. Homestay • One-month with a Japanese family in September 2017 • Opportunity to try new experiences • Located almost anywhere in Japan
  13. 13. Homestay
  14. 14. Work placement • Placement at an organisation appropriate to each Daiwa Scholar’s career goals • Each placement developed in close consultation with the Scholar
  15. 15. Work placement Asahi Shimbun Asia Forum Japan Atelier Bow-Wow Business Development Asia Business Development Asia LLC Daiwa Institute of Research FTI - International Risk Hogan Lovells Honda Motor Corporation Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan (ICA Japan) Hosei University International Herald Tribune Isseki-Nicho Theatre Japan Academy of Moving Images Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Japan Association for Refugees Japan Centre for Climate Change Actions Japan Centre for Conflict Prevention Japan Civil Liberties Union Japan Foundation Japan Forum for International Relations Japan International Science and Technology Exchange Center (JISTEC) Japanese Diet Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Centre Japanese Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association Jun Sato Structural Engineering Office Keio University Arts Centre (Butoh Research Centre) Keio University, Department of Engineering Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Design Kengo Kuma & Associates Klein Dytham Architects Kobokan Community Center Kreab Anderson Misako & Rosen Gallery Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mizuma Art Gallery Planning & Research for the Environment Consultants (PREC) Institute Research Institution of Economy, Trade & Industry (RIETI) Representative Office of the Welsh Government in Japan RIKEN Brain Science Institute RIKEN Institute for Physical and Chemical Research Saitama Arts Foundation Saitama Arts Theatre Setagaya Public Theatre Sophia University Square Enix S. Soga and Co. Patents and Trademarks St Luke Hospital Thompson Reuters Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bid Committee Tokyo Carpentry College Tokyo Foundation Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Kenchiku (Architecture) College Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Tokyo University Tokyo University of the Arts Toyo Ito Architects Toyota Motor Corporation University of Tokyo United Nations University Waseda University, Graduate School of International Culture & Communication Studies Wild Life Research Centre (Yakushima) WWF Japan Yokohama Noh Theatre Yokohama Triennale Yomiuri-Shimbun Scholars have undertaken work placements at: FTI - International Risk Hogan Lovells Honda Motor Corporation Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan (ICA Japan) Hosei University International Herald Tribune Nanjo & Associates International Art Consultants National Astronomical Observatory of Japan National Centre for Child Health & Development. National Research Institute for Cultural Properties New National Theatre NTT DoCoMo
  16. 16. Work placement Tokyo Carpentry College Institute for Quantum Nano Electronics, Tokyo University Recruit – publication, advertisement, PR company Tokyo University of the Arts RIKEN Institute for Physical and Chemical Research Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
  17. 17. Daiwa Scholars 2015 Andrew Jones Chinese/Geopolitics Francesca Le Lohé Music Composition Keir Simmons Aeronautical Engineering Alexandra Rutter Theatre and Performance Studies Louis Copplestone Buddhist Art Sonia Friel Animation and Surrealist Art
  18. 18. Daiwa Scholars 2014 Scholar Homestay Work Placement Phoebe Amoroso Iwate Prefecture Thomson Reuters Luke Fernandes Tokushima Prefecture Komazawa University, Department of Zen Buddhism Viran Pandya Okinawa Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee Freyja Sewell Kyushu Nendo Inc. Liam Tasker Hokkaido Waseda University, School of International Liberal Studies, Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies John Wheatley Okinawa University of Tokyo, Biosensing Materials Lab
  19. 19. Daiwa Scholars Alumni Association - employers 2 Hare Court Chambers Accenture Andao Tea Company + Lijiang Studio Apple Argent Estates Limited Arup Bain & Company BiNAREE, Seoul BBC News BBC Media Action Asia desk Boise State University British Council Buckinghamshire Music Service Business Development Asia LLC Cabinet Office Cambridge Associates, University of Cambridge Caroe & Partners Architects Ceres Power Limited Composer The Daily Telegraph Dart Center (for Journalism and Trauma) Department for International Development Discovery Capital Duke University Foreign & Commonwealth Office Ford Credit Bank Four Soft Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Gresford Architects Herbert Smith Freehills Hertfordshire Constabulary Hillingdon Drugs and Alcohol Service hite (Healthcare Integrated Training & Education) Frazer-Nash Consultancy Hewlett-Packard Hogan Lovells Home Office Hong Kong University Ideo Imperial College London Jaguar Land Rover Japan College of Foreign Languages Japan Science and Technology Agency Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden in Hong Kong Kennedy Woods Architecture Ltd King Henry VIII School King's College Hospital Kreab Gavin Anderson Liverpool John Moores University Manchester Metropolitan University Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo MoneyWeek Moody's Investors Service Singapore National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Nihon Parametric Technology KK Nottingham University Hospital Novartis Open University Pacific Consultants International PricewaterhouseCoopers 'Really English' Company Ricardo Thomson Reuters Riviera Solutions SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Soneva Fushi Resort, Maldives Sophia University, Tokyo Star Legal LLP Temple University, Japan Toronto University T-Three Consulting UKTI undercover architecture University of Brighton University of Bristol University of Cardiff University of Edinburgh University of Liverpool University of Michigan University of Oxford University of Sheffield University of Toronto Village d'Enterprise Greenside World Bank WorldPay WPP
