Posts Tagged ‘Japan Foundation’

Japan Matsuri 2012 Trafalgar Square London

September 29, 2012 2 comments

When: Saturday 6 October 2012
Time: 11:00 – 21:00

The much-loved JAPAN MATSURI returns to London on SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER and this year it’s in Trafalgar Square in the centre of London. This dynamic annual event brings the Japanese community and Londoners together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance and much more. Its new venue in Trafalgar Square will offer a fantastic chance to experience Japan in the Read more…

Japan Foundation Director Talk: John Williams – Making Film In Japan

September 20, 2012 2 comments

Date: 27 September 2012 from 6.30 pm

Venue: Japan Foundation, 6th Floor, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH

John Williams is the most celebrated – if not the only – British film director working in Japanese film today. Growing up in Wales and having lived in Japan for 20 years, Williams has written and directed a number of feature films, both in Japanese language and performed by Japanese actors, which have earned him international film awards as well as a nomination for Best New Director by the Read more…

ICN Gallery: First Solo Exhibition In UK By Notable Designer Kouichi Okamoto

September 11, 2012 1 comment

Also appearing at Victoria and Albert Museum and Japan Foundation!

ICN Gallery proudly presents a live performance, a talk show and the first solo exhibition in UK by Kouichi Okamoto, a designer with international acclaim who has reputation in various fields including the arts, music and design.

This time, during the London Design Festival 2012, ICN gallery will introduce work including “musical table” and Read more…

Japanese Cinema For Busy People – Part 3

June 1, 2012 4 comments

It’s FREE and you can attend as many or as few talks as you like!

Looking to expand your knowledge on Japanese cinema? The Japan Foundation is inviting those fascinated by all things cinema, or all things Japanese, to join the third series of Japanese Cinema for Busy People.

Whether you are a dedicated cineaste or a casual moviegoer, all are welcome to join and enjoy! Experts in the field will 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…

Film Review: All Around Us (Gururi no Koto) – A Film By Tomoyuki Furumaya

Has some light hearted comedy moments to contrast with the pathos!

All Around Us (screened as part of the ICA Japanese cinema season Whose Film Is It Anyway?  Contemporary Japanese Auteurs) is a film directed by Tomoyuki Furumaya about the lives of a young married couple, Kanao (Franky Lily) and Shoko (Kimura Tae) in the months leading up to and the ten years after the death of Read more…

Film Review: Heart, Beating In The Dark (2005) – A Film By Shunichi Nagasaki

February 22, 2012 1 comment

A new view on the relationship between the past and the present!

Heart, Beating in the Dark (screened as part of the ICA Japanese cinema season Whose Film Is It Anyway?  Contemporary Japanese Auteurs)  is partially a remake of and a sequel to Shunichi Nagasaki’s 1982 film of the same name, incorporating Read more…

Event: Video Games In Japan: Past, Present And Future

February 7, 2012 4 comments

Event 1 – The Past: Game Over? How to preserve Video Game Culture and why it is important to do so.

Date: 21st February 2012

Event 2 – The Present and Future: Progress to Next Level? Where is the Japanese Read more…

Discover The Tastes Of Japan: Eat-Japan Events At HYPER JAPAN 2012

January 24, 2012 5 comments

Eat-Japan events at Hