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The second Daiwa Foundation Small Grants were awarded in November 2003. The 48 Small Grants are divided into four categories:

Conferences and symposia
Educational exchanges

Individual academic research
 
Travel bursaries


Conferences and symposia

Ms Kiyoko Karatsu
Oxfam
Conference (1 day): 'Towards Global Equity - Case Studies of NGO Campaigns for Policy Changes and Poverty Reduction' in Tokyo, February 2004. Two speakers from the UK will attend this international symposium organised by Oxfam Japan.
1,000.00

Dr Paul Harrison
Churchill Hospital, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
Conference (2 days): Japan-UK Platelet Conference at Magdalen College, Oxford, September 2004. The goal of the conference is to build upon existing links from the Kyoto 2002 meeting, encouraging further collaborative research between UK and Japan platelet scientists.
3,000.00

Professor John Stein
University of Oxford
Conference (3 days): 'Dyslexia in Japanese and English', Kobe Institute (part of St Catherine's, Oxford), April 2003.
4,000.00

Dr Judith Green
King's College Research Centre
Conference (3 days): 'Exhibiting East Asia' at King's College, Cambridge, June 2004. A symposium on Japan and China at the World's Fairs' in which scholars will discuss the purposes and impact of Japanese participation at international exhibitions.
3,500.00

Professor Ray Stokes
University of Glasgow
Conference (3 days): 'Governing university research: Historical and comparative perspectives' at the University of Glasgow, September 2004. Japanese academics will attend and speak at the conference.
2,000.00

Professor Anthony Michael
Institute of Food Research
Conference (3 days): 'The British Biochemical Society Focused Meeting on Post-transcriptional Regulation in Plants' at the Institute of Food Research (a research institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), April 2004. 
Academics from the Institute of Food Research, Japan, will attend the meeting and discuss further areas of collaboration.
2,000.00

Mr Manny Ling
University of Sunderland
Conference (7 days): The Writing 2004 International Calligraphy Symposium: 'The breath, spirit and energy - an encounter with East Asian Calligraphy' at the University of Sunderland, July 2004. The conference will be focused on a visit of two leading figures in Japanese calligraphy.
1,500.00

Dr Ryu Sasaki
Kyoto University
Conference: 'New Frontiers in Quantum Mechanics' in Shizuoka, July 2004. British researchers are to be invited.
1,000.00

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Educational exchanges

Dr Yoshinori Naruse
Toyama National College of Maritime Technology
Educational exchange between Toyama National College of Maritime Technology and Ballyclare Secondary School through a Japan-Northern Ireland video conference link. Initial contacts were established during Japan Festival 1991 and several educational activities carried out by video conference during 2001-2003.
3,000.00

Mr Isao Akagi
Osaka Association for Youth Development
Educational exchange between UK and Japan junior and senior high school pupils with problem backgrounds. The project 
is in co-operation with Nottingham County Council Community Services.
1,500.00

Mr Peter Burrows
The Sixteen
Educational exchange during the tour of Japan by The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony & Invention (choir and 
orchestra), in which master classes will be given to amateur Japanese choirs. The tour is to take place in December 2004 and is to be conducted by Harry Christophers.
2,000.00

Mr Roderick Chalmers
Pestalozzi International Village Trust
Educational exchange to bring a Japanese volunteer to the Pestalozzi International Village Trust so as to support developmental education and environmental programmes for local schools and community groups.
1,500.00

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Individual academic research

Dr Tamao Saito
Hokkaido University
Individual academic research at Cambridge University and The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute into the mechanism of cell differentiation and pattern formation that characterise multi-cellularity.
2,000.00

Professor Ian Parker
Manchester Metropolitan University
Individual academic research in Japan on cultural configurations of 'self' and 'society' in psychoanalytic clinical and organisational practice. The research will explore perspectives from individual and group analysts in Japan.
2,000.00

Professor John Benson
University of Newcastle
Individual academic research into a UK-Japan comparison on renewable energy, landscape character and public attitudes 
and behaviour.
1,200.00

Dr Steven Tiesdell
University of Aberdeen
Individual academic research into managing urban entertainment districts in the UK and Japan, especially the management of the evening/nightime economy, a major social concern and policy challenge.
1,200.00

Professor Fred Lockwood
Manchester Metropolitan University
Individual academic research into open, distance and flexible learning in Japan. The aim of the project is to promote the 
dissemination of good practice and research findings, via publication, amongst Japanese scholars in this field.
1,000.00

Dr Sevic Zeljko
University of Greenwich
Individual academic research investigating the performance measurement and management practices in selected Japanese public sector organisations, following the introduction of the 'reinventing government' model and the new governmental structure that came into force in January 2001.
1,500.00

Professor Maximilian Hall
Loughborough University
Individual academic research on recent banking reforms in Japan. The project is an extension of previous research into financial reform in Japan and efficiency in Japanese banking.
1,000.00

Professor Peter Beaumont
Cambridge University
Individual academic research on solving material and engineering problems on a wide spectrum of applications from aerospace to bio-medical engineering. 
1,500.00

Dr Ruth Taplin
Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies
Individual academic research on the efforts to establish a universal communications standard through international competition law, patents, and the Galileo GPS in Japan and the UK. 
1,000.00

Dr Hugo Dobson
University of Sheffield
Individual academic research on the G7/G8 Summit as a site of political demonstration and terrorist activity in Japan. The research seeks to add to the body of work outlining how to host a successful summit whilst looking ahead to those to be held in the UK in 2005 and in Japan in 2008.
1,200.00

Dr Christopher Hood
Cardiff University
Individual academic research on the Shinkansen (bullet train), looking at how the system operates and the way the 
network has developed.
1,000.00

