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Message from JICC
This month we welcome Minister Hideki Asari as the new Director of the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC) in our feature article. We also introduce various events such as our Railway Exhibition which opens to the public on 11 October, and our monthly film show, which in November will be "The Wife of Gegege".

Japanese violinist Taro Hakase gives us an insight into his musical influences and we celebrate Japan's achievement in this year's world youth football tournament, the Danone Nations Cup. Experience Japan is also back this year at the Royal Society on 16 November. For more details, click the links below!
Spotlight on... Director of the JICC, Minister Hideki Asari

Minister Hideki Asari took over as Director of the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC) in September 2013. It is his second posting to the UK as he was here 22 years ago, shortly after entering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We spoke to him about his life, career and aspirations for his new posting ...more
Railway Exhibition for Japan-UK Cooperation: In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the ‘Choshu Five’ in the UK
11-21 October 2013, Embassy of Japan
Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Wife of Gegege
Tuesday 19 November 2013, 18:30
The Embassy of Japan

Interview with Japanese musician Taro Hakase
Taro Hakase talks to us about his composition for the “Visit Japan” campaign, tips for visiting Japan and his upcoming concert ...more
Experience Japan Exhibition 2013
The growing number of English-language degree programmes at Japan’s universities offers you the chance to advance your knowledge ...more
Young Japanese team finishes 3rd in Danone Nations Cup 2013 in UK
Japan was one of 32 nations to take part in the world’s biggest international football tournament for 10-12 year olds, the Danone Nations Cup ...more
JAPAN-UK Events Calendar
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