News category: Grants

10 June 2016

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from robots to rugby

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (www.dajf.org.uk) has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round. One researcher from Swansea University will travel to Fukuoka University to research the most effective way to kick a rugby ball and to deliver public workshops on science in rugby ahead of the 2019 Rugby

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11 April 2016

Tsuyoshi Anzai featured in the Royal British Society of Sculptors bursary awards group exhibition until 20 May 2016

This vibrant exhibition showcases the work of the ten winners of the RBS Bursary Awards 2015 who represent the best and brightest emerging contemporary sculptors and includes work by Tsuyoshi Anzai. Anzai graduated with an MA in Film and New Media from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2011, and is the 2015-2016 recipient of the ‘Core Programme’ residency at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

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22 March 2016

Menuhin Competition London, 7-17 April 2016 - celebrating the Menuhin centenary

The world’s leading competition for young violinists, the Menuhin Competition London 2016, begins on 7th April with the Opening Concert at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall including 2014’s Junior 1st Prize winner, Japanese Rennosuke Fukuda. You can see Rennosuke’s winning performance here: Starring 44 violin prodigies from around the world, 7 of whom are Japanese,

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20 November 2015

Article published by Small Grant recipient on HIV Prevention and Risk-Reduction in Europe & Japan

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to support Dr Nigel Sherriff, Principal Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, with a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant in September 2011, in order to assist with his collaborative research with Japanese academics at Nagoya City University and NGO practitioners in the field of HIV prevention and risk-reduction. Further details of the outcomes of the Everywhere* in Japan workshop series were published  in Health Promotion International (Oxford Journals) on 11 November 2015. A Japanese translation of the article can be found here: Japanese translation.

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21 October 2015

UK-Japan Cultural Heritage Research

Dr Ksenia Chmutina of Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering received a £3,000 grant in September 2014 in order to head to Kyoto (京都). In conjunction with Professor Rohit Jigyasu and Professor Takeyuki Okubo from Ritsumeikan University’s Institute for Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage (R-DMUCH), joint research was conducted to look into new and innovative methods of preventing water-related damage to sites of historic and cultural significance, an issue seen in both York and Kyoto.

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