News tag: Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

29 April 2014

Former Daiwa Scholar Studying Entomophagy in Gifu, Japan

Charlotte Payne, a 2009 Daiwa Scholar, returned to Japan in March 2013 as a (Japanese Government) MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholar, to study the nutritional implications of entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, in rural communities. She originally became interested in insects as a potentially nutrient-rich source of protein

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22 February 2013

Carl Randall's encounters with the late Donald Richie

Since moving to Japan in 1947, the recently deceased Donald Richie (1924 – 2013) became recognised worldwide as a Western authority on Japanese culture and society, being described by Time Magazine as ‘the dean of arts in Japan’. He wrote over 30 books about Japan, befriended some of Japan’s foremost artists (including filmmaker Akira Kurosawa),

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