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EASTLOOP at Open House Weekend 2015

EASTLOOP at Open House Weekend 2015

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September, during Open House event at St George’s Church Bloomsbury, there will be an opportunity to purchase EASTLOOP handmade brooches in aid of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami survivors. EASTLOOP project was established in July 2011 to support and bring smiles back to Tsunami survivors. This project […]

Japan Matsuri 2015

Japan Matsuri 2015

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Saturday, 19 September in Trafalgar Square in the centre of the city. A regular fixture now in the London calendar, this free annual festival brings people together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance, and activities for all the family. This year we […]

BUKATSUDO: Teaching Character in Japanese School Clubs

BUKATSUDO: Teaching Character in Japanese School Clubs

The bell rings for the end of the school day, but for children in schools across Japan it only signals the start of the next stage of their daily education. Bukatsudō (extracurricular sports or cultural clubs), have played a formative role in the secondary school experience for school children around Japan for generations. On entry […]

VnA Chuseok: Korean Harvest Moon Festival

VnA Chuseok: Korean Harvest Moon Festival

Together with the Lunar New Year, Chuseok is the most celebrated folk festival in Korea. It is held on the fifteenth day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, which boasts the brightest and fullest moon of the year. This festival marks the start of the harvesting season for fruits and grains. Chuseok is […]

Japanese from Scratch: All About Bento!

Japanese from Scratch: All About Bento!

Japanese from Scratch workshops are held by the Japan Foundation for those who are interested in learning Japanese but haven’t started yet, or those who have just started learning Japanese. In September’s workshop, you can get a taste of the Japanese language while discovering the fascinating culture of bento – Japanese boxed meals! The culture […]

Joint lunch with JCCI: The UK-Japan 21st Century Group’s 32nd Annual Meeting

Joint lunch with JCCI: The UK-Japan 21st Century Group’s 32nd Annual Meeting

The guests at the next Japan Society and JCCI Joint Lunch will be the co-Chairmen of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, Mr Yasuhisa Shiozaki and the Lord Howard of Lympne, together with other British and Japanese members of the Group. The 21st Century Group is a non-Governmental forum. It was set up in 1984 to […]

The Korean Literature Night: I’ll Be Right There by Shin Kyung-sook

The Korean Literature Night: I’ll Be Right There by Shin Kyung-sook

[The Korean Literature Night (KLN)] is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. In August we will be reading I’ll Be Right There about memories of youth in a time of gloom. This is written by Shin Kyung-sook, author of the New York Times best seller […]

Hitachi Ashford Depot: Tour the maintenance facilities and see the Class 395 Javelins up close

Hitachi Ashford Depot: Tour the maintenance facilities and see the Class 395 Javelins up close

Since the 1964 Olympic Games, the shinkansen has remained one of the most iconic images of Japan, synonymous with punctuality, reliability and safety, as well as a certain romance. In 2009 the UK introduced its own fleet of high speed ‘bullet’ trains, the Class 395 Javelin, as part of the build up for the 2012 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club