The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Supporting closer links between the UK and Japan

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On Kurosawa: a Tribute to the Master Director

In this book launch, Peter Tasker will introduce his latest book ‘On Kurosawa: A Tribute to the Master Director’. Peter will explore the body of work and legacy of the film director Akira Kurosawa and look at why Kurosawa’s films are so popular around the world.

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Portland Japanese Garden: An American Interpretation of a Japanese Artform

In this talk, Steve Bloom, Chief Executive Officer of the Portland Japanese Garden, will explore the past, present, and future of the Portland Japanese Garden. He will look at how it is leading a global dialog about the Japanese Garden as a platform for spreading the ideals of peace and mutual understanding between peoples. The talk will be chaired by the radio broadcaster Nick Luscombe.

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Private View and Artist Talk: Susumu Matsuura in conversation with Dr Lee Campbell

This event provides the opportunity to have a first look at the work of Susumu Matsuura and hear him discuss the ideas and inspiration behind his work with Dr Lee Campbell. Susumu’s work has “humans” as its main theme, and most of his work expresses human emotions. He is interested in exploring the two-sided nature of human beings, who harbour both positive feelings and greed. Works on display at the Foundation include: symmetrical portraits inspired by the Rorschach test; works inspired by the feelings of depression that the artist himself has experienced; and the series Caress a Cat.

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20 December 2018

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded the Ambassador's Commendation

On 29 October 2018, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to be awarded the  Ambassador’s Commendation. Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka commended the Foundation for its accomplishments in fostering closer links between Japan and the UK. The award was bestowed during a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Foundation and was attended by many recipients of

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5 December 2018

The "Yamatorige” Project: Returning a National Treasure to its Rightful Home

One of our 2017 Daiwa Scholars Tumi Markan is currently helping to run the international component of the campaign – to raise the capital needed to buy the famous “Yamatorige (山鳥毛)”, an art sword designated as a National Treasure of Japan, for the internationally-recognised Bizen Osafune Sword Museum – both creating and running the online crowdfunding page, as well as working with the museum’s master craftspeople to create promotional and informative content for the project.

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