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Meiji at 150: Meiji Japan and Victorian Britain in dialogue

Meiji at 150: Meiji Japan and Victorian Britain in dialogue

In January 1868 the Tokugawa Shogunate, who had controlled Japan for two hundred and thirty years relinquished power to the fifteen-year-old Emperor, now known posthumously as the Emperor Meiji. On this, the occasion of the sesquicentennial of the Meiji Restoration, the Victorian Society and the Japan Society are coming together to discuss how life in […]

KCC House Concert with Odora Trio

KCC House Concert with Odora Trio

Date: Tuesday 23 January, 7 pm Venue: Reception Hall, KCCUK The Odora Trio was formed in 2016 at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then, the trio have had various coaching from professors such as Andrew West, Michael Dussek and Melissa Phelps. Being part of the Royal Academy and Royal College, they have been able […]

Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

For a James bond locale, exotic Japan fits the bill nicely with sliding doors and ninjas, high-tech gadgetry and interesting options for expendable henchmen. Yet for Ian Fleming Japan offered more than literary background colour. Tokyo was a city bristling with explosive espionage secrets – from the Soviet spy ring that turned the course of […]

Bridge by Toshio Shibata

Bridge by Toshio Shibata

Bridges are one of the main subjects of the work of Toshio Shibata, one of Japan’s preeminent landscape photographers. Toshio Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between man-­made structures and nature. Photographing erosion control barriers, water catchments, roads, dams and bridges, he examines the unique appearance of these structures in his native land. […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club