The “Japan-UK Season of Culture” will unfold in 2019 and 2020, when Japan hosts two sporting landmarks: the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.  It seeks to build on the British people’s keen interest in these events by showcasing Japan’s multifaceted attractions.  We hope that people all over Britain will join with us in embracing this chance to deepen mutual understanding, thus helping to create an enduring legacy.





University of Oxford Internships and Work Placements in Japan

Until 30th 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

MANGA JIMAN Competition

15 February - 29 March 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Exhibition and award ceremony of MANGA JIMAN Competition.

Art & Design

EXHIBITION: untitled yet' by Shuhei Yamada

6 March – 8 April 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

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

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.

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

Sakura in Fukushima

2 - 11 April 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Taking the theme of sakura, cherry blossom, as a metaphor for the rejuvenation of Fukushima following the triple disaster of 2011, NHK Fukushima established the Fukushima Sakura Photo Contest, which also served to highlight the beauty and diversity of the prefecture.


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