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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Art of Manufacturing

28 January - 1 February 2019

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Engine Plant, Flintshire

The day reinforces the importance of working hard at school. The learning objectives align with the school curriculum and provide children the opportunity to experience the world of work.

Academia & Science

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.

Academia & Science

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.

Academia & Science

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.

Academia & Science

Japanese Culture Educational Visit

11 February 2019

Sony UK Technology Centre, Bridgend

Pupils from across the UK are invited for a visit at the Sony manufacturing facility based in Pencoed.

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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.

Academia & Science

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.

Academia & Science

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.

Academia & Science

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.

Academia & Science

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
Event Navigation

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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OU-UCL Kick-off Workshop for Strategic Partnership

28, 29 March 2019

University College London, London

Workshop for further collaboration between Osaka University and UCL. 

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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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“Like Bombs”: Narrative, Memory, and Linguistic Terrorism in Contemporary Okinawan Fiction – with Vicky Young

15 April 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

In 2002, one year after 9.11, the Okinawan writer Sakiyama Tami published one of her most provocative essays, entitled “Shimakotoba de kachāshī” (“Inciting with Island Words”). Split into three parts, the essay targets standard Japanese (hyōjungo) as a monolithic language symbolic of hegemonic oppression and....

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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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Shinkansen and the Tokyo Olympics

25 April 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

The Shinkansen, or bullet train, is an icon of Japan. The trains are some of the fastest in the world, reaching top speeds of 200 mph, and are famously punctual.....

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Third Thursday Lectures:Tattoos, homesickness and adventure: British royals in Japan and Japanese royals in Britain in the 19th century

25 April 2019

Norwich Cathedral Hostry

Queen Victoria came into indirect contact with Japan in 1868, but in the following year her second son spent several weeks in Japan and in the early 1870s several members of the Japanese imperial family visited Britain,....

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Talk:Colours, Clothing and the Seasons in The Tale of Genji: A Talk by Dr Jennifer GUEST

29 April 2019

The Hall, Japan House London

Often referred to as the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji is arguably the classic work of Japanese literature. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-awaiting at the imperial court in Kyoto in the early 11th century, the novel tells of the romantic encounters of Shining Prince ‘Genji’, painting a vivid picture of the lifestyles of the noblemen and women of the contemporary Heian court through its detailed descriptions of their colourful clothing...

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The Rise of Populism and Japan

30 April 2019

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), London

Despite growing populism around the world, the rise of Trumpism and the Brexit labyrinth in the UK, Japan seems to be a relatively stable democracy. Japan has successfully advanced free trade initiatives in the Asia Pacific region and with Europe....

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Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power

1 May 2019

University of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Amidst the flux of the liberal international order, Japan’s public diplomacy, which relies solely on its cultural uniqueness, is inadequate. Professor Yasushi Watanabe of Keio University proposes new principles for an age where the diplomatic sphere is expanding from negotiation tactics to agenda setting and norm setting. In this presentation,....

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Modern Japan in the Comparative Imagination

9 & 10 May 2019

Durham University, Durham

This conference considers how modern Japanese history, literature, and art have been shaped by and understood through comparisons across national and cultural boundaries.....

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Reopening the ‘Opening of Japan’: A Two-Day International Conference to Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration

10 - 11 May 2019

The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

On the 10th and 11th May 2019, the Nissan Institute will be host to an international conference to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration and mark the imperial transition....

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Hikikomori in Japan and the UK

16 May 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Hikikomori (social withdrawal) is one of the major social problems faced in modern Japanese society. It appeared in the latter half of the 1980s and has become a serious social problem since the 2000s. In March 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare categorised over 610,000 adults as Hikikomori...

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Japan Information Day: Education & Research Opportunities

17 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

Camden and Kagoshima Partners in the Making of Modern Japan Exhibition

20 May - 9 June, 12 -26 June

Five Pancras Square, Swiss Cottage Library, London

....Now, the story is being celebrated in a fascinating and colourful new exhibition, ‘Camden and Kagoshima – Partners in the Making of Modern Japan’, at Pancras Square Library until Sunday 9 June and Swiss Cottage Library, from 12 to 26 June.

