News for February 2014

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20 December 2018

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded the Ambassador's Commendation

On 29 October 2018, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to be awarded the  Ambassador’s Commendation. Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka commended the Foundation for its accomplishments in fostering closer links between Japan and the UK. The award was bestowed during a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Foundation and was attended by many recipients of

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5 December 2018

The "Yamatorige” Project: Returning a National Treasure to its Rightful Home

One of our 2017 Daiwa Scholars Tumi Markan is currently helping to run the international component of the campaign – to raise the capital needed to buy the famous “Yamatorige (山鳥毛)”, an art sword designated as a National Treasure of Japan, for the internationally-recognised Bizen Osafune Sword Museum – both creating and running the online crowdfunding page, as well as working with the museum’s master craftspeople to create promotional and informative content for the project.

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20 February 2014

Two powerful documentaries by Yoshitaka Terada to be shown at SOAS, University of London on 18 and 22 February 2014

Two powerful documentary films by Yoshitaka TERADA  of Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology will be shown at SOAS, University of London (Khalili Lecture Theatre) on February 18th and 22nd respectively. These deal with music’s role in helping two minorities in the Osaka area – Okinawans and the so-called Burakumin ‘outcasts’ – actively and publicly deal with prejudice and injustice.

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12 February 2014

Tsuda Lecture: 'Making Sense of Japan's Lost Decades' , 21/02/2014

The Japan Research Centre’s Annual Tsuda Lecture is sponsored through the generosity of Ms Kayoko Tsuda. The lecture takes place during the 7th week of term 2 (February). The lecture is free and open to the public and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s Tsuda Lecture, taking place from 6.00pm on Friday 21 February, is entitled Making Sense of Japan’s Lost Decades and will be delivered by Professor Andrew Gordon, Harvard University.

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