Academia & Science

Avant-Garde Calligraphy between Postwar Japan, Europe, and the United States

17 January 2019

Weston Room, Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

As the French theoretician of abstract art Michel Seuphor wrote in 1962, “in the 1960s, every abstract painter is fascinated by the East, dreams of visiting Japan, perhaps to find the delights of Japanese calligraphy.” This talk is dedicated to the artists who launched and fuelled this fascination....

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The Importance of Cultural Diversity. A long-term comparative perspective between prehistoric Japan and Britain – with Junzo Uchiyama

21 January 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

The most distinct characteristic of human beings is our ability to create various cultures. While genetic studies have confirmed that modern humans are biologically a species which emerged a relatively recent 200,000 years ago....

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Talk: Portland Japanese Garden: An American Interpretation of a Japanese Artform

28 January 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The Japanese Portland Garden is a traditional Japanese garden in Portland, Oregon. The Garden, which was designed in 1963, covers 12 acres and has eight separate garden styles..

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School visit to celebrate the UK-Japan Season of Culture 2019-2020 and to highlight Japanese culture in Wales

31 January 2019

Sony UK Technology Centre, Bridgend

A special event for local school children to experience Japanese culture first hand; Japan of the past, present and future.

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Japan-UK Symposium on 3D Active-site Science in London

4 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

"Active site" is a keyword indicating the atomic structures of the active centers, which govern functions in all inorganic-, organic- and bio-materials.

Academia & Science

Shogi Lecture & Workshop

4 February 2019

University of Stirling, Stirling

The University of Stirling will be holding a seminar and workshop to introduce the Japanese chess game, Shōgi.

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Dartford Grammar School and Japan Foundation GCSE and IB Meeting

8 February 2019

King's College, London

There will be a Japanese GCSE and IB Meeting at King’s College London on Friday 8th February 2019. This will be an opportunity for teachers teaching GCSE Japanese and/or IB Japanese to share and discuss schemes of work and resources; conduct moderation and share good practice in preparation for upcoming changes to the GCSE and IB syllabus.

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Starting new joint Research funded by UKRI-JSPS

14 February 2019

 

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are pleased to invite applications to the first UKRI-JSPS Joint Call....

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International symposium: Japan in the World and the World in Japan:
A Methodological Approach

15-16 February 2019

Sainsbury Institute, Norwich

An international symposium on teaching Japanese Studies and Japan-related topics around the world.The “Japan-in-the-World Forum” is an organization of young researchers and instructors seeking to establish a network/ discussion forum for young researchers and instructors...

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Translating Yukio Mishima’s The Frolic of the Beasts – with Andrew Clare

18 February 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

The Frolic of the Beasts (Kemono no tawamure) is a gripping short novel from the acclaimed Japanese author Yukio Mishima (1925-1970). Set in rural Japan shortly after World War II, it tells the story of a strange and utterly absorbing love triangle between a former university student, Koji...

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Book Launch: The Unmaking of An American

20 February 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

The Unmaking of an American is Roger Pulvers’ cross-cultural memoir spanning decades of history on four continents. He explores the nature of memory through connections created from people and places, both past and present....

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Sake Symposium: Understanding the Unique Aspects of Sake

20 February 2019

Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London

The Japan Foundation and SOAS are hosting a special symposium looking at the Japanese phenomenon that is sake. Widely seen as the national drink of Japan, sake exports have been booming in recent years, with its unique taste and wide range of flavours, it has been appearing more and more on UK menus....

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Japan and the United Kingdom – A Collaborative Future

21 February 2019

Royal Society of Edinburgh

A panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for future Japan-UK cooperation in a post-Brexit environment at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the 21st of February.

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Talk: Re-imagining Akutagawa

22 February 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan’s great writers – author of the stories ‘Rashōmon’ and ‘In a Bamboo Grove’, most famously – who lived through Japan’s turbulent Taishō period, including the devastating 1923 Earthquake, only to take his own life at the age of just thirty-five in 1927 ....

