A conversation with Angela Davies, our first ever graduate
Tuesday 8th November
3pm to 4:30pm
Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 9
This will provide a chance to hear Angela reflect on her memories of SEAS, her own career and engagement with Japan, as well as offer advice to anyone considering a career involving Japan.
Angela graduated from The University of Sheffield University in 1970 with a Dual Honours Degree in Japanese and Economic History.
In 1984 she has worked as a coordinator and interpreter during the construction of the Japanese garden at the International Garden Festival in Liverpool. She was the first Coordinator for International Relations on the JET Programme and worked at Kagawa Prefectural International Affairs Office in Shikoku from 1987 to 1988.
In 1990 she was invited by the Japanese government to serve as an international liaison officer for the Japanese exhibition at Expo 90 in Osaka. In June 1999 she awarded the Satoh Prize for International Relations by the Parks and Open Spaces Association of Japan for work coordinating the restoration of the Chokushi-mon gateway and the creation of a Japanese landscape at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
In 2001 she awarded the prize for International Relations by the Urban Green Space Foundation of Japan for work coordinating the Japanese Garden at Chelsea Flower Show, which won a gold medal and the award for the ‘Best in Show’. She has interpreted, translated and given business guidance for numerous companies.
In 2007 she was awarded the Japanese Ambassador’s Commendation for services to Anglo-Japanese cultural relations and in 2013 was awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for services to Anglo-Japanese cultural relations.