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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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27 November 2018

Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2010

The Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20 bridges the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Japan will organise the Japan Season of Culture in the UK, and the UK will oversee the UK Season of Culture in Japan in parallel. This was agreed between the Prime Ministers of Japan and the UK

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20 November 2018

Alumnus Carl Randall in group exhibition at Flowers Gallery London, 29 November until 5 January 2019

Alumnus and artist Carl Randall is included in the group exhibition Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street,  London W1S 3LZ, 29th November 2018 until 5th January 2019. Flowers is one of the UK’s leading commercial galleries, with galleries in New York, Central London and East London, representing prominent British figurative painters such as

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19 October 2018

CNN interview with Carl Randall: Grand Prix Formula 1 in Japan.

Daiwa Scholarship Alumnus Carl Randall was interviewed by CNN about his Japan paintings, as part of a programme about Formula 1 in Japan. Carl was selected to be artist in residence at the 2007 Grand Prix Formula 1 in Japan, and in the programme he talks about the residency and his paintings. Video duration: 23mins

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16 October 2018

University Visits to Promote the Daiwa Scholarships 2019

The deadline for Daiwa Scholarships 2019 is Thursday, 6 December 2018. For further details, please see application procedure. Alumni and Foundation staff will be giving presentations about the Scholarship at universities around the country this autumn. For more information, see University Visits.

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16 October 2018

Global Cities - drivers for a more sustainable world - with Yuriko Koike at City, University of London on 31 October at 10am

Find out about Tokyo’s plans to become the world’s leading financial and environmental city and the educational and employment opportunities this offers.

On Wednesday, 31 October at 10am, City, University of London is hosting will host a visit from senior officials from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan University. As part of the visit, Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo and Dr Haruo Shimada, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Tokyo Metropolitan University will give talks at City.

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19 July 2018

Bristol Fish Project to celebrate Doyo no Ushi no Hi on 6 August 2018

On Monday, 6 August 2018, Bristol Fish Project is celebrating the Japanese tradition of Doyo no ushi no hithe day of the ox. The day (from 3pm – 8pm) will involve the sharing of a variety of Japanese traditions including eating Unagi – Eel provided by Kansai Kitchen (tickets for the day in general (free) and for the bbq (£10.02) here) and beer on sale from the New Bristol Brewery – ‘Japan’ Brewed with Jasmine and Green Tea! Entry is free though you are encouraged to reserve your free place here as this will help with numbers. 

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10 July 2018

Exhibition : Ohgetsu Fujita presents… Emoji & Jazz on 27th, 28th & 29th July 2018

Up-and-coming Japanese artist Ohgetsu Fujita visits the UK especially to present her unique take on the art of calligraphy. The result is an evolution of tradition which focuses on spatial beauty. Hundred Years Gallery is proud to showcase her collection of Emoji-inspired artwork, fusing both traditional calligraphy (*1), Zenei-Shodou (*2) and her own creative techniques, which Fujita-san has mastered over the course of her career.

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