News for November 2014

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18 September 2017

Japanese Sandscapes: The Tale of Mt Fuji

Experience a night of experimental Japanese music, sand art, authentic Japanese cuisine and specialty Sake at London’s newest venue, The Shaft!

The event will be held over two days at The Shaft, Brunel Museum.
① 8pm, Friday 20th October 2017 (7pm food & drinks)
② 3pm, Saturday 21st October 2017 (2pm food & drinks)
Tickets: £10/£5 concessions

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8 September 2017

Leach Pottery

Masterclass at Leach Pottery with Jill Fanshawe Kato on 28 October 2017

With a focus on Japanese food and drink, this masterclass and talk delivered by Jill Fanshawe Kato at the Leach Pottery in St Ives will trace the influences which have contributed to this unique cuisine. In the tea ceremony, which reached its zenith in the 16th century, numerous small ceramic dishes presented on lacquer trays would be used in ceremonies lasting many hours and attended by nobility and rulers of the country.

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1 September 2017

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival returns to Cardiff and Aberystwyth this September and October

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival returns to Wales (ChapterSeptember 29th – October 1st, 2017Aberystwyth Arts Centre – October 28th, 2017) for another edition in 2017 with audiences able to enjoy a whole host of Welsh premieres, a Japanese marketplace, and a Q&A and special film screening hosted by an important figure from the Japanese animation industry. Follow this link for the press release.

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18 November 2014

UK-Japan collaboration into dementia care

In May 2014 the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded a Daiwa Foundation Award to Dr Mayumi Hayashi of the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London to support her collaborative research into dementia care. She has been collaborating with KCL’s Institute of Gerontology and Psychiatry, and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.You can read a newspaper article which she wrote on dementia care in Japan via the red button below:

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13 November 2014

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 - shortlist announced

The three shortlisted artists for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 are Mikhail Karikis,  Oliver Beer and Julie Brook. In June 2015 the shortlisted artists will exhibit at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London. The winning artist, who will be announced during the exhibition’s opening night, will then exhibit at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo in autumn 2015. For further details please refer click here. The press release can be viewed here:

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12 November 2014

Digital Art Collaboration between the University of the West of Scotland and Tokyo Metropolitan University in November 2014

The School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland has been collaborating with Tokyo Metropolitan University’s IDEEA Lab since 2012. Together with the University of the West of Scotland’s Creative Futures Institute, the aim is to establish a programme of knowledge exchange between the UK and Japan in the field of interactive and multimodal art practice. The project is led by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala of the University of the West of Scotland.

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10 November 2014

Job opportunities at Worldpay for four Japanese speaking business analysts

Worldpay UK has an opening for four  Japanese-speaking business analysts. Worldpay is one of the top five payments processors in the world, making and taking payments for many of the world’s leading consumer brands . Worldpay processes about 500 face to face and online transactions every second. And as it goes from strength to strength, it’s looking for four talented people to join them on their journey. If you’re passionate about e-Commerce, Product Development and Delivering Change, if you are excited by technology and innovation, this is an opportunity to be part of a truly global and fast growing company. See their job spec for further details. 

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