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May I wish everyone a Happy New Year.

2011 was the year of the Great East Japan Earthquake. We felt tremendous shock and deep sorrow at the enormous damage caused - the most extensive since WWII. At the same time we were greatly encouraged by by the warm support from the UK and all over the world. I am confident that the recovery will gather momentum in 2012 ...more
London 2012 Olympics:
Spotlight on,,, Ai Fukuhara

After turning professional at 10 years old, she went on to become the youngest player to be selected for the Japanese national team, at the age of 11.

Her participation in London 2012 will be the first time that a female Japanese table tennis player has participated in three consecutive Olympic games ..more

Emperor's Birthday Reception
The Embassy of Japan held a National Day Reception on 8 December 2011 to celebrate His Imperial Majesty Akihito's 78th birthday ...more


Living and learning in Japan: My MEXT scholarship experience
During our year at Osaka University, we were exposed to a wide variety of classes ...more

Japanese government honours Mr Paul Norbury
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, was bestowed on Mr Paul Henri Norbury ...more


Sherlock Holmes inspiration honoured in Scotland
Dr Bell is best known as the inspiration for the great detective Sherlock Holmes ...more

Celebration of opening of Maggie's South West Wales
The South West Wales centre was designed by the late Kisho Kurokawa, a world famous architect ...more


One Year After the Great East Japan Earthquake
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