News for July 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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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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