Art & Design

Author talk - Nihonjin no shiranai nihongo

25 May 2010, London

Meet the creators of this best-selling manga essay series, in this one-off talk with two authors from Japan.


This series has sold an incredible 1.3 million copies, and has now been turned into a popular TV drama.


Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo (°∆Japanese that Japanese People Don°«t Know°«) takes a hilarious look at the issues that learners of Japanese face, and the difficult questions they ask their teachers. Author and Japanese teacher, Nagiko Umino, and manga artist, Hebizo, will speak about how they created this manga, and the real-life stories behind this series.


6:30pm Author talk with Nagiko Umino & Hebizo (chaired by Kim Woodruff, Japan Foundation London)

7:30pm Demonstration of manga drawing (Hebizo)

7:45pm Informal chat with the authors

8:00pm End


This talk will be in Japanese. It will be suitable for those with Japanese around JLPT 2 (N2) or above. The event is free but booking is essential as places are limited.


This event is free to attend but booking is essential .To reserve a place, please email or call 020 7436 6698 by 28th September.

30 September 2010
The Japan Foundation, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH

Tel: 020 7436 6698

The Japan Foundation