JUNE 2019

Art & Design

'Japanese Should to English Could?' - Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

3 - 7 June 2019

Sway Gallery London

Sansho Living is proud to showcase unique and beautiful Japanese ceramics and homeware, including flower vases, fruit bowls and lampshades all suitable for everyday western lifestyle....

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....

Art & Design

Talk: WIRED in Conversation with URASAWA Naoki

5 June 2019

Japan House London

Japan House is collaborating with WIRED for a special event with internationally acclaimed manga artist URASAWA Naoki on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at Japan House London..

Art & Design

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

5 June – 28 July 2019

Japan House London

This summer Japan House London presents an exhibition on the popular form of Japanese illustrated literature - manga - through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki....

Art & Design

EXHIBITION:Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada

6 June – 26 July 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the London-based Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada to the UK public. Everything comes in waves is his first solo exhibition in London....

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Sakura Festival in Leeds VOL.3

8 June 2019

Leeds Kirkgate Market, Leeds

"We would like to introduce Japanese culture through stage performance, food, and culture experience booth especially by featuring ‘traditional side’ of Japan and ‘present-day’ or ‘modern side’ of Japan..."

Academia & Science

JSPS-Crick Symposium on Gut Tissue Circuits

11 June 2019

Francis Crick Institute, London

The gastrointestinal tract is a densely innervated organ that also contains the largest number of immune cells in the body. 


The 5G Global Race: Where do Japan and the UK stand?

11 June 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

he global race towards the next generation of computer and phone networks, known as 5G, has already begun. 5G is expected to support a future of robots, autonomous vehicles...

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. 

Art & Design

Fading into Shapes and Patterns by Yasunobu Shidami

12 - 27 June 2019

Sway Gallery London, London

This exhibition is inspired by traditional Japanese designs seen in historical artefacts.

Art & Design

What makes a good manga artist?

14 June 2019

British Museum, London

Acclaimed Manga Editor Nakaguma Ichirō joins British Museum Curator Nicole Rousmaniere alongside award-winning British Manga artists Shangomola Edunjobi and Elena Vitagliano, to discuss the importance of human expression and rights in the creation of manga, as well as the question ‘what makes a good manga artist?’

Art & Design

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

14 June – 13 July 2019

Dorothy Circus Gallery, London

The colourful and disarming artworks by the Japanese pop painter Hikari Shimoda will intertwine with the emotional and poetic Street Art by the Italian Millo, filling up Dorothy Circus Gallery’s walls.

Art & Design

Flower and Kimono Show for the Purpose of International Artistic and Cultural Exchange

16 June 2019

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

"For the last seven years we have held a flower show twice a year in England and have opened a new workshop for Japanese flower arrangement...

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

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...

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Okinawa Day 2019

22 June 2019

Spitalfields, London

"Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events..."

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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Season of Culture – National Assembly of Wales Senedd Event

25 June 2019

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

Organisation in Wales that have a connection with Japan via cultural, business, manufacturing, educational, sporting, tourism, exchange groups, etc.


Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story 東京物語

27 June 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit Tokyo to see their children and grandchildren...

Theatre & Music

The Green Chorus 31st Annual Concert

29 June 2019

Hinde Street Methodist Church, London

The Green Chorus is a Japanese women’s choir formed about 40 years ago in Golders Green, London. We have been a regular participant of Japan related events, such as Japan Festival and the Southbank Centre choir events, indtroducing Japanese music to UK.

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.


University of Oxford Internships and Work Placements in Japan

Until 30 June 2019

The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan is currently running a six month long campaign to expand the number of intern host companies and organisations in Japan for 2019 and beyond.

Art & Design

Music in Ukiyo-e

1 April - 30 June 2019

Japanese Gallery Kensington Ltd., London

Japanese Gallery Kensington presents a collection of Ukiyo-e featuring musical instruments and those who were part of the world of entertainment. Prints by Utamaro Kitagawa, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Chikanobu Yoshu, amongst others, offer and insightful view into the world of traditional music and its importance in the visual culture of Japan during the Edo and Meiji periods.

Art & Design

Exhibition: Samurai : Ancient warriors of Japan

6 April - 13 July 2019

Buckinghamshire County Museum, Buckinghamshire

Exhibition of a private collection of historical Japanese arms and armour, from the 16th – 19th century, as well as some stunning modern swords by accredited high level swordsmiths.

Art & Design

Lifelines: the Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

16 April – 6 October 2019

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, Oxford

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable artistic career of Naoko Matsubara, a distinguished Japanese print artist based in Canada. 40 joyful woodcuts created over six decades demonstrate the remarkable innovation and variety of her work.

Art & Design

Fragments of Japan

2 May - 14 June 2019

Gill Wing Jewellery, London

Gill Wing Jewellery celebrates Japanese design in their new exhibition “Fragments of Japan” in their Islington gallery on Upper Street, from 2nd May until 14th June. Sculptural brooches and unique earrings by three female Japanese jewellers are amongst the highly collectable and wearable art pieces in this special showcase.....

Art & Design

Refracting Light

9 May - 9 June 2019

Eames Fine Art Gallery, London

An exhibition of new works by artist Sophie Layton. Using traditional Japanese printmaking techniques and inspired by blown glass, these works represent an exciting juncture in the artist’s career.

Art & Design

Common Cause: John Ruskin, Japan & the Craft Tradition

15 May – 5 August 2019

Brantwood, home of John Ruskin

15th May 2019 JapaneseTea Ceremony & Presentation. Celebrating the friendship of Japan and Great Britain through the inspirational legacy of John Ruskin, the Urasenke Foundation will present and demonstrate the ancient Japanese art of tea. Brantwood Coach House.

Art & Design

The Library: LGBTQ+: Diversity in Manga 

22 May - 31 August 2019

Japan House London

This display explores the various ways in which gender and sexuality are portrayed in Japanese manga culture. Exhibited works include ‘the god of manga’ TEZUKA Osamu’s 'Princess Knight' (Ribon no kishi) which depicts a cross-dressing female knight......

Art & Design

The Citi exhibition Manga

23 May - 26 August 2019

British Museum

Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.

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