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Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

With just one year to go before the Rugby World Cup 2019’s first match kicks off in Japan; the Japan Foundation London is delighted to announce a special symposium “Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup”, in partnership with SOAS Japan Research Centre. Japan will be the […]

Political Leadership and Policy-Making Processes under the Abe Administration: What has gone wrong?

Political Leadership and Policy-Making Processes under the Abe Administration: What has gone wrong?

Since the end of the Yasuhiro Nakasone Administration (1982–87), commentators specializing in Japanese politics have regarded weak government, characterized by the frequent change of prime ministers, as a significant challenge in Japanese politics. In response to this, a strong government mobilized by politicians’ leadership finally emerged in the form of the LDP Abe Administration. Although […]

KCC House Concert

KCC House Concert

Yoonseo Sally Lee currently studies with Radu Blidar at the Royal College of Music in London, where she has been awarded an annual scholarship and sponsorship from the Bowerman Charitable Trust. She was born in South Korea and began to play the violin when she was four years old. She was accepted to the ‘Seoul […]

After the Earthquake: Japanese New Media Art Showcase

After the Earthquake: Japanese New Media Art Showcase

On August 27 (Bank Holiday), JETAA NW will be collaborating with Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT, who will discuss the growing partnership developing between Kobe and Liverpool. Sharing histories of resilience, international trading, growing interests in Bio-Tech, port expansion, and artist-led creative industries, there are many opportunities for a collaboration between the two cities being […]

Tokyo Fugue – contemporary physical theatre from Japan

Tokyo Fugue – contemporary physical theatre from Japan

Tokyo Fugue is a mesmerising piece of physical theatre set in the maze-like train system of Tokyo. The scenes unfold like the variations of a fugue, in sequences of meticulously crafted movement. With three bodies, three chairs, a collage of English and Japanese text, a lullaby, a fugue and some train sounds, it conjures up […]

Tiny Objects can tell the Truth. British Influence on the Birth of Japanese Archaeology

Tiny Objects can tell the Truth. British Influence on the Birth of Japanese Archaeology

It was about one hundred years ago when the first department of archaeology was founded in Japan, at Kyoto Imperial University (1916). Kosaku Hamada, the first professor of archaeology, had studied the subject under Professor Flinders Petrie, the ‘Father of Egyptian Archaeology’, from 1913 to 1916 at University College of London. At that time both […]

Full of Noises presents: Tomoko Sauvage and ASUNA

Full of Noises presents: Tomoko Sauvage and ASUNA

Tomoko Sauvage is an artist and musician whose work investigates the sculpturalrity of sound and improvisation in relation to the environment. Sauvage is known for her musical/visual research into ‘natural synthesisers’ of her own invention, composed of diverse fluid, bowls, ceramic, light and underwater amplification. For Yo No Bi, Tomoko will present the UK premiere […]

Summer Explorers! 2018

Summer Explorers! 2018

Our popular Summer Explorers free film season returns! From puppetoon animation to Samurai comedy, and a film version of Japan’s mega hit TV drama, we have something to suit all ages and tastes.

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