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Japan Society Book Club – The Four Immigrants Manga by Henry Kiyama

Japan Society Book Club – The Four Immigrants Manga by Henry Kiyama

Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama was born on January 9, 1885, in Neu, a little village in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan. In 1904, at the age of nineteen, he sailed to San Francisco, where there was a growing community of Japanese immigrants, many of whom were shosei, or young student-workers. Kiyama was a talented artist, and while […]

Japanese Embroidery Workshop

Japanese Embroidery Workshop

This course is designed for everyone regardless of whether they have done Japanese Embroidery before or not. Each student will be able to work on a suitable design for the course which will introduce several new stitches and methods of stitching using a tekobari. All the designs will be worked with Japanese silks and metals. […]

2014 Chinese Visual Festival

2014 Chinese Visual Festival

* Guest directors Jia Zhangke and Pema Tseden * More than 40 cutting-edge films, including world and UK premieres * China Independent Film Festival 10th Anniversary event and guests * Wang Xin’s daily experimental art installation project The Gallery * Local filmmakers showcase, panel discussions and public lectures with key industry figures and academics, including […]

Book Launch and Talk: The Youth of Things – Stephen Dodd in Conversation with Linda Flores

Book Launch and Talk: The Youth of Things – Stephen Dodd in Conversation with Linda Flores

Dr. Stephen Dodd’s new book, The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojirô, explores the startlingly beautiful and poetic short stories of Kajii Motojirô, a short-lived writer of the late Taishô/early Shôwa period who has been relatively unexplored until now. His book also aims to place the stories within the […]

Japan Conversation Group

Japan Conversation Group

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at The Old Explorer, a central London pub. They begin at 6.30pm with a pay-as-you-go bar, and finish around 10.30pm. You will receive […]

Asian Chairshot 2014 UK Tour

Asian Chairshot 2014 UK Tour

“Chairshot” is a kind of foul shots in wrestling and the name that has been in “Asian” in front of “Chairshot”. So “Asian Chairshot” is. Eventhough “Asian Chairshot” plays Rock Music as western music, they`ve formed to shock same impact to peoples like Chairshot with unique Korean melodies. These energy blowing on the stage in […]

Field studies : Cours de poètique

Field studies : Cours de poètique

Field Studies is a four-day masterclass led by acclaimed international artists and composers–this year including Japanese musicians Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda – complemented by a programme of workshops, evening lectures, screenings and performances. First taught in 2010 and originally conceived as a field-recording course exploring sound in the context of architecture and the city, Field Studiesattracts […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: In conversation with Kim Young-ha

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: In conversation with Kim Young-ha

Kim Young-ha will be in conversation about his novels, their translation into other languages and adaptation into film. He’ll also be talking about his literary influences, and how his writing reflects the literary traditions, history and culture of South Korea. Tickets: £10, book online Date: Friday 11 April, 19.00-20.00 Venue: London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club