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On cloud nine after Olympic vote

I will begin my remarks on an unashamedly jubilant note. Like all of my compatriots, I was delighted at the news that Tokyo has been awarded the right to stage the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I witnessed London 2012 for myself and was ...more
Spotlight on,,, Professional footbal in Japan

As we celebrate 150 years of the Football Association in England, Japan marks 20 years of its professional J.League. This guest article from the Japan Football Association shines our spotlight on Japanese football and the developing culture around the sport ...more
Exhibition at Embassy
INSPIRATION & IMPACT: 25 years of the Praemium Imperiale Awards
18 - 30 September 2013
Japanese autumn festival fun around the UK
With so many Japan-related festivals happening around the country this autumn, we give a short introduction to what you can expect! ...more
Choshu Five Series: Masaru Inoue
The last of our five-part series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the 'Choshu Five' in the UK introduces Masaru Inoue, "Father of Japanese Railways" ...more
Manga Jiman: The Influence of Manga
The application window for this year's competition is still open, and to give you some inspiration we interviewed some people from varying disciplines to find out how manga influenced them ...more
Japan Video Topics
The School Day (04:11)
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With British schools opening for the new year this month, we take a look at a typical school day in Japan.
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