News for May 2012

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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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25 May 2012

Frances Morris on Yayoi Kusama

Last night, Frances Morris, Head of Collections (International Art) at Tate and former Head of Displays at Tate Modern, spoke at the Japan Foundation about curating the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern, which is open until 5 June in London, before touring to the Whitney in New York in July. For Morris, there

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21 May 2012

A Tohoku Scholar's experience in the UK

Following is an account of her time in the UK by Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholar, Ms Teina Nakashima. Teina is an undergraduate studying geology at Tohoku University. She successfully applied for a Scholarship in order to study English in Cambridge from 12 February to 18 March 2012.

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18 May 2012

(Nearly) meeting the Emperor

To the Japanese Embassy last night for a reception with the Emperor and Empress. There were a lot of rules and regulations for those attending, but this seemed understandable enough. Photographs were also forbidden, so I don’t have any. Standing with the Empress in front of a gold screen, the Emperor gave a short speech in slow, but extremely clear, English, thanking the people of the UK for their support after the Japanese earthquake last March.

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10 May 2012

PechaKucha: Japan

On 23 May there will be an event at Logan Hall in Bloomsbury, London, called PechaKucha: Japan. Just over a year after the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, in conjunction with D&AD, a collection of the design and communication world’s greatest stars are being gathered to share stories about Japan.

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