News for October 2015

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20 November 2017

Kyoto

Mind in World: A History of Distributed Cognition - lectures in Kyoto, Osaka & Tokyo from 8 to 14 December 2017

Distributed cognition means that the mind is not ‘brainbound’ but extends across brain, body and world. Our project examines evidence of distributed cognition from Classical Greece to Modernism in Europe. Now we want to look at Japan and Asia. Join Dr Miranda Anderson for the following lectures in Japan (8 December in Kyoto, 11 December in Osaka, 14 December in Tokyo) if  interested:

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10 November 2017

Experience Japan 2017: An introduction to study and work opportunities in Japan

The Experience Japan Exhibition is now in its seventh year. The event gets bigger each year with more and more people taking part to find out about the growing range of study and work opportunities available in Japan. Experience Japan 2017 will take place at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG on Saturday, 18 November, 12:00 – 18:00. Admission is free of charge.

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7 November 2017

Butoh Training by Florencia Guerberof: 13 & 15 Dec 2017 at Siobhan Davies, The Roof Studio

Butoh Training by Florencia Guerberof: this Butoh Training will take place on the evenings of the 13th and 15th of December. The two three hours sessions will be preceded by a guided warm up starting at 5.45 PM, fifteen minutes prior the start of the Butoh training. Please note that arriving on time for the warm-up is essential. Be prepared for a very intense and physically demanding practice.

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30 October 2017

AREThe Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea - 5 November 2017

AREThé Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea – 5 November 10am-5pm. A study day celebrating Japanese ceramics and tea culture from talks, throwing demonstrations and Tea Ceremony in the Ashmolean to Raky Firing and Anagama Kilm opening at Wytham Woods (bus transport provided). With an evening reception at Oxford Ceramics Gallery. The programme of events is supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great-Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

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29 October 2015

British Association of MEXT Scholars (BAMS) Christmas Talk, 11 December 2015

The British Association of MEXT Scholars (BAMS), presents its inaugural BAMS Christmas Talk, Japanese Diasporas followed by a drinks reception on Friday, 11 December, 6pm to 8:30pm at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13-14 Cornwall Terrace, NW1 4QP.

There are more than three million Japanese people living abroad, yet relatively little is known about this diaspora. Where have people of Japanese descent (Nikkei) settled around the world? What might the Japanese

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22 October 2015

Visiting manga artist

World-famous manga artist (or mangaka – 漫画家) Akiko Hatsu (波津 ・彬子) visited London this week, giving a talk at the British Museum in the Japan Galleries.  Known for her work in the genre of shojo-manga (少女漫画), Akiko Hatsu was very influential in the development of the genre and also instrumental in coining the term Yaoi.

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21 October 2015

UK-Japan Cultural Heritage Research

Dr Ksenia Chmutina of Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering received a £3,000 grant in September 2014 in order to head to Kyoto (京都). In conjunction with Professor Rohit Jigyasu and Professor Takeyuki Okubo from Ritsumeikan University’s Institute for Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage (R-DMUCH), joint research was conducted to look into new and innovative methods of preventing water-related damage to sites of historic and cultural significance, an issue seen in both York and Kyoto.

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14 October 2015

The Inaugural Daiwa Ichiban Lecture: Sir Paul Nurse on" Trust in Science"

The inaugural Daiwa Ichiban Lecture was held on Thursday 8th October, in collaboration with the British Embassy in Tokyo, at Ambassador Tim Hitchen’s Residence. Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and a Nobel Prize laureate, spoke on the subject of “Trust in Science”. In his lecture, he stressed the enormous benefits that science has delivered to mankind, but argued that trust between scientists and the broader community is vital in maximising both the speed of scientific progress and its value to society.

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13 October 2015

UK – Japan Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation on 23 October 2015

We have the pleasure to announce that the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS),  Tohoku University and the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London will be holding a bilateral symposium on Friday, 23 October 2015 at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation to reflect and expand UK-Japan collaborative efforts on Disaster Risk Reduction. The participants will include leading researchers of the universities of Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford Brookes, as well as UCL and Tohoku.

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