Stumbling Blocks in the 1980s Japan: Japan's Lost Decades in a Global Comparison of Different Paths toward a Long-life Society
An interview with Professor Takehiko Kariya is going to be shown as part of an NHK Educational (Eテレ) programme "戦後史証言プロジェクト 日本人は何をめざしてきたのか 未来への選択（５）教育" This 90 minute programme will be broadcast this Saturday 9 January from 23:00.
Natalia Doan, MSc in Modern Japanese Studies 2014-2015
Studying at the Nissan Institute was a wonderful experience that enriched my understanding of Japan and the world.
The faculty and the staff at the Nissan Institute are encouraging and supportive, but also challenge you to do your best. Students are able to enjoy intimate class sizes taught by leading experts in their fields, and also have access to weekly guest lecturers and the resources of the Bodleian Japanese Library, among others. The pace was demanding, but the work was intellectually exciting and worthwhile. The Nissan Institute faculty take their roles as both lecturers and supervisors seriously, and dissertation research comprises a major portion of the course. To have a world expert take time to provide thoughtful and insightful feedback on your work, especially in a 1-to-1 setting, is one of the many amazing opportunities the Nissan provides.
I think the Nissan Institute is also exemplary for its friendly, collegial atmosphere. My course mates came to Oxford with different experiences and different goals, but we shared a passion for Japan that energized all discussions, both inside the classroom and out. The teachers and coursework of the Japanese Studies course inspired me to take new approaches to the study of Japan. I will cherish the knowledge and experiences the Nissan Institute gave me for the rest of my life.
Meiji-Era Photographs in the Pitt Rivers Museum: An Overview of the Collections
Japan’s Freud: Kosawa Heisaku and Buddhist Modernism
The Burma-Siam Death Railway and the British War Crimes Trials at Singapore
Muddy Labor: Nonreligion and the Making of Persons as Aid Work
This seminar is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) #25245023.
Dilemmas of learning of Japanese as a foreign language and English as an international language: perspectives from applied linguistics research
Future Past Entanglements: Modern Japan and the Work of History