British Association of MEXT Scholars


BAMS Talks 2017

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13-14 Cornwall Terrace, NW1 4QP

6pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday 28th March, 2017

The British Association of MEXT Scholars (BAMS) will host its second edition of the BAMS Talks on Tuesday 28th March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00, with a range of topics from civil society to space robotics. All the presentations will be given by former or newly awarded MEXT Scholars and it is completely free or charge to attend!

If you are interested in finding out what kind of opportunities exist for MEXT Scholars, or are interested in hiring former MEXT Scholars, or if you are a former MEXT Scholar yourself, join us for an evening of international and interdisciplinary discussion.

Speakers include:

Phillida Purvis, Founder, Links Japan - "Japan through Multiple Lenses"

Quentin Crisp, Editor, Chômu Press - "Butterfly Dream (A Writer’s Career)"

Carol Buxton, Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Birmingham - "A Route to Normalcy? Japan’s Space Policy"

Billie Moore, Designer, Material Scientist, and Creative Future Thinker - "The Future of Materialising"

Alexander Rotard, Historian and Linguist - "Colonial Japan in Korea"

William Jones, Physicist and Space Roboticist - "Developments in Space Robotics"

The MEXT Scholarship is offered by the Government of Japan as a prestigious scholarship to enable top students from around the world to undertake study and research in Japan. BAMS is the alumni association for MEXT Scholars in the United Kingdom and is open to any former MEXT Scholar of any nationality and discipline.


We look forward to seeing you at the BAMS Talks 2017!

Posted on 02/03/2017 by Lyle De Souza

Past Events

British Association of MEXT Scholars


Japanese Diasporas

Inaugural BAMS Christmas Talk

followed by drinks reception

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13-14 Cornwall Terrace, NW1 4QP

6pm to 8.30pm on Friday 11th December, 2015

Speakers: Sylvia Simpson, Ayako Suzuki, Artour Mitski, Kaoru Takahashi

Chair: Lyle De Souza

There are more than three million Japanese people living abroad, yet relatively little is known about this diaspora. Where have people of Japanese descent (Nikkei) settled around the world? What might the Japanese diaspora in these different spaces share in common beyond Japanese heritage? Is theirs a rooted-transnationalism? How are subjectivities produced? To what extent is the diasporic experience affected by gender?

This panel brings together a range of speakers illustrating case-studies of the Japanese diaspora in London, Dublin, Bangkok, and the UK.

The event is free to attend and open to all but registration is essential.

Registration link: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [Registration for this event has ended]

Abstracts for this event can be found under 'Downloads' on the left sidebar.