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London welcomes a host of Japanese dignitaries

The last month has been quite hectic for Japan-UK relations. On 17 and 18 October Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba visited the UK on the second leg of a three-nation tour of Europe ...more
Challenging cultural perceptions

Renowned rock guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei talks to Minister Akira Imamura of the Embassy of Japan about the relationship between Japanese and British rock music throughout the years ...more
JET Programme online applications now available!
Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday 25 November 6:00pm GMT
First exhibition outside Japan devoted to Meiji textiles at Ashmolean Museum
Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles From Meiji Japan will introduce the spectacular ornamental textiles that were made for the Western market ...more
Scotland and Japan: Public symposium held at the National Museum of Scotland
Little is known about the wide imprint left by the Scots in Japan and the contemporary legacies of these Scottish connections with Japan ...more
A new dawn, a new day
EU/Japan Haiku Competition Grand Prize Winner Zeshan Hayat talks about his interest in Japanese poetry ...more
Karate for the Future
Not since the 1970s and Bruce Lee has there been such interest in the martial arts.
Amongst the most popular forms is the traditional Japanese art of karate ...more
Japan Video Topics
Okinawa World Heritage

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With the days getting colder, escape to the warmer climes of Japan's southern-most island Okinawa with this video!
JAPAN-UK Events Calendar
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