This calendar has been established to keep people up to date on new and upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the UK.

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(Note: The Embassy of Japan does not accept any responsibility for the events registered, or any loss or damage resulting from the events registered in the calendar or from any reliance placed on the information in the Events Calendar. With the exception of those events with explicit support of the Embassy of Japan, the inclusion of an event in the Events Calendar does not amount to an endorsement by the Embassy of Japan or the Government of Japan of any event or organisation.)



27 September 2014

Trafalgar Square, London

Japan Matsuri, London’s annual free festival in celebration of Japanese culture in the capital, returns to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27 September......more>>


30 September 2014

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The phrase “Track II diplomacy” was coined by Joseph Montville and appeared in Foreign Policy in 1981. Montville wrote that “citizens could take some action rather than simply being bystanders....more>>



2 October 2014

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

On Monday April 25th 2005, a West Japan Railway (JR West) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people when a driver tried to catch up with an 80-second delay.......more>>


5 July - 26 October 2014

Metal at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool

During Liverpool Biennial 2014, Metal is delighted to be exhibiting the work of Macoto Murayama. Based in Tokyo, Murayama spent six months of 2013 living and working at Metal’s space in Southend on Sea, dissecting, recording and rendering in digital form UK indigenous flowers....more>>



27 October 2014
Embassy of Japan, London

Suzume is a bored housewife. Due to his job, her husband has been transferred abroad, and her only routine task is feeding his beloved turtle .....more>>


23 September - 29 November 2014

Cartoon Museum, London

Over the last twenty-five years, manga and anime have been one of Japan’s greatest cultural exports, attracting fans and followers around the world. One significant and sometimes overlooked chapter in the history of how manga conquered the world is revealed in this new exhibition....more>>




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