FEBRUARY 2019
 

 

Business

JLGC Seminar 2019
"New Roads to Japan – Forging better business links through the Toyota-Derbyshire Partnership –"

1 February 2019

The Roundhouse, Derby College, Derby

This year’s JLGC(Japan Local Government Centre) seminar, as part of the recent 20th Anniversary of Toyota-Derbyshire Twinning activities, will focus on creating local business opportunities through international municipal twinning links.

Film

Japanese Film Festival

1 February & 8 February 2019

University of Edinburgh

The Japanese film festival will be held at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the Japan Foundation.

Theatre & Music

The Between the Stones Project

Phase 1: Illustrated Talks & Readings

2 February 2019

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

2 February 2019 | 10am-1pm (Student workshop)
Introductory Talk and Performance Workshop for BA Acting Students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

Business

Lecture and Demonstration of Japanese culinary culture

2 February 2019

University of Oxford

Lecture and demonstraion showcasing Japanese culinary culture and techniques.

Film

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

2 February - 28 March 2019

Various

Since 2004, the Japan Foundation, London has organised a Japanese film programme in close partnership with distinguished film venues and programme advisors in the UK.

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.

Theatre & Music

The Between the Stones Project

Phase 2: Development Workshop plus more 'Getting to Noh' activities

5 February 2019

British Library, London

5 February 2019 | 7pm-8.30pm (Public Event)
(Phase 2) Performance demonstration talk at the British Library, London. Presenters: Kinue Oshima, Teruhisa Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong.

Theatre & Music

Flight Paths

5 February - 5 March 2019 (See details for touring schedule.)

Various

Two of Britain’s leading theatre companies, Extant and Yellow Earth have joined forces to present an exciting new play called Flight Paths.

Theatre & Music

The Between the Stones Project

Phase 2: Development Workshop plus more 'Getting to Noh' activities

6 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

6 February 2019 | 6pm-8.30pm (Invitation only)
(Phase 2) Demonstration Talk and Reading of Between the Stones
Embassy of Japan, London. Presenters: Kinue Oshima, Teruhisa Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong

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.

Business

Career guidance for international organizations and reception

8 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Networking opportunity for Japanese staff who work at International organizations based in London or Geneva

Film

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

8 February 2019

Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay & Film Screening at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Keisuke Yoshida is a Japanese film director and screenwriter. While he was still studying at Tokyo Visual Arts he started making his own independent films and participated in the films of Shinya Tsukamoto.

Art & Design

February Half Term: an Egypt and East Asia celebrationEVENT TITLE 1

9, 10, 12 February 2019

National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

Celebrate the launch of our new Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries with a packed half term programme of exciting cultural demonstrations and activities.

Business

International Business and Economy Lecture

11 February 2019

Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh

Guest talk on international business and economy from the Consul General of Japan.

Business

Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese

13th February 2019

Language Centre,  SOAS University of London, London

The Japanese Speech Contest for Spoken Business Japanese was established in 1990 by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), London, and the Language Centre of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Academia & Science

Starting new joint Research funded by UKRI-JSPS

14 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

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....

Theatre & Music

Book Launch and Concert ‘Music as Heritage’

14 February 2019

Goldsmiths, University of London

The Music Department and the Asian Music Unit (AsMU), Goldsmiths, University of London are pleased to invite you to a special event where Barley Norton and Naomi Matsumoto and the contributors of the chapters will launch their new edited volume, Music as Heritage: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives.

Art & Design

INNERVISIONS by AKIKO BAN

14 February - 25 February 2019

Sway Gallery London

The Sway Gallery London is pleased to announce Innervisions, an exhibition by Akiko Ban, a Japanese interdisciplinary artist based in London.

Academia & Science

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...

Academia & Science

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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Japan Now 2019

19 - 25 February 2019

Venues around the UK

Japan Now returns this February with a series of events around the UK celebrating the most exciting Japanese literature and culture...

