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A Talk by Yu Irie- Memoirs of a Murderer Director

A Talk by Yu Irie- Memoirs of a Murderer Director

The Japan Foundation is delighted to invite director and screenwriter, Yu Irie. Irie began his career making short films, but is best known for directing his adaption of Jung Byoung Gil’s original gripping thriller, Memoirs of a Murderer (2017). Known to many as a director who does not conform to a set formula, he has […]

The obscured ‘middle-way’ in Japanese politics: the transformative power of dialogue – with Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen

The obscured ‘middle-way’ in Japanese politics: the transformative power of dialogue – with Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen

“War” is the political ghost of the Japanese State. Any talk of changing Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution will for many involve a complex set of sentiments, and distrust can easily arise as to the intentions of such talks. As a meta-signaller of ‘Japanese peace’, Article 9 also often intercept with an imagined relationship […]

Love and Other Cults – Film Screening and QnA with director Eiji Uchida and producer Adam Torel

Love and Other Cults – Film Screening and QnA with director Eiji Uchida and producer Adam Torel

The keenly awaited follow-up to controversial satire Lowlife Love, Love and Other Cults (Kemonomichi) is an irreverent story that crackles with energy and style depicting the lives of marginalised youth and their struggles in contemporary Japan. Having fended for herself as a child, drifting from a negligent mother to an oddball cult and a druggie […]

Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden, to address the Japan Society at the end of his first year in post. In this lecture, Paul Madden will share his views on the political, diplomatic and commercial situation in Japan from his unique perspective as the UK’s representative in […]

Haruki Murakami and I- A Talk by Hideo Furukawa

Haruki Murakami and I- A Talk by Hideo Furukawa

The Japan Foundation is delighted to welcome Hideo Furukawa, a dynamic and compelling Japanese contemporary writer. Furukawa is an admirer of Haruki Murakami and is acknowledged by many in the Japanese literary world as the successor to the literature giant’s legacy, but due to his eagerness to experiment and the diversity in his works he […]

KCC House Concert with Piano Four Hands

KCC House Concert with Piano Four Hands

Date: Tuesday 27 February, 7 pm Venue: Hall Kcc, KCCUK ARTISTS: Victor Dohan Lim piano Cheongbin Yu piano PROGRAMME: Debussy Petite Suite Schubert Fantasy in F minor, D. 940, Op. 103 (Intermission) Stravinsky The Rite of Spring BIO: Cheongbin Yu Born in South Korea, Cheongbin Yu obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University then […]

KCC Special Concert featuring Baritone Claudio Jung and Pianist Grace Yeo

KCC Special Concert featuring Baritone Claudio Jung and Pianist Grace Yeo

Date: Tuesday 23 February, 7 pm Venue: Reception Hall, Korean Cultural Centre UK Welcome to this special concert featuring the baritone Claudio Jung and pianist Grace Yeo at the Korean Cultural Centre UK. The concert is a pre-event for Jung’s 2018 Korea & UK recital tour. Claudio Jung has previously presented recitals at Carnegie Hall, […]

COLLECT 2018

COLLECT 2018

Date: 2018. 2. 22(Thu) – 2. 25(Sun) Venue: Saatchi Gallery (Booth 8.6), Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY From Gallery LVS & LVS CRAFT (Gallery LVS) first participation in Collect 2013 and following participation in 2014 and 2015, they have shared highlights of Korean contemporary porcelain artists in London. The gallery has […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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