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Image: Ed Wright, Helen Bottomley, Christofer Bullsmith, Liz Davidson, Sir David Wright (Chairman), Mr Yoshitoki Chino (Vice-Chairman), Jem Stevens, Luke Chandresinghe, Ruth Hill and Guy Mayman at the graduation in April 2002.
Ed Wright, Helen Bottomley, Christofer Bullsmith, Liz Davidson, Sir David Wright (Chairman), Mr Yoshitoki Chino (Vice-Chairman), Jem Stevens, Luke Chandresinghe, Ruth Hill and Guy Mayman at the graduation in April 2002.

Helen Bottomley
Helen obtained a 1st in Glass Design at Staffordshire University in 1999 and worked as a hot glass assistant and cold worker before being awarded a Daiwa Scholarship. Helen undertook her work placement at Parco where she was the curator for the ‘Versus’ exhibition of British and Japanese artists.

Christofer Bullsmith
Christofer graduated with a 1st in Philosophy at the University of Kent at Canterbury before undertaking an MPhil at King’s College London. Christofer pursued his research interests through work placements at the University of Tokyo and the Japan Centre for Climate Change Actions. 

Luke Chandresinghe
Luke studied obtained a 1st in Architecture at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture in 1999. Following his graduation, Luke worked as a student architect at Michael Hopkins & Partners. Luke undertook his work placement at Architecture Workshop and organised his first solo exhibition at Depot. Luke is now completing his studies at Bartlett.

Liz Davidson 
Liz studied Social & Political Science at New Hall College, Cambridge. Liz's interest in international development led her to undertake work placements at the Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan (ICA Japan) and the Japan Centre for Conflict Prevention. On returning from Japan, Liz has been studying for an MA in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS, University of London.

Ruth Hill
Ruth studied Law at Peterhouse College, Cambridge
Law. Ruth's work placement was with the Japan Organising Committee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup (JAWOC), acting as a paralegal. Ruth was kept on by JAWOC after completing her Daiwa Scholarship until the end of the World Cup. She is now on the Peace Studies programme at Notre Dame University in Indiana.  

Guy Mayman 
Guy graduated with a 1st in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Central St Martins School of Art & Design in 1995 and then spent two years at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Guy's work placement was split between working with Nanjo & Associates in setting up the Yokohama Triennale 2001 and producing his own works which were exhibited at Kojimachi and Mizuma galleries in Tokyo. His first exhibition since returning to the UK, Omen, opens in April 2003.   

Jem Stevens
Jem studied Law with French at the London School of Economics. Jem undertook work placements at the Ministry of Justice and the Japan Bar Association before moving to the Japan Civil Liberties Union. Jem also took advantage of an opportunity to work in documentary television production. Jem is now a bilingual assistant at the Japan Management Association and recently passed Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Ed Wright
Ed graduated with a 1st in Chemistry from Merton College, Oxford in 1997 and then completed a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry at Trinity College, Cambridge. Ed worked at the Japanese Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association's Office of Industry Research investigating alliances between biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Ed is currently an analyst at Barclays Global Investors.

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