LG Held Its First Annual International Cooking Competition

LG Held Its First Annual International Cooking Competition

LG Electronics (LG), the world’s leading innovator of home appliances, held a premier culinary competition for home chefs, “The 2008 LG Global Home Chef Award,” at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s theme, “Eco-Cuisine”, is the perfect recipe for a green, healthy lifestyle: nutritious and delicious foods created using LG’s innovative cooking technology […]

Yosemoji & the Shaping of ‘Wa’ Essentially Japanese calligraphy

Yosemoji & the Shaping of ‘Wa’ Essentially Japanese calligraphy

Date: 9 December 2008-30 January 2009 (Closed 25 December 2008 – 4 January 2009) Venue: Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT Fee: Free An exhibition of work by Tachibana Umon, Special Advisor for Cultural Exchange, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. Edo-moji Edo-moji (lit. Edo lettering) are a group of related styles of Japanese […]

Korean NGO brings hope to Kenyan children via choir project

Korean NGO brings hope to Kenyan children via choir project

“Hakuna Matata” (“There are no worries” or “No problem”). This Swahili phrase may ring a bell with you. Walt Disney Animation Studios once used it as the title of a song from the animated feature film “The Lion King.”It is the theme of the Jirani Children’s Choir which is currently on a performing tour in […]

Visit Japan #5: Kyoto Winter Special (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Visit Japan #5: Kyoto Winter Special (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Following its great success in 2008, “Kyoto Winter Special” is coming back this winter, with more special deals and events for you to enjoy. From 1st December 2008 until 31st March 2009 you’ll be able to experience traditional culture hands-on, and savour exceptional Kyoto cuisine. In addition, special admission will be granted to normally restricted […]

Violent Cop: at the Institue of Contemporary Arts

Violent Cop: at the Institue of Contemporary Arts

Kitano’s dazzling debut feature, where he stars as a ruthless cop who attempts to save a corrupt colleague involved in organised crime. Dir Takeshi Kitano, Japan 1989, 89 mins, Cert 18, subtitles. Date: Monday 29 December 2008 Time: 2:00 pm Ticket price: £5 for everyone all day Monday. Venue: Cinema 2, ICA, The Mall, London […]

People #2: Melissa Lee – first Korean member in New Zealand’s parliament

People #2: Melissa Lee – first Korean member in New Zealand’s parliament

In the November 2008 parliamentary elections held in New Zealand, the National Party was brought into power, on the backs of a whole host of newly elected members. One of those is Melissa Lee, born in Korea but now a proud New Zealand citizen. On Dec. 9, National Party member Melissa Lee gave her first […]

3rd International Manga Awards

3rd International Manga Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 3rd International Manga Awards. Please visit the official website (http://www.manga-award.jp/) to download entry forms and application details. Completed applications from UK residents can also be posted/delivered by hand to: 3rd International Manga Awards, JICC, Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT Applications should arrive by Friday, 30th […]

Japan Ranks Number 1 for Business & Nightlife

Japan Ranks Number 1 for Business & Nightlife

In the annual Country Brand Index survey countries are ranked across 30 distinct categories providing a rich perspective on strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. The rankings speak to qualities that compel consideration and assets that shape country reputations, perceptions and experiences. Japan scored very well in 2008, ranking as the world’s 9th strongest country brand. True […]

Restaurant Tour 4: Octopus Restaurant Shilbi House Seoul

Restaurant Tour 4: Octopus Restaurant Shilbi House Seoul

My restaurant experience this month is from Seoul because I am here on holiday with my wife and think that when you come here you will not want to miss this culinary pleasure.The Kyobo book store is in a large imposing building in downtown Seoul on Kwanghwamun sageori road. Adjacent to it is a street […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club