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

If you are organising a suitable event that you would like to see listed on this calendar, please get in touch with us here.

(Note: The Embassy of Japan does not accept any responsibility for the events registered, or any loss or damage resulting from the events registered in the calendar or from any reliance placed on the information in the Events Calendar. With the exception of those events with explicit support of the Embassy of Japan, the inclusion of an event in the Events Calendar does not amount to an endorsement by the Embassy of Japan or the Government of Japan of any event or organisation.


Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding Corvid-19, some events are being cancelled at short notice. As such, the information presented here may not be the most up to date. We suggest that you contact the organisers of events directly to confirm if the event is planned to go ahead as scheduled.



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Season of Culture




29 February – 21 June 2020
V&A. London

This exhibition will reveal the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of kimono from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and in the rest of the world. Rare 17th and 18th century kimono - shown for the first time in the UK – will be displayed,..........more>>



19 March 2020

University of Glasgow,

We will provide true information about the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 from a scientific perspective. ........more>>



21 November 2019 - 22 March 2020

Japan House London

Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation at Japan House London, WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade........more>>



26 March - 3 July 2020


On Thursday 26 March the Olympic Torch for the 2020 Games will begin its journey in Japan.On the same day, Coventry’s own Torch Relay will begin to make its journey between 54 Coventry schools from the Cathedral ruins.......more>>



31 January - 29 March 2020


The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 17th edition under the concept of ‘happiness’.....more>>



12 March - End of April 2020

Embassy of Japan. London

The London 2012 Paralympic Games was a major triumph, with tickets sold out in many venues, resulting in the largest number of people ever attending Paralympic Games. .........more>>

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