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Book launch: The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

Book launch: The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

We invite you to join us for the launch of The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972: analysis and assessments from John Pilcher and the British Embassy, Tokyo, compiled and edited by Sir Hugh Cortazzi. The publishers, Renaissance Books in association with the Japan Society, would like to thank the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Julia Bonas […]

Token Taikai

Token Taikai

A unique opportunity to study all aspects of the Japanese sword, koshirae, armour and related arts in an historic setting. Reception Dinner in the Great Hall on Saturday 4th October. Token Taikai on Sunday 5th October. Highlights will include : * Display of some of the most important swords from private collections in the UK, […]

Ikebana September Workshop 2014 “The Harvest Moon”

Ikebana September Workshop 2014 “The Harvest Moon”

Japanese flower arranging demonstration and workshop by Sumie takahashi, master of the Koryu School and Diane Norman, Master of the Ohara School. Door open at 11:30 am, Demonstration and Workshop at 12:00 Noon. Light refreshments, Sales tables and a raffle. Entrance fee: £6 (Members), £10 (Non-Members) Date: 30 September 2014, Doors open to the public […]

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

The Japan Society, in association with Plymouth University is pleased to invite teachers to Discover Japan a FREE-one day CPD course for teachers. Are you interested in using Japan in your teaching? In this course, we will look at where it fits in the curriculum and where to find useful teaching materials and supplementary resources. […]

Japan Matsuri 2014

Japan Matsuri 2014

Japan Matsuri, London’s annual free festival in celebration of Japanese culture in the capital, returns to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27 September. As well as there being the opportunity to enjoy stage performances and family activities throughout the day, this year, as the festival adopts the theme of ‘washoku’, Japanese cuisine, there are numerous stalls […]

Nation, Dice, Instruction – Private View and Artist Talk

Nation, Dice, Instruction – Private View and Artist Talk

Satoshi Hashimoto is currently one of Japan’s most ‘alarming’ artists, producing works of art that make the viewer feel like someone witnessing a traffic accident. By somehow “questioning your stance”, “ignoring you”, “making a contract with you” or “transferring ownership to you”, they transcend social laws and morality and turn you into a participant, not […]

Handmade-JAPAN

Handmade-JAPAN

This is a rare opportunity to see handmade products made by skilled craftsmen from Japan. All 13 crafts makers have inherited techniques and traditions dating back many years, some as far back as 1600 years. All of these craftspeople share a common philosophy: “living with nature without trying to control nature by force”. This philosophy […]

Japanese Home Cooking with Vegetables – Special Class at Sozai Cooking School

Japanese Home Cooking with Vegetables – Special Class at Sozai Cooking School

How to make your own Japanese food? Thanks to Sozai Cooking School we are delighted to offer Japan Society members the opportunity to join a Japanese home cooking class. This is a wonderful chance to learn Japanese cooking skills from a professional chef, Akemi Yokoyama. Akemi will teach you how to cook some popular, healthy […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club