The Japan Foundation/ BAJS Postgraduate Workshop 2022

On Friday (25 February 2022) , in my capacity as President of the British Association for Japanese Studies, I took part in the The Japan Foundation/BAJS Postgraduate Workshop. This was the eleventh one and, I’m glad to say, that we were back to having the workshop in person, with it being held at the University…

Blogging and Social Media: Impact and Reach

Today I will yet again be giving a training session to post-graduate research students and early career researchers about writing blogs. I have run this session (or a similar one) a number of times now – not only to those at Cardiff University, but also to students on an MA programme at the School of…

The Japan Foundation/ BAJS Postgraduate Workshop 2021

For the last two days, in my capacity as President of the British Association for Japanese Studies, I have been taking part in the The Japan Foundation/BAJS Postgraduate Workshop. This was the tenth one and, thanks to COVID-19, the first one which had to be held online. The main theme this year (the theme tends…

Blogging: How to Get Your Research Out There

Today I am giving a training session to post-graduate research students and early career researchers about writing blogs. Blogs have been around for many years now, but perhaps not enough researchers have thought about how useful they can be in developing and disseminating their research and how this can relate to their career development. This…

Atami and Teaching during COVID-19

Ever since COVID-19 became an issue, those of us at universities have had to make a number of adjustments to the way we work, particularly the way we teach. Much of my summer, rather than being spent on research as it would normally would be, has been spent thinking, planning and preparing teaching for the…