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New Year Message from Ambassador Hayashi

This was meant to be a Happy New Year message, but regrettably I have to begin by offering my sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the recent appalling terrorist incident at a gasfield in Algeria. The Government of Japan joins the governments of the UK and the other countries concerned in condemning the inhuman attacks on innocent engineers and other workers.

That said, I would still like to offer you my greetings for the New Year. Last year was a highly significant one for Japan-UK relations, with a number of landmark events. There will be no let-up in the momentum this year ...more
Films at the Embassy of Japan: Penguins in the Sky - Asahiyama Zoo
Wednesday 27 February 2013, 18:30
The Embassy of Japan
Our monthly film show is back with a film about Hokkaido’s Asahiyama Zoo ...more
Thelma Holt brings Anjin to British shores
31 January - 9 February 2013
Sadler's Wells, London

English navigator William Adams is believed to be the first Englishman ever to travel to Japan ...more
Once Upon a Time in Japan - Japan Foundation touring film programme returns to the UK
1 - 7 February at the ICA, London
and until 27 March 2013 nationwide
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games campaign comes to London
Tokyo's Candidature File for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was submitted to the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland ...more
Two Britons decorated by Government of Japan
In December Ambassador Hayashi bestowed decorations awarded by the Government of Japan upon two British citizens ...more
Success for second Experience Japan Exhibition
On Saturday 17 November 2012, Keio University hosted the "Experience Japan Exhibition 2012" at the Royal Society, London ...more
Win a chance to attend the Manga Jiman 2012 Awards Ceremony at the Embassy!
The results of the Embassy's Manga Jiman competition will be announced at an invitation-only awards ceremony in February and you could be there! ...more
JAPAN-UK Events Calendar
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