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Turf Wars: Territories and Textbooks in Sino-Japanese Relations – with Caroline Rose

Turf Wars: Territories and Textbooks in Sino-Japanese Relations – with Caroline Rose

The content of Japanese school textbooks has been a bone of contention between the Chinese and Japanese governments since the 1980s when the first ‘textbook issue’ emerged. The Chinese government has lodged protests at various points since 1982 at what they perceive to be a ‘beautification’ of history and distorted accounts of Japan’s war of […]

Author’s Talk: Genki Kawamura

Author’s Talk: Genki Kawamura

Genki Kawamura may be better known for his work as a producer on critically acclaimed films such as Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) and Confessions (Kokuhaku), but he has been recently looming on the Japanese literature world and his literary repuation shows just how multi-talented he is. His debut novel, If Cats Disappeared from […]

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi to the UK public. The works exhibited here present Yamaguchi’s attempt to resolve the contradiction of being a painter inheriting the legacy of classical Japanese art, but also trained at art school to follow Western (oil-based) painting techniques. […]

Film Screening: Your Name

Film Screening: Your Name

Join us for a very special screening on Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa). This screening will be an amazing chance to meet one of the films producers Genki Kawamura, who will be answering questions on the film, his previous works, and on life in the anime and Japanese film industry. Genki Kawamura […]

Japan Matsuri 2018

Japan Matsuri 2018

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Sunday, 30 September 2018 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. Everything kicks […]

Tomoko Hojo Solo Exhibition ‘Unfinished Descriptions’

Tomoko Hojo Solo Exhibition ‘Unfinished Descriptions’

For her first solo exhibition at Hundred Years Gallery, Tomoko Hojo explores the relationship between voices missing from the archive through photographs, objects, scores and sounds. Based on Yoko Ono’s historical exhibition ‘Unfinished Paintings and Objects’ at Indica Gallery, London, 1966, this show ‘Unfinished Descriptions’ focuses on undocumented works and highlights silenced parts of that […]

Fumihiko Maki – Bodies of Thought

Fumihiko Maki – Bodies of Thought

Born in 1928, Fumihiko Maki was educated at the University of Tokyo and Harvard University. Since establishing Maki and Associates in 1965, he has completed many international projects including Hillside Terrace Apartments in Shibuya, Tokyo, the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the 4 World Trade Centre skyscraper in New York, amongst many others. Maki’s […]

JAEFF 2018: Youthquake

JAEFF 2018: Youthquake

This edition of the Japanese Avant-Garde Experimental Film Festival, in partnership with The Japan Foundation, riffs off the Oxford Dictionaries word of 2017: ‘Youthquake’- defined as ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.’ From ‘sun tribe’ delinquents in Bad Boys, psychedelic drag queens in Funeral Parade […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club