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Japanese Studies alumni group

Tsurugi no kai 剣の会

To enable Japanese Studies alumni to share news and interests, offer new graduates advice and discuss ways to ensure the prosperity of Japanese Studies at Cambridge we have formed the group Tsurugi no kai (from the Meiji-period name for Cambridge 剣橋).

This has already led to a pair of reunions in London and may lead to further events involving a lecture and a dinner in Cambridge and/or London together with a series of informal contacts.

Francoise Simmons (graduated 1990 and now Faculty Librarian) has agreed to act as our nerve centre. Please do email her on or contact her via the Tsurugi no Kai group on Facebook.

Third Tsurugi no kai

The third Tsurugi-no-kai was held at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London on Friday, 11th October, 2013

Previous reunions

  • First reunion: 16th March, 2010 at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London
  • Second reunion: 19th October, 2012 at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London