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Toward the Sunrise

Toward the Sunrise

The literal meaning of the word ‘east’ is incredibly romantic and descends from the old English, ēast, (auest) which itself comes…

Shoko Taruma – Stream

Shoko Taruma – Stream

Opening Night: Thursday 13 February, 6.30-9pm ‘Stream’ has two meanings to me, the flow of history and the fluidity of lacquer.Shoko…

The Japan Foundation Touring Exhibition:  The Superlative Artistry of Japan

The Japan Foundation Touring Exhibition: The Superlative Artistry of Japan

This exhibition captures Japan’s creative culture and monozukuri spirit through the theme of “superlative artistry,” which refers to the exceptional methods and techniques…

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Seminar View all

Situated in a bustling area of Nara City, the Nan’endo (Southern Round Hall) is an eight-sided structure at Kofukuji temple.…

For several years, Japanese stand-up comedians have also found success on the domestic book market. Benefiting from their popularity and…

We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden, to address the Japan Society at…

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Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

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Film View all

Film Screening: Alliance by Kounosuke Kawakami

Film Screening: Alliance by Kounosuke Kawakami

Protagonists in Kounosuke Kawakami’s film work explore the tensions around ideas of counter-hegemony. Born in 1979 in Japan and studying in the UK for his higher education, Kawakami re-investigates the ideologies which have dominated both nations’ cultures in the…

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN

2020 will be a great year for SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL. We celebrate our 5th year running, covering so many exciting countries. We are a truly PEOPLE POWERED FESTIVAL. We want to start with a real hit, covering JAPAN…

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with the BFI in presenting Singing Lovebirds as part of the Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season. This pre-war produced warm-hearted musical about the tangled love lives of a samurai is a very rare treat. Catch it…

Food View all

‘I hope food can boost inter-Korean relations’

‘I hope food can boost inter-Korean relations’

Bibimbap mixed rice with meat, and some greens with an eobok jaengban (어복쟁반) boiled meat platter. ’ These are the menu items that Director Yoon…

Hansik, It’s a Global Brand Now

’10 chosen Korean Food’ for Pyeongchang Olympic to attract Foreign Guests

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club