Theatre & Music


12 – 16 May 2020

New Theatre. Cardiff

Northern Ballet’s new production for 2020 is Geisha, a ballet by Kenneth Tindall with music by Alexandra Harwood.For geisha, beauty and honour is everything.Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between East and West....

Theatre & Music

Gagaku & Budo – Japanese Court Music and Martial Arts – in Europe


13 - 24 April 2020


Performance of Gagaku and Budo in the UK and France. The Gagaku performances consist of "Kangen", "Kagura" and "Bugaku", which need 12 performers in total as musicians and dancers, including two shrine maidens...


Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020

8 February - 15 March 2020


The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 17th edition under the concept of ‘happiness’.Happiness, though universal in its importance, is felt so subjectively by humankind that the definition of the concept is still very elusive.......

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....


Unite Wales and Japan: Experience Japan and the Rugby World Cup

6 October 2019

Old Penarthians Rugby Club

We are working with the Old Penarthians Rugby Club and Cardiff University to run an upcoming event on 6th October celebrating the Rugby World Cup.


Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

4 - 6, 19 - 20 October 2019

Chapter, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival is the only annual event which showcases the best of Japanese animation in Wales.

Theatre & Music

From the Dust of This Wretched Earth

27 & 28 September 2019

Ucheldre Centre (Anglesey) 27 September 
The Gwenfrewi Project (North Wales) 28 September 

A collaboration between the Uchledre Centre and dance practitioner Melissa Prasut, this full-length dance production will combine traditional and non-traditional art approaches and involve a number of international artists,...

Theatre & Music

Iwami Kagura Dance Performances come to the UK!

27 September 2019

National Museum Cardiff

See a traditional Japanese theatrical dance and music performance....

Theatre & Music

An Introduction to Japanese Kagura

27 September 2019

National Museum Cardiff

Join us for a lecture from Terence Lancashire of Osaka Ohtani University on Kagura, before enjoying a performance in the Entrance Hall....

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....

Academia & Science

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"...

Academia & Science

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

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.

Art & Design

Kaku Hayashi at International Ceramics Festival

5 - 7 July 2019

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

The Japan Foundation is proud to be supporting the appearance of Kaku Hiyashi at International Ceramics Festival. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1978, she quickly rose to become one of Japan's leading ceramicists.....

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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.

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

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.

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 Now 2019

21 February 2019

Prif Ystafell Gynadledda (main Conference Room), Yr Hen Lyfrgell (The Old Library), Cardiff

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

Theatre & Music

Flight Paths

15 - 16 February 2019 (See details for touring schedule.)

Theatr Clwyd, Mold

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

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.

Academia & Science

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.

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