MARCH 2019
 

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.

Academia & Science

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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Japan Study Tour Reunion Event

1 March 2019

Japan House London

Japan Local Government Centre (JLGC) will host a seminar and a networking reception for former participants of Japan Study Tour, including a feedback session of the tour this year. (Invitation Only)

And More

Japan Spring Series:Japanese for Beginners - Taster Session & Sushi!

1 March 2019

University of Stirling, Stirling

A “fun” taster session where you can learn some basic phrases from our guest lecturer, Ms Yuko Fujimitsu-san, the Chief Japanese Language Advisor, at the Japan Foundation (London), together with Mrs Noriko Tabner, the University’s resident Japanese teacher.

Sports

King Power Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations 2019

1 - 3 March 2019

Morningside Arena, Leicester

Witness European Champions Great Britain battle it out with Pan American Champions Canada, France and World Champions Japan.

Art & Design

Painted Poems - 絵詩 – by Rie Takeda

1 - 18 March 2019

Sway Gallery London

The Sway Gallery London is proud to present a carefully curated selection of artworks by the Japanese artist and calligrapher, Rie Takeda, taken from her Painted Poems series.

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. 

Art & Design

Potters From Japan

2 March - 19 May 2019

Leach Pottery, Cornwall

Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada’s endeavours, in establishing the Leach Pottery nearly a century ago, cemented a lifelong friendship and strong bonds between subsequent potters and their communities in the UK and Japan....

Art & Design

PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration & Talk by TEZUKA Shinri

3 March 2019

Japan House London

Amezaiku is the centuries-old Japanese craft of sculpting sugar into intricate works of edible art. For the amezaiku craftsman, speed and precision are key: sugar paste is heated until soft and pliable, and then quickly and finely crafted into shape by hand and with special U-shaped Japanese scissors (nigiri-basami) before the mixture cools and hardens again.

Theatre & Music

Hinamatsuri Duo Concert

3 March 2019

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, London

Arisa Nemoto and Marina Koka will play a selection of piano and violin pieces, including Beethoven and Debussy Violin Sonata. Come and hear these classical & French masterpieces, combining one of the grandest in Beethoven’s violin sonata and irresistible melodies with Debussy’s sensation of color and light.

Art & Design

Demonstration: Amezaiku artist Shinri Tezuka

4 March 2019

Le Cordon Bleu London

Amezaiku artist Shinri Tezuka will join for a demonstration at Le Cordon bleu on the Japanese traditional sugar art that he has become world renowned for.

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Japan Spring Series:Traditional Japanese Poetry and Tea Ceremony (Urasenke)

4 March 2019

University of Stirling, Stirling

Professor Alan Spence will read poetry during the event, he is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. The tea ceremony will be performed by Mio Shapley, a qualified master of Urasenke Tea Ceremony, who studied with master Yoshiko Noda. 

Business

Japan Securities Summit

4 March 2019

The Mansion House, London

The 11th Japan Securities Summit on 4 March 2019 will provide an opportunity for European institutional investors and other market professionals to better understand Japan’s economy and securities market,..

Theatre & Music

400 years of Japanese music: the koto and its friends

4 and 6 March 2019

SOAS, University of London

Japanese Music Concert featuring koto, shamisen, shakuhachi and viola on 4 March followed by a mini-lecture-demonstration on 6 March by Toshiko Yonekawa (koto 13-string zither).

Business

Celebration of J-Beauty

5 March 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Networking reception and panel discussion. Promoting Japanese cosmetics and beauty industry.

Art & Design

Private View: untitled yet' by Shuhei Yamada

5 March 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese artist Shuhei Yamada to the UK public.

Business

Joint Lunch with the JCCI – Sir Simon Fraser

6 March 2019

Drapers’ Hall, London

The guest of honour at the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s first joint lunch of 2019, will be Founder and Managing Partner of Flint and the Former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon Fraser....

Academia & Science

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.

Art & Design

EXHIBITION: untitled yet' by Shuhei Yamada

6 March - 8 April 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese artist Shuhei Yamada to the UK public.

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.

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Japan Spring Series:Japanese Shodo (calligraphy) and Tsumami-zaiku (pinching handiwork) Workshop

7 March 2019

University of Stirling, Stirling

During our workshop with Yoko Murata, you will learn a little on the history of the Japanese writing system, and how to write your name or Japanese words on traditional Japanese paper using a brush and ink. You will also have the chance to make highly decorative flowers using traditional Japanese cloth.

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. 

Academia & Science

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.

Theatre & Music

Japanese Music Concert

9 March 2019

St Mary's Church, London

Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers perform energetic, thundrous yet sentitive Japanese taiko drumming music. Also Joji Hirota sing and play shakuhachi flute with London Metropolitan Strings Orchestra with harp perform beautiful melody of Japanese folk songs.

Art & Design

Talk on Kimono & Workshop

12 March 2019

Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Talk by Dr Saeko Yazaki and Workshop. Co-organised by University of Glasgow and Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh.

