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SAVE THE DATE! Japanese Taster for Schools (JTS) Programme – Newcastle Training Day

SAVE THE DATE! Japanese Taster for Schools (JTS) Programme – Newcastle Training Day

For the first time, the Japan Foundation will hold Training Day for prospective and existing volunteers for our Japanese Taster for Schools (JTS) Programme at Newcastle University in January 2014. Our regular Training Days at our London office are a great opportunity to meet other volunteers, get teaching ideas, and ask any questions you may […]

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

In 1866, Yamao Yōzō, one of the Chōshū Five, came to work and study in Glasgow and there began a relationship between that great port city and Japan which developed to such an extent that, by the end of the century, there were more Japanese living in Glasgow than in any other British city outside […]

Can Tokyo become a world financial centre in the Asia-Pacific as London is in Europe?

Can Tokyo become a world financial centre in the Asia-Pacific as London is in Europe?

As the capital of one of the world’s largest economies, Tokyo’s position as a global hub is challenged by other competitive financial centres in Asia, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. The Japanese government is trying to develop further its financial market through several initiatives. On one hand, it is using Japanese Government Bonds […]

Arrows to Japan: The road to business success 2014

Arrows to Japan: The road to business success 2014

Marking the 400th commemorative year of mutual business activities in 2013, Japan and the UK have forged a partnership that is stronger than ever. The development of the environment for further trade/investment between Japan/UK is under way through a range of measures such as the negotiations for the Japan-EU EPA/EIA. Under such circumstances, the Abe […]

Remembering Absence

Remembering Absence

Kirk Palmer’s work explores the existential nature of human relationships with the world through an exploration of the temporal landscape and sense of place using still and moving images. In 2005, Palmer began August Shadows, a trilogy of moving image works – Murmur (2006), Hiroshima (2007) and War’s End: An Island of Remembrance (2012) – […]

Japan Society Book Club – Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo

Japan Society Book Club – Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo

These spine-tingling tales include the strange story of a quadruple amputee and his perverse wife; the record of a man who creates a mysterious chamber of mirrors and discovers hidden pleasures within; the morbid confessions of a maniac who envisions a career of foolproof psychological murders; and the bizarre tale of a chair-maker who buries […]

HANDMADE-JAPAN

HANDMADE-JAPAN

This is a rare opportunity to see handmade products made by skilled craftsmen from Japan. All 15 crafts makers have inherited techniques and traditions dating back many years, some as far back as 1600 years. All of these craftspeople share a common philosophy: “living with nature without trying to control nature by force”. This philosophy […]

Japan’s Family Planning for the Global War on Population – Aya Homei

Japan’s Family Planning for the Global War on Population – Aya Homei

In our final academic lecture of 2013, Aya Homei will explain how Japan came to participate in the global war on population in the latter half of the twentieth-century by promoting family planning, initially in ‘underdeveloped areas in Asia’, based on the alleged expertise Japan accumulated from its experience in the immediate postwar period. Since […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club