Media November 2014

New course to boost bilateral ties

Keiichi Hayashi visits Durham University.

Keiichi Hayashi visits Durham University.

Durham University has introduced a new Japanese studies programme, media reported in October.

Attending the launch of the undergraduate degree, Japanese Ambassador to the UK Keiichi Hayashi noted that the development was great news, which would serve well both the university and Japan.

“I hope that these students will be a guiding force in the strengthening of Japan–UK relations during their time at the university and in the future”, he said.

To mark the occasion, the university’s Oriental Museum held a two-week festival of Japanese culture, supported by the Embassy of Japan, London; the Consulate-General of Japan in Edinburgh; and Teikyo University.