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Author Talk: Kyoko Nakajima

22 February 2019

London Review Bookshop, London

Kyoko Nakajima is a Japanese fiction writer and essayist, who started her career as a novelist with “FUTON” in 2003. Nakajima’s highly acclaimed novels have won multiple prestigious literary prizes in Japan including the Izumi Kyoka Prize for “When My Wife Was a Shiitake” (Tsuma ga Shiitake data koro) ....

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Japan Foundation and British Association for Teachers of Japanese Seminar

23 February 2019

University of Manchester

"Japanese language that brings together" themed seminar by Professor Thomson from New South Wales University, Australia.

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An evening on Fukushima

27 February 2019

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh will be holding an informative evening dedicated to learning about the progress of Fukushima’s environmental recovery.

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Japan-UK Workshop - Overcoming health challenges at different life stages, using big data, biobank and cohort approaches

27 February 2019

University of Bristol, Bristol

"In order to advance research and development on life stage challenges (e.g. influences on timing of dementia onset, effects of fetal exposure in adolescence), we will hold a joint workshop between researchers..."

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Japanese-British Lawyers Networking Reception

28 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

A networking opportunity for Japanese and British lawyers in the UK in association with British Japanese Law Association (BJLA).Invitation Only.

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Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019

1 March 2019

The Royal Institution, London

With the aim of further developing awareness and understanding of the impact that emerging new technologies would have on our economy and wider society, the event will be held with leading Japanese and UK IoT companies.

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The 14th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students

2 March 2019

Great Hall, Kings' College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

This contest gives students the chance to make their voices heard in Japanese, and win some fantastic prizes! Finalists will all perform their speeches on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at King’s College London. 

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Japan-UK infectious disease symposium

6 - 7 March 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

The Core-to-Core program of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) works to create world-class research hubs through networking to advance multilateral collaboration in cutting-edge fields of science.

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University of Leicester-Tokyo Metropolitan University Joint Symposium “Multilateral Approaches to Life and Environments”

6 - 8 March 2019

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester-Tokyo Metropolitan University Joint Symposium “Multilateral Approaches to Life and Environments” showcases the cutting-edge research work in astrophysics, neuroscience, structual biology, mechanobiology, biosensing and anthropology areas. Invitation only.

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JF/BAJS Japanese Studies Postgraduate Workshop 2019 : Career Progression

8 March 2019

Cardiff University, Wales

This workshop aims to assist the development of the next generation of Japanese Studies researchers and academics currently studying in the UK. Every year it provides a great opportunity for students to receive practical advice on their own research from senior colleagues, and to get to know fellow postgraduate students and members of the Japanese Studies Community. 

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Japan and the Future of the Liberal International Order

8 March 2019

Japan House London

Join us at Japan House for a discussion event held in partnership with Chatham House and the Embassy of Japan in the UK.

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Seminar: Prevention of Recidivism: Trends in Japanese Criminal Policy

13 March 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

One of the most serious current issues in criminal policy in Japan is the prevention of recidivism. Traditionally, Japan has a unique probation system which has greatly contributed to preventing recidivism,,.....

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Cardiff, Wales – Sakai City, Fukui, Japan school exchange programme

Japan to Cardiff exchange visit: 13 - 22 March 2019
Cardiff to Japan exchange visit: 26 June - 5 July 2019

This is a Cultural pupil exchange programme and has a long-standing partnership of 27 years. It aims to continue to work in partnership with Sakai City’s Board of Education and to create opportunities for their and our young people and families to create life-long bonds and friendships.

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Seminar: Foreign Refugee Flows into Japan: Asylum Seekers’ Circuitous Path

14 March 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

Japan has positioned itself in paradoxical ways on the issue of refugees. Although it takes very few refugees itself, last year it contributed more than $US 150 million to the UNHCR, the fourth largest behind the US, Germany and the EU,.....

