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Competing Identities: Japan, the Koreas, and Missed Opportunities – John Swenson-Wright

Competing Identities: Japan, the Koreas, and Missed Opportunities – John Swenson-Wright

Since 2011, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have all undergone important leadership transitions. Abe Shinzo, Park Geun-hye and Kim Jong-un each, in their different ways, reflect both important historical continuities and new opportunities for a breakthrough in diplomatic relations in Northeast Asia. Notwithstanding this important change […]

The Ceramics of North-East Japan – David Hale

The Ceramics of North-East Japan – David Hale

In this illustrated lecture, collector David Hale will give an overview of the contemporary and historical ceramics of the Tohoku region, a subject on which his book, Ceramics of North-east Japan, remains the sole work. After taking up his wife Anne’s hobby of pottery making at the local Tsutsumi kiln, Hale became fascinated by the […]

Constructing Community and Affirming Culture: Canadians of Japanese Descent in Postwar Canada – Jonathan Mackintosh

Constructing Community and Affirming Culture: Canadians of Japanese Descent in Postwar Canada – Jonathan Mackintosh

On 1 April 1949, the Canadian Government lifted the last of the restrictions it had placed on the Canadians of Japanese descent at the beginning of the Second World War. The seven-year-long incarceration that much of this population were forced to endure had come to an end. But what happened next? This talk considers some […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club