I will be giving the keynote lecture at the International Association for Japan Studies on 1 December. The topic of my talk is “Japanese Studies in Japan.” Details are here.
Today, my new music website was launched. Please visit to learn more about my activities as a composer of classical music, including the release of my first CD Philip Seaton – Chamber Works on 19 September of this year.
On 2 April I took up my new position as a professor in the Institute of Japan Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. It was a major decision to leave Hokkaido University after 14 years, but for a variety of reasons (both personal and professional) it was time to make a change.
In my new position I will be teaching in the new School of Japan Studies, working on TUFS’ international collaborations, and continuing my research into modern Japan. I am looking forward to a new professional challenge in Japan’s capital, and to working with all past and future colleagues in my new role.
As I am changing jobs and moving to Tokyo in April, I have a new website. The website is in something of a transitional phase for the next few months until I can get all content transferred.