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31 October 2013

'The Jilted Generation' ('捨てられた世代'), by Noritoshi Furuichi (sociologist)

There was an article in yesterday evening’s Nikkei (Japanese equivalent of the FT), 捨てられた世代  (‘The Jilted Generation’) written by Noritoshi Furuichi, one of the speakers in the seminar held at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation on 17 October entitled, Youth Entrepreneurship in Japan and the UK: New hope for ‘desperate societies’? Please read on for a translated version of the piece. 

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30 October 2013

Cutie and the Boxer - out on 1 November 2013

Dogwoof is releasing the engaging and moving documentary, Cutie and the Boxer about the artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara this Friday (1st November). There will be a nationwide screening of the film across the Picturehouse network on Tuesday, 5 November.  Cutie and the Boxer A film by Zachary Heinzerling UK theatrical release: 1 Nov, 2013 Running time:

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14 October 2013

Tomoko Yoneda and artist talk, 15 October 2013

The artist talk on 15 October, connected to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation’s current exhibition Acting Out of Nothingness: from the APT Collection  included the Director of the APT Institute, Justin R. Merino, who will describe the work of his organisation and exhibiting artist Kanako Sasaki, who introduced her photography and the thoughts and processes that inform her work. London-based Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda whose work addresses similar themes led a discussion on journalism, history and contemporary photography.

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3 October 2013

Making polite conversation about 'Shunga'

I attended the opening of the much-heralded Shunga exhibition at the British Museum last night. It didn’t disappoint – there is a huge amount to see, and I didn’t make it into the last room at all before the exhibition closed, so I’ll have to go back. It was interesting to see people’s reactions to

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1 October 2013

International Symposium: Sex art in Japan- perspectives on shunga

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have supported the international symposium at the British Museum on shunga with a Small Grant in the March 2013 round of funding. The symposium will be held on on 4-5 October 2013. The full line up of the symposium follows after the main body of text. There will also be a

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