How can our project be part of the Season?
What is the process?
Ideally it needs to connect to the four themes we have set out: disability sport, future generations, designing a society for the future and washoku. We would also be open to imaginative proposals that fall outside of our main themes.
Please go to our website for full details.
All the costs of hosting an event must be borne by the organiser/applicant.
If not financial support, then what are you offering?
We can introduce you to potential partners, which in turn could lead to collaborative projects. We will post your events on our website, thereby maximising publicity for your event. We can also offer you free use of the official logo of the Japan‐UK Season of Culture.
Why did you decide on these themes?
After a lengthy period of consultation with our key stakeholders we felt these themes best reflected our strengths. They gave us the opportunity to build on our existing work and promote the best of Japanese culture in the 21st Century. However, we would also be open to imaginative proposals that fall outside of our main themes. We believe that it is important to encourage ideas and cooperation with our UK friends.
Why are these themes different to the British Council in Japan?
The bilateral relationship between Japan and the UK goes back to over 400 years. Japan and the UK have a good understanding of each other. The Embassy of Japan wants to build on that relationship and showcase the best of our country. Our understanding is that the UK is also doing this in Japan. But we cannot speak for the UK, and you would have to check with the British Council who are leading on this in Japan.
Will this present opportunities for collaborative projects?
Yes. We can introduce you to potential partners through our extensive network of people, which in turn could lead to collaboration.
Which internet browsers work best on the Japan-UK Season of Culture website?
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Can I register a event to be held in 2021?
Yes, the Japan-UK Season of Culture is extended until the end of 2021.