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From Leiden to Tokyo: Cleveringa around the world

On or around 26 November every year, Cleveringa meetings are organised for Leiden alumni throughout the world. Including in Tokyo, where Professor of Japan Studies Ivo Smits delivered his Clevering lecture to a packed hall.

The Cleveringa lectures are not just opportunities to share interesting research with a broad public, but also to maintain good contacts with alumni of Leiden University who live and work abroad. Many of our alumni were present at the Cleveringa lecture in Tokyo. We took the opportunity to talk to several of them about their life in Japan.