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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(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.



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Season of Culture




7 - 10 August 2019
Tara Theatre, London

The Shakespeare Company Japan and Ainu Dance group Piricap will present the play ‘Ainu Othello’ and an Ainu cultural exhibition at Tara Theatre in London........more>>


10, 11 August 2019
Cowes, Isle of Wight

The new SailGP is re-defining the sport of sailing. The racing takes place in some of the world's most iconic city waterfronts, where athletes from rival nations will race head-to-head on the newly redefined F50 wing-sailed catamarans.......more>>



23 May - 26 August 2019

British Museum, London

Manga is a visual narrative art form that has become a multimedia global phenomenon, telling stories with themes from gender to adventure, in real or imagined worlds.......more>>



14 August 2019
St Andrew's Leytonstone, London

Enjoy this rare opportunity to have a FREE evening taster session with a true old-school master and historian of AUTHENTIC martial arts of feudal Japan. Absolute beginners and all skill levels welcome.........more>>


1 - 28 August 2019

Sway Gallery, London

VMR - Vanessa Milito Rodriguez - is an Italian-Colombian artist born in Milan, Italy. She has become fascinated with the traditional Japanese tattoos, Irezumi, which then led her to the discovery of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints........more>>



16 August 2019

St Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

In a very special six-concert series at International Festival 2019, some of today’s most exceptional harpsichord players join the fine musicians of Scotland’s Dunedin Consort for a complete survey of J S Bach’s keyboard concertos.......more>>

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