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 Covid-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




16 April 2021


In this webinar, chaired by James Harding, we will discuss the current situation in the UK and Japan, the effects of social media on journalism, and the impact of the age of fake news on democracy......more>>



14 April - 31 July 2021

GroundWork Gallery, King's Lynn

The artists in GroundWork Gallery’s Spring exhibition, Japan Water take us on a journey into the significance of water in Japanese art and culture. Water is important for Japan’s economy and indeed its survival. .....more>>



9 April 2021


Despite the benefits of greater inclusion of women in politics, women in Japan and the UK still face barriers which restrict them from attaining full participation in political life. While the UK has shown significant progress in this regard....more>>



15 April 2021


April marks the start of the rice growing season in Japan. This month’s Third Thursday online event celebrates rice in Japanese art to coincide with the opening of a special exhibition, Japan Water at the GroundWork Gallery in Kings Lynn....more>>



9 April 2021


Join us on Friday 9 April for a very special musical performance from the inspiring Japanese pianist ONODA Arisa, in the Embassy of Japan’s 11th Green Park Youth Concert.....more>>



10 April 2021


”道 – Do” is an important and fundamental word in zen philosophy: it is the way, journey towards the enlightenment within you....more>>

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