「地球の音楽」が出版された

I have a short essay in Chukyu no ongaku (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press, 2022) about music in the United Kingdom. It is more personal essay than research paper, but it signals the beginning of a more active focus on music research alongside my composing activities, something I have discussed in my music blog. The chapter is in Japanese (see the publisher’s page here).

New website: War Memory Tourism

I have created a new website called War Memory Tourism. This website is a research and teaching resource that is designed as an online appendix for my various research projects and an interactive reading list for my students. Do check it out!

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Graduation!

Congratulations to the 21 BA students and 2 MA students who graduated on 23 March after completing their theses under my supervision. All the best in whatever comes next …!

New Academic Year

The new academic year begins amidst the corona virus pandemic. Congratulations to the students who have joined the School of Japan Studies, and also to my three new postgraduate students in the International Japan Course (one student moving from research student to a PhD programme, one student entering the MA programme, and one student coming as a research student).

My courses this term are completely online until the corona virus situation stabilizes. I hope that all our students, and people everywhere, will stay safe and well as the world works to overcome this pandemic and accompanying economic crisis.