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Diversity in Education: Alternative Schools

Diversity in Education: Alternative Schools

The coalition government introduced free schools in 2010 as part of its “Big Society” initiative, with the stated aim of pursuing “innovation, diversity and flexibility”. The government defines free schools as “all-ability state-funded schools set up in response to what local people say they want and need in order to improve education for children in […]

Concert: An Evening with Taro Takeuchi and Kyoko Murai

Concert: An Evening with Taro Takeuchi and Kyoko Murai

We welcome back the lute and baroque guitarist Taro Takeuchi to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, who will be accompanied by soprano Kyoko Murai. They will be performing 17th century British music, with songs and instrumental music by Henry Purcell and his contemporaries. Taro Takeuchi was born in Kyoto, Japan. After completing his degrees in law […]

Think Locally, Dance Globally: The Butoh Dance Form in the Age of Globalisation

Think Locally, Dance Globally: The Butoh Dance Form in the Age of Globalisation

One of the most important imports from Japan in the world of performing arts in the last half century has been the dance form butoh, which has shocked and captivated audiences around the globe. However, it appears that contact with Europe and America was changing butoh in significant ways. In this presentation, Professor Bruce Baird […]

Film Screening: August Shadows- Reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Film Screening: August Shadows- Reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Kirk Palmer’s practice is located somewhere between the still and the moving image. Landscape and sense of place can be seen as broad themes, as can the existential nature of our relationship with the world. Between 2005 and the present he made August Shadows, a trilogy of moving image works – Murmur (2006), Hiroshima (2007) […]

The Nuclear Myth and Japan’s Postwar Nationalism

The Nuclear Myth and Japan’s Postwar Nationalism

Much concern has focused on therapy and mental recovery for the people traumatised either by the tsunami or by the TEPCO nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011. Nobuko Kosuge, Professor of History and International Relations at Yamanashi Gakuin University examines what effect the recent nuclear disaster has had on the Japanese […]

Disaster Management After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Disaster Management After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The presentation by members of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) will outline key lessons following 2 years of recovery after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear incident, based on Japan mission findings in June 2013 and June 2011. The consequences of the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami made […]

Book Launch – Governing Insecurity in Japan: The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

Book Launch – Governing Insecurity in Japan: The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

Since the end of the Cold War, Japan’s security environment has changed significantly. While, on the global level, the United States is still Japan’s most important security partner, the nature of the partnership has changed as a result of shifting demands from the United States, new international challenges such as the North Korean nuclear programme […]

Toru Ishii: Delirious Metropolis

Toru Ishii: Delirious Metropolis

Based on the subject of physicality and topicality within the delirious metropolis, Toru Ishii’s first solo exhibition in the UK aims to achieve a hybrid of expression in elements such as the past and present and the digital and analogue. He challenges how traditional art can exist in this modern age, and attempts to find […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club