News for September 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 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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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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