News for September 2013

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20 November 2017

Kyoto

Mind in World: A History of Distributed Cognition - lectures in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo from 8 to 14 December 2017

Distributed cognition means that the mind is not ‘brainbound’ but extends across brain, body and world. Our project examines evidence of distributed cognition from Classical Greece to Modernism in Europe. Now we want to look at Japan and Asia. Join Dr Miranda Anderson for the following lectures in Japan (8 December in Kyoto, 11 December in Osaka, 14 December in Tokyo) if  interested:

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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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26 September 2013

2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholar, Jun Murayama’s Study Abroad Experience at the University of Glasgow

Mr Jun Murayama – one of the 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholars –  is studying Western History at Chuo University and was working on a dissertation on Scottish nationalism (‘The Relationship between the Gaelic Renaissance of and Scottish Nationalism’) at the time of applying. He has just finished a year of study at Glasgow University. You can read his Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship (in collaboration with the British Council in Japan) report below.

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24 September 2013

Drawing pin mania

Our latest exhibition, Acting Out of Nothingness, opened last Tuesday. It was one of the most challenging we have ever done, and perhaps the main reason why my colleague Shihoko collapsed in a heap on Thursday.

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24 September 2013

Family day at the Golden Hinde this Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Japan Society and the Embassy of Japan are organising a family day, in conjunction with Golden Hinde and in association with Japan400, to celebrate the 400-year ties between Britain and Japan, and to introduce various aspects of Japanese culture to children of all ages. This will take place from 11:00am on Sunday, 29 September

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18 September 2013

Praemium Imperiale 2013: Antony Gormley and Sir David Chipperfield amongst the laureates

Yesterday, Tuesday 17 September, the five new Praemium Imperiale laureates were announced in London, Rome, New York, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. British sculptor Antony Gormley and British architect, Sir David Chipperfield were among the five awardees and in attendance at a generous reception, celebrating 25 years of the Prize and the 2013 recipients, at the Embassy of Japan in London. Both British laureates have long-standing bonds with Japan.  

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17 September 2013

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to be hosting a new season of WEA courses about Japanese art, culture and society from September

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to be hosting another season of WEA courses about Japanese art, culture and society commencing 23 September.  The two courses will be held on Mondays.  Art History: An Introduction to Japanese Art and Culture will be held on Mondays from 11:00am to 1:00pm and Art History: Great Masters of Japanese Art will be held on Mondays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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16 September 2013

My experience in the UK by 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholar, Maho Takeuchi

Ms Maho Takeuchi – one of the 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholars – is a nurse, currently studying for a doctorate in Women’s Health at Tohoku University. In 2012 she spent three months at Glasgow University on a postgraduate course in lymphoedema. She believes that supporting health through nursing is key to revitalising Japan and particularly the Tohoku region. You can read her Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship (in collaboration with the British Council in Japan) report below.

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