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Book Review: Ghosts Of The Tsunami: Death And Life In Japan’s Disaster Zone

December 15, 2017 3 comments

A deeply moving book by Richard Lloyd Parry!

Ghosts of the TsunamiAt 2.46pm Japan time on the 11th March 2011 a 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Tohoku. The earthquake moved Japan’s main island of Honshu 2.4 meters further east, moved the earth on its axis by between 10 – 25 cm, and at the time dropped Honshu’s Pacific coast by around one meter. It triggered massive tsunamis, some of which were up to 40.5 meters (133 feet) in height, some of which travelled up to 10km (6 miles) inland.

As is pointed out in the book it wasn’t the earthquake which caused most of the damage; most of Japan’s physical infrastructure is built to Read more…

Interview: Hibiki Ichikawa Talks Shami-sensational

November 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Master tsugaru shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa returns with his latest CD release Shami-sensational!

hibiki-cd-1The blend of traditional and contemporary music across 8 tracks never sounds misplaced, both remarkably intertwine giving the listener a whole new shamisen experience.

Diverse Japan is honoured and delighted that the UK-based Japanese maestro, officially recognized as a world-leading talent of tsugaru shamisen, has taken time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about the ins and outs of Read more…

JAPAN CUTS: Festival Of New Japanese Film Announces Full Slate Of NY Premieres

July 9-19, 2015 at Japan Society

JAPAN CUTS logoExpanded 9th Edition Boasts Nearly 30 Features, Dozens of Shorts,

Classic Restorations and Most Special Guests Ever!

New York, NY – North America’s largest festival of Japanese Read more…

Exhibition: The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition London

March 8, 2013 1 comment

“Photography is the art of visually carving out a primary moment and making it eternal!” His Excellency Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the UK

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo ExhibitionMarch 2013 marks the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan. To celebrate the nation’s courage and international support the Asahi Shimbun, widely regarded as one of Japan’s most respected daily newspapers, and Mitsubishi Corporation have come together to host the Great East Japan Earthquake Press photo Exhibition which Read more…

Two Years After: Remembering The Devastation And Celebrating Hope

February 14, 2013 1 comment

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition Comes to London in March!

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo ExhibitionPresented by The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation

The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation will co-host The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition in London from Tuesday 5 until Sunday 17 March. The exhibition was held in three Asian cities during 2012: Bangkok, Jakarta and Seoul. Now, the 2013 exhibition marks the second anniversary of the Read more…

Book Review: Strong in the Rain By Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill

December 5, 2012 2 comments

Living through the historic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown!

Japan earthquake and tsunami 3/11No one could have thought that in March of 2011, the northeast coast of Japan would be hit by an earthquake 9.0 magnitude, one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, sending a tsunami crashing through the towns, destroying all in its wake. Even though the country has regular earthquake evacuation drills, and sea walls as high as forty feet, nothing could’ve prepared it for a disaster of such scale. The catastrophe continued with a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that would rival Chernobyl. After the disaster, Japan faced being in the news, and sympathy from around the globe grew, as did the Read more…

Event Dates: One Year Anniversary Of The Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

March 10, 2012 5 comments

One year on!

All over the world events, concerts and services are being held on or around 11th March to honour the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

While it would be a mammoth task indeed to try and list here every known event in the UK alone, a few suggestions have been Read more…

Literature And Disaster In Japan: Reflections From History And The Present Day

March 5, 2012 3 comments

A Japan Foundation free event – 13th March 2012 from 6:30 pm

Commemorating one year since the Great East Japan Earthquake, The Japan Foundation presents an evening looking at the relationship between literature and disaster in Japanese history. Writers have often been called upon to try to help society come to terms with the challenges of tragic events in Japan’s past. Correspondingly, such events have periodically led to Read more…

Seven Beach Aid Presents: You Are Not Forgotten – Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Aid

