日本語
Sophia University 
Faculty of Foreign Studies 
Department of English Studies 

Professor 
Williams John 

Birth:1962  
 
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Work experience
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 

Academic background
Trinity College(Cambridge University)  Modern Languages  1984/06/30  Graduated  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

Academic degrees
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
日本語能力検定試験1級  1998/02/06 
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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 
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Papers
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 
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Prizes
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 
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Teaching achievements
Skip City Seminars  2007/03/12-Present 
Osians International Film Festival Talent Camups  2006/07/14-Present 
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Memberships of academic societies
Japan Directors Guild  2001/12/01-Present 
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