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3rd International Manga Awards

3rd International Manga Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 3rd International Manga Awards. Please visit the official website (http://www.manga-award.jp/) to download entry forms and application details. Completed applications from UK residents can also be posted/delivered by hand to: 3rd International Manga Awards, JICC, Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT Applications should arrive by Friday, 30th […]

Japan Society News: Captain Robert Guy, Mr. Victor Harris and Dr. Hisashi Nakamura receive Foreign Minister’s Commendation

Japan Society News: Captain Robert Guy, Mr. Victor Harris and Dr. Hisashi Nakamura receive Foreign Minister’s Commendation

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the relationship between Japan and the UK, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conferred the Foreign Minister’s Certificate of Commendation to individuals and groups who have long been making significant contributions to the improvement of bilateral relations between Japan and the UK. On 16th December 2008, a ceremony was […]

Jazz on the Road

Jazz on the Road

Date: 18 December 2008 Venue: The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road, London N1 8LN Email: jazzontheroad66@gmail.com WEb site: www.myspace.com/jazzontheroad or www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLsRze898Sk Organiser: Commodo Depot Inc London’s jazz movement has remained vibrant since the 80’s, and Jazz Dance continues to thrive. Japanese dancer Maki has been a member of world famous dance company ‘Jazzcotech Dancers” […]

National Martial Arts Medal Haul

National Martial Arts Medal Haul

The Kuk Sool Won Martial Artists from Oxshott, Claygate and New Malden entered the National Championships on November 29th and won a total of 25 medals between them, putting them in the Top 10 performing clubs in the country. The UK Championships in Birmingham attracted over four hundred competitors from more than sixty Kuk Sool […]

Love and Honor (Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan)

Love and Honor (Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan)

Date: 12 December 2008 ~15 January 2009 Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH Tel: 020 7930 3647 Web site: http://www.ica.org.uk/ Growing tired of his menial job tasting the Shogun’s meals for poison, Shinnojo Mimura (Takuya Kimura) dreams of opening a dojo for children. His hopes are dashed however, after some […]

See Korean Film #1: Christmas in August (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Koreanfilm.org & Korean Cultural Centre UK)

See Korean Film #1: Christmas in August (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Koreanfilm.org & Korean Cultural Centre UK)

Date: 11th December, 7pm Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, Ground Floor, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5EJ Fee: Free (Booking is Necessary for your free ticket) Tel: +44 (0)20 7004 2600 Web site: www.london.korean-culture.org Email: info@kccuk.org.uk Review by Darcy Paquet (Koreanfilm.org) This is a debut feature by director Hur Jin-ho and stars two of the […]

Japanese Cinema for Busy People II Special

Japanese Cinema for Busy People II Special

Date: 3 December 2008 from 6.30pm Venue: Japan Foundation, London The Japan Foundation will host this special lecture as a supplement to our successful series Japanese Cinema for Busy People II. In this event, Jasper Sharp will provide an insight into the history and development of one of the most intriguing genres of Japanese cinema, […]

Wild Japan: Sex in Japanese Cinema of the 60s and 70s

Wild Japan: Sex in Japanese Cinema of the 60s and 70s

Date: 1 December 2008 – 30 December 2008 Venue: BFI Southbank The sexual preoccupations of Wakamatsu’s movie were indicative of a rising and unstoppable tide. The first Japanese screen kiss came late (in 1946) but only a decade later a cycle of taiyozoku (or ‘Sun Tribe Films’), which centred around the decadent generation of post-war […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club