News for October 2015

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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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27 November 2018

Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2010

The Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20 bridges the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Japan will organise the Japan Season of Culture in the UK, and the UK will oversee the UK Season of Culture in Japan in parallel. This was agreed between the Prime Ministers of Japan and the UK

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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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