Foreign Minister of Japan Kōno honours Experience Japan Taiko Team

Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Tarō Kōno, at a ceremony in Tokyo (24th July 2018), presented the award to the Experience Japan Taiko Team.

Exhibition & Seminar 'Beyond Duty - An Exhibition on the Diplomats recognized as Righteous Among the Nations'

The exhibition (13 - 23 February 2018) is supported by the Embassies of Israel, of Japan, of Lithuania and of the Netherlands. The launch event was held in UCD on the 13th February, with more than 20 ambassadors attending and the Guest of Honour, Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tánaiste.

Tsuda-UCD Joint Seminar 'Women Leaders in Science and Society'

UCD Japan jointly organised a seminar entitled “Women leaders: taking on challenges and finding solutions” at Tsuda University in Tokyo on the 28th November 2017. H.E. Ambassador Barrington, Dr Aoibhínn Ni Shúilleabháin and Mr Murashige were the speakers.

School of Physics & Utsunomiya University Research Seminar

Together with the School of Physics, the UCD Japan welcomed the return of Prof. Higashiguchi’s research team from Utsunomiya University on 3rd & 4th November.

Two upcoming seminars in November

UCD School of Physics will host the 4th Ireland-Japan collaborative research workshop on extreme ultraviolet source development for lithography, surface morphology and water window imaging on the 3rd and 4th November.

The International Youth Exchange Program

The International Youth Exchange Program has come to Ireland this year, and former graduates of UCD, Mr Sean Carton, Mr Liam Keane and Alan O’Mahony, and a graduate from the TCD/UCD joint Master’s Programme in Sociology, Mr Niall Foster are four of the seven delegates.

Keynote - Prof. Aaron Moore - ‘Crucible of East Asia: War Diaries and the Making of China and Japan, 1937-1945'

The Keynote Lecture 'The Crucible of East Asia: War Diaries and the Making of China and Japan, 1937-1945' was delivered by Prof. Aaron Moore (Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations, University of Edinburgh) on Thursday the 12th October.

UCD Japan Fair kick-off seminar ‘Supporting Ageing with Communication Robots – Talk & Demonstration’

The UCD Japan Fair began with the kick-off (and UCD Japan’s 8th academic) seminar ‘Supporting Ageing with Communication Robots – Talk & Demonstration’ on 28th September 2017 in the Bank of Ireland’s Community Space (Montrose University Branch).

UCD Representative announced for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs-funded MIRAI program

The UCD Japan is delighted to announce that Mr Anthony O'Shea (3rd year student in Law & Business) has been selected as the UCD representative for the Japanese Government-funded MIRAI Program.

Visit of Hokkaido University’s First Step Program delegation in UCD

18 undergraduate students on the First Step Program (Hokkaido University’s Nitobe College) visited the Belfield Campus, University College Dublin on the 18th September.

Appointment of Mr John Neary as Adjunct Professor

Mr John Neary, recently retired Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor , UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

Eight students awarded JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme placements

UCD has been the largest contributor to the Japanese Government 30-year highly sought-after, year-long placements on JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme for which they are prepared by the Applied Language Centre Japanese language modules (led by Ms Nobuko Ijichi)

UCD Rugby meets Waseda Rugby in June 2017

UCD Rugby met Waseda Rugby on 23 June 2017. Waseda and UCD have been partners for more than 60 years. The partnership goes back to the early 1950s when Waseda established the study of Anglo-Irish literature in Japan. UCD and Waseda are both members of the international university consortium called Universitas21 (U21).

UCD Japan participated in UCD Festival 2017

UCD Japan offered a variety of activities and performances including martial arts, kimono dressing, Japanese taiko drumming, tea ceremony and talks on pop culture diplomacy.

UCD Japan Seminars in March 2017

In March, four academic seminars were organised by the UCD Japan Group. The themes include teaching and learning in mathematics and language, technology (robots & artificial intelligence), global health, and contemporary literature.

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn Seminars in 2017

UCD Japan, in conjunction with UCD Humanities Institute, organised two academic seminars this year, inviting Prof. Mary Gallagher and Prof. Hideki Kuwajima (Hiroshima University, Japan). UCD Japan also hosted another event, as part of our UCD Japan Fair in October, with Prof. Gallagher, Mr Paul Murray and Mr Simon O'Connor.

Japanese Women in Leadership in Science and Society

UCD Women in Science (WiTS) and UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice hosted an event ‘Japanese Women in Leadership in Science and Society’, inviting two distinguished speakers: Professor Reiko Kuroda and The Ambassador of Japan Mrs Mari Miyoshi. Professor Kuroda is a Professor in Chemistry/Biology, at Tokyo University of Science, and a Science Advisor for the United Nations Secretary General.