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Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

The 1930s are sometimes referred to as the ‘golden age’ of Japanese photography. Following the touring of Film und Foto exhibition around the country in 1931 modernist approaches to the medium flourished on an unprecedented scale, among such prominent photographers as Kiyoshi Koishi, Iwata Nakayama and Nakaji Yasui. However, as a significant proportion of negatives […]

The Meiji Restoration from the British Perspective

The Meiji Restoration from the British Perspective

For its second event marking the sesquicentennial of the Meiji Restoration, the Japan Society is delighted to welcome three scholars and researchers who will focus in this session on contemporary British connections with Japan. In their talks, Lesley Downer, Ian Ruxton and David Warren, will consider the period leading up to and immediately following the […]

Political Leadership and Policy-Making Processes under the Abe Administration: What has gone wrong?

Political Leadership and Policy-Making Processes under the Abe Administration: What has gone wrong?

Since the end of the Yasuhiro Nakasone Administration (1982–87), commentators specializing in Japanese politics have regarded weak government, characterized by the frequent change of prime ministers, as a significant challenge in Japanese politics. In response to this, a strong government mobilized by politicians’ leadership finally emerged in the form of the LDP Abe Administration. Although […]

The Beauty of Japanese Autumn – by June Miyoshi

The Beauty of Japanese Autumn – by June Miyoshi

The most beautiful moments you can capture in Japan are in autumn. The colours of leaves are extraordinary. You will be impressed by the most astounding, splendid sceneries. Born in Japan in 1989, June loves to express himself through photography. When he was 22, he visited Yakushima (Kagoshima, Japan), an island known for its ancient […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club