Faculty of Foreign Studies
Department of English Studies
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Tunis University Lecturer 1982/09/01-1983/06/30
Highgate Public School その他 1985/01/01-1985/03/01
East Barnet School French Teacher 1986/09/01-1988/06/30
INTERAC-Japan English Teacher 1988/09/01-1990/12/30
Nanzan University Lecturer 1991/04/01-2001/03/31
Nagoya University 客員教授 1993/04/01-1998/03/31
Chukyo University その他 1998/04/01-2001/03/31
NAGOYA UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES Lecturer 1998/04/01-2001/03/31
Aichi Prefectural University Lecturer 1998/04/01-2001/03/31
Saitama University 講師 2002/04/01-2003/03/31
Trinity College(Cambridge University) Modern Languages 1984/06/30 Graduated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
21 B.A Hons University of Cambridge 1984/06/29
P.G.C.E University of Cambridge 1986/07/17
M.A University of Cambridge 1990/12/15
Licenses and qualifications
Current state of research and teaching activities
I am currently working on several projects related to Adaptation and cross-cultural adaptation.
In 2020 I received Priority Research funding from Sophia University for a project titled Adaptation and Regional Regeneration.
This project is a joint research, international project and involves completion of a documentary about a fishing village on Sado Island and the production of a Japanese language adaptation of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood.
The project is a three year project, beginning in 2020 and in association with AAS. (The Association of Adaptation Studies.)
As well as my interest in Adaptation Studies I continue to write original fiction scripts and am currently preparing two feature film projects.
Proposed theme of joint or funded research
Representations of Immigrants in British Cinema
Ichiban Utsukushi Natsu (Firefly Dreams) Japanese Language Feature film WILLIAMS JOHN 100 Meter films, Arte/ZDF - Wellspring/USA - Celestial (9 Asian Countries) Stoney Road Distributors (UK) 2001/08/12
Starfish Hotel (Japanese Language Feature Film) WILLIAMS JOHN 100 Meter Films Distributed by Phantom Films 2007/02/03
Until They Took Her Away - Dutch/Japanese documentary directed by Mirjam Van Veelen (Co-producer) WILLIAMS JOHN 2007/11/01
Otoosan no Tabaco (Directed by Shohei Shiozaki) Produced by John Williams WILLIAMS JOHN、Shohei Shiozaki (Director) Chris Payne (Producer) 100 Meter Films 2007/04/15
Luxemburg International Film Festival - Best Film (Starfish Hotel) 2006/10/12
Austin Fantastic Film Festival (Best Production Design) 2006/08/12
Ministry of Culture Award for Newcomer Directors 2005/06/12
Japan Foundation (Kokusai Koryu Kikin) - Award for Starfish Hotel 2005/04/01
Cinequest (San Jose) Audience Award for Best Film 2002/04/12
Skip City Seminars 2007/03/12-Present
Osians International Film Festival Talent Camups 2006/07/14-Present
Memberships of academic societies
Japan Directors Guild 2001/12/01-Present