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Message from JICC
The summer months are a time of change at the Embassy, with colleagues leaving for new postings and some arriving to take up positions in London. For our feature article this month we interviewed Counsellor and Deputy Director of the JICC, Kazuya Mori, who will return to Japan after two years at the Embassy.

We also have news of an exciting new photo competition, organised with the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), which could win you a trip to Japan, and details of our annual Manga Jiman competition which should keep readers busy through the summer holidays! Don't forget to keep an eye on our JAPAN-UK events calendar for Japan-related events up and down the country. We wish you all a great summer break.
Spotlight on... Counsellor Kazuya Mori

We recently interviewed Mr Kazuya Mori, Counsellor and Deputy Director of the Japan Information and Cultural Centre at the Embassy of Japan, prior to his return to Tokyo in mid-August to take up a new position there,


What's on at the Embassy?
Films at the Embassy
Bushido Sixteen

24 September 2014
Free admission.
Prior registration essential
Exhibitions at the Embassy

Until 26 August 2014. Free admission.
The Embassy of Japan in the UK is once again launching our manga-writing competition, MANGA JIMAN 2014, with fantastic prizes ...more
The Embassy of Japan and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) are giving away two trips to Japan as top prizes in a photo contest ...more
JAPANESE KITCHEN: Keichan-yaki (Pan-fried chicken with vegetables)
We are in Gifu Prefecture for our Japanese Kitchen series this month, with a simple recipe for chicken lovers ...more
Tanabata festival at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens - 6 & 7 August
Join us at the Minka House to celebrate Tanabata, the Japanese star festival. Try your hand at origami and calligraphy ...more
Video Topics: Discovering Sake
6. Sake Production: Nechi Otokoyama
In Episode 6 of 10 in the MAFF sponsored short-film series we learn about the sake production techniques that have been handed down through six generations.
JAPAN-UK Events Calendar
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for details of other upcoming events and check out the latest photos on our Flickr page.
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