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The Emperor System in Japan. Origins, Evolution and the New Imperial Era – with William Horsley

23 May 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London


Emperor Akihito’s abdication in favour of his son Crown Prince Naruhito has re-ignited a many-sided debate about the fundamental values of Japanese society and the state itself.....

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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....

Academia & Science

Reiwa – a new era in Japan

29 May 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Japan will enter into a new era of ‘fortunate harmony’ from 1st May, a day after Emperor Akihito abdicates and is succeeded by his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito, ending the imperial era Heisei. Since the Gengo system began in the 7th century, the country has adopted almost 250 eras. This one, however, will be marked by Japan’s first imperial abdication in more than 200 years...

Academia & Science

Pump It Up!

4 June 2019

Howden Park Centre, Scotland

It is a school project which all high schools in West Lothian participate. Children will create a new idea/product with Heat Pump....

Academia & Science

Japanese Culture Educational Visit

4 June 2019

Sony UK Technology Centre, Bridgend

Pupils from across the UK are invited for a visit at the Sony manufacturing facility based in Pencoed.

Academia & Science

JSPS-Crick Symposium on Gut Tissue Circuits

11 June 2019

Francis Crick Institute, London

This symposium will bring together researchers from across the fields of immunology, neuroscience, and microbiology, and will focus on how intestinal homeostasis is maintained by the gut tissue circuits. 

Academia & Science

York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern Research Symposium on "New-Concept Spintronic Devices"

12 - 14 June 2019

University of York, York

A symposium on new concept spintronic devices to disseminate results obtained through the JSPS-EPSRC-DFG-funded Core-to-Core programme. 

Academia & Science

UK-Japan University Dialogue 2019

12 - 14 June 2019

London & Manchester

As the UK and Japan agree to forge a new strategic alliance, there are strong prospects for greater collaboration between the Japanese and UK higher education sectors....

Academia & Science

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

17 June 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

Shinise are firms that have survived for more than a century (often for three or four), have retained ownership within the family, and focus on traditional line of business such as sake brewing, confectionery, temple ornaments or textiles....

Academia & Science

Depicting the future of AI through Art

21 June 2019

London South Bank University, London

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a major topic of interest not only among policymakers and in the business world, but also in the arts. As AI becomes increasingly embedded into our society, the traditional boundaries between humans and technology will be less clear. The exhibition AI....

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

Digital technology as a bridge between art and society

21 June 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The rapid evolution of digital technology is re-shaping traditional ways of practising both science and art. Technology provides an interception point that brings together these fields, generating beneficial interactions that support innovation and transformation. We would like to invite you to explore from the perspectives of both art and science how emerging digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, are expected to impact our societies....

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.

Academia & Science

The spread of hate speech

25 June 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

This seminar will look at the patterns of hate speech in the UK and Japan, exploring the form that hate speech takes, the challenges in eradicating it and the limitations of current measures....

Academia & Science

Japan Orientation:An introduction to the study of Japan and its place in the world

29 June - 13 July 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich

This international undergraduate summer school is dedicated to the study of Japan and its role in world.

Academia & Science

The role of design in a new digital era

1 July 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Over the past 35 years, information has become increasingly digitalised, and this has also transformed the realm of design. In the digital era, design plays a crucial role in creating a more resilient, resourceful and sustainable society....

Academia & Science

Japan Youth Challenge 2019

20 - 27 July 2019

University College London

Applications are now open for the Japan Youth Challenge 2019.
Hosted at UCL (University College London), the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge (UJYC) brings together pre-university students from the UK and Japan in a 10-day summer school programme. We are currently looking for 50 British students to join their Japanese counterparts..

Academia & Science

Dragon Bones, Sacred Pillars and Holy Tombs: Some Archaeological Observations on Traditional Japanese Religion – with Professor Simon Kaner

22 July 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

The onbashira festival takes place every six years in the area around Lake Suwa in Nagano prefecture. It involves the cutting down of huge cedar trees which are then ridden down the steep mountain slopes, eventually being set up in the sacred precincts of the Suwa Grand Shrine...

