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The British Association for Japanese Studies
The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) is an organisation that encourages Japanese Studies and stimulates research and teaching in the field. A central activity of BAJS is the twice-yearly publication of Japan Forum, a multidisciplinary and comprehensive source of analytical articles in the field of Japanese Studies. BAJS also administers the Ivan Morris Memorial Essay Prize for the best student essay submitted each year.
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The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ)
The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ) is an organisation that promotes and encourages Japanese language education in the UK, more specifically through inspiring teaching and encouraging research in the field of languages as an academic discipline. BATJ holds annual conferences, seminars and workshops with the aim of creating a network of teachers. BATJ also aims to inform others about Japanese language education at a higher education level.
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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is the UK's leading charity supporting links between Britain and Japan. It carries out its work through three main activities: awarding scholarships for young, talented British graduates to gain in-depth experience of Japan; giving grants to individuals and institutional partners to encourage UK-Japan collaboration in all fields of activity including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects; and organising a series of seminars, book launches and exhibitions at the Foundation's headquarters in central London.
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The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation was founded with the aim of developing good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each others culture, society and achievements. The Foundation is purely a grant-making organisation, and provides a number of relatively small grants that are generally used as a start up amount for projects. The Foundation supports activities in a broad range of fields, such as arts and culture, science and technology and Japanese language.
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The Japanese Language Committee (JLC) of The Association for Language Learning (ALL)
The JLC is the organisation that promotes and supports Japanese language teaching and learning by organising a variety of training events, holding a national speech contest and creating resources for Japanese language teaching and training. It is part of ALL which is the voice of language teachers in the UK.
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The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)
JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organisation, is a government-related organisation that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO London carries out a number of activities related to the promotion of Japanese language, with the aim of encouraging rewarding trade and investment relations between the two countries. These activities include the JETRO Business Proficiency Test and the Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese.
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The Japan Foundation & The Japan Foundation London Language Centre (JFLLC)
The Japan Foundation is Japan”Ēs principal agent for cultural exchange between Japan and overseas countries, and the work it carries out is similar to that of the British Council in the UK. The Japan Foundation London offers a range of grant programmes in three main areas of Arts & Culture, Japanese Language and Japanese Studies & Intellectual Exchange. In addition to its grant programmes, the Foundation runs occasional lectures, workshops, seminars and exhibitions/performances in its main fields of activity.
The Japan Foundation London Language Centre supports the teaching of Japanese throughout the UK and focuses its support on teachers and institutions rather than individual learners. The Language Centre works with teachers in all sectors, but focuses on Secondary school education due to the growing needs and expansion of this area.
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The Japan Foundation Endowment Committee (JFEC)
JFEC is a committee responsible for awarding small grants to support academic research in Japanese Studies by staff and doctoral students within higher education institutions in the UK. The committee is completely independent of the Japan Foundation London.
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The Japan Library Group
The Japan Library Group consists of a number of libraries from UK universities as well as the British Library and the Japan Foundation London Language Centre. The group aims to pool experience and resources in the development of holdings of Japanese language materials for Japanese Studies in national and university libraries and to foster fluent communication between librarians and academics. The group has succeeded in cataloguing all Japanese Studies resources from the member organisations, known as the Japanese Union Catalogue.
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