News for June 2018

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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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20 November 2018

Alumnus Carl Randall in group exhibition at Flowers Gallery London, 29 November until 5 January 2019

Alumnus and artist Carl Randall is included in the group exhibition Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street,  London W1S 3LZ, 29th November 2018 until 5th January 2019. 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

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28 June 2018

Carl Randall’s ‘Tokyo Portrait’ painting exhibiting at Fondation Carmignac Museum, France

Daiwa Scholarship alumnus and artist Carl Randall’s large painting ‘Tokyo Portrait’ is part of the exhibition ‘Sea of Desire’ at Fondation Carmignac Museum, Porquerolles Island, South of France, June 2 – November 4, 2018: The painting was bought by Fondation Carmignac in 2014, joining works in their collection by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy

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15 June 2018

Kizuna: Japan | Wales | Design

Kizuna: Japan | Wales | Design is the latest exhibition to open at the National Museum Cardiff. The exhibition showcases Japanese design and culture and celebrates Wales’s role in the exchange of Japanese art and design.

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14 June 2018

CLOD ENSEMBLE presents 'Snow' as part of the Noh Reimagined Festival, 30 June 2018 at King's Place

CLOD ENSEMBLE is pleased to present ‘Snow’, a twenty-minute sound piece inspired by the restless spirits in Japanese Noh Theatre. ‘Snow’ will be one of three short pieces shown as part of ‘The Transformative Power of Mugen Noh’ during ‘Noh Reimagined’ Festival at Kings Place, London on Saturday 30 June 2018, 7.30pm. In a pre-show talk, Suzy Willson and Paul Clark will talk about their recent visit to Japan, which was supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

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11 June 2018

The Penal Code in Japan: Sex without consent isn’t rape? A talk with the first incorporated sexual assault survivors' organisation in Japan 

In June 2017, the Penal Code regarding sex crimes in Japan was reformed significantly for the first time in 110 years, but many challenges remain. At this talk, the work of Spring, the first incorporated sexual assault survivors’ organisation in Japan, will be introduced and the reality of sexual violence in Japan will also be discussed. It will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas about how to realise a better world for everyone, including survivors of sexual violence.

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