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4 January 2017

"Japan: a Land of Beautiful Things", talk in Edinburgh on Monday, 9 January 2017

Even in the post-war, as Japan first rebuilt from the ruins of the Pacific War and then underwent a process of economic and industrial growth that brought with it pollution, urban dislocation and rapid technological development, the myth and reality of Japan as a land of beautiful objects has persisted and in turn continued to inspire artists and makers abroad.

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2 December 2016

Concert by Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki on 14 Dec 2016

Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki – Wed 14th Dec, 7.45pm (doors 7.15)
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4NF

Love, loss, hardship and a nostalgic pining for one’s hometown are the subject of the Japanese “enka” and “minyo” performed by virtuoso musician Hibiki Ichikawa (Tsugaru shamisen) and Akari Mochizuki (voice).

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18 October 2016

Daiwa Ichiban Lecture: Lionel Barber on “Britain after Brexit”

On 29 September 2016, in collaboration with the British Embassy in Tokyo, Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, spoke on the subject of “Britain after Brexit” at Ambassador Tim Hitchens’s Residence. This was the second lecture in the ongoing Daiwa Ichiban Lecture Series. In his speech, Barber recounted the historical significance of Europe for

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15 September 2016

The end of the Tokyo Madrigal Club

I received an invitation today for what will apparently be the final concert of the Tokyo Madrigal Club. Admission is free, and it’s on October 10 (a National Holiday in Japan) from 2.30-4.30, at Wesleyan Holiness Asakusabashi Church. I’m not sure how many people have heard of the Tokyo Madrigal Club, but it’s the end

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3 September 2016

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2016 (Wales)

The Kotatsu festival – the largest festival of Japanese animation in Wales – returns for its sixth year!
24th – 25th September 2016 at ‘Chapter’, Cardiff
and 15th October 2016 at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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25 November 2015

Talk at Warwick University: UK - Japan Relations in light of China's Ascendancy on 26 November

The Warwick University International Relations Society, in co-operation with the Warwick University Japan Society, are hosting a talk by Jason James, the Director General of the Daiwa-Anglo Japanese Foundation on 26 November from 6pm at H0.52 (Humanities Block), Warwick University.  Come along for a greater insight into UK-East Asia affairs; all are welcome to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/190205307987928/

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