Here at the University of Oxford Japan Office, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Oxford has had a representative office here in Japan for more than 20 years, but this is the first time we have had our own dedicated space on the web. Our site is aimed at partners, friends and alumni of the University of Oxford who are based in Japan. This site will function as an information portal linking communities in Japan with the University of Oxford. We plan to give Oxford news of particular interest to people in Japan, including information about upcoming events, news about Japan-related activity in the University, important dates for your diary and also other news that we think will be of interest. We will also direct you to the information you need on our main University website, whether you want to contribute to the Oxford Thinking campaign, join one of the alumni societies in Japan, search for a scholarship or learn about making an application to study.
The University of Oxford has a long relationship with Japan that started in 1629 when the Bodleian Library received its first Japanese book. Our first Japanese student arrived in 1878. More recently, Oxford’s relationship with Japan has grown even greater, both in depth and breadth, based on the myriad of research collaborations between our academics and their peers in Japan, our large network of alumni and scholars based in the country, and the many generous gifts we have received from Japan to support the mission of the University. We hope that this website will serve to strengthen even further the very special relationship that the University of Oxford has with Japan.