Jason Mark Alexander (First-year MA student, History)
Early twentieth-century assimilation and discrimination of Korean coal miners in Fukuoka

Indra Bayu (Second-year MA student, Linguistics)
Code-switching in written conversation on social media among Indonesian native speakers who live in Japan

Alex Evans (IDOC student, Monbukagakusho; History)
Socio-economic history of monzenmachi development

Mary Hannahan (Second-year MA student, Art History)
Analysis of the Zenkōji sankei mandara through the institutional motivations that likely led to its creation and composition

Lachlan “Lachie” Hill (First-year MA student, Art History)
The Visual Hermeneutics of Chosen Karatsu

Kavitha Sangeetha Kalaivanan (Second-year MA student, Literature)
Examination of setsuwa in relation to their audiences through an exploration of the language, structure, and presentation style

Roisin Lacey-McCormac (First-year MA student; Art History)
Premodern Buddhist icons from the Heian and Kamakura periods: Focusing on the origins and reception of ‘hibutsu’ and living icons

Zitao Li (First-year MA student, Literature)
Literature and Performance: A Comparative study of Noh and Zaju

Lindsey Mitchell (Second-year MA student, Linguistics)
Uchina-Yamatoguchi versus Uchinaguchi: The Role of Language within the Okinawan Identity

Raditya Nuradi (First-year MA student, Religion)
Representations of Shinto in anime and how it reflects spirituality in modern Japan

Arisha Satari (First-year MA student, Monbukagakusho; Art History)
Research on the furniture industry in the Meiji period

Greg Sattler (Second-year MA student, History)
Japan’s early private traders: the lives and activities of overseas merchants, ca. 810–1126

Xue “Alessandra” Sheng (Second-year MA student, Art History)
The evolution of embroidery in the Meiji period with the help of nihonga: from applied art to fine art

Snorri Birkir Snorrason (Second-year MA student, Literature)
The categorization of Kakinomoto Hitomaro’s poetry in scholarship

Noni Stephenson (Second-year MA student, History)
Questioning the historical accuracy, intent and motivations for the depiction of Iwai no Ran as a ‘rebel’

Joppe Vermeyen (First-year MA student, Religion)
Conflicts between the Heian period clergy and their connections to the nobility

Bryan “Alex” Wood (First-year MA student, Literature)
The origins of chanoyu and its emergence as a quintessential aspect of Japanese identity in contemporary society

Patty Wu (Second-year MA student, Art History
Decoding Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo

Hongyi “Kyle” Yang (Second-year MA student, Art History)
Examining Dōji’s (?-744) possible impact on the construction of Daianji in Heijōkyō and the Buddhist art shown within