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Nuclear non-proliferation policy in Northeast Asia, then and now: From the 1950s to President Trump

Nuclear non-proliferation policy in Northeast Asia, then and now: From the 1950s to President Trump

In Northeast Asia, four nuclear-armed states joust for position. Three other regional actors also once tried to join the nuclear club: Japan during World War II and South Korea and Taiwan under authoritarian governments in the 1970s and 1980s. The fact that they didn’t is a non-proliferation success story. Washington forced the latter two to […]

Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation – Documentary screening and discussion

Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation –  Documentary screening and discussion

Six years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011, the Japan Foundation presents a screening of Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation, a documentary telling the story of how a Japanese football club and their legendary fans set out on the long road to rebuild their hometown. On 5 March 2011, […]

Brexit and the City: Economic arguments for leaving the EU – Gerard Lyons

Brexit and the City: Economic arguments for leaving the EU – Gerard Lyons

Following the result of the EU referendum in June 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon by the 31 March 2017 and formally begin negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of our commitment to presenting a diversity of approaches on this […]

From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

The Ainu are the indigenous people of northern Japan. This may appear a straightforward statement; after all, the subordination and dispossession of the Ainu under a colonial regime in Hokkaido has numerous parallels among other Fourth World populations like Native Americans, Australian Aborigines, Inuit, Maori, Sami and others. Sparked into political activism by the wave […]

Talk: Love and Perverted Desires in Four Centuries of Japanese Literature

Talk: Love and Perverted Desires in Four Centuries of Japanese Literature

In this talk, Damian Flanagan will explore the shifting sexual norms of Japan’s literary history from the Edo Period to the present. Back in the 18th Century, same sex relationships were common in Japan, indeed seen as underpinning the power structures of samurai hierarchy, while anything thought to challenge social stability – like adultery with […]

Japan, East Asia, Asia: Cultural spheres in conversation

Japan, East Asia, Asia: Cultural spheres in conversation

Join a discussion with art historian Maki Fukuoka (University of Leeds), and curator Pauline J Yao (M+, Hong Kong and Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Leeds) about contemporary art in Japan and Japan’s relationship with its regional neighbours. How are these cultural spheres seen to be interconnected or disconnected? Do these connections matter? Pauline J. […]

The Many Faces of Noh – Talk and Demonstration by Hideta Kitazawa

The Many Faces of Noh – Talk and Demonstration by Hideta Kitazawa

Noh is a traditional form of Japanese theatre characterised by its use of masks. A key element of the performance, Noh masks are both highly detailed and deeply expressive. Originating from just 60 basic designs, today there are believed to be over 200 different kinds in use. Following the success of his talk in 2009 […]

‘New’ Abenomics and Japan’s Labour Market Policy – Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

‘New’ Abenomics and Japan’s Labour Market Policy – Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

This talk addresses the ‘new’ Abenomics, which was announced in September 2015, by focusing on the labour market policy. In addition to the three policy arrows of the original Abenomics, which were combined as the first new arrow aimed at GDP 600 trillion yen, the new Abenomics added two new arrows aimed at improving the […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club