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A year of milestones and achievements in bilateral ties

As 2013 draws to a close, it is natural to look back at what has transpired in Japan-UK relations over the past year. There have been a number of notable developments. A year has passed since Shinzo Abe embarked on his second stint as Prime Minister of Japan ...more
“Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese” inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Washoku is a social practice based on a set of skills, knowledge, practice and traditions related to the production, processing, preparation and consumption of food ...more
JAPAN-UK Events Calendar
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for details of other upcoming events
Exhibition at the Embassy
Teabowls inspired by Japan, made in the UK

until 20 December 2013
Mon - Fri, 09:30 - 17:30. Free entry
Full-size Origami Christmas Tree at the Embassy - make your own decorations
Come and decorate the origami Christmas Tree in our Embassy's Foyer Gallery over the festive season! ...more
Japanese Government honours Mr David Hugh Thomas, Honorary Consul of Japan in Cardiff
On 26 November 2013, Ambassador Keiichi Hayashi bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with ...more
2013 Foreign Minister's Commendation - Reverend Professor Kemmyo Taira Sato and Mr Keisaku Sano
Early in November, Ambassador Keiichi Hayashi bestowed Foreign Minister's commendations on ...more
Reflecting on the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Choshu Five
This year marked the 150th anniversary of the journey of the ‘Choshu Five’ - members of the Choshu clan in western Japan who secretly left the country ...more
Japan400: 400 years of Japan-British Relations
Four hundred years ago the Clove, a wooden ship belonging to the East India Company arrived in Japan with letters and gifts ...more

Tokyo prepares for 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Preparations for the Games are well under way and include the construction of the new national stadium ...more

Handmade-Japan at CRAFT
12-14 January 2014
Business-to-business exhibition at Earls Court, London

Fifteen companies, each comprised of traditional Japanese craft makers ...more

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