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BEALE Alison

Visiting Professor


Director, University of Oxford Japan Office


After graduating from the University of Oxford she first came to Japan on the JET Programme before embarking on a career in international cultural relations principally with the British Council, holding senior posts in Japan, Trinidad and Tobago and China. She also obtained a Masters in Advanced Japanese Studies from the University of Sheffield. In her current role with the University of Oxford she develops links and partnerships for the University with businesses, foundations, alumni and media in Japan. She holds voluntary positions as Vice-President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Executive Director of the Japan-British Society, on the Board of the New National Theatre Tokyo and the Inamori Foundation.