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.


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




2 September - 6 November 2021

Japan House London

In conjunction with the exhibition Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow, Japan House London is delighted to introduce a series of free screenings of the pioneering documentary Tokyo Orinpikku (Tokyo Olympiad, released in 1965) by filmmaker Ichikawa Kon....more>>



10 September - 26 November 2021

Daiwa Foundation, London

The exhibition title points to the links between ‘myths’ and ‘survival’. Survival itself is something of a myth, as we live in a world in which famine, plague and war have not been solved. Meanwhile, we need myths for survival.....more>>




15 - 26 September 2021

Variouse, London

Queer East Film Festival (15 – 26 September) is delighted to unveil its full programme centred on queer storytelling and activism from East and Southeast Asia. ......more>>



5 August - 7 November2021

Japan House, London

Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow explores the pioneering design strategy and lasting legacy of the historic Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, the first to be held in Asia, which are often seen as a turning point for Japan.....more>>



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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>>



29 July 2021 - 3 January 2022

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tokyo: Art & Photography will explore Japan’s capital city through the varied and vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years, from its beginnings as the headquarters of the Tokugawa shoguns in the early 1600s to the sprawling modern metropolis and dynamic centre of art, photography and design it is today.. ....more>>

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