Sports

UK Paralympic Performance Conference - Japanese culture session and reception (Invitation Only)

12 March - 13 March 2019

Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester

This is a conference for coaches, practitioners, and national federation staff who will be attending 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games to be exposed to basic Japanese language, culture, and Sake. This is an invitaion only programme.

Academia & Science

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,,.....

Theatre & Music

The Green Chorus Spring Concert

13 March 2019

St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London

Lunchtime recital at St. Dunstan-in-the-West by the Green Chorus, a Japanese female choir formed about 40 years ago in Golders Green, London.

Academia & Science

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.

Business

TALK : Robotic Futures: Design Perspectives at the Royal College of Art


14 March 2019

Royal College of Art, London

We are on the cusp of the robotics revolution: new technologies promise a societal shift where robots will become part of our daily lives. ....

Academia & Science

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,.....

Film

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The UK premiere of STAR SAND   星砂物語, Followed by Director’s Q&A

15 March 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

It is the first week of April 1945. The Americans are bombarding Okinawa and have landed in their tens of thousands. But on a small island remote from the terrors of battle, 16-year-old Hiromi lives alone in a deserted house...

Business

TALK : YAMANAKA Shunji x Ross LOVEGROVE
Design Engineer meets Sculptor of Technology


15 March 2019

Japan House London

Japan House is delighted to invite you to an evening with University of Tokyo professor YAMANAKA Shunji and award-winning British designer Ross LOVEGROVE. This will be an investigation into these leading practitioners’ acts of making, the importance of drawing, of problem solving and organic design:....

Academia & Science

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.

Business

TALK : Conversation with Professor YAMANAKA Shunji: Design Futures


16 March 2019

Japan House London

How was world-renowned design engineer Professor YAMANAKA Shunji’s idea of prototyping born? What will a future design engineer look like?....

Theatre & Music

UK-Japan Music Society’s Spring Recital
Part I – Requiem; Part II – Music for Celebration of Japan’s New Era

17 March 2019

St John's Hyde Park Church, London

This is UK-Japan Music Society’s Spring Recital with UK-Japan Choir and UK-Japan Consort performing.

Art & Design

Kimono fashion show

18 March 2019

Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh

Kimono fashion show by collaborating with Tartan.

Academia & Science

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...

Academia & Science

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.

Art & Design

Artist Talk: untitled yet' by Shuhei Yamada

19 March2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

Shuhei Yamada will be discussing the ideas and inspiration behind his work which is on display at the Foundation. In his early works, which include photography and video footage....

Academia & Science

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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Japan Spring Series:Talk on Hokkaido

21 March 2019

University of Stirling, Stirling【TBC】

Event details to be announced shortly.

Art & Design

Third Thursday Lectures: Thinking about Late Hokusai

21 March2019

Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

“Our exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave, held at the British Museum and Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka in the summer and autumn of 2017, proposed that the older the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) became, the more powerful and sublime was his art....

Academia & Science

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.....

Theatre & Music

Hand in Hand

22 March 2019

Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Hand In Hand is choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and is produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management.

Art & Design

Master - An Ainu Story – by Adam Isfendiyar

22 March - 10 April 2019

Sway Gallery London

Through a series of photographs and interviews taken by Adam Isfendiyar over a two year period, 'Master - An Ainu Story' tells the life story of an Ainu man - Kenji Matsuda, who grew up being discriminated against in his homeland because of his Ainu heritage.

Theatre & Music

Japanese Art songs & Piano pieces by Ryosuke Karaki

23 March 2019

St John the Baptist Wimbledon, London

An award-winning Japanese soprano Atsuko Koyama makes her debut for the London audience this spring along with acclaimed Japanese pianist Hiroko Takafuji. They will perform beautiful and colourful Japanese Art songs as well as piano pieces from award-winning composer Ryosuke Karaki.

Theatre & Music

Green park Youth Concert : Saki Kato

27 March 2019

Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT

Concert by Saki Kato, young Japanese classical guitarist and student of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Art & Design

Private View: Jake Tilson, Finding Tsukiji

27 March 2019

White Conduit Projects, London

London-based artist Jake Tilson is presenting a series of new works from an ongoing project about Tokyo’s famous fish market, Tsukiji, at White Conduit Projects. Finding Tsukiji showcases a large display of ten photo books....

Academia & Science

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),..

Film

A Talk by Yukiko Mishima (Director of Dear Etranger)

28 March 2019

The Soho Hotel, London

Following the UK premiere of Dear Etranger in early February, Mishima will join us in conversation with Dr Irene González-López of Kingston University, revealing the behind the scenes production of a poignant human drama which deliberates on the meaning of "family"...

Academia & Science

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. 

Theatre & Music

Dance Beyond Movement: Talk with Saburo Teshigawara & Rihoko Sato (KARAS)

29 March 2019

The Print Room at The Coronet, London

Saburo Teshigwara is one of the most influential Japanese performers and choreographers to date and highly acclaimed for his innovative forms of physical expression that break away from conventional stylistic techniques...

Academia & Science

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...."

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

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.

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