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Kyoto University and Goldsmiths, University of London, Art & Science International Symposium 2019

15 - 16 March 2019

Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan

The Second International Symposium co-organised by Kyoto University and Goldsmiths, University of London, cordially invites you to the symposium on Art Innovation held in Kyoto in March 2019.

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Can a ‘Religion’ Be Translated as ‘Culture’? Tenrikyō’s Cultural Activities in Its Propagation in France – with Masato Kato
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18 March 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

Masato Kato is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, SOAS University of London. He received a PhD (2018) from SOAS upon completing his doctoral research on the negotiation of cultural identity of Tenrikyo in relation to its propagation in France...

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MEXT scholarship predeparture orientation and reception

19 March 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Presentations by outgoing scholars and a reception with alumni and invited guests.

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Seminar: Sustainable Development Goals: Japanese and UK approaches

20 March 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

Since their adoption by the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been embraced with remarkable alacrity by the Japanese government and institutions, including notably Keidanren, the Japanese equivalent of the CBI.....

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Book Launch: The Englishman who saved the Japanese cherry

22 March 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

Collingwood Ingram, known as ‘Cherry’ for his defining obsession, was born in 1880 and lived until he was a hundred, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and change.....

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What Brexit Means for Japan

28 March 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

As Brexit day on March 29th rapidly approaches, Japanese companies based in the UK have started to prepare for a no-deal scenario. Honda has recently announced the closure of its UK production line for four-wheeled vehicles by 2021 (though it stated that Brexit was not the reason),..

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Fukushima Hamadori HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY 2019

March - October 2019

Various Locations

This event will be organised by Specified Non-profit Corporation HAPPY ROAD NET. "We are arranging an educational project which will provide 20 high school students from Fukushima Hamadori an opportunity to visit Sellafield Ltd...."

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Book Launch: The Ghost of Namamugi

17 April 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

In 1862 a British merchant was killed by samurai, in uncertain circumstances, at Namamugi – a quiet village near Yokohama. One year later, a British fleet bombarded the port of Kagoshima in response, reducing much of the city to ash....

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Japan Room Lecture: A Glimpse into East-West Relations in the Antiquarian Book Trade

28 May 2019

The Freemasons’ Hall, London


Sokol Books has a history with Japan going back some forty years and this has been at times exciting, frustrating but always enjoyable....

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Information day on education and Research in Japan

May 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Targeted at university staff, it aims to provide information about programmes i teaching, studying and researching in Japan as well as network with relevent organisations.

Academia & Science

Europe Goes to Tokyo

21 June 2019

King Edward's Witley School, Surrey

A challenge event for Year 9 and 10 students learning French, German and Spanish and introducing them also to Japanese. Theme will be the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Academia & Science

Nihongo Cup 2019

22 June 2019

>Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

Nihongo Cup, the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary School students, is accepting applications across three categories: Key Stage 3, Pre-GCSE Key Stage 4/5, and Post GCSE Key Stage 4 and 5...

Academia & Science

Europe Goes to Tokyo

24 June 2019

University of Nottingham, Nottingham

A challenge event for Year 9 and 10 students learning French, German and Spanish and introducing them also to Japanese. Theme will be the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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JET programme predeparture orientation and reception 2019

July 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Travel advice and Japanese language sessions followed by a reception with invited guests.

Academia & Science

MEXT scholarship predeparture orientation and reception 2020

March 2020

Embassy of Japan, London

Presentations by outgoing scholars and a reception with alumni and invited guests.

Academia & Science

Information day on education and Research in Japan 2020

May 2020

Embassy of Japan, London

Targeted at university staff, it aims to provide information about programmes i teaching, studying and researching in Japan as well as network with relevent organisations.

Academia & Science

JET programme predeparture orientation and reception 2020

July 2020

Embassy of Japan, London

Travel advice and Japanese language sessions followed by a reception with invited guests.

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