Staff within the International School who lecture/carry out research in Japanese Studies
Mr John Collins
Linguistics/business/language (Senior Lecturer)
Mr Kenichiro Hada
MA (London); Teaching Certificate of Japanese as a Foreign Language
Language & Literature in Education, (Senior Lecturer)
Staff who lecture/carry out research in Japanese Studies but are not in the International School
Professor Ian Cook
Japanese history, human geography; politics and urban studies including economic history of Japan from 1868 to 1945 and Regional and Environmental Issues in Pacific Asia (Professor, Human Geography)
Professor Tom Reilly
Links with Tsukuba University in football analysis using computerised techniques (Human Sciences)
Dr Jane Springett
Research links with Department of Public Health and Environmental Sciences at Tokyo Medical University (Human Sciences)
Dr Nick White
Decolonisation and Japanese Development, Asia-Pacific Studies
Mr Rex Li
International Relations, Asia-Pacific
PhD (in progress, Sheffield)
Library and Information Resources
Rosie DIVER is the Librarian at JMU in charge of the Language resources including Japanese.
There are about 1,750 books on Japanese-related subjects. There are also about 70 audiocassette courses available for learning the Japanese language that can be used in the Learning Resource Centre or borrowed by users. JMU subscribes to 15 journals with relevance to Japan , 14 in English and one in Japanese, and also receives the Nikkei Weekly. The annual budget for Japan-related books and magazines is £2,500.
There is a dedicated PC that is used solely for Languages CD-ROMs including the Encyclopedia of Japan and language learning material such as Kana Kun. Details of all information resources are available via the LION (Library Information Online) catalogue. JMU has a live satellite link to the NHK television channel in Japan that allows students to watch live programmes throughout the day. In addition, the Japanese news is recorded on a daily basis and made available to students.
The Learning Resource Centre provides modern Language support and all students have free access to the Internet and free e-mail facilities which enable discussion groups to communicate with partner universities. JMU also has its own Japanese web pages, maintained by John Collins: http://cwis.livjm.ac.uk/lan/teaching/japanese