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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About… (Characters and Stories in Japanese Video Games)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About…  (Characters and Stories in Japanese Video Games)

Japanese video games have entertained and enthralled many generations of video gamers. Across a variety of different genres, many of the popular games from Japan feature engaging and interactive stories with characters in fictional worlds, and whose personalities, appearances and traits have been meticulously designed in order to boost their appeal. For this special talk, […]

K-Fashion Odyssey

K-Fashion Odyssey

The exhibition documents the explosion of creativity springing from young Korean designers, graduates of the most prestigious fashion schools across Europe. Through five varied installations presenting films, garments and headdresses, the exhibition offers stories from the brightest, most exciting new wave of experimental artistic talents and their South Korean roots. Exhibiting designers are: Chloe Kim, […]

Found in Translation: An Architectural Exchange Between Glasgow, Berlin and Japan – Neil Jackson

Found in Translation: An Architectural Exchange Between Glasgow, Berlin and Japan – Neil Jackson

For a special edition of the Japan Society Book Club, members will be joined by award-winning translator Damian Flanagan for a tour of the Embassy of Japan’s new exhibition on the Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki. The exhibition features assorted artefacts from Soseki’s time in London as a government scholar. Flanagan will discuss these alongside his […]

‘2020 Vision’: insights from the London 2012 Games – Lord Deighton

‘2020 Vision’: insights from the London 2012 Games – Lord Deighton

Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and former CEO of LOCOG, will speak at a Japan Society Forum. In this lecture, he will share his insights on London’s experiences during the run-up to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and discuss lessons which can be passed to the 2020 Games organisers in Japan. Tokyo’s bid […]

Looking Back at Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbor: Avoiding War 1936-41

Looking Back at Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbor: Avoiding War 1936-41

It is relatively rare for a historian to get the chance to engage in critical reflection of his own work. In this short talk, Dr Antony Best will address the most significant issues that he discussed in his first book on Britain and the origins of the Pacific War, including the role of intelligence and […]

Film Seminar: Youth in Japanese Cinema and Beyond

Film Seminar: Youth in Japanese Cinema and Beyond

In conjunction with the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme East Side Stories: Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth, which takes its theme as ‘youth’ in film, this panel discussion will bring together experts on the subject to explore how adults of tomorrow have been portrayed in cinema over the years, with a special focus […]

Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces

Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces

Kintsugi is the craft in which chipped, cracked or broken ceramic pieces are repaired using a combination of urushi (lacquer) and rice glue. This process inadvertently results in a decoration, the form of which is dictated by the breakage the piece has suffered. Powdered gold is usually applied to the repaired patch or seam before […]

Public Seminar: On the margins in Japan – voices from the underclass, sex industry, far-right, and new left

Public Seminar: On the margins in Japan – voices from the underclass, sex industry, far-right, and new left

In this special public seminar, sociologist and rising star of Japanese academia Hiroshi Kainuma will reveal another side to modern Japan through a series of case studies examining those living on the fringes of Japanese society. Hiroshi Kainuma is a specially-appointed researcher at Fukushima University’s Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization and PhD candidate in […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club