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UK welcomes Emperor and Empress

In May a very special event took place in the form of an official visit to the United Kingdom by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. The visit had particular significance for His Majesty as he had attended the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen in June 1953 when the then-Crown Prince was still a teenager ...more
Spotlight on... Kotaro Sakurai

This month we take our spotlight into the world of motor racing! Kotaro Sakurai is a 17 year old Japanese national who has recently made the UK his home to concentrate on his racing career. After winning the British Formula 3 series for his class last season at only 16 years old, this year he has taken a step-up into the global GP3 series! ...more
This summer, for the duration of London 2012, the Embassy of Japan will host an exhibition about the Olympic Games of TOKYO 1964. Were you there? Do you know someone who was? Do you have any stories you can tell us or souvenirs you could lend for exhibition? We would be delighted to hear from you. Please e-mail culture@ld.mofa.go.jp.
Films at the Embassy: Kohei's Race
Monday 25 June 2012
Embassy of Japan in London
Sir Bobby Charlton receives decoration from the Government of Japan
On 30 May 2012, Ambassador Hayashi bestowed The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette upon Sir Robert ('Bobby') Charlton ...more
Exhibitions at the Embassy
Until 12 June 2012
Embassy of Japan in London
18 June – 13 July 2012
Embassy of Japan in London

Tokyo Portraits by former MEXT Scholar, Carl Randall
The application deadline for the 2013-2015 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is Friday 8 June 2012 ...more
Japan tops 2012 Country Ratings Poll as the most positively viewed country
In a new 22-country global poll for BBC World Service, Japan has been rated in first place as the world's most positively viewed major nation...more
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