Art & Design

Winner's Exhibition:MANGA JIMAN Competition

19 February - 29 March 2019

Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT

View the winning entries from the 2018 competition in this exhibition.

Academia & Science

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....

Academia & Science

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....

Academia & Science

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.

Business

Sake Tasting at Japan House London

21 - 23 February 2019

Japan House London

To celebrate London Sake Week, Japan’s National Tax Agency is supporting sake tasting over three days at Japan House London to spread knowledge and deepen appreciation of this drink from Japan.

Sports

From London to Tokyo ~ the cutting edge research of Sport & Health

22 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

This seminar will be led by various speakers from Loughborough University, Ritsumeikan University and the Japan Sports Council, who are all at the forefront of research into sports and health.

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 ....

Academia & Science

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) ....

Academia & Science

Seminar co-organized by JF/BAJS

23 February 2019

University of Manchester

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

Theatre & Music

Come and Sing’ Japan Society Choral Workshop

24 February 2019

Grosvenor Chapel, London

Following a popular and successful event in 2015, the Japan Society is delighted to present ‘Come and Sing’, a second Japan Society Choral Workshop led by Jonathan Gregory, Director of the UK-Japan Choir and Orchestra and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists...

Business

Japanese wagyu seminar

25 February 2019

Official Residence of the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh

Through the cutting demonstration and tasting, this seminar promotes Japanese Wagyu beef by Zen-Noh Europe. Invitation only program.

Business

Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

26 February 2019

Nomura International plc, London

We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden, to address the Japan Society at the end of his second year in post. In this lecture, Paul Madden will share his views on the political, diplomatic and business situation in Japan from his unique perspective as the UK’s representative in Tokyo.

Film

Films at the Embassy of Japan: NHK World Documentaries

27 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Co-organised by the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC) and NHK World Japan, Showing The Lost Hokusai & Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter

Academia & Science

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.

Academia & Science

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..."

Business

TALK: The Japanese Toilet and Omotenashi: Talk by TOTO

27 February 2019

Japan House London

Accompanying our current 'Prototyping in Tokyo' exhibition season which highlights cutting edge Japanese technology and invention, join us at Japan House for a talk which takes a closer look at one of the country’s most famous and internationally beloved engineering innovations: its sophisticated smart toilets.

Academia & Science

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.

Film

Talk: Bodyscapes - New films by Japanese artists

28 February 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Bodyscapes is a collection of new films by Japanese artists whose use of the body is central to their work – either as a landscape, a political metaphor or method of expression – the body acts as a vehicle and subject to communicate ideas....

Art & Design

Rosetsu’s One-Inch Square Picture and the Culture of Exhibitions in 18th Century Kyoto – with Matthew McKelway

28 February 2019

Rudolf Steiner House, London

n 1798 the painter Nagasawa Rosetsu painted an image of five hundred disciples of the Buddha (arhats) on a piece of paper approximately one-inch square. The painting, which was rediscovered in the last decade,...

Theatre & Music

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

28 February, 2nd March & 9th March 2019

Various

A double-bill of contemporary dance performance.Two rising female choreographers share personal stories of illness, love and loss in a moving and inspiring double bill.

Art & Design

Masters of Japanese Prints: Life in the City

12 January – 12 May 2019

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

Featuring original woodblock prints from Bristol’s collection, this exhibition explores the sophisticated urban culture of Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries, from fashion and day trips to geisha and the kabuki theatre.

Business

PROTOTYPING IN TOKYO: ILLUSTRATING DESIGN-LED INNOVATION

16 January - 17 March 2019

Japan House London

Prototyping in Tokyo: Illustrating design-led innovation presents the innovative designs created by world-renowned design engineer and Professor at the University of Tokyo, YAMANAKA Shunji.

Art & Design

EXHIBITION: The inkblot looked like me – by Susumu Matsuura

30 January – 28 February 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Susumu Matsuura’s theme is “humans”, and most of his work expresses human emotions. He is interested in looking at the two-sided nature of human beings, who harbour both positive feelings and greed...

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