News for May 2015

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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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28 May 2015

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from the study of volcanic CO2 vents to museum collaboration

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (www.dajf.org.uk) has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round. One project supported is a visit by Professor Jason Hall-Spencer (University of Plymouth) to Shimoda Marine Research Centre (University of Tsukuba) where he will provide expert advice on the monitoring of ocean acidification. Funding is

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28 May 2015

Kanta Horio and Minoru Sato performing at Full of Noises Festival in August

Full of Noises, an Octupus Project, presents a short UK tour showcasing works and performance by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Minoru Sato and Horio Kanta. Full of Noises Festival Date: Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd August Performance: Sat 1st August        19:00 Doors open        Nan Tait Centre  Installations: Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd August         12:00 – 18:00

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27 May 2015

Masterclasses in Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing in Scotland in July

Three-day intensive summer masterclasses in Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing and Linocut relief printing led by Elspeth Lamb RSA. Dates: Workshop 1: Linocut 1-3 July 2015 Workshop 2: Mokuhanga 8-10 July 2015 Workshop 3: Mokuhanga 15-17 July 2015 Location: Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life and Costume, Kilwinning, Ayrshire Learn the art of Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing

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22 May 2015

NEW Programme: Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, a postgraduate programme  to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK. (We also continue to run the separate Daiwa Scholarships programme.) We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this programme from Daiwa Securities Group Inc. The intention is

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14 May 2015

2015 Joint UK-Japan Workshop on Physics and Applications of Superconductivity (JWPAS 2015)

A joint UK-Japan workshop on the physics and applications of superconductivity was held between 12-15 April 2015 in the picturesque and historic King’s College, Cambridge, UK. The workshop was organised on behalf of the Institute of Physics (IOP) Superconductivity Group, and was funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, King’s College, and the IOP, as well as sponsorship from Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics and SuperPower. The team from IOP Conferences also provided significant assistance in organising and running the event.

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14 May 2015

'Ninagawa at 80 Season' from next week at the Barbican

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting the Ninagawa Company at the Barbican in Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year. Ninagawa is Japan’s most internationally-celebrated theatre director, and tickets for his visually stunning productions are always in tremendous demand. London audiences have vivid memories of his Cymbeline at the Barbican in 2012. This year, he returns again to Hamlet, a play that clearly has a special significance for him; this is the seventh different production of it he has directed over his long career.

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13 May 2015

Changing Japanese attitudes to shunga

This is a translation of Ayako Kurosawa’s piece for Sankei News, 9 May 2015. The original article in Japanese can be found here.

Why is it not possible to hold exhibitions of shunga in Japan – their country of origin – despite a series of exhibitions in Europe and the US, and ongoing research into the impact of shunga on Western art?

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