News for December 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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9 December 2014

'A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story' on release in London from 12 December 2014

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story (Bushi no kondate) is a Japanese film directed by Yûzô Asahara (2013, 122 Minutes). Its UK release date is 12 December 2014, from when it will show at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema. Bookings are now available: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/films/details/2773/a-tale-of-samurai-cooking–special-introduction/Here is a review by Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian). Mark Kermode reviews it here and your can hear him talking about it via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhOCkdUINDM

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8 December 2014

Daiwa Foundation supports the Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ - and a study of the ocean sunfish

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round (September 2014 round). The Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ will comprise two new stage adaptations to mark theatre director Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year: Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing from 21-30 May 2015. Another project supported is research by academics from Queen’s University Belfast collaborating with the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, to unravel the ecology of an understudied, globally distributed predator, the ocean sunfish.

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