This survey, the Japanese Studies Survey, conducted in April 2007, provides a brief overview of Japanese Studies at the University level in the UK. The last survey of this kind, Japanese Degree Courses Survey, was conducted in 2001/2002 by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and The Japan Foundation. Since that time a number of changes have taken place. The changing nature of Japanese Studies, the initiation of Japanese Studies at some institutions, and the closure of Japanese departments at others all emphasise the necessity of some kind of update.
In this survey, a focus has been placed not only on Japanese language studies, but also on multi-disciplinary research in the Japanese Studies field. Where possible, this survey tries to capture what Japanese Studies research is currently being conducted by both staff and students.
It is hoped that this survey will be a useful resource for those in the Japanese Studies field in providing an awareness of other research and courses at universities throughout the UK. It is also hoped that it helps bring attention to Japanese Studies and its continuing value in the UK, and that it exposes the diversity and breadth of research and teaching taking place.
If you have any questions or comments about this survey please contact firstname.lastname@example.org