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Films at the Embassy of Japan: I Wish 奇跡

Films at the Embassy of Japan: I Wish 奇跡

As part of our exhibition on railways to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Choshu Five in the UK taking place at the Embassy of Japan this autumn, we will have a special screening of this film, a story focused on the Kyushu bullet train (Kyushu Shinkansen), which started operations in the spring […]

INSPIRATION and IMPACT: 25 years of the Praemium Imperiale Awards

INSPIRATION and IMPACT: 25 years of the Praemium Imperiale Awards

This year sees the 25th anniversary of the Praemium Imperiale Awards, and to mark this landmark year the Embassy of Japan is hosting the photographic exhibition INSPIRATION & IMPACT in collaboration with the Japan Art Association. The Awards were established in 1988 to mark the centenary of the Japan Art Association, Japan’s oldest cultural foundation. […]

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

Discover Japan: a free one-day 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. Practical workshops with experienced tutors provide the skills needed to incorporate new materials into your scheme of work. The day will comprise separate […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Choshu Five

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Choshu Five

It is 1863, ten years after the United States Navy officer Commodore Perry and his black ships sailed into Tokyo Bay and awoke Japan, which had been closed off from the world for over 200 years. With Japan yet to emerge from its isolation, five samurai from Choshu (the current Yamaguchi prefecture) are smuggled to […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

In 1997, a research team of 8 men arrived at Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica. The station is 1,000km away from the Antarctic coast in an environment so inhospitable that nothing, not even viruses can survive there. Mr Nishimura is the team’s chef and, using limited ingredients and in the extremely challenging circumstances, tries to […]

Curator-led tours of In a Nutshell: Japanese Netsuke from European Collections

Curator-led tours of In a Nutshell: Japanese Netsuke from European Collections

The Embassy of Japan is hosting a stunning collection of over two hundred netsuke gathered from a number of private collections in Europe and the World Museum, Liverpool until 31 May. Most of the pieces have never been on public display before, including Edmund de Waal’s Hare with Amber Eyes (pictured above), made famous in […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Happy Flight

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Happy Flight

At an airport, a great variety of aviation professionals, such as pilots, flight attendants, ground crew, mechanics, dispatch controllers and bird patrol crew all support a single flight. They have only one mission: to secure the safety of the passengers! Today was supposed to be any other day on the job, departing on schedule and […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Mother

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Mother

Back in 1940, while Japan is heading for the darkest time in its history – the Second World War, the Nogami family lives frugally but happily in Tokyo. However, Shigeru, a researcher in German literature with anti-war ideas, is arrested for violating the Peace Preservation Law, and the life of his family drastically changes. Kayo […]

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