News tag: food

9 December 2014

'A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story' on release in London from 12 December 2014

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story (Bushi no kondate) is a Japanese film directed by Yûzô Asahara (2013, 122 Minutes). Its UK release date is 12 December 2014, from when it will show at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema. Bookings are now available: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/films/details/2773/a-tale-of-samurai-cooking–special-introduction/Here is a review by Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian). Mark Kermode reviews it here and your can hear him talking about it via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhOCkdUINDM

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15 July 2014

Hyper Japan Highlights 25th to the 27th of July 2014

Hyper Japan returns to Earl’s Court this summer with an exciting line up of events, covering all aspects of popular and traditional Japanese culture. Ranging from food, gaming, anime and technology, the unmissable event opens its doors on the 25th of July and runs through the weekend to the 27th.

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19 July 2013

A Scholar's research into traditional insect cuisine in Japan

Charlotte Payne, a 2009 Daiwa Scholar, worked in the Kobokan community centre in Sumida-ku, and also as a researcher on Yakushima island, in Kagoshima during the work placement part of the programme. 

Leaving Japan at the end of the Scholarship in March 2011, Charlotte went on to work with an NGO in India, and with the Medical Research Council and Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford.

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