Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest is a day event of workshops, music contests, and live performances, which aims to explore the intersection between haiku and electronic music. The fourth edition of our festival will take place at the Corsica Studios in London on 14 December 2019. The event is divided into three parts. It will start with […]

Sumi-E: Japanese Brush Painting, Part 2

Sumi-E: Japanese Brush Painting, Part 2

Tutor: Takumasa Ono Improve your Sumi-e techniques and deepen your spiritual understanding through exercises to develop the learning in Part 1 of this course. Complete several paintings and gain confidence to continue at home. Full price £6015% concession available for students/OAPs Date: 30 November 2019Venue: The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London […]

A Reading Performance of Pearl and Dagger at The Other Palace

A Reading Performance of Pearl and Dagger at The Other Palace

Pearl and Dagger is a new musical inspired by the Japanese folktale, A Story of Oki Island, which can originally be found in Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan, written in 1906 by Richard Gordon Smith, a British naturalist. It is the story of Tokoyo, a young woman dealing with the grief over her deceased mother. When her […]

Experience Japan Exhibition 2019

Experience Japan Exhibition 2019

Experience Japan Exhibition will be back in London this November for the 9th year, bringing information on the growing range of exciting study and research opportunities in Japan.  The event, hosted by Keio University and co-hosted by the British Council, allows participants to meet representatives of Japanese Universities and receive information on the various study programmes. […]

Call for Dreams + Q&A

Call for Dreams + Q&A

The UK Jewish Film Festival 2019, our 23rd edition, runs from 6 to 21 November at 12 cinemas across London. We then screen highlights on tour in 15-20 cities across the UK until 12 December. The UK Jewish Film Festival is a BAFTA qualifying festival, showing 90 films from around the world at more than […]

Why does Japan still use ‘orphanages’ rather than family-based foster care and adoption?

Why does Japan still use ‘orphanages’ rather than family-based foster care and adoption?

In contemporary Japan, approximately 85 per cent of children in alternative care are placed in large institutions. This contrasts with global discourse, encapsulated in the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, and with practice in most OECD countries, which use family-based foster care more extensively. Explanations for Japan’s outlier status often focus on […]

National Memories and Norms in International Politics in East Asia

National Memories and Norms in International Politics in East Asia

Since World War 2, East Asia has experienced dramatic and complex political and economic transformations. Problems associated with emotions, memories, and narratives of the past – particularly those relating to the War and to Japanese colonisation of other countries in the region – are underlying factors that shape the ups and downs of political and […]

Imaginary Solutions

Imaginary Solutions

Imaginary Solutions is a new collaboration between the Tokyo-based Butoh dancer and martial artist Takahiro Tomatsu, and the acclaimed London-based experimental music ensemble ARCO, led by composer/performer Neil Luck.  The title of the event is a reference to commonalities in the exploratory, expressionist, and speculative natures of both Butoh and contemporary experimental music. This public, live […]

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

The Guardian: “Delightfully quirky album of folk songs reimagined from Afrobeat to reggae”The Observer: “The focus is on great grooves and fine playing. A band to seek out.”The Times: “Minyo Crusaders sound like nothing else lurking on your Spotify playlist”Gilles Peterson: “Fascinating… love this. Thoroughly recommended” Debut UK live performance from Japan’s Minyo Crusaders – […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club