Dr Nicholas Costen
Manchester Metropolitan University
Individual academic research to construct and validate new, more accurate models of functional variation in human faces.
1,000.00

Mrs Janet Stoyel
University of West of England
Individual academic research to investigate the craft of katagami (hand-carved kimono stencils) in Kawashima, Japan. The research and practical work developed through this project will form the main focus of a future book, 'Katagami: Carving Ad Infinitum'.
1,200.00

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Travel bursaries

Mr Micheal Shaw
Travel bursary for a 3-month artist's residency at the Kyoto Art Centre studying the art of Japanese paper-lantern making. The residency will culminate in a public exhibition of the sculptures in Kyoto, to transfer later to the Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham.
1,500.00

Mr Kenji Toki
Travel bursary for a contemporary craft practitioner of Urushi (Japanese lacquer) to attend an international conference on 
new crafts entitled 'Challenging Craft' at Grays School of Art/Robert Gordon University in Scotland.
1,000.00

Mr Marjan Colletti
UCL
Travel bursary for a field trip to Tokyo of 18 graduate students and 2 tutors from the Bartlett School as part of the 2003/4 
programme 'Homo sapiens, Robo sapiens, Home sapiens - Evolution of a new Architecture'.
4,500.00

Ms Tomoko Suzuki
Travel bursary for a photographic exhibition of Tomoko Suzuki's work at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London.
1,000.00

Professor Tomonori Ohba
Chiba University
Travel bursary for a research placement in the UK investigating 'Quantum mobility of He and H2 in Nanopores at extremely low temperature'.
1,000.00

Dr Masaru Ogura
University of Tokyo
Travel bursary for a research trip to the UK investigating the crystalisation mechanism of microporous materials for designed synthesis, from atomic to nano-chrystal level.
1,000.00

Ms Terumi Tabata
University of Kitakyushu
Travel bursary for a team of researchers from Kitakyushu University to visit the UK to investigate 'The idea and strategy 
for integrated community development in Britain'.
2,000.00

Dr Paul Rayson
Lancaster University
Travel bursary for a trip to Tokyo to work on stage 2 of the Corpus Professional English (CPE) project, which is working 
on the production of a 100-million word computerised database of English to be used by professionals in science, engineering, technology and other fields.
2,000.00

Mr Hiroyuki Tanaka
Osaka Kyoiku University
Travel bursary for a UK-Japan project promoting overseas teacher training for student teachers: 'Innovation in School-based Teacher Education for the 21st century'.
1,000.00

Dr Jonathan Rossiter
University of Bristol
Travel bursary for Japanese and UK institutions investigating new methods of intelligent information fusion for the detection of lung disease from CT scans.
2,000.00

Mrs Hitomi Shibata
Travel bursary for research in the UK, investigating English ceramic art through practical ceramic workshops.
1,000.00

Mr Hiroyuki Ikeda
Image Forum
Travel bursary for the Image Forum Festival 2004, a festival aimed at enhancing international cultural cross-over in the field of the moving image.
1,500.00

Ms Hiroko Muramatsu
Jane Dixon Exhibition Art Committee
Travel bursary for the 'Jane Dixon Exhibition', a travelling exhibition from The Djanology Art Gallery, Nottingham. The collection of paintings, which will be exhibited at the Yokohama Portside Gallery, focuses on the diversity beyond the speciality and the speciality beyond the diversity.
1,000.00

Dr Satoru Saito
Kyoto University
Travel bursary to attend a 2-day workshop in the UK in July 2004 to further collaboration on research into 'working memory'.
1,000.00

Professor Haruhiko Shimoyama
University of Tokyo
Travel bursary to attend the symposium entitled 'The Development of Clinical Psychology as a Profession: A Comparison of Experiences with the UK and Japan' held at University of Tokyo, July 2004. Chaired by Professor Shimoyama and Professor Graham Turpin.
2,000.00

Ms Deborah Kermode
Ikon Gallery
Travel bursary to bring together composer Makoto Nomura and community groups to create innovative music and performance at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. The process and development of the project will be recorded by artist Yukihiro Nomura, made into a film and exhibited at Ikon Gallery.
1,000.00

Dr Kenichi Ishibashi
Keio University
Travel bursary to collaborate with Oxford University in investigating the influence of factors including city-centre structure and sightseeing demands on consumer shopping behaviour.
1,000.00

Dr David Jackson
University of Oxford
Travel bursary to complete a UK-Japan experimental particle physics collaboration. This uses computer simulation and prototype construction and testing to design the optimal vertex detector for the future high energy global linear collider project.
1,500.00

Dr Kei Chiba
Hokkaido University
Travel bursary to conduct research at Oxford University into the philosophical foundation of critical thinking.
1,000.00

Dr Samson Ng'ambi
Coventry University
Travel bursary to investigate and compare developments in river, pond and dam flood disaster-prevention technologies, and public awareness programmes/practices between the UK and Japan.
1,000.00

Mr Kenji Kaneko
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Travel bursary to investigate discussion and thought on the position of Bernard Leach in the history of studio pottery in 
Britain and Japan, through the translation of the book 'Bernard Leach' by Edmund de Waal (Daiwa Scholar, 
1991).
1,000.00

Mrs Toshie Takeuchi
Travel bursary to organise and attend the exhibition 'Come Closer 111', a part of the Come Closer series which aims to introduce interactivity and tactility to the art gallery. The exhibition is to be held at The Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
1,000.00

Dr Qingming Li
UMIST
Travel bursary to visit the National Defense Academy to exchange research information on protective technology, exploring the possibility of further collaborations.
1,000.00

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