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Talk: Kengo Kuma on architecture and Identity

Talk: Kengo Kuma on architecture and Identity

As his first UK building nears completion, acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will speak about architecture and identity, exploring the relationship between place, building tradition and landscape. Opening in September 2018, The V&A Dundee is set to redefine the identity of the city and build upon its status as a UNESCO City of Design. Kuma […]

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Oswald White was a very modest man, both professionally and privately, who never bragged about his great achievements or his intimate knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. As a direct result of this, he is less well known than many of his predecessors in the Japan service, but he is nevertheless a significant figure […]

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

The guest of honour at the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s second joint lunch of 2018, will be Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, Mr Graham Stuart MP. We are delighted to welcome Mr Graham Stuart, appointed in January 2018 to the position of […]

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Ruselle Meade is a lecturer in Japanese studies in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University, where she teaches Japanese history, language and translation. He research focuses on public representations of science in modern Japan, with a focus on the Meiji period. Her current work examines the methods and motives of those engaged in […]

Sex, Nudes, and the Everyday – Artist talk by Ryudai Takano

Sex, Nudes, and the Everyday – Artist talk by Ryudai Takano

Ryudai Takano, renowned photographer, is perhaps best known for his depiction of the nude male form. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, when artists increasingly began to openly discuss gender and sexuality in their works, Takano’s early photographs are concerned with different forms of male beauty and tackle the idea of gender as a […]

Talk: Wireless Technology

Talk: Wireless Technology

Wireless technologies have become deeply engrained in everyday life. Oyster cards and contactless bank cards have become the norm, and in some areas, it has become commonplace to monitor electricity and gas usage through smart meter systems, faultless technology that rapidly assimilates data into a centeralised data collection centre. These systems are facilitated by two […]

The essence of omotenashi – Rethinking hospitality with Toru Machida, Head Concierge of The Savoy

The essence of omotenashi – Rethinking hospitality with Toru Machida, Head Concierge of The Savoy

The concierge is the public face of a hotel and his or her reputation can be an important factor when choosing where to stay. Toru Machida is the first Japanese to become Head Concierge at London’s five-star Savoy, an iconic hotel which has long played host to royalty, politicians and stars of the silver screen […]

Talk: Human Rights in Japan: Freedom of Expression, the Media and the Constitutional Amendment

Talk: Human Rights in Japan: Freedom of Expression, the Media and the Constitutional Amendment

In April 2016, concluding his Japan Mission, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression raised various concerns, warning of “serious threats to the independence of the press”. Dr Sanae Fujita has been closely engaged with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy. She informed […]

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