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Winners of Japanese Study Scholarships announced

Peter Collier; Minister for Education

Peter Collier
Minister for Education; Energy; Indigenous Affairs

Education Minister Peter Collier recently announced State Government Japanese studies scholarships for two university students. Steven McKenzie was awarded the WA Japanese Studies Scholarship and Michael Hey was awarded the WA/Hyogo Prefecture Japanese Studies Scholarship. They will each receive bursaries of about $40,000 to further their studies in Japan for up to 12 months.

“These two State Government-funded scholarships provide promising students or graduates with the opportunity to study at a university in Japan,” Mr Collier said. “The scholarship program recognises the important relationship that has been established over many years between Western Australia and Japan.”

Mr McKenzie will use his scholarship to study at Rikkyo University in Tokyo where he will improve his Japanese language abilities. Mr Hey will study Japanese language and international business economics at Kobe University in Kobe.

The WA Japanese Studies Scholarship was created in 1972 in recognition of growing importance of Japan to Western Australia. The WA/Hyogo Prefecture Japanese Studies Scholarship was introduced in 1981 to recognise the sister state relationship between WA and Hyogo.