Daiwa Scholars 1998

Daiwa Scholars 1998 completed their Scholarship in April 2000.

Between them, the five Daiwa Scholars 1998 studied at four different universities from across the UK. Their studies encompassed English Language and Literature, European Law, Fine Art, Music and Physical Electronics.

About the scholars

Jacob Caccia

Jacob Caccia completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art in 1996 and worked as an artist until departure for Japan.

Jacob’s homestay in Japan was in Shinjo City in Yamagata Prefecture. His work placement was at the Hisayama Kazue Studio. He is the Co-founder of Andao Tea Company and Lijang Studio.

Jacob is  an artist, designer, linguist and martial artist who spent 17 years in Japan and China.

Mark Crossley

Mark Crossley completed a degree in European Law at the University of Warwick in 1998. He departed for Japan having  accepted a training place at the London law firm Linklaters which he  took up on completion of the Daiwa Scholarship.

Mark’s homestay in Japan was in Sapporo City in Hokkaido. His work placement was at the Ministry of Justice. Mark currently works at Hogan Lovells in London.

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

Dr Andrew Lambert

Andrew Lambert completed a BSc (Hons) in Physical Electronics in 1995 and a PhD in Physics in 1998, both at the University of Warwick. He aims to forge a career as a research scientist.

Andrew’s homestay in japan was in Niigata City in Niigata Prefecture. His work placement was at the Toshiba Semiconductor. He currently works as an Engineer for Jennic.

Timothy Large

Timothy Large completed a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature at Balliol College, University of Oxford in 1995. He spent two years in Japan on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme from 1995 to 1997. He was been working as a freelance journalist and a news editor with an internet provider of science new and aspires to a future career as a journalist and foreign correspondent.

Tim’s work placement in Japan was at the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Tim is a journalist, editor and consultant, formerly editor-in-chief and director of media development at Thomson Reuters Foundation.

He is currently editor of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.


Andrew Melvin

Andrew Melvin completed a BA (Hons) degree in Music at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge in 1994 and a Diploma in Performance and Communications Skills at Guildhall School of Music in 1995. He is a regular performer with the London Sinfonietta and works as a composer/pianist and music teacher.

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