Aleksandra Kaniewska, MSc in Modern Japanese Studies, 2007-2008
I am now a Policy Analyst at the Civic Institute in Warsaw, a political think tank affiliated with the Polish centre-right party, the Civic Platform; journalist and editor.
The MSc in Modern Japanese Studies provided an ideal stepping stone in my aspiration to become an expert on Japan and its contemporary culture and society. Since my graduation in 2008, I have been working in the area of political analysis, mostly balancing research, analysis, and outreach. I retained my strong interest in Japan and have been providing commentaries on Japanese gender issues and the geopolitics of East Asia to various Polish media outlets (print and TV). Nissan Institute is a truly inspiring place to begin your academic journey, offering an opportunity to inter-relate on a very close basis with leading and prospective experts in all fields of academia. Since the University of Oxford ranks amongst the most reputable higher education institutions in the world, this degree will have proven crucial for my future career.