News for May 2012

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16 January 2018

'Do Insects Actually Taste any Good?' by Daiwa Scholarship alumna

Charlotte Payne, a former Daiwa Scholar and Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholar, is a PhD candidate based at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. She is investigating the potential impacts of increased consumption of edible insects and  looking at the potential of edible insects to meet the current need for a protein source that is

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15 December 2017

Carl Randall work featured in 'Small is Beautiful' at Flowers Gallery until 6 January 2018

The featured two miniature paintings are included in the group exhibition Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery, Cork St. Central London, 14th December 2017 – 6th January 2018. 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 Peter Howson, Ken

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29 November 2017

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from fish rubbing to neuromuscular disorders

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round (September 2017). The Foundation will support artists Eleanor Morgan and Sam Curtis to travel to Japan to enhance their skills in “gyotaku” or fish rubbing, after which they will run workshops in London to encourage people to learn about ocean ecology.

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23 November 2017

JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group (SIG) University of East Anglia, Norwich, Friday 8 December 2017

For information on attending, submissions of current research, and about potential funding available for accommodation and travel expenses, please contact this year’s convener Simon Kaner, Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute via S.Kaner@uea.ac.uk. There is now a Facebook group called ‘JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group’; to join, search for it by name via facebook and request permission.

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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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