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Talk: Kengo Kuma on architecture and Identity

Talk: Kengo Kuma on architecture and Identity

As his first UK building nears completion, acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will speak about architecture and identity, exploring the relationship between place, building tradition and landscape. Opening in September 2018, The V&A Dundee is set to redefine the identity of the city and build upon its status as a UNESCO City of Design. Kuma […]

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

The guest of honour at the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s second joint lunch of 2018, will be Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, Mr Graham Stuart MP. We are delighted to welcome Mr Graham Stuart, appointed in January 2018 to the position of […]

London Korean Film Night: The Old Garden

London Korean Film Night: The Old Garden

Anti-government protests provide the stimulus for Im Sang-soo’s romantic drama that charts a love affair across the years. In The Old Garden, we first meet activist Hyun-woo as he’s released from prison after a 17-year stint. Years of cramped, often solitary, confinement have seemingly taken their toll on Hyun-woo, who appears to find difficulty communicating […]

TUKURU – Japanese design and made

TUKURU – Japanese design and made

3 leading UK based Japanese makers come together to present TUKURU at the Sway Gallery exclusively for Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. Ceramics Ikuko Iwamoto MA RCA, metalsmith Kei Tominaga MA & mix media artist Naori Priestly MA RCA will be presenting collections and their interpretation of TUKURU – the Japanese word for Create. Ikuko Iwamoto […]

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Ruselle Meade is a lecturer in Japanese studies in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University, where she teaches Japanese history, language and translation. He research focuses on public representations of science in modern Japan, with a focus on the Meiji period. Her current work examines the methods and motives of those engaged in […]

Sex, Nudes, and the Everyday – Artist talk by Ryudai Takano

Sex, Nudes, and the Everyday – Artist talk by Ryudai Takano

Ryudai Takano, renowned photographer, is perhaps best known for his depiction of the nude male form. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, when artists increasingly began to openly discuss gender and sexuality in their works, Takano’s early photographs are concerned with different forms of male beauty and tackle the idea of gender as a […]

Nobody to Watch Over Me 誰も守ってくれない

Nobody to Watch Over Me   誰も守ってくれない

A drama depicting one of the worrying aspects of modern-day society. The film portrays the distress of a family whose son is involved in a crime and the conflict surrounding a detective sent to shelter them from public hostility. The Funamura family attracts the interest of the mass media after their first son commits a […]

Maison book girl UK Tour

Maison book girl UK Tour

J-Pop Japanese idol legends Maison book girl are arriving in the UK for their first ever tour, taking in Brighton, London, Birmingham and popular showcase festival The Great Escape. Commenting on the news, the band said: “We all are sooo happy to hear that our debut A-side 7” single ‘KARMA/BATH ROOM – UK Version’ will […]

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