News for October 2015

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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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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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