Academia & Science

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”...

Art & Design


2 – 20 December 2019

Sway Gallery London, London

Join us this December for Christmas shopping and celebration at Sway Gallery London! Browse through a wide variety of jewellery, accessories and ceramics, as well as artworks, all carefully handcrafted by Japanese artists. ....


Sake Tasting Events at The Shop

7 & 14 December 2019

Japan House London

Combine your visit to our new WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade exhibition with a series of free Japanese sake tasting events at Japan House London. The Shop at Japan House London welcomes visitors to taste sake from various brewers to warm you up...


Oku Memorial Trophy 2019

7 December 2019

Richmond Athletic Ground, London

Annual friendship rugby match to commemorate a Japanese diplomat, Ambassador Katsuhiko Oku.

Art & Design

A Workshop of Furoshiki

8 December 2019

Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

Tamakurya Boutique presents a Workshop of Furoshiki! Come and learn some sustainable wrapping techniques and help the planet too by reducing your plastic usage. ....

Art & Design

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops – December 2019

8 & 9 December 2019

Craft Central, London

Following the successful sessions in September and October, the Japan Society is delighted to present the third Saori freestyle weaving workshop, led by Erna Janine. During this special three-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving...

Art & Design

Rethinking Lacquerware: Urushi Master Murase Jihei

10 December 2019

Japan House London

Utensils are known to play a central role in chanoyu, the Japanese way of tea: from calligraphy to ikebana, to tea caddies and bowls, they all serve a purpose in how Japanese tea is experienced and enjoyed....

Theatre & Music

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

14 December 2019

Corsica Studios, London

Naviar Haiku Fest is a day event of workshops, talks, and live performances, which aims to explore the intersection between haiku and electronic music.

Academia & Science

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

16 December 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

Colin Alexander McVean (1838-1912) was the son of a Free Church minister on the island of Iona, on the western coast of Scotland. He trained as a civil engineer and...

Academia & Science

Neutrino Physics & the Future: Talk by Nobel Laureate Prof Kajita Takaaki

16 December 2019

Japan House London

Join us at Japan House London for a talk by Professor Kajita Takaaki, Director of the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), and joint winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations....

Theatre & Music


18 December 2019

Ladbroke Hall, London

Two years in the making, Kabukimono takes audiences behind the curtains of Edo period Japan to bring to life the story of Izumo no Okuni, and her troupe of female dancers, ....

Academia & Science

Nature Symposium: Neutrino Physics, Past, Present, and Future

19 December 2019

Springer Nature Campus, London

Five leading scientists share their excitement about neutrino physics and discuss the challenges they are faced with...

Academia & Science

Third Thursday Lectures: Japan’s First Economic Miracle: Coins and Trade in Twelfth Century East Asia

19 December 2019

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

The twelfth century was a pivotal time in Japan’s history. It witnessed the rise of warriors to national prominence, culminating with the establishment of the Kamakura Shogunate...


A season of Japanese Cinema

8 September 2019 - 23 February 2020

Altrincham Little Theatre, Altrincham

In autumn 2019/winter 2020, Altrincham Little Theatre will be hosting a season of Japanese Cinema. Following the success of our recent Italian Film Seasons, we will be joined by regular presenter Maggie Hoffgen, who will introduce the films and lead a discussion session after each screening for anyone who wishes to join in.....

Art & Design

Yama: Sakubei Yamamoto Coal Mine Paintings Exhibition

14 September 2019 - 30 September 2020

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Wales

At the age of seven years old, Sakubei Yamamoto (1892-1984) moved with his family to the coal mines of the Chikuho region in Kyushu. He became an apprentice colliery blacksmith at the age of twelve....

Art & Design

Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Woodblock Prints from the Ashmolean Museum

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

Giant spiders, dancing skeletons, winged goblins and hordes of ghostly warriors are among the subjects depicted in this display of striking 19th century woodblock prints, drawn from the Ashmolean Museum’s rich collection of Japanese art.

Art & Design

Powerful Nature: Inspiring Japanese Art and Culture

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

An exhibition of Japanese watercolours and prints from Derby Museums’ own collection, including works made by two of Japan’s most famous artists, Katsushika Hokusai (c.1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Art & Design

Floating Worlds: Japanese Woodcuts

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton

Come with us on a journey to explore the ‘floating worlds’ of Japan through woodblock prints from the Edo period (1615-1868).

Art & Design

JAL FOUNDATION The 16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020

1 October 2019 - 29 February 2020

Throughout the UK

Haiku in English contest applicable for children under the age of fifteen. The 16th contest’s theme is ‘Sports’.

Art & Design

Taki Katei – Japanese Paintings

4 October 2019 - 13 April 2020

World Museum, Liverpool

In 2019 National Museums Liverpool will host the first-ever exhibition of Taki Katei’s work outside Japan as part of the Japan 2020 Cultural Olympiad.

Art & Design

Part Seen, Part Imagined

5 October – 1 December 2019

Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Part Seen, Part imagined brings together new and existing work by a number of artists and designers based in Scotland who have all formed their own relationships with Japanese tradition and culture in their practice, ...


Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

19 October 2019 - 7 January 2020

Various in the UK

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with the BFI in presenting Singing Lovebirds as part of the Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season....

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Talking about Japanese Food

1 November 2019 - 31 March 2020

Japan House London

What do we talk about when we talk about Japanese food? 
Starting 1 November 2019 Japan House London presents a new library book display focusing on Japanese food, curated by Haba Yoshitaka...

Art & Design

Cosmogenesis by Hiroe Saeki

7 November 2019 - 31 January 2020

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to host Hiroe Saeki’s first UK solo show. Hiroe Saeki’s work inhabits a liminal zone on the edges of the perceivable:....

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Christmas at Chatsworth

9 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 (closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020)

Chatsworth, Derbyshire 

Discover lands afar at Chatsworth this Christmas, following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Our guides will lead you on a festive adventure around the globe as you travel from a Nordic winter wonderland, through blossom trees in Japan....

Art & Design

Nobuko Tsuchiya: 30 Ways to Get to the Moon

9 November 2019 - 1 March 2020

MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales

From 9 November 2019 to 1 March 2020 MOSTYN is hosting a major exhibition of the work of the internationally acclaimed Japanese artist, Nobuko Tsuchiya. This new body of work is showing for the first time in Wales....

Art & Design

The Sake Vessel - Contemporary Interpretations

16 November - 4 December 2019

The Stratford Gallery, Stratford on Avon

The Stratford Gallery is delighted to announce that it will be holding an international Sake ware exhibition this coming November.

Art & Design


20 November 2019 - 10 January 2020

Embassy of Japan, London

THE NEW LOOK OF TEA reflects on and re-examines the culture of tea in Japan, known as sadō, culminating in the suggestion of a new, modern way of enjoying Japanese tea.

Art & Design

WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade

21 November 2019 - 22 March 2020

Japan House London

Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation at Japan House London, WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade....


Rugby and the Olympics Special Exhibition

29 November 2019 - 31 August 2020

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham

The unique exhibition showcases the leading role that Rugby Union has played in the birth of the modern Olympic movement. ....

Academia & Science

Nihongo Cup 2020

Deadline to apply: 20 March 2020, Finals: 27 June 2020

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

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

Academia & Science

The 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students open for applications!

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! 


University of Oxford Internships and Work Placements in Japan

Until December 2020

The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan is currently running a campaign to expand the number of intern host companies and organisations in Japan.

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