Japanese students

Andrew Banks

Omar Chowdhury

Japanese Studies, 2016

I choose Oxford Brookes because it was one of the few universities in the UK which had an established Japanese Studies programme and whose lecturers offered such a range of expertise in Japanese language and culture.

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Andrew Banks

Andrew Banks

Japanese Studies

I decided to get a degree in something I'd enjoy learning about. I choose Japanese because I have been fascinated with Japan since a young age and for a long time have been influenced by their martial arts, technology, anime, manga, movies and culture.

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Sophie Bennett

Sophie Bennett

Japanese Studies

I choose Oxford Brookes because it ranked highly for Japanese Studies and I had heard that its year abroad was one of the best in the country. Since I wanted to return to Japan, and knew Brookes had year abroad exchanges with a broad range of universities in Japan, this was a major factor in my decision to choose Brookes.

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Matthew Loten

Adelaide Amissah

Japanese Studies

In March 2002, while researching universities, I came across Oxford Brookes which had an incredibly flexible system for studying computing. I was attracted by the freedom to tailor your degree as you liked. I saw that I could begin Japanese from absolute beginner’s level and a small voice popped into my head saying: “Wouldn’t it be cool to not only pursue voice acting in English, but to also study Japanese and to get into voice acting school and graduate!?” The rest is history!

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Matthew Loten

Matthew Loten

Japanese Studies

Matthew Loten was impressed by the enthusiasm of previous students at Open Day, the wide variety of modules and the department’s track record. Having studied French, German, Japanese and Latin at various stages of his compulsory education, he settled on Japanese as he enjoyed it a great deal. He applied to Brookes and was offered a place on the Japanese Studies course, starting 2009…

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Richard Rowe

Richard Rowe

Japanese Studies and Law

Richard Rowe is an alumnus who studied Japanese Studies and Law at Oxford Brookes. He currently works at a leading PR agency in London…

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