News for October 2012

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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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27 November 2018

Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2010

The Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20 bridges the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Japan will organise the Japan Season of Culture in the UK, and the UK will oversee the UK Season of Culture in Japan in parallel. This was agreed between the Prime Ministers of Japan and the UK

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20 November 2018

Alumnus Carl Randall in group exhibition at Flowers Gallery London, 29 November until 5 January 2019

Alumnus and artist Carl Randall is included in the group exhibition Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street,  London W1S 3LZ, 29th November 2018 until 5th January 2019. 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

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18 October 2012

New Exhibition at Daiwa Foundation Japan House-Nao Matsunaga from 19 October

Exclusive Installation Pictures Nao Matsunaga will be exhibiting at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace NW1,  from Thursday 18th October until 13th December. The exhibition will be open 9-5 Monday to Friday. There are late night openings until 8pm on 23 25, 30 October and 1, 7, 22, 29 November. The Private View is on

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18 October 2012

New Ceramics Exhibition by Ex-Daiwa Scholar Edmund de Waal

a thousand hours, Alan Cristea Gallery , Saturday 6 October to Saturday 10 November 2012, 31 Cork Street, London The ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal OBE is currently exhibiting at Alan Cristea gallery until 10 November. This exhibition takes its central concept of vitrines from a theme in the artist’s award winning family memoir  The Hare with Amber Eyes which was published in

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16 October 2012

My Experience in the UK by 2011 Tohoku Scholar Miho Ito

Studying at Essex My experience studying at the University of Essex was very enjoyable. The courses I took were mainly related to second language acquisition, which I had been studying in my home university in Japan. In Essex, I could broaden my view about language teaching more because of its good learning environment. First of

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13 October 2012

Joy Hendry's Japan Research Centre (JRC, Soas) Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture (3 October 2012) - 'Anthropology turning History? Advantages and surprises of long-term fieldwork in Japan'

The widely-known, hugely respected and much-loved anthropologist Joy Hendry has been doing research in Japan for 40 years. In this Meiji Jingu Autum Lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London the audience was privileged to hear Hendry’s personal account of her life as an anthropologist. Hendry modestly began by apologising in

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8 October 2012

Talk on Kan Yasuda by Peter Murray at the Fitzwilliam Museum, 26 September

On 26 September Peter Murray, Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, gave a talk about his friend Kan Yasuda  whose sculpture is currently displayed on the front lawn outside the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as part of this year’s Sculpture Promenade . The two other sculptors included in the Promenade are Helaine Blumenfeld and Peter Randall-Page. All three artists

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