Academia & Science

Wavell Shoei Schools Summer Exchange Hosted by The University of Winchester

24 - 27 July 2019

University of Winchester, Hampshire

Summer Exchange Camp over 4 days with a variety of activities.

Academia & Science

Flintshire Optec Japanese Youth Exchange Trust

25 July - 17 August 2019

Flintshire, North Wales, UK; Murata, Miyagi prefecture, Japan

This is a cultural & educational youth exchange programme between the County of Flintshire, North Wales and the Town of Murata, in the Miyagi prefecture of Japan.

Academia & Science

Japan's Economic Diplomacy

26 July 2019


Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Faced with wide-ranging challenges in the global economy, including trade tensions and increasing calls to reform the WTO, the world needs strong leadership to uphold the multilateral trading system....

Academia & Science

Japan Youth Challenge 2019: UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Symposium

26 July 2019

University College London

The UCL Japan Youth Challenge will culminate in the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Symposium. This event will bring together industry profressionals, academics, and athletes to discuss the importance of AI and robotics in the field of accessibility. Part one of the symposium will focus on the current state of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Part two will focus on accessibility in other areas....

Academia & Science

Manga Speaks Japanese!

Cancelled
27 July 2019
Bronte Room, British Library, London

Do you like manga? Are you interested in language? If so, why not come join our free interactive session on Japanese used in manga on 27th July!. We’ll be talking about the linguistic features of manga, such as the varied and ubiquitous onomatopoeia that appear in manga and how a character’s region.....

Academia & Science

Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship 2019

27 July - 17 August 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the UEA is hosting an intensive three-week postgraduate level fellowship in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage.

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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.

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International comparison and collaboration in medical sociology: Research initiatives, challenges, and future prospects

20 August 2019

Cardiff University, Cardiff

This symposium will bring together researchers from the UK, the USA, and Japan—three countries that have very different welfare systems and theoretical traditions in medical sociology...

Academia & Science

What is Manga?

23 August 2019

Knowledge Centre, The British Library, London

Manga has boomed in popularity in recent years. Whilst it is enjoyed globally by a varied audience, there remains a lack of understanding about its breadth and depth, and its relationship with Japan and the rest of the world. This symposium aims to redefine manga by suggesting ways of looking at it as a cultural activity and an expression of historical activities....

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Cardiff University Japanese Education Seminar

3 September 2019

Cardiff University School of Modern Languages

Cardiff University Japanese Education Seminar - "Language Education and Identity of Children Who Move Locations"...

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Plea Bargains – Japan’s approach to corporate crime, similar to DPAs?

11 September 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Following the introduction of the Japanese “plea bargaining” system last year, Japanese prosecutors began to pursue white-collar crimes. The new system allows them to secure the cooperation of companies and gather evidence to prosecute individuals.....

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The Art of Culinary Diplomacy in the Mid-19th Century. Britain and Japan at the Table

16 September 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

National food and cuisine are important aspects of cultural diplomacy and hospitality. Celebratory banquets and feasts have always been part of the life of politicians, ambassadors, and monarchs, who often share delicacies and elaborate dishes representing national culinary excellence while discussing political matters and international affairs...

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Re-Inventing Modernity: Franco-Scottish Encounters With Japan

17 September 2019

Alliance française de Glasgow, Glasgow

A one-day event including a conference with participants from Scotland, France and Japan, ....

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Third Thursday Lectures: Book Launch: East Asian Art History in a Transnational Context

19 September 2019

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

At this book launch Professor Watanabe will firstly introduce the book by explaining why it is so important to understand Japanese art and culture not as something isolated, but as part of a larger context of East Asia.....

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Henry Dyer Memorial Event

23 September 2019

University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Campus, Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is delighted to invite you to the Henry Dyer Memorial Event, on the afternoon of 23 September, to celebrate the long-standing links between Japan and the City of Glasgow....

Academia & Science

Space Exploration – the Future of Human Progress?

24 September 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing. 50 years on, as technology has developed, the possibilities that space holds have multiplied, with governments and private companies attempting to take advantage of the opportunities on offer. ....

Academia & Science

Over Here, Over There

26 - 29 September 2019

The Settlement at Castle Hill, Cumbria

A festival in conjunction with Maryport Maritime Museum celebrating migration in Victorian Maryport.