February 13, 2012 3 comments

An event to remember the people affected by the tsunami

In association with Golders Green Parish Church

Sunday 11 th March 2012

14:00 – 16:30 (doors open at 13:30)

Admission free Read more…

Exhibition: “Over the Parched Field” By Akiko Takizawa

December 16, 2011 3 comments

Exhibition: 18 January – 1 March 2012 

Private View: 6 – 8pm, Wednesday, 18 January

Introduction by Dr Simon Baker, Curator of Photography and International Art at the Tate Gallery Please book here 

Daiwa Foundation Japan House 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle London, NW1 4QP Nearest Station: Baker Street Map   Read more…

What Are Japanese People Learning From The 3.11 Disaster? – A Lecture By Prof. Takehiko Kariya, University Of Oxford

October 19, 2011 2 comments

Date: 2nd November 2011
Time: From 6:30 pm
Venue: The Japan Foundation, London

The gigantic earthquake and following tsunami on March 11, 2011 killed nearly twenty thousand people and devastated a huge area of Tohoku, Japan. This unprecedented natural disaster triggered violent explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Radiation spread widely, a problem which has not Read more…

Categories: Events, History

Japan Day – The Institute For The Liberal Arts At Doshisha University London

September 8, 2011 2 comments

Japan Day and Student Fair in London 8th October 2011, 3p.m – 7p.m.

Offering degrees in Politics, History/Anthropology and Economics taught in small interactive classes.

Highly competitive tuition rates.

Scholarships available.

Come and see for yourself what’s on offer at our Japan Day and Student Fair: The day includes various hands on activities Read more…

Sushi Awards 2011: UK Sushi Roll Championship Winner Announced!

July 28, 2011 5 comments

Sponsored by KIKKOMAN, TSUNO FOODS at HYPER JAPAN 2011, 22-24th July 2011

Up and coming female sushi chef, Asuka Kobayashi, of Matsuri St. James’s, won the first ever Eat-Japan SUSHI AWARDS 2011: UK Sushi Roll Championship, sponsored by Kikkoman and Tsuno Foods. Her creaon, ‘Precious Memories’, received an overwhelming number of votes from the 1800 members of the public, who decided on their favourite aer tasng the five nominated chefs’ sushi entries. Read more…

Categories: Events, Food & Drink, Reviews

10 Reasons to Visit Japan this Summer

July 20, 2011 8 comments

Japan is a fantastic destination for a truly memorable holiday!

(Credit for images copyrighted by JNTO)

Most of Japan is back to normal following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March. Many parts of Japan, including popular holiday destinations such as Hokkaido, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Mt. Fuji, Nagasaki and Okinawa, incurred no disruption to infrastructure and everything in these areas has continuously operated as normal.

Tokyo is back to normal with trains once again running like clockwork, water safe to drink and the beer and yogurt shortages now over (yes, there were temporary shortages due to packaging factories having been in the earthquake-hit region!). Read more…

Categories: Travel & Tourism

Temples In Japan’s Earthquake-Hit Region Awarded UNESCO World Heritages Status

June 27, 2011 10 comments

Resident’s of Japan’s earthquake-hit Tohoku region were given reason to celebrate on the weekend when UNESCO granted Hiraizumi’s Buddhist temples and related properties Cultural World Heritage Site status on Saturday 25 June. On Friday 24 June, UNESCO had granted the Ogasawara Islands off Tokyo Natural World Heritage site status, meaning Japan now has sixteen locations registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read more…

Categories: History, Travel & Tourism

Event: DAIWA Foundation – Challenges for Post-Crisis Japan

April 18, 2011 1 comment

The 11 March earthquake and tsunami have produced a human tragedy, to which the Japanese have responded with stoicism. However, this is also an economic crisis, made more complicated by the damage done to the Fukushima nuclear complex and disruption to other east coast facilities, including nuclear and thermal plants. In this seminar, we want to reflect on the impact of these events on the Japanese and the global economy… Read more…

Categories: Events, Press Release