News for January 2014

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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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27 January 2014

UCL Art Museum acquires Carl Randall's 'Hibakusha' Portraits

Carl Randall’s ‘Hibakusha Portraits’ (a series of 6 drawings of survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima), are now part of the permanent collection of University College London Museum.  The drawings were inspired by John Hersey’s book ‘Hiroshima’, in which the American journalist interviewed 6 survivors just after the atomic bomb was dropped. Carl’s set of 6 portraits are intended as a visual equivalent of Hersey’s documentary account.

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27 January 2014

Calling out for volunteers who would like to help with the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta school children in late March, early April 2014

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, comprising of 33 young people (12-14 years old) from four middle schools in Fukushima, is coming over to London with two teachers from March 29th (afternoon) until April 4th (morning).  The highlight of their visit is a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the evening of April 2nd (click here for a concert

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24 January 2014

Interview with Micha Colombo, director of 'Woman in the Dunes' at Theatre503

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation recently supported the London theatre premiere of Kobo Abe’s Woman in the Dunes, adapted as a play and directed by Micha Colombo, actor, Japanese Studies graduate and founder of Kagami Theatre, ‘a mirror onto Japanese culture’. I had the pleasure of congratulating and also interviewing Micha Colombo on 24 January, soon after her run at the Theatre503 had come to an end.

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19 January 2014

Last day, 23 January 2014 to see Hisachika Takahashi exhibition in Liverpool

Last day, 23 January to see  ‘Hisachika Takahashi: Antwerp 1967/Brussels 2013/Liverpool 2013 – A time-travelling exhibition initiated by Yuki Okumura’. 6 December 2013–23 January 2014 The Exhibition Research Centre welcomes the third installation of a series of patterned glow-in-the-dark canvases by Hisachika Takahashi (born Tokyo, 1940), curated by the artist Yuki Okumura (born Aomori, 1978).

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6 January 2014

'East Meets West', a concert featuring Japanese musicians and tunes, at St Martin in the Fields on 7 January 2014

At 7:30pm on Tuesday 7 January 2014 The Concordia Foundation, Gillian Humphreys present East Meets West:  Beyond the Horizon at St Martin in the Fields. Satoko Fukuda, creative director with the Concordia International Ensemble, dancers and musicians, including shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa who has played at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, will play a variety of music including Japanese folk songs, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Vaughan Williams and Roxanna Panufnik.  

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