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Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

To celebrate the centenary of the Japanese film studio Nikkatsu, we select a programme of popular and epoch-defining works from the 1950s and 1960s, directed by some of the country’s best-kept secrets. The programme encapsulates an era of output that defined a post-war ‘golden age’ of cinema in Japan and reflected the changing landscape of […]

Trooping the Colour – Special seats at the Major General’s Review

Trooping the Colour – Special seats at the Major General’s Review

One of the great annual sights in London is the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall on Her Majesty’s Official Birthday. All available Foot Guards, Household Cavalry and King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery march past Her Majesty starting at 11.00am. The event will close at approximately noon. The Society has arranged […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

In 1997, a research team of 8 men arrived at Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica. The station is 1,000km away from the Antarctic coast in an environment so inhospitable that nothing, not even viruses can survive there. Mr Nishimura is the team’s chef and, using limited ingredients and in the extremely challenging circumstances, tries to […]

unEVEN ELeven: Makoto Kawabata / Charles Hayward / Guy Segers

unEVEN ELeven: Makoto Kawabata / Charles Hayward / Guy Segers

unEVEN ELeven is a startling new initiative, injecting the ‘ROCK POWER TRIO’ with a new dose of artistic expression, creativity and freedom. Acid Mothers Temple’s Makoto Kawabata is joined by the propulsive, powerhouse drumming of Charles Hayward and bass player Guy Segers (of Univers Zero and more…) KAWABATA MAKOTO / guitar Since 1978 Makoto Kawabata […]

Junko / Michel Henritzi Duo + Shinichi Isohata + A Qui Avec Gabriel

Junko / Michel Henritzi Duo + Shinichi Isohata + A Qui Avec Gabriel

Three performances from the Japanese underground with Hijokaidan vocalist Junko in duo with Michel Henritzi for an intense barrage of noise and total sound, the stripped back jazz guitar deconstructions of Shinichi Isohata and A Qui Avec Gabriel’s solo accordian traversing pop and the avant garde. Admission :£8 adv / £10 on the door Date: […]

Japanese hot topic (Champagne) Burst Out of Japan for First London Headline Show

Japanese hot topic (Champagne) Burst Out of Japan for First London Headline Show

From performing on the streets of Harajuku, to rocking tens of thousands at SUMMER SONIC and a host of other top Japanese festivals, to selling out every tour they’ve ever done. [Champagne] are living proof that it is possible to go from indie heroes to full-blown rockstars in a matter of years, and now they’re […]

Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Prior to the 11th Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme East Side Stories – Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth, the Japan Foundation is pleased to present the following special screenings of contemporary Japanese films this January. Thursday, 16 January, 6.30pm Eclair (Dir. Akio Kondo, 2011, 105min, English subtitles) Friday, 17 January, 6.30pm Robo-G (Dir. […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club