News for June 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 June 2014

Koki Tanaka's Precarious Tasks #9: Reading Aloud

‘Koki Tanaka visualizes and reveals the multiple contexts latent in the most simple of everyday acts.’ Tanaka’s Precarious Tasks #9: 24 hrs Gathering is his response to his friend’s experience during the March 2011 earthquake. He aims to explore how individuals feel and react when being together for an entire twenty-four hours. What is the

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23 June 2014

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation funds harpist and hip-hop

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has announced details of its grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round. One project supported is a visit by Japanese harpist Naoko Yoshino and composer Toshio Hosokawa for performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow of a new harp concerto by Hosokawa in October. Funding is also given to the Japanese hip-hop dance group Capliore to perform in Liverpool, Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh in July.

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22 June 2014

Vacancy at the Japan Society of the UK

The Japan Society is the leading  independent body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship. The Japan Society is currently recruiting for the role of Communications and Events Officer, a full-time position integral to the daily running of the organisation. Please apply by 7 July if interested. 

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16 June 2014

Carl Randall's 'Hibakusha Portraits' on display at UCL Museum on 18 and 19 June

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. They are being exhibited at University College London Museum on 18 and 19 June (1pm to 5pm)  as part of the museum’s permanent collection.

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