News for September 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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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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