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Tokyo 東京‐Ordinary people in Tokyo streets

Tokyo 東京‐Ordinary people in Tokyo streets

In the streets of Tokyo, I did my best to engage with a population so different from all that I knew until then, and to spontaneously overcome the potential distance between me and my subjects, without compromising my quest for the “unusual” and “light” in my images. I did not fully manage to ‘erase’ this […]

Heaven’s Wind – Book launch and talk with editor and translator Angus Turvill and Professor Jay Rubin

Heaven’s Wind – Book launch and talk with editor and translator Angus Turvill and Professor Jay Rubin

Taking its name from one of Japan’s best known classical poems, Heaven’s Wind (Amatsukaze) is the world’s first dual language anthology of Japanese women’s writing published by the Japan Society in 2018. Its stories are by some of the country’s most celebrated contemporary authors: Kuniko Mukoda – The Otter; Natsuko Kuroda – Ball, Kaori Ekuni […]

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 […]

Seung Ae Lee: Becoming

Seung Ae Lee: Becoming

Date: 8 March – 7 April 2018 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK As part of the Korea/UK Season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents the solo exhibition of Seung Ae Lee (b. 1979), acclaimed for her meticulously detailed pencil drawings, from 8 March to 7 April 2018 (Preview: 7 March). The exhibition focuses on […]

Murakami on Screen (Eyes on Murakami)

Murakami on Screen (Eyes on Murakami)

Eyes on Murakami is a project which examines the worlds of popular contemporary novelist Haruki Murakami, through the processes of translation, transmedial production and the gendering of his characters. As part of the project, Murakami on Screen sees film screenings at Newcastle’s historic Tyneside Cinema, which include two short films Attack on the Bakery (1982) […]

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 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club