This calendar has been established to keep people up to date on new and upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the UK.

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An exciting season of events celebrating the friendship between the UK and Japan.

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Season of Culture




17 January 2019
Daiwa Foundation Japan House,, London

Collaborations between industry and academia have been crucial in contributing to industrial innovation. These partnerships, however, involve parties with differing interests, business models and cultures, creating challenges for both academia and industry......more>>



22 September 2018 - 6 January 2019

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

This Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has a collection of some 500 ‘floating world pictures’ (ukiyo-e) which celebrate the pleasures of life in Japan. Our collection ranks in the top five regional UK collections.,.,...more>>



4 - 17 January 2019

Various on the UK

The biggest suprise in Japan’s film history is coming to the UK. Independent film ONE CUT OF THE DEAD was so successful that it became the first film ever to gross more than 1000 times its budget !.....more>>



29 October 2018 - 10 January 2019
Japan House, London

Enjoy the pop-up display of beautiful and complex polyhedra (geometrical structures) made from Takeo paper, on the ground floor at Japan House....more>>



17 November 2018 - 31 August 2019

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium, London

Explore the full history of the birth and evolution of rugby union in Japan, from 1866 when Yokohama became the site of the oldest rugby club in Asia, to being awarded Rugby World Cup 2019.........more>>



11 - 29 January 2019

Sway Gallery, London

This exhibition is a collection of watercolour paintings celebrating the diversity and beauty of Japanese landscape. Matthew integrates Japanese brushwork and aesthetics with a traditional English water colour technique. ...,...more>>

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