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What Brexit Means for Japan

What Brexit Means for Japan

As Brexit day on March 29th rapidly approaches, Japanese companies based in the UK have started to prepare for a no-deal scenario. Honda has recently announced the closure of its UK production line for four-wheeled vehicles by 2021 (though it stated that Brexit was not the reason), and other companies such as Sony, Panasonic, and […]

Seminar: Foreign Refugee Flows into Japan: Asylum Seekers’ Circuitous Path

Seminar: Foreign Refugee Flows into Japan: Asylum Seekers’ Circuitous Path

Japan has positioned itself in paradoxical ways on the issue of refugees. Although it takes very few refugees itself, last year it contributed more than $US 150 million to the UNHCR, the fourth largest behind the US, Germany and the EU. Closer to home, between 2010 and 2017 the number of refugees who made it […]

Classical and Contemporary Noh

Classical and Contemporary Noh

The Between the Stones Project comprises the development and performance of a new English language noh drama (Between the Stones) by Jannette Cheong (author) and Richard Emmert (composer), alongside the performance in February 2020 of a classical han noh (half noh), and a programme of education and outreach activities – ‘Getting to Noh from Page […]

Book Launch: On Kurosawa: a Tribute to the Master Director

Book Launch: On Kurosawa: a Tribute to the Master Director

In a recent BBC poll of 208 film critics from over 40 different countries, two of the four top-ranking films were directed by Akira Kurosawa. Why are Kurosawa’s films so highly-rated in countries as diverse as China, Belgium and Mexico? In this talk, Peter Tasker will explore Kurosawa’s legacy, read from his new book On […]

Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

The works presented in Tsuyoshi Anzai’s first solo exhibition in the UK pose questions about the ‘thereness’ of everyday items. Taking inspiration from the Platonic philosophical assumption of a world of ideas which is hidden from human senses, Anzai attempts to disrupt the way we unconsciously and passively perceive “representation”, by creating a state where […]

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi to the UK public. The works exhibited here present Yamaguchi’s attempt to resolve the contradiction of being a painter inheriting the legacy of classical Japanese art, but also trained at art school to follow Western (oil-based) painting techniques. […]

The Women of Ishikawa

The Women of Ishikawa

Be drawn into the faraway world of The Women of Ishikawa. It is a selection of strange, hilarious, and tragic folk stories from the mountains of Ishikawa, brought over from Japan and performed by Doubtful Sound. The show is in a mix of Kaga-ben (the local dialect) and English, and the stories are sprinkled with […]

Talk:Kokeshi from Tohoku with Love

Talk:Kokeshi from Tohoku with Love

Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that and are characterized by their lack of arms or legs. They are produced in the Tohoku region of Japan and were originally toys for children. However today they are more often used as decorations in the home. Outside of Japan, kokeshi dolls are considered to be an icon of […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club