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From cricket to the weightiest global issues

The hectic pace of events in Japan-UK relations has shown no signs of letting up in recent weeks. However, it has not been “all work and no play”, and on Sunday 28 April I was present at a most enjoyable event that I could scarcely have imagined when I took up my present post in London ...more
Interview with Japanese pop sensation Perfume

Perfume is an electro-pop girl group from Hiroshima that formed in 2000. Particularly notable for their futuristic, robotic, doll-like style and well-choreographed dance moves, Perfume seek to take their infectious energy overseas on their first tour to Europe in July this year ...more
JAPAN-UK Events Calendar
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for details of upcoming Japan-UK related events!
Films at the Embassy
The Choshu Five
Tuesday 25 June 2013, 18:30

It is 1863, ten years after the US Navy officer Commodore Perry and his black ships sailed into Tokyo Bay ...more
Back for a 7th year, the theme 'voyages of discovery' has been chosen to mark the 400th anniversary of the first British ship to arrive in Japan and 150 years since five samurai arrived in the UK ...more
Choshu Five Series: Yozo Yamao
As Japan Desk Scotland prepares for its public seminar on Yozo Yamao in Glasgow next month, we take a closer look at "The Father of Japanese Engineering" Yozo Yamao ...more
Choshu Five Series: Kinsuke Endo
We introduce Kinsuke Endo, "The Father of the the Modern Japanese Mint" ahead of the Japan Foundation's public seminar on hisory of exchange between the Japan Mint and the Royal Mint on 13 June ...more
Japanese Government honours Professor Richard Bowring
On 23 May 2013, Ambassador Keiichi Hayashi bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon upon Professor Richard John Bowring ...more
Concert to mark 400 years of arrival of first British ship to reach Japan
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 18:30
A concert entiteld "A Voyage Through Words and Music" will take place at All Saints Church Fulham ...more
Should Japanese be taught in British schools?
Japanese language is taught at more than 280 schools across the country (both primary and secondary) and has become an increasingly popular ...more

Discover Japan - Workshops to help teachers bring Japan to their classroom
There are surprisingly many areas of the curriculum which can be enhanced by the introduction of a ‘Japanese’ theme ...more

8 Days in the UK Enjoyed to the Full
The Japan British Society of Kagoshima, founded in 1992 to further promote cultural exchanges between Britain and Kagoshima, organised a UK trip ...more
Perspectives on the contemporary dance performance 'Aomori Project'
The Aomori Project began in 2008 and is an ongoing international collaboration involving contemporary and Japanese dance ...more
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