Academic - Affiliate

  • Ms. Keiko Harada
    Japanese Language Instructor

    I am a Faculty Tutor at the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford and one of your language instructors, who closely collaborates with Kaori Nishizawa to help you achieve the required level of Japanese.

  • Teaching and Research Associate

    I am a Research Associate in Japanese Studies and a Research Associate at the Centre for Time Use Research. My research interests lie in the field of family sociology. I am currently working on two projects: The first one analyses the gender balance in the domestic division of labour in several East Asian societies. A pilot study for this project, “Domestic division of labour and fertility preference in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan”, has been published in Demographic Research in 2017. The second project looks at class differences in parenting strategies in Japan.

  • Pia Jolliffe
    Research and Teaching Associate

    I am a Research and Teaching Associate at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and a Research Scholar at the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall. I hold a DPhil in International Development (Oxford), an MA in Japanese Studies (University of Vienna) and a DESS in Asian Studies (University of Geneva). In Geneva I have also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and after my DPhil I have spent some time in a monastic community in Haifa before returning for post-doctoral work to Oxford.

  • British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

    My research on robots focuses on robots and automated systems in urban and social spaces. It includes the whole range of non-industrial robot experimenting, from autonomous vehicles and delivery drones, healthcare robots, to social and service robots. I currently work on three projects: the politics of humanoid robots in Japan, the urban living labs for robot experiments with focus on Dubai, Singapore, California and Japan, and medical delivery drones in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Dr. Laurence Mann
    Departmental Lecturer in Japanese

    Dr Laurence Mann joined the Oriental Institute this year, as Departmental Lecturer in Japanese.  His research interests centre on the Engishiki Norito, Old Japanese poetics, and rhetorical features of Japanese poetry and song through time. He is also interested in various cross-cultural, comparative, and digital perspectives on the formulation of literary discourse.

    His contribution to the masters programme will be a number of options related to Classical Japanese Literature.

  • Ms. Kaori Nishizawa
    Japanese Language Instructor

    I am the Japanese Language co-ordinator for the language course on the masters programme taught within the Nissan Institute. I am also an instructor in Japanese at the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford.

  • Professor Arthur Stockwin
    Emeritus Fellow

    I first became interested in Japan while embarking on a doctoral thesis at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra back in 1960. My initial topic had been Soviet foreign policy in Asia, as I had Russian from an army course during British national service in the mid-1950s. For various reasons, however, that topic did not work out, but in pre-researching it I discovered Japan and switched to a topic in Japanese politics and foreign policy. This meant starting to study Japanese.

  • Dr. Ann Waswo
    Emeritus Fellow

    As often happened many decades ago in the USA, I drifted into Japanese Studies rather than pursuing a long-held curiosity about Japan or following a coherent, career-minded plan while at university. Had it not been for the Security Treaty demonstrations in Tokyo in 1960, which figured prominently in the American media, and a professor (Thomas C. Smith) running the required historiography seminar for Stanford history majors I attended in my third year, I might have ended up doing something completely different with my life.

Admin - Centre Administrator

  • Administrator at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

    I joined the Nissan Institute of Japanese in December 1998 and I am the Administrator for the MSc and MPhil programme in Japanese Studies.  In 2004 the Institute came under the umbrella of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS).