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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra The sixth Europe Tour 2019

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra The sixth Europe Tour 2019

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen are planning Europe tour in April 2019, which will be the first Europe tour in 13 years for JPO. It will be the first time for the orchestra to visit Finland, and other visits include cities in Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom. Pietari INKINEN, Chief Conductor Japan […]

Private View: Explore the Japanese collection at the British Library

Private View: Explore the Japanese collection at the British Library

Did you know that British Library is the home of more than 400 manuscripts and 4,000 printed works created before the Meiji Restoration? Among the highlights of the Japanese collection are the 8th-century Hyakumantō darani, the oldest example of printing in Japan, lavishly illustrated Nara ehon manuscripts and 16th century works printed by the Jesuits. From mediaeval materials to […]

What Brexit Means for Japan

What Brexit Means for Japan

As Brexit day on March 29th rapidly approaches, Japanese companies based in the UK have started to prepare for a no-deal scenario. Honda has recently announced the closure of its UK production line for four-wheeled vehicles by 2021 (though it stated that Brexit was not the reason), and other companies such as Sony, Panasonic, and […]

PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration

PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration

Amezaiku is the centuries-old Japanese craft of sculpting sugar into intricate works of edible art. For the amezaiku craftsman, speed and precision are key: sugar paste is heated until soft and pliable, and then quickly and finely crafted into shape by hand and with special U-shaped Japanese scissors (nigiri-basami) before the mixture cools and hardens again. […]

Painted Poems – 絵詩 – by Rie Takeda

Painted Poems – 絵詩 – by Rie Takeda

The Sway Gallery London is proud to present a carefully curated selection of artworks by the Japanese artist and calligrapher, Rie Takeda, taken from her Painted Poems series.Painted Poems radiates with an embrace of a unified harmony, striving to create a natsukashii feeling, a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of here and now. The original […]

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand is choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and is produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management. Join Dance City for a sharing of work by international deaf dance choreographer Chisato Minamimura, presented in Dance City’s Theatre, in collaboration with […]

Seminar: Foreign Refugee Flows into Japan: Asylum Seekers’ Circuitous Path

Seminar: Foreign Refugee Flows into Japan: Asylum Seekers’ Circuitous Path

Japan has positioned itself in paradoxical ways on the issue of refugees. Although it takes very few refugees itself, last year it contributed more than $US 150 million to the UNHCR, the fourth largest behind the US, Germany and the EU. Closer to home, between 2010 and 2017 the number of refugees who made it […]

Japan Society Book Club: The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Ranpo

Japan Society Book Club: The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Ranpo

he Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro presents four stories by Edogawa Ranpo’s recurring character, the great detective Akechi Kogoro. Akechi first appeared in the story ‘The Case of the Murder on D. Hill’ in January 1925 and Ranpo never intended to make further use of the character. However the positive reactions of friends and colleagues prompted […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club