News for July 2012

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25 July 2012

Review of mac birmingham's 'THE PLAYMAKERS' (Sat 7 Jul – Sun 9 Sep 2012)

Operating out of Tokyo’s Kusoge suburb, KOSUGE1-16 is a husband-and-wife duo renowned for their adventurous and interactive art. A glance at their website yields works such as a larger-than-life table football assembly, manned by up to 12 competing children, as well as an equally impressive and interactive Scalextric-esque cycledrome.

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20 July 2012

Britain at the 1964 Olympics – Information from an Exhibition

In 1964, Tokyo held the Olympics, 24 years after it would have done, if it hadn’t been for the outbreak of the Second World War. Tokyo was still recovering from the war, repairing buildings and train systems in time for the Olympics. In fact, Tokyo went beyond repair.

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13 July 2012

Learning about sake

The Japanese government has recently decided that sake should be actively promoted as an export product, and the word has gone out to Japanese organisations across the world. 

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6 July 2012

My week of work experience at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (2-6 July) by Rosanna Lee, a St Dunstan’s College student

Day 1

I was given a tour of Daiwa Foundation Japan House and the premises seem good. I met the staff—they seem friendly. I learnt some new Japanese vocabulary and kanji . I wrote a leaflet called ‘Tips for Learning Japanese’. I looked up some Japan-related art exhibitions and was told that we (me and a member of staff—I think Ali or Susan) will visit one later in the week.

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