Sixth Form & GCSE Students’ Japan Day at the University of Manchester Photos

On Friday 31 March the Japan Society held its annual Japan Day at the University of Manchester. For the first time this year the event included the ‘Japan Bowl Quiz’, a competition workshop developed by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC and ran in the UK by the Japan Foundation and Japan Society. There were also two other practical workshops in manga (ran by Chie Kutsuwada and Inko) and business etiquette (led by Angela Davies). In addition to short talks by a number of universities who offer Japanese Studies, during lunch students had the opportunity to discuss Japan related study options with university representatives.

In the afternoon attendees heard from two University of Manchester Japanese Studies students about their own experiences and advice for studying Japanese at university and studying abroad. The day concluded at Manchester Central Library, where students were invited to explore the Children’s Lives in Wartime Japan exhibition, organised by Dr Peter Cave, Senior Japanese Studies lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Thank you to all the students who came along, we hope you are more motivated to take up Japanese at university than ever before!

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