University of Southampton coral reef mapping

Photo taken by a diver of the AUV TUNA-SAND 2 surveying coral off of Sesoko Island. Photo courtesy of Harii Laboratory of the University of the Ryukyus


15 June 2017

Results Announced: March 2017 Grants Round

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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation ( has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round.

Three researchers from University of Portsmouth will travel to Kobe University in June 2017 to participate in a four-day workshop to promote understanding of the influence of maritime culture on the social and cultural landscape of port towns in the UK and Japan. The Foundation will also support Starfish Kitchen’s Japanese cookery workshops and demonstrations at ten schools across Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Manchester, reaching over 400 pupils and 150 teachers, school cooks and parents. The Amon Miyamoto Company will stage a new piece about Katsushika Hokusai at the British Museum’s Great Court with support from the Foundation, to complement the Museum’s ongoing Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave exhibition. Artists Daito Manabe and Nelo Akamatsu will travel to the UK with support from the Foundation to exhibit at festivals in Cheshire and Glasgow.

A number of Daiwa Foundation Awards are given to large-scale collaborations between British and Japanese institutions. Researchers from University of Tokyo and University of Southampton will jointly map the live corals off Okinawa using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), utilising both universities’ expertise in underwater technology (see the AUV photo). University of Wolverhampton and Kwansei Gakuin University also received a Daiwa Foundation Award to support reciprocal visits by researchers to participate in open lectures and round-table symposia aimed at increasing awareness of victims of violent crime and how they are treated by both the UK and Japanese justice systems.

A complete list of projects supported in the latest funding round, with amounts granted, can be seen at the Foundation’s website:


Background information: 

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Great Britain and Japan. It does this by awarding grants and scholarships in all fields of activity; by supporting educational exchanges and other bilateral initiatives between British and Japanese academics and students; and by organising a year-round events’ programme at Daiwa Foundation Japan House in London to increase understanding of Japan in the UK. The Foundation is represented in Japan by its Tokyo office. Further information about the Foundation and its activities is available at


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