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Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

When the Meiji government came into power in 1868 it recognised the pressing need to produce a credible and reliable currency which would aid the modernisation of Japan. Thus, in 1871 it established the Japan Mint in Osaka where high-quality coins would be produced. Japan developed its mint by combining traditional Japanese techniques with knowledge […]

Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

When the Meiji government came into power in 1868 it recognised the pressing need to produce a credible and reliable currency which would aid the modernisation of Japan. Thus, in 1871 it established the Japan Mint in Osaka where high-quality coins would be produced. Japan developed its mint by combining traditional Japanese techniques with knowledge […]

Japanese Plus: Happy Family Plan – Learn spoken Japanese through film

Japanese Plus: Happy Family Plan – Learn spoken Japanese through film

Happy Family Plan (2000) is the story of the Kawajiri family. Fujio, the father of the family, is suddenly advised that his job no longer exists due to a company restructure. With no apparent prospects of re-employment for Fujio, the family loses sight of all their hopes and dreams. Until they unexpectedly receive an invitation […]

Post 3.11 – What Can Art Do? Case 2 – Documenting Tohoku

Post 3.11 – What Can Art Do? Case 2 – Documenting Tohoku

Post 3.11 is a series of talks with individuals who through art have in various ways been involved in supporting the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan. Showcasing their activities, this series aims to examine how the role of the artist and art activities can be vital in […]

Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Prior to the 11th Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme East Side Stories – Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth, the Japan Foundation is pleased to present the following special screenings of contemporary Japanese films this January. Thursday, 16 January, 6.30pm Eclair (Dir. Akio Kondo, 2011, 105min, English subtitles) Friday, 17 January, 6.30pm Robo-G (Dir. […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club