News for February 2013

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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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25 February 2013

HIV Prevention and the 'Everywhere' Project: Small Grant report

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to support Dr Nigel Sherriff, Principal Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, with a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant in September 2011, in order to assist with his collaborative research with Japanese academics at Nagoya City University and NGO practitioners in the field of HIV prevention and risk-reduction. An account of his project, kindly sent to us by Dr Sherriff, follows below.

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25 February 2013

Two Years After: The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition

Two Years After: Remembering the Devastation and Celebrating Hope  The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition Comes  to London in March Opening Hours:  5 – 17 March 2013 (11am – 6pm) Location:Oxo Tower Gallery,  Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street South Bank London SE1 9PH The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation will co-host The Great

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22 February 2013

Carl Randall's encounters with the late Donald Richie

Since moving to Japan in 1947, the recently deceased Donald Richie (1924 – 2013) became recognised worldwide as a Western authority on Japanese culture and society, being described by Time Magazine as ‘the dean of arts in Japan’. He wrote over 30 books about Japan, befriended some of Japan’s foremost artists (including filmmaker Akira Kurosawa),

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22 February 2013

Tokyo Painting II at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from 24 February to 7 March 2013

Tokyo Painting II features eight young artists, including Toru Kuwakubo, past exhibitor at the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, from 24 February to 7 March 2013. A group exhibition featuring eight young artists supported by Tokyo Wonder Site will take place at the refurbished Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum that just reopened last year. Since 2001, Tokyo

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18 February 2013

Shizengaku: Project Update and Forthcoming London Events

We gave Project Shizengaku a Daiwa Foundation Award in the September 2011 round of funding and the project members will present a series of events, including exhibitions and performances, in London over two weeks ( 24th Feb-9 March 2013 ).  Project Shizengaku is  a collaboration between the Music Department of  Goldsmiths, University of London and Fine Arts Department of

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11 February 2013

Review of 'Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan' by Orlando Byron

Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan was a series of concerts at the Barbican on February 2nd. Instead of focusing on one composer as they have done previously, they focused on one country. There were a number of concerts and films celebrating both traditional and modern classical music from Japan. The largest of the events on

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11 February 2013

'Rebirth' on at the Royal Academy of Arts until 17 February 2013

Mariko Mori’s exhibition at Burlington Gardens, the annexe to the Royal Academy of Arts, centres on the themes of life and rebirth and references to Buddhism and the Jomon culture (around 14,000 to 300 BCE). It is a luminous, playful and uplifting experience which mixes lights, works on papers, digital technology and installations. Burlington Gardens,

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