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Eri Nakamura recital

Eri Nakamura recital

Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura performs on Monday 27 February 2017 as part of the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists series of lunchtime recitals. Programme: Boulanger: from Clairières dans le ciel 5. Au pied de mon lit 10. Deux ancolies Lutoslawski: from Chantefleurs et Chantefables 2. La sauterelle 5. La tortue Messiaen: from Poèmes […]

A Silent Voice – Discover Japanese Studies through Anime!

A Silent Voice – Discover Japanese Studies through Anime!

Attend the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme screening of the emotional and beautifully animated school anime ‘A Silent Voice’ at HOME, Manchester, and discover opportunities to study Japanese Studies and Japanese Language in the UK through fun activities inspired by the film. Before or after attending the screening of ‘A Silent Voice’ come to visit […]

Yugenism : Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime

Yugenism : Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime

Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime is the new experimental music and animation project fronted by British producer and sound artist Verity Lane. Lane has collaborated with three animators and one traditional Japanese dancer to create four sonic installations that present an alternative take on classical Japanese music. With a mix of world-class British […]

Noh time like the present… A Tribute to Akira Matsui

Noh time like the present… A Tribute to Akira Matsui

These two performances at LSO St Luke’s are a rare opportunity to experience the 650-year-old art of noh, and the genius of classical noh performer Akira Matsui, now age 70, in a bold collaboration with western opera, theatre, ballet, music and poetry. We are particularly pleased that this special programme will include ‘Rockaby’ by Samuel […]

Node Film Screening and Q&A

Node Film Screening and Q&A

Hirogawara is a village with a long lasting tradition of forestry located in a mountain area of Kyoto prefecture, Japan. Although municipal records drafted in 2009 recorded a population of 120 residents amongst its five districts, over half of these citizens also have an urban household in Kyoto. These iribito (newcomer) villagers who predominantly reside […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Piano in the Shed 物置のピアノ

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Piano in the Shed  物置のピアノ

Prior to the screening, there will be a special talk on “Recovery and Reconstruction in Fukushima” by a representative of the Fukushima prefectural government. In July 2012, a year and four months after the massive earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku area in Japan, the local people are still living under the shadow of the […]

The Many Faces of Noh – Talk and Demonstration by Hideta Kitazawa

The Many Faces of Noh – Talk and Demonstration by Hideta Kitazawa

Noh is a traditional form of Japanese theatre characterised by its use of masks. A key element of the performance, Noh masks are both highly detailed and deeply expressive. Originating from just 60 basic designs, today there are believed to be over 200 different kinds in use. Following the success of his talk in 2009 […]

‘New’ Abenomics and Japan’s Labour Market Policy – Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

‘New’ Abenomics and Japan’s Labour Market Policy – Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

This talk addresses the ‘new’ Abenomics, which was announced in September 2015, by focusing on the labour market policy. In addition to the three policy arrows of the original Abenomics, which were combined as the first new arrow aimed at GDP 600 trillion yen, the new Abenomics added two new arrows aimed at improving the […]

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