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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

Kotatsu, the only one Japanese animation festival will be screening the very best in Japanese Anime, our market place will be open to the public with our favourite stalls offering a taste of Japan including manga, toys and Bento box and local arts and crafts. Raffle will be held at the end of the festival […]

BUKATSUDO: Teaching Character in Japanese School Clubs

BUKATSUDO: Teaching Character in Japanese School Clubs

The bell rings for the end of the school day, but for children in schools across Japan it only signals the start of the next stage of their daily education. Bukatsudō (extracurricular sports or cultural clubs), have played a formative role in the secondary school experience for school children around Japan for generations. On entry […]

Japanese from Scratch: All About Bento!

Japanese from Scratch: All About Bento!

Japanese from Scratch workshops are held by the Japan Foundation for those who are interested in learning Japanese but haven’t started yet, or those who have just started learning Japanese. In September’s workshop, you can get a taste of the Japanese language while discovering the fascinating culture of bento – Japanese boxed meals! The culture […]

Joint lunch with JCCI: The UK-Japan 21st Century Group’s 32nd Annual Meeting

Joint lunch with JCCI: The UK-Japan 21st Century Group’s 32nd Annual Meeting

The guests at the next Japan Society and JCCI Joint Lunch will be the co-Chairmen of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, Mr Yasuhisa Shiozaki and the Lord Howard of Lympne, together with other British and Japanese members of the Group. The 21st Century Group is a non-Governmental forum. It was set up in 1984 to […]

The Korean Literature Night: I’ll Be Right There by Shin Kyung-sook

The Korean Literature Night: I’ll Be Right There by Shin Kyung-sook

[The Korean Literature Night (KLN)] is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. In August we will be reading I’ll Be Right There about memories of youth in a time of gloom. This is written by Shin Kyung-sook, author of the New York Times best seller […]

Hitachi Ashford Depot: Tour the maintenance facilities and see the Class 395 Javelins up close

Hitachi Ashford Depot: Tour the maintenance facilities and see the Class 395 Javelins up close

Since the 1964 Olympic Games, the shinkansen has remained one of the most iconic images of Japan, synonymous with punctuality, reliability and safety, as well as a certain romance. In 2009 the UK introduced its own fleet of high speed ‘bullet’ trains, the Class 395 Javelin, as part of the build up for the 2012 […]

Hiroshima Dispersed and Lantern Festival

Hiroshima Dispersed and Lantern Festival

On August 6th each year, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony remembers the victims of the atomic bombs and reflects on the concept of peace. This is followed by a Lantern Festival which takes place on the Motoyasu River. Participants decorate their lanterns with messages and pictures before floating them on the river creating a moving […]

Tanabata: Celebrate the Japanese Star Festival at Kew Gardens

Tanabata: Celebrate the Japanese Star Festival at Kew Gardens

Tanabata is the Japanese festival that celebrates the coming together of two stars, Orihime and Hikoboshi, who can only meet once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th month. This year, join us at Kew Gardens to enjoy workshops, activities and performances marking this ancient summer festival. Try your hand at Japanese calligraphy […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club