News for June 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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28 June 2013

Work Experience Week Diary (Japanese)

I have spent this week (Tuesday 25th June-Friday 28h June) on work experience at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London, and during my time here I have been keeping a diary of everything I do. I have hugely enjoyed my time here and I hope to come back again soon. Many thanks to everyone at Daiwa

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28 June 2013

Into the Incandescent: Shokan Matsuda

An exhibition of traditional and innovative maki-e artworks by Shokan Matsuda and some of his followers will be held in the Old College Library at the Chelsea College of Art and Design from 4th-20th July. Matsuda is a renowned Japanese maki-e lacquer artisan who uses both traditional and experimental approaches to apply maki-e to everyday

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27 June 2013

Jiro Takamatsu: Exhibition of Selected Works

The current Jiro Takamatsu exhibition at the Stephen Friedman Gallery celebrates the  influential post-war artist, theorist and teacher with the first solo showcasing of his works which includes both his acclaimed Shadow Paintings series and other less well-known pieces such as his installation sketches. The Shadow Paintings are a series of shadow images which are so

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27 June 2013

Associate lecturer in Japanese opening at UCLAN

Here is a job advert for an Associate Lecturer in Japanese at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Please click through the link below if you are interested. The application deadline is 28 July 2013. 

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27 June 2013

Sayaka Shoji joining the Philharmonia Orchestra on 27/06/2013

On Thursday 27 June, Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji joins the Philharmonia Orchestra at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s iconic Violin Concerto. Described by The Sunday Times as displaying a ‘passionate, free, almost improvisatory virtuosity of the highest order’, Shoji is one of classical music’s most exciting talents and the Orchestra

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25 June 2013

Japanese Poetry Recital

Yuko Otsu will be hosting a poetry recital in Japanese of works by female poet, Noriko Ibaragi (1926-2006) read by Hiroko Oba.

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