Daiwa Scholars 1995

Daiwa Scholars 1995 completed their Scholarship in April 1997.

Between them, the six Daiwa Scholars 1995 studied at five different universities from across the UK. Their studies encompassed Law, Mathematics and Astronomy, Mechanical Engineering, Music and Philosophy and Physics with Medical Physics.

About the scholars

Laurence Court

Laurence Court completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics with Medical Physics in 1992 and a PhD in Digital Mammography in 1995, both at University College London.

Laurence’s homestay in Japan was in Toyokawa City in Aichi Prefecture. His work placement was at Sony Medical Engineering Group where he was  involved in computer simulations of cone-beam CT systems.

Matthew Davies

Matthew Davies completed a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield in 1994 and an MSc in Astronomy at Sussex University in 1995.

Matthew’s homestay in Japan was in Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture. His work placement was at the University of Tokyo where he assisted in satellite research and simulation. He is currently at a Product Manager at Four Soft.

Dr Juliana Hodkinson

Juliana Hodkinson completed a BA (Hons) degree in Music and Philosophy at King’s College, University of Cambridge in 1992. Since 1993 she has continued her composition studies part-time in the UK and in Denmark.

Juliana’s homestay in Japan was in Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Her work placement was at the Gagaku Society.

Following the Scholarship she studied for a PhD from the University of Copenhagen on the subject of silence in music and sound art.

She has taught composition and music/media aesthetics at the University of Copenhagen, Royal Danish Academy of Music and Technische Universität Berlin, as well as giving numerous lectures and workshops in Europe, and she presently teaches composition at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.

Michael Reddish

Michael Reddish completed an LLB (Hons) degree in Law at Warwick University in 1995. He is planning to lecture in Oriental Legal Philosophy and Culture.

Michael’s homestay in Japan was in Komatsu City in Ishikawa Prefecture. His work placement was at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, at the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court of Japan. He currently works as the Head of Law at King Henry The VIII School.

William Sage

William Sage completed an LLB (Hons) degree in Law at Downing College, University of Cambrige in 1994 and an LLM in 1995.

William’s homestay in Japan was in Nagaoka City in Niigata Prefecture. His work placement was at the Ministry of Justice, the  Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Nagashima & Ohno.

You can read more about William in the “Scholars Experiences” section of the website.

David Webster

David Webster completed a Master’s (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 1991 and a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in 1993. He has been working as a Project Manager at Unilever.

David’s homestay in Japan was in Sapporo City in Hokkaido Prefecture. His work placement was at GK Dynamics where he was involved in motorcycle design. He is currently Head of IDEO in San Francisco.

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