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Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

For a James bond locale, exotic Japan fits the bill nicely with sliding doors and ninjas, high-tech gadgetry and interesting options for expendable henchmen. Yet for Ian Fleming Japan offered more than literary background colour. Tokyo was a city bristling with explosive espionage secrets – from the Soviet spy ring that turned the course of […]

The Man who Knew about Furnaces: Thomas Walton (1833-1897), a British glassmaker in early Meiji Japan – with Sally Haden

The Man who Knew about Furnaces: Thomas Walton (1833-1897), a British glassmaker in early Meiji Japan – with Sally Haden

In the spring of 1873 the foundations for a revolutionary new glass factory were laid in Shinagawa, Tokyo, the like of which had never been seen in Japan before. Employing British experts and, within ten years, making all kinds of common and industrial goods, it completely transformed the Japanese approach to glass, and set the […]

Reiko Fujisawa – Piano Recital

Reiko Fujisawa – Piano Recital

Reiko Fujisawa is delighted to be performing at various venue in the UK. The recital features music by leading British and Japanese composers: Thomas Adès and Toru Takemitsu. 30 September 2017, 1pm, Greenwich St. Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BJ http://st-alfege.org/contact/how-to-find-us Admission Free 19 October 2017, 1.10pm, Newcastle King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle […]

Christmas Charity Concert for Fukushima Children: Ichiko Aoba

Christmas Charity Concert for Fukushima Children: Ichiko Aoba

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation welcomes Ichiko Aoba, classical guitarist, to perform in St Pancras Church, London. The concert is in aid of the children of Fukushima, who have been suffering from the effects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disasters. The Foundation asks you to support Academy Camp, a Japanese charity helping and supporting the […]

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

A special season dedicated to celebrating the diverse and exceptional work by the new generation of female directors who have emerged from the Japanese archipelago in the last fifteen years. This programme will offer a glimpse into the distinctive voices of these screenwriter-directors, whose work remains largely undiscovered outside their home country. Each with their […]

Bridges in Japan

Bridges in Japan

An evening technical meeting on the subject of ‘Bridges in Japan’. There are many natural environmental constraints and challenges to be overcome for infrastructure projects in Japan, such as special limitations, geological and topological constraints, typhoons and earthquakes. These severe constraints together with cultural and economic factors have led to unique technological developments in the […]

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN Christmas will bring a festival of light to London this November, presenting an exhibition of lighting installations which blend traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture. Featuring illuminations often seen at Japanese “matsuri” festivals, the installations will include the stunning work of contemporary Japanese artists Tadaharu Kawamura and Teppei Hayakawa. Date: 24 November […]

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers: Rent-a-Cat (レンタネコ)

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers: Rent-a-Cat   (レンタネコ)

Sayoko lives alone in a one-story, traditional Japanese house. However, she is not really alone. Everywhere in the house, there is a cat, another cat, yet another cat… Since her childhood, Sayoko has had a way with cats. She shares her house with them and spends her time, taking care of the family altar for […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club