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Book launch: Yukio Mishima

Book launch: Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was the most internationally acclaimed Japanese author of the twentieth century: prodigiously talented, dazzlingly prolific and a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize. Yet in 1970 Mishima shocked the world with a bizarre attempt at a coup d’état, which ended in his suicide by ritual disembowelment. In his radically new analysis of an […]

Workshop: Let’s Catch the Lion – Dobutsu Shogi (Animal Shogi) instructed by Madoka Kitao

Workshop: Let’s Catch the Lion –  Dobutsu Shogi (Animal Shogi) instructed by Madoka Kitao

Shogi is a traditional Japanese board game, similar to Western Chess. Played by two players, the different ways in which the pieces can move arguably makes Shogi strategically more interesting and exciting to play through to the end. However, the downside of Shogi is that it takes some time to master… In order to encourage […]

Book launch: The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

Book launch: The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

We invite you to join us for the launch of The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972: analysis and assessments from John Pilcher and the British Embassy, Tokyo, compiled and edited by Sir Hugh Cortazzi. The publishers, Renaissance Books in association with the Japan Society, would like to thank the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Julia Bonas […]

Token Taikai

Token Taikai

A unique opportunity to study all aspects of the Japanese sword, koshirae, armour and related arts in an historic setting. Reception Dinner in the Great Hall on Saturday 4th October. Token Taikai on Sunday 5th October. Highlights will include : * Display of some of the most important swords from private collections in the UK, […]

Ikebana September Workshop 2014 “The Harvest Moon”

Ikebana September Workshop 2014 “The Harvest Moon”

Japanese flower arranging demonstration and workshop by Sumie takahashi, master of the Koryu School and Diane Norman, Master of the Ohara School. Door open at 11:30 am, Demonstration and Workshop at 12:00 Noon. Light refreshments, Sales tables and a raffle. Entrance fee: £6 (Members), £10 (Non-Members) Date: 30 September 2014, Doors open to the public […]

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

The Japan Society, in association with Plymouth University is pleased to invite teachers to Discover Japan a FREE-one day CPD 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. […]

Japan Matsuri 2014

Japan Matsuri 2014

Japan Matsuri, London’s annual free festival in celebration of Japanese culture in the capital, returns to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27 September. As well as there being the opportunity to enjoy stage performances and family activities throughout the day, this year, as the festival adopts the theme of ‘washoku’, Japanese cuisine, there are numerous stalls […]

Nation, Dice, Instruction – Private View and Artist Talk

Nation, Dice, Instruction – Private View and Artist Talk

Satoshi Hashimoto is currently one of Japan’s most ‘alarming’ artists, producing works of art that make the viewer feel like someone witnessing a traffic accident. By somehow “questioning your stance”, “ignoring you”, “making a contract with you” or “transferring ownership to you”, they transcend social laws and morality and turn you into a participant, not […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club