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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 
23 November 2021
The Japan Studies section of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is delighted to announce the extension until 2028 of the Cambridge-Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship.

Building on the success of the original Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship, the Toshiba International Foundation and The Cambridge Trust have coordinated to continue the programme of scholarships for two additional PhD students of Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge. The third student will enter in the academic year 2022-23, and the fourth candidate in the year 2025-26. The purpose of the scholarship is to stimulate research that engages in one of several disciplines (modern/premodern) in the study of Japan and considers Japan in the larger context of the world, broadly defined. The scholarships will be open to students from any nationality.

The Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship currently supports the first two funded Japanese Studies PhD students in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies: Ms Giulia Garbagni, who is conducting research on Japan's envoy diplomacy and its role in regional conflict mediation post-1945; and, Mr Thomas Booth, whose research explores the causes and motivations of popular unrest in medieval Japan.

The Japanese Studies section would like to express its sincere gratitude to the Toshiba International Foundation and the Cambridge Trust for their continued and generous support of Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge.