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10 November 2017

Experience Japan 2017: An introduction to study and work opportunities in Japan

The Experience Japan Exhibition is now in its seventh year. The event gets bigger each year with more and more people taking part to find out about the growing range of study and work opportunities available in Japan. Experience Japan 2017 will take place at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG on Saturday, 18 November, 12:00 – 18:00. Admission is free of charge.

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7 November 2017

Butoh Training by Florencia Guerberof: 13 & 15 Dec 2017 at Siobhan Davies, The Roof Studio

Butoh Training by Florencia Guerberof: this Butoh Training will take place on the evenings of the 13th and 15th of December. The two three hours sessions will be preceded by a guided warm up starting at 5.45 PM, fifteen minutes prior the start of the Butoh training. Please note that arriving on time for the warm-up is essential. Be prepared for a very intense and physically demanding practice.

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30 October 2017

AREThe Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea - 5 November 2017

AREThé Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea – 5 November 10am-5pm. A study day celebrating Japanese ceramics and tea culture from talks, throwing demonstrations and Tea Ceremony in the Ashmolean to Raky Firing and Anagama Kilm opening at Wytham Woods (bus transport provided). With an evening reception at Oxford Ceramics Gallery. The programme of events is supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great-Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

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18 October 2017

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Vacancies: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Cultures and Heritage at SISJAC/UEA

Applications are invited for either of the above posts, which will initially be based in the Sainsbury Institute’s offices in the Cathedral Close, Norwich and later to be based on the UEA campus in the Norwich Research Park when the Institute is relocated within a few years. The successful candidate will strengthen the Institute’s research profile, develop and deliver its new MA teaching

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31 July 2013

'Ainu, Portrait of the Wind' by Makiko Ui

This exhibition, held at the National Geographic London Store (102 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3), displays the extraordinary photographs taken by Makiko Ui during her time spent in the Ainu community. The Ainu are an indigenous group of people from Hokkaido, although they have previously inhabited other areas of Japan. The exhibition is taking place from

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29 July 2013

Shimabuku at IKON Gallery, Birmingham

I made a trip up to Birmingham on Wednesday for the opening of the Shimabuku retrospective exhibition Something that Floats/ Something that Sinks at Ikon Gallery. Shimabuku gave a talk at the Daiwa Foundation last year, and his combination of bizarreness and whimsical charm made me eager to see the actual work. Shimabuku’s message, as I

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26 July 2013

Hyper Japan: Friday 26 July - Sunday 28 July 2013

Labelled as the biggest J-Pop culture event of the year, Hyper Japan certainly didn’t disappoint. Thousands of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests gathered for three days of action in what was an insight into current Japanese pop culture. Some, who felt an urge to really make an effort, came dressed in all kinds

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25 July 2013

Daiwa Adrian Prizes 2013: Prize Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Daiwa Adrian Prize winners. Four UK-Japan scientific research teams will each receive £10,000 in prize money. A full list of project leaders, team members and their institutions is included below. The prize was advertised widely in print media, through our website and social media. We received an excellent

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23 July 2013

Fundraising concert in Battersea, 31 July from 7pm

The Rotary Club of Battersea Park will be hosting an evening of Japanese and European music at St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Battersea SW11 3NA on Wednesday 31 July from 7pm. This will be a fundraising concert for Shelter Box (www.shelterbox.org), which was particularly active at the time of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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23 July 2013

Competition to win a catalogue of Carl Randall's completed portraits and more!

As 2012 BP Travel Award winner, former Daiwa Scholar Carl Randall trekked along Japan’s Tokaido Highway in the footsteps of woodblock artist Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), recording the people he met en route. The National Portrait Gallery is running a competition in connection with Carl’s current exhibition, In the footsteps of Hiroshige: Portraits of Modern Japan.

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19 July 2013

A Scholar's research into traditional insect cuisine in Japan

Charlotte Payne, a 2009 Daiwa Scholar, worked in the Kobokan community centre in Sumida-ku, and also as a researcher on Yakushima island, in Kagoshima during the work placement part of the programme. 

Leaving Japan at the end of the Scholarship in March 2011, Charlotte went on to work with an NGO in India, and with the Medical Research Council and Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford.

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