News for May 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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24 May 2014

29 May 2014: The Japanese Extreme: Noh and Noise music at Second Home, off Brick Lane as part of the LCMF 2014

Following the success of last year’s inaugural London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF 2013), “the capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music” (The Guardian) returns for its second year. LCMF 2014 will offer a week of multi-disciplinary events exploring the best new music and performances from around the world in an extraordinary new space. For the 2014 edition, LCMF has teamed up with Second Home to take over a spectacular 20,000 sq ft former carpet factory off Brick Lane. On 29 May, LCMF will put on the Japanese Extreme.

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19 May 2014

Delirious Metropolis exhibition: Interview with Toru Ishii

The DAJF’s next exhibition is ‘Delirious Metropolis’, a showcase of popular culture that is expressed through the traditional Japanese craft of yuzen dyeing. The artist, Toru Ishii, represents the new generation of Japanese artists who are keenly aware of Japan’s sophisticated craft traditions but experiment openly with them to reach new horizons of expression. Ishii utilises

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