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Echoes through nature: Woodcuts by Katsutoshi Yuasa

Echoes through nature: Woodcuts by Katsutoshi Yuasa

Date: 21 January – 19 March 2009, Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.00pm (Late night openings until 8pm, 5 February & 5 March 2009) Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House,13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP. Nearest tube: Baker Street Tel: 020 7486 4348 Email: exhibitions@dajf.org.uk Web: www.dajf.org.uk Organiser: The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Private View: 4 February […]

Yosemoji & the Shaping of ‘Wa’ Essentially Japanese calligraphy

Yosemoji & the Shaping of ‘Wa’ Essentially Japanese calligraphy

Date: 9 December 2008-30 January 2009 (Closed 25 December 2008 – 4 January 2009) Venue: Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT Fee: Free An exhibition of work by Tachibana Umon, Special Advisor for Cultural Exchange, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. Edo-moji Edo-moji (lit. Edo lettering) are a group of related styles of Japanese […]

Violent Cop: at the Institue of Contemporary Arts

Violent Cop: at the Institue of Contemporary Arts

Kitano’s dazzling debut feature, where he stars as a ruthless cop who attempts to save a corrupt colleague involved in organised crime. Dir Takeshi Kitano, Japan 1989, 89 mins, Cert 18, subtitles. Date: Monday 29 December 2008 Time: 2:00 pm Ticket price: £5 for everyone all day Monday. Venue: Cinema 2, ICA, The Mall, London […]

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 […]

Isamu Noguchi at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Isamu Noguchi at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Date: Current – 22 February 2009 Venue: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG Tel: 01924 832631 Email: mailto:info@ysp.co.uk Web: http://www.ysp.co.uk/or http://www.noguchi.org/ Yorkshire Sculpture Park The first major European exhibition of work by Isamu Noguchi, one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.  With its historic landscape, formal gardens and award-winning Underground Gallery, Yorkshire […]

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” […]

Tokyo Confirmed as World’s Culinary Capital with 36 More Michelin Stars

Tokyo Confirmed as World’s Culinary Capital with 36 More Michelin Stars

Michelin has released its selection of recommended hotels and restaurants in the MICHELIN guide Tokyo 2009. The new edition features 203 establishments in all, a number that includes 173 restaurants and 30 hotels. Tokyo is tied with Paris for the number of three-star eateries. “Tokyo’s gastronomy has improved and evolved in the course of the […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club