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Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro – an international conference

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro – an international conference

The early twenty-first-century presents us with a host of pressing contexts and challenges, from concerns about climate change and technological innovation to diversity issues and shifts in geopolitical power. To what extent does Ishiguro’s writing anticipate and comment on the early twenty-first century Zeitgeist? Surely, The Remains of the Day anticipates Brexit, Never Let Me […]

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with the BFI in presenting Singing Lovebirds as part of the Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season. This pre-war produced warm-hearted musical about the tangled love lives of a samurai is a very rare treat. Catch it as it kicks off at BFI Southbank and later goes on to tour the UK. Date: […]

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. […]

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert  James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist: performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki. The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project – presenting much loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures. […]

Author Talk with Kanako Nishi

Author Talk with Kanako Nishi

Since her debut in 2004 with a collection of short stories Blue (Aoi), Kanako Nishi’s star has risen rapidly in the Japanese literary world. Born in Tehran, and raised in Cairo and Osaka, Nishi has been praised by critics for her unorthodox style and the use of language in her books which are often written using the distinctive […]

An Introduction to Japanese Kagura by Professor Terence Lancashire

An Introduction to Japanese Kagura by Professor Terence Lancashire

From ancient times, various traditional entertainments have been created and evolved in Japan’s long history. These range from the court ensemble of gagaku to the theatre of noh, kabuki and puppetry and various instrumental ensembles including the three stringed shamisen and 13 stringed koto. In contrast to these urban forms there are a wide variety of folk performing arts which includes the shrine […]

From the Dust of This Wretched Earth

From the Dust of This Wretched Earth

A collaboration between the Uchledre Centre and dance practitioner Melissa Prasut, this full-length dance production will combine traditional and non-traditional art approaches and involve a number of international artists, including butoh dancer Sayako Onishi and music mixer, Toshimaru Nakamura. Date: 26 September 2019Venue: Phipps Halls (Huddersfield)

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club