Fellow of Downing College Dr Brigitte Steger (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) has recently featured in the news following the publication of her new book on 'inemuri', the Japanese custom of napping in public.

 

In Japan, falling asleep in public is a sign of diligence. Inemuri is often translated as 'sleeping on duty', though Dr Steger says a more accurate translation of is 'sleeping while present'.

 

Click to read the full articles in The New York Times and Australian Financial Review Magazine

 

Published 18 January 2017.