News for May 2013

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30 May 2013

Britain & Japan - 400 Years 'A Voyage Through Words and Music'

 At All Saints Church, Church Gate, Fulham (by Putney Bridge). On Tuesday 11th June we will be celebrating the arrival of the first British ship to reach Japan exactly 400 years ago and discovering the two nations’ maritime traditions, while enjoying some of their rich and diverse culture. Join us for an evening of live

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23 May 2013

East Asian Fusion concert-'Pochagi' at Royal Asiatic Society June 6

Hibiki Ichikawa, an incredible Tsugaru Shamisen player who has performed twice at the Daiwa Foundation twice,  will be joined by other Asian musicians for a one off performance on June 6 at 7pm. Pochagi is a celebration of East Asian music from Japan, Korea & China. The concert is presented by Yin Yang Collective, London’s East-West collaborative band

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20 May 2013

“Shigeru Ban — Architecture and Humanitarian Activities”

The exhibition Shigeru Ban — Architecture and Humanitarian Activities ran from  2 March through 12 May 2013 at Art Tower Mito (1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki 310-0063, Japan). The retrospective exhibition was the first and largest collection of Ban’s work to date and traces his career from his design work in the 1980s through his humanitarian and

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15 May 2013

Two Vacancies at The Japan Society (London)

The Japan Society is the leading independent body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship in all its facets. It is a membership organization and UK charity with a strong educational remit. Its core programmes include approximately 80 academic, business and cultural events each year, support for schools teaching about Japan, provision of small grants, publication of periodicals and books, and maintenance of a small historic library.

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9 May 2013

International Japanese Modern Art History Symposium (JAMAHS)

New Boundaries in Modern Japanese Art History: Extending Geographical, Temporal and Generic Paradigms.  From 19  to 20 June 2013 at SOAS, University of London (Russell Sq campus). SOAS will hold an international symposium on Japanese Modern Art and its History, with the aim of giving insights into the changing boundaries and concepts of Japanese and wider East

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9 May 2013

Naoko Miyazaki Exhibition at artsdepot, 9 May to 14 July 2013

Born in Japan in 1975, Naoko Miyazaki moved to the UK in 1999, to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. She studied at the Chelsea University of Arts, and stayed in London where she energetically continued producing and exhibiting work. On 28 April 2011 Naoko Miyazaki, aged just 35, was involved in a tragic

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8 May 2013

Vacancy for a Japanese Language Assistant at Whitgift School

A vacancy has arisen for a Japanese Language Assistant at Whitgift School, an independent day school for boys aged 10 – 18, situated in South Croydon, London. The School was founded in 1596 by John Whitgift, Elizabeth I’s last Archbishop of Canterbury, and opened in 1600, making it Croydon’s oldest school; the present Headmaster, Dr

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3 May 2013

Japan 400 Concert: An Evening of Words and Music, 11 June

Join us in celebrating the arrival, 400 years ago to the day, of the first British ship to Japan with an evening of music and words drawn from the traditions of the two countries. The Daiwa Foundation’s own Director General, Jason James will take to the stage to sing, amongst an incredibly varied and distinguished

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