News for July 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 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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