Academia & Science

Archaeology of the Future

4 October 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

In this seminar, two prominent young architects from the UK and Japan will discuss the intersection between the future and the past in the present, physical actuality of architecture.. ....

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The international conference, ‘Okinawan Art in its Regional Context: Historical Overview and Contemporary Practice’

10 & 11 October 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich

The international conference, ‘Okinawan Art in its Regional Context: Historical Overview and Contemporary Practice’, to be held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK.

Academia & Science

Japanese Education Workshop - Sharing Teaching Ideas for Creative Japanese Language Activities in Classrooms

19 & 26 October 2019

The Japan Foundation, London,

The aim of this workshop is to increase the repertoire of teaching activities for teachers by using artwork and picture books in order to cultivate art appreciation, power of observation, thinking ability, language ability and creativity....

Academia & Science

Skilled Migration: Solving Japan’s demographic crisis?

28 October 2019

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford

In the past decade, skilled migration policies in Japan have undergone some major transformations through the points-based system and the regional migration scheme....

Academia & Science

The Challenge of Migration in the UK and Japan

29 October 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Migration is one of the most pressing global issues of the 21st century. In the UK, the possibility of a no-deal Brexit in October this year might mark the end of free movement for EU citizens....

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Japan Room Lecture: Nazani Tea Time from Ancient Greece to Mugicha

29 October 2019

The Freemasons’ Hall, London

For all tea lovers, Nazani Tea will host an evening bridging the tea and infusion traditions of the East and West. Though Nazani Tea has a wide award-winning range of infusions...

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Go! Gender Go! Japan: Media Narratives of Identity

2 November 2019

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

The University of Manchester in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University and the Economic and Social Research Council bring to the audience media narratives of gender & identity in Japan.

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JANET FORUM 2019 "Demographic Change and Higher Education in the Global Context"

4 & 5 November 2019

Embassy of Japan in the UK, University College London, London

Under the theme of "Demographic Change and Higher Education in the Global Context", we are planning to hold public lectures on super-aging societies and share case studies on joint educational activities between Japanese and institutions in the UK (and Europe) as well as initiatives for networking overseas alumni.

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Sixth Form Japan Day 2019

7 November 2019

SOAS University of London, London

The Japan Society, in association with Ritsumeikan University (UK) and SOAS, is pleased once again to invite Sixth Form students to attend its popular FREE one-day course about Japan, its culture and its role in the global community....

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Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019

15 - 17 November 2019

Olympia London, London

The Language Show London is a language event for those who offer products and services ot language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses.This year, the Japan Foundation is once again giving visitors a chance to learn about Japanese language and culture. We will be running Japanese language tasters, talks and an information stand!...

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Experience Japan Exhibition 2019

23 November 2019

The Royal Society, London

Japanese universities and Japanese language schools will be attending the event to provide information on their international programmes, as well as about the various research opportunities and other options open to international students...

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RENKEI researcher workshop on Climate Change

2 - 4 December 2019

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne 

The workshop will bring together around 50 researchers at all career stages and across all disciplinary fields interested in developing and proactively taking forward Japan-UK research collaborations in “climate change”...

Academia & Science

The 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students

29 February 2020

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

We are delighted to announce that the 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is open for applications! 

Academia & Science

History Lecture: The Secrets of Japanese Mathematics

10 March 2020

Science Museum, London

Sudoku and origami are the most well-known contemporary math games associated with Japanese intellectual tradition. But were they really Japanese inventions?

Academia & Science

History Lecture: The Lady Samurai

12 March 2020

British Library, London

Who were the “Lady Samurai”? You might imagine the Lady Samurai to be women in armour or women fighting with swords. It is true that women warriors show up in fiction. We will first go over the characters in popular culture and...

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

Japanese Pilgrimages: Experiences and Motivations behind Cultural, Spiritual and Religious Peregrinations from and to East Asia

5 - 8 June 2020

Ryukoku University, Kyoto

Pilgrimages are a phenomenon as old as humanity with relevant consequences in the social, economic and cultural lives of countries and regions. On an individual level, there are many motivations behind the pilgrim experience....

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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