Strategic Partners

Since the time when the Institute was established almost twenty years ago, our mission to conduct excellent research, outreach and educational activities have always been linked closely to our collaboration with those organizations which we consider as our three ‘strategic partners’, namely the University of East Anglia, the British Museum and the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. We share with our strategic partners a strong conviction on Japan’s importance in the world and how the study and outreach of Japanese arts and culture can make a difference to societies and lives of people in the UK, the rest of Europe and the world. We believe that our interface with these three representational British academic institutions, allows the impact of what we do at the Institute to be maximised to its fullest.