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Teacher Training: WJEC Japanese Language Units (QCF)

Teacher Training: WJEC Japanese Language Units (QCF)

Enhance your Japanese language lessons by giving your pupils the opportunity to gain formal recognition for their learning. The WJEC Language Units are small bite-sized qualifications which enable learners to demonstrate their competence and progress by producing evidence in the classroom. The Benefits : Internally assessed by you in the classroom. Each qualification requires approximately […]

Talk: Building Blocks: Curating Architecture

Talk: Building Blocks: Curating Architecture

Despite the complexity and difficult curatorial challenge in exhibiting architecture as a medium, a number of such exhibitions have been held in a variety of settings. Often involving installations, sketches, photos and models, we are able to gain an insight into the minds, worlds and inspirations of architects and the environments they create, but what […]

Public Seminar – Maths-As-It-Could-Be: The life and philosophy of Japanese mathematician Kiyoshi Oka

Public Seminar – Maths-As-It-Could-Be: The life and philosophy of Japanese mathematician Kiyoshi Oka

Kiyoshi Oka (1901-1978) was one of the greatest Japanese mathematicians of the 20th century. His contribution to mathematics was such that Carl Siegel mistakenly believed ‘Oka’ to be the name of a group of mathematicians. In Japan, Oka is known not only for his tremendous contribution to maths, but also as a great thinker and […]

Joint Lunch with the JCCI: The Middle East in Turmoil: Implications for the region and the wider world – Sir William Patey

Joint Lunch with the JCCI: The Middle East in Turmoil: Implications for the region and the wider world – Sir William Patey

For their third joint lunch of 2014, the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK are delighted to welcome Sir William Patey, former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Sudan. The Middle East, which is a key trading and investment area for a very significant number of UK […]

Artist talk: Shinro Ohtake

Artist talk: Shinro Ohtake

Constantly exploring the act of creating, Shinro Ohtake is a distinguished Japanese contemporary artist whose career spans over 35 years. His work is truly borderless with his main medium being painting but also expands into sculpture, design, installation, and even experimental music. Ohtake’s subject and complex style has earned him numerous invitations to exhibitions worldwide […]

Public Seminar: WORLD LITERATURE, Japanese perspectives

Public Seminar: WORLD LITERATURE, Japanese perspectives

In recent years, there has been a growing trend to read literary texts as “world literature.” Some Japanese writers and critics welcome this trend as an opportunity to gain a larger readership beyond national and linguistic borders, yet others are wary of it. In this public seminar, Dr Shion Kono (Sophia University) will situate these […]

Japan’s Modern History, 1857-1937

Japan’s Modern History, 1857-1937

Professor Junji Banno is a prolific and widely read writer on the political history of modern Japan, whose many insights into its kaleidoscopic politics from the middle of the nineteenth century until the late 1930s have re-written various aspects of Japanese political history. This translation of his latest work by Professor Arthur Stockwin treats eighty […]

Talk: Speaking the Same Language – International Collaboration and Co-production in Performing Arts

Talk: Speaking the Same Language – International Collaboration and Co-production in Performing Arts

With the increasing number of opportunities available, performing arts professionals have noted the benefits of international collaboration, and this has resulted in a growing number of projects being co-produced, even between the U.K. and Japan. Attributed to many factors, including arguably improved communication technology and the increased pace of globalisation, this established practice is not […]

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