News for September 2012

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20 November 2017

Kyoto

Mind in World: A History of Distributed Cognition - lectures in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo from 8 to 14 December 2017

Distributed cognition means that the mind is not ‘brainbound’ but extends across brain, body and world. Our project examines evidence of distributed cognition from Classical Greece to Modernism in Europe. Now we want to look at Japan and Asia. Join Dr Miranda Anderson for the following lectures in Japan (8 December in Kyoto, 11 December in Osaka, 14 December in Tokyo) if  interested:

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10 November 2017

Experience Japan 2017: An introduction to study and work opportunities in Japan

The Experience Japan Exhibition is now in its seventh year. The event gets bigger each year with more and more people taking part to find out about the growing range of study and work opportunities available in Japan. Experience Japan 2017 will take place at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG on Saturday, 18 November, 12:00 – 18:00. Admission is free of charge.

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7 November 2017

Butoh Training by Florencia Guerberof: 13 & 15 Dec 2017 at Siobhan Davies, The Roof Studio

Butoh Training by Florencia Guerberof: this Butoh Training will take place on the evenings of the 13th and 15th of December. The two three hours sessions will be preceded by a guided warm up starting at 5.45 PM, fifteen minutes prior the start of the Butoh training. Please note that arriving on time for the warm-up is essential. Be prepared for a very intense and physically demanding practice.

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30 October 2017

AREThe Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea - 5 November 2017

AREThé Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea – 5 November 10am-5pm. A study day celebrating Japanese ceramics and tea culture from talks, throwing demonstrations and Tea Ceremony in the Ashmolean to Raky Firing and Anagama Kilm opening at Wytham Woods (bus transport provided). With an evening reception at Oxford Ceramics Gallery. The programme of events is supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great-Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

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News

28 September 2012

'Finding Butterfly' at Limehouse Town Hall from October 2012 (Megumi's blog)

Based on music and characters from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, The Wedding Collective’s site-specific event will again explore, through powerful drama and searing music, one of the most iconic stories of the 20th Century – but in a radical piece of guerilla theatre. To be performed, in October 2012, in English, Japanese and Italian – with

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27 September 2012

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship report by Hiromi Shiraishi

I am very grateful to the British Council and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for awarding me a Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship. The scholarship supported me financially and allowed me to concentrate on studying during my course. Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, I quit my job in order to pursue a Master’s

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25 September 2012

Okinawan and mainland Japan folk song (min'yo) & dance on Saturday 20 October at SOAS World Music Stage, part of the Bloomsbury Festival

A one-hour performance of Okinawan and mainland Japan folk song (min’yo) and dance will take place in Russell Square, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. This will be held on the SOAS World Music Stage, from 5-6pm on Saturday October 20th. The first half-hour features two wonderful UK-based professional Japanese musicians: Yoshie Asano-Campbell (singer and

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20 September 2012

Toru Kuwakubo Special Weekend Opening 13th-14th October

Our special weekend opening for this exhibition on October 13th and 14th coincides with Frieze, London’s premier Art Fair. If you are in London for the Frieze London Art Fair at Regent’s Park, why not come over to Daiwa Foundation Japan House which is opposite Regent’s Park at 13/14 Cornwall Terrace / Outer Circle. Even if you are not planning to visit Frieze, this special opening provides an opportunity for those who usually work during 9 to 5 to see the first London solo show of one of Japan’s foremost contemporary painters. Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery will be open from 10am to 2pm on 13th and 14th October . On September 27th at 6pm, we will host a talk by the artist and Professor Adrian Favell.                   

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19 September 2012

The Longest Marathon

Is it too late for one last Olympic story? Here’s a great one, a century old, about Shizo Kanaguri, Japan’s representative in the 1912 Mens’ Marathon in Stockholm.

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18 September 2012

Kan Yasuda: Lunchtime Talk at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

On Wednesday 26 September 2012, there is a talk about the work of Japanese sculptor Kan Yasuda by Peter Murray, Executive Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The talk will be held at the The Fitzwilliam Museum and starts at at 13:15, finishing at 14:00. The talk is free but space is limited. Admission is by

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14 September 2012

Job Vacancy at the Japan Foundation, London for Programme Officer

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal agent for cultural relations between Japan and other countries. The Japan Foundation London is seeking to appoint a Programme Officer to carry out the general administration and programming of its work in the area of Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.This is a full-time, permanent position, based at our office

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