  20. 20. After the Scholarship James Harding Director, BBC News
  21. 21. After the Scholarship Edmund de Waal Artist and author
  22. 22. After the Scholarship Luke Chandresinghe Architect (undercover architects)
  23. 23. After the Scholarship Dr Anthony Sinclair, attached to the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, received a National Teaching Fellowship in 2010, for his role in establishing scholarly approaches to the teaching of archaeology. He was instrumental in bringing the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology to Liverpool. Dr Anthony Sinclair Lecturer in Archaeology
  24. 24. After the Scholarship Merryn Somerset Webb Editor, MoneyWeek
  25. 25. After the Scholarship Hugo Dobson Head, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield
  26. 26. After the Scholarship Carl Randall artist Mr. Kitazawa’s Noodle Bar, Tokyo; Oil on canvas, 162 x 97cm, 2011 Carl Randall, BP Portrait Award Travel Award exhibition at the National Gallery, 2013 ‘In the Footsteps of Hiroshige’
  27. 27. After the Scholarship Chris Harding Academic •Chris was selected as a New Generation Thinker 2013. •After a nationwide search, BBC Radio 3 and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) unveiled the ten academics that have been named New Generation Thinkers 2013. •The partnership between BBC Radio 3 and the AHRC aims to find the academic broadcasters of the future – the brightest minds who have the potential to turn ground breaking ideas into fascinating radio programmes.
  28. 28. After the Scholarship Natasha Pulley Author The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a historical novel written while Natasha lived in Japan on the Daiwa Scholarship. The watchmaker in question is a Japanese immigrant living in London at the time of the Fenian bombings of Whitehall, in the late nineteenth century. Many aspects of the book are taken from the author’s own experiences and research in Japan.
  29. 29. Application • Deadline is Thursday 3 December 2015 • An online application system is available from the Foundation’s website • Three confidential references must be submitted to the Foundation by the deadline
  30. 30. Selection process • STAGE 1 • A number (usually 24) of candidates will be invited to a Stage 1 interview in mid-February 2016 • STAGE 2 • Those who pass Stage 1 will sit a language aptitude test and attend a lunch in early to mid-March 2016 • STAGE 3 • The final shortlist of candidates will be interviewed by the Trustees in mid to late March 2015
  31. 31. Selection process • All interviews take place at Daiwa Foundation Japan House in London • All candidates will be notified of the Foundation’s decision by letter • The selected candidates will have a residential Japanese language course in the UK in August • The selected candidates will depart for Japan in September 2016
  32. 32. Emoluments • Tuition - all tuition and examination fees throughout the Scholarship • Maintenance grant - for the duration of the Scholarship to cover accommodation and living costs for a single person • Travel - economy-class travel to and from Japan at the beginning and end of the Scholarship • Accommodation - hotel accommodation in central Tokyo for the first weeks in Japan; then, rented apartments • Insurance - standard private medical insurance while Daiwa Scholars are in Japan on the programme, complementing the Japanese National Health Insurance system
  33. 33. The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Daiwa Foundation Japan House 13/14 Cornwall Terrace London NW1 4QP Tel: 020 7486 4348 Fax: 020 7486 2914 Email: Web:
  34. 34. Living and Working in Japan - Other opportunities Study opportunities: Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships ( JASSO ( JSPS Scholarships ( Rotary Club ( Vulcanus Programme (since 1997) ( Working possibilities: Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme ( Recruitment Agencies Work visa ( Working Holiday Visa ( Funding for projects: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation ( Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation ( Japan Foundation ( Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (
  35. 35. Daiwa Foundation Japanese Studies Scholarships • NEW from April 2015 • Only open to UK nationals who have a degree in Japanese Studies, comprising a significant amount of Japanese language study • We aim to support up to three British nationals in Japan and up to three in the UK who are doing postgraduate studies in Japanese Studies • Scholars affiliated to UK universities must undertake at least part of their studies in Japan. • Benefits: • Tuition covered (for duration of course) • Stipend of £1,000 a month while in the UK and ¥260,000 per month while in Japan • Annual UK-Japan air fare paid
  36. 36. Experience Japan 2015: an introduction to study and work in Japan at the Royal Society, London on Sat 14 Nov 2015