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 […]

Visit Korea #6: Hi Seoul Winter Festival Starts Dec. 19 (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #6: Hi Seoul Winter Festival Starts Dec. 19 (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Period: December 19, 2008 (Fri) ~ January 18, 2009 (Sun) Location: Seoul Plaza, Cheonggyecheon Stream Area and downtown Seoul landmark buildings Korea Travel Phone: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Inquiries: +82-2-120 (Korean, English) Homepage: Click here Detailed Schedule: English The 2008 Hi Seoul Winter Festival will take place from December 19 (Fri) to January 18 […]

Japan Society News: Captain Robert Guy, Mr. Victor Harris and Dr. Hisashi Nakamura receive Foreign Minister’s Commendation

Japan Society News: Captain Robert Guy, Mr. Victor Harris and Dr. Hisashi Nakamura receive Foreign Minister’s Commendation

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the relationship between Japan and the UK, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conferred the Foreign Minister’s Certificate of Commendation to individuals and groups who have long been making significant contributions to the improvement of bilateral relations between Japan and the UK. On 16th December 2008, a ceremony was […]

People #1: Kyung Noh-Hyun, Portrait of an Artist

People #1: Kyung Noh-Hyun, Portrait of an Artist

I was delighted to have been invited to attend the opening day of the Twelfth Solo Exhibition of KYUNG NOH –HYUN at the Korean Craft Museum in the city of Cheong Ju in South Korea on the 2nd of December 2008. The exhibition closed on the 7th of December 2008. KYUNG NOH-HYUN is a South […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club