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Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

When the Meiji government came into power in 1868 it recognised the pressing need to produce a credible and reliable currency which would aid the modernisation of Japan. Thus, in 1871 it established the Japan Mint in Osaka where high-quality coins would be produced. Japan developed its mint by combining traditional Japanese techniques with knowledge […]

AKIO SUZUKI and AKI ONDA

AKIO SUZUKI and AKI ONDA

Extended duration performance in the round with legendary Japanese sound artist/instrument builder Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda – an electronic musician/composer/visual artist best known for his Cassette Memories project. Admission: £7 adv / £8 on the door Date: 11 June 2013 Venue: Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street,London E8 3DL Tel: 020 7923 1231 Email: info@cafeoto.co.uk […]

A Voyage Through Words and Music

A Voyage Through Words and Music

Join us in celebrating the arrival, 400 years ago to the day, of the first British ship to Japan with an evening of music and words drawn from the traditions of the two countries. Musical programme arranged by: Jason James, David Hughes, Michael Spencer, Meg Hamilton and David Fawcett Date: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 6.30pm […]

Japan Society Book Club – The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami

Japan Society Book Club – The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami

Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, ‘Sensei’ in a local bar. He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship, traced by Kawakami’s gentle hints at the changing seasons, develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of […]

POLYSICS to Release Weeeeeeeeee!!! Across UK and Europe

POLYSICS to Release Weeeeeeeeee!!! Across UK and Europe

Japan’s notorious boiler suited techno-new-wave hooligans POLYSICS return with Weeeeeeeeee!!!, their latest high-energy album, scheduled to shatter the eardrums of the UK and Europe from 10 June courtesy of JPU Records. Following in the footsteps of their 15th anniversary release – which featured collaborations with a number of music legends, including the band’s personal hero, […]

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 – Designed by Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 – Designed by Sou Fujimoto

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 will be designed by multi award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Widely acknowledged to be one of the most fascinating and important upcoming architects, Fujimoto is the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery. Fujimoto’s semi-transparent, latticed structure of 20mm steel poles will […]

A pre-G8 overview – Dr Gerard Lyons, Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London

A pre-G8 overview – Dr Gerard Lyons, Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London

A short time before the G8 summit in the UK, an overview of the global economy by a highly respected economist will be useful to all members. Dr Gerard Lyons will focus on the UK and Europe and also on Japan and its regions but he will take a broad look at the global economy […]

Japanese Plus: Happy Family Plan – Learn spoken Japanese through film

Japanese Plus: Happy Family Plan – Learn spoken Japanese through film

Happy Family Plan (2000) is the story of the Kawajiri family. Fujio, the father of the family, is suddenly advised that his job no longer exists due to a company restructure. With no apparent prospects of re-employment for Fujio, the family loses sight of all their hopes and dreams. Until they unexpectedly receive an invitation […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club