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Japan Matsuri 2018

Japan Matsuri 2018

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Sunday, 30 September 2018 in Trafalgar Square in the centre of the city. A regular fixture now in the London calendar, this free annual festival brings people together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance, and activities for all the family. Everything kicks […]

Tomoko Hojo Solo Exhibition ‘Unfinished Descriptions’

Tomoko Hojo Solo Exhibition ‘Unfinished Descriptions’

For her first solo exhibition at Hundred Years Gallery, Tomoko Hojo explores the relationship between voices missing from the archive through photographs, objects, scores and sounds. Based on Yoko Ono’s historical exhibition ‘Unfinished Paintings and Objects’ at Indica Gallery, London, 1966, this show ‘Unfinished Descriptions’ focuses on undocumented works and highlights silenced parts of that […]

KCC House Concert with Elpis Trio

KCC House Concert with Elpis Trio

Sohyun Park Piano Sirius Chau Flute Hugo Lau Clarinet Programme Shostakovich Four Waltzes for Piano Trio I. Spring Waltz – Allegretto II. Waltz Scherzo – Allegretto scherzan-do III. Waltz – Tempo di valse IV. Waltz Charmaine – Allegretto Schmitt Sonatine En Trio I. Assez animé II. Assez vif III. Très lent IV. Animé Blake Piano […]

Fumihiko Maki – Bodies of Thought

Fumihiko Maki – Bodies of Thought

Born in 1928, Fumihiko Maki was educated at the University of Tokyo and Harvard University. Since establishing Maki and Associates in 1965, he has completed many international projects including Hillside Terrace Apartments in Shibuya, Tokyo, the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the 4 World Trade Centre skyscraper in New York, amongst many others. Maki’s […]

JAEFF 2018: Youthquake

JAEFF 2018: Youthquake

This edition of the Japanese Avant-Garde Experimental Film Festival, in partnership with The Japan Foundation, riffs off the Oxford Dictionaries word of 2017: ‘Youthquake’- defined as ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.’ From ‘sun tribe’ delinquents in Bad Boys, psychedelic drag queens in Funeral Parade […]

Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

With just one year to go before the Rugby World Cup 2019’s first match kicks off in Japan; the Japan Foundation London is delighted to announce a special symposium “Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup”, in partnership with SOAS Japan Research Centre. Japan will be the […]

Artist Talk: Taro Izumi

Artist Talk: Taro Izumi

Taro Izumi, one of Japan’s representative artists from the younger generation, inventively combines a vast array of media ranging from drawing and sculpture to performance and video to create thought provoking multimedia installations. His large structural works are often made up of simple, familiar objects, constructed in such a way as to transform everyday into […]

Recent Developments in the Global Market with Hiroshi Watanabe

Recent Developments in the Global Market with Hiroshi Watanabe

We are delighted to welcome Mr Hiroshi Watanabe, President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA) to brief Japan Society members on Recent Developments in the Global Market. Mr Watanabe’s wide ranging experience in the public and private sector, has given him a broad overview of the international financial scene. At a time of […]

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