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Performing Memory: Artistic Production and Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo

Performing Memory: Artistic Production and Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo

Situated in a bustling area of Nara City, the Nan’endo (Southern Round Hall) is an eight-sided structure at Kofukuji temple. The history of the Nan’endo began in the ninth century and has been linked to the prominent Northern Fujiwara clan. This talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory […]

No Laughing Matter. Matayoshi Naoki’s Success as a Comedian and Novelist

No Laughing Matter. Matayoshi Naoki’s Success as a Comedian and Novelist

For several years, Japanese stand-up comedians have also found success on the domestic book market. Benefiting from their popularity and constant presence in the media, publications by comedians-authors often turn into media sensations. One of the most prolific and interesting comedian-authors in recent years has been Matayoshi Naoki. Years after Matayoshi had constructed and established […]

Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

We are delighted to welcome the British Ambassador to Japan, HE Mr Paul Madden, to address the Japan Society at the end of his third year in post. In this lecture, Paul Madden will share his views on the political, diplomatic and business situation in Japan from his unique perspective as the UK’s representative in […]

Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Dr O’Neal’s project on the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas reveals the entangled realms of relics, reliquaries, and Buddhist scripture engendered through intricate interactions of word and image. The twelfth- and thirteenth-century mandalas use precisely choreographed characters from sutras rather than architectural line to compose the central icon of a pagoda. Surrounding this textual image, narrative […]

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro – an international conference

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro – an international conference

The early twenty-first-century presents us with a host of pressing contexts and challenges, from concerns about climate change and technological innovation to diversity issues and shifts in geopolitical power. To what extent does Ishiguro’s writing anticipate and comment on the early twenty-first century Zeitgeist? Surely, The Remains of the Day anticipates Brexit, Never Let Me […]

The University as a Platform for Social Change – Prof. Makoto Gonokami, President, University of Tokyo

The University as a Platform for Social Change – Prof. Makoto Gonokami, President, University of Tokyo

We are delighted to welcome Professor Gonokami, President of the University of Tokyo to speak to the Japan Society during a brief visit to London.  This is an important and rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading scientists and head of Japan’s foremost university. Under his leadership, the University of Tokyo is […]

Nature Symposium: Neutrino Physics, Past, Present, and Future

Nature Symposium: Neutrino Physics, Past, Present, and Future

Five leading scientists share their excitement about neutrino physics and discuss the challenges they are faced with. Neutrinos may be key to tackling deep questions about the Universe, such as the existence of new physics beyond the predictions of the accepted model of particle physics. There are many things we don’t yet fully understand about […]

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

Colin Alexander McVean (1838-1912) was the son of a Free Church minister on the island of Iona, on the western coast of Scotland. He trained as a civil engineer and following some time with the Admiralty survey and the building of railways in Bulgaria and parts of the Ottoman Empire, he headed to Japan as […]

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