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27 April 2016

Embassy of Japan, London

After an unfortunate accident with a gangster in a black Jaguar, Satoru is taken to the yakuza’s lair. The thug adopts a threatening pose, ready to exact extortionate retribution. At that very moment, a violent explosion rips through the den.......more>>



28 April 2016

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Ningyo Joruri (traditional Japanese puppet theatre) is best known for Bunraku, conceived in the Edo Period (1615-1868) and performed by a male puppeteer directly handling puppets from behind. However, few people know that string puppetry was also popular during the Edo Period........more>>



18 March - 12 April 2016

House of Illustration, London

Discover the world of shojo manga (girls' comics in Japanese) in the first major exhibition of the genre to tour the UK. Japan's shojo manga culture dates back to the post-war years but.....more>>



26 or 28 April 2016

Language Resource Centre, King’s College London

This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the wide range of online resources available for Japanese language learning, and to share information and ideas with each other.,.....more>>



15 April - 27 May 2016

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Taisuke Koyama’s exhibition, Generated Images, thematises the possibilities of photographic expression in the post-digital era. He aims to provide a space for audiences to experience ‘environmentalised’ images in the form of the tangible objects....more>>



14 April - 8 May 2016


Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop particularly The Ramones. Inspired, the band crafted their own idiosyncratic songs...more>>

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