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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 several 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.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about Tsurugi no Kai events please feel free to contact us through the Tsurugi no Kai group on Facebook, alternatively you can email Freddie Semple, Administrative Assistant to the Chair of Japanese Studies at 

Upcoming Events

The next Tsurugi no Kai alumni event will take place on 24th November 2017 at the Royal Society, London. If you wish to attend this event registration is essential. All Japanese Studies alumni should already have received an e-mail invitation to this upcoming event, however if you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, please contact Freddie Semple at as soon as possible to be added to the guest list for the event.

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
  • Third reunion: 11th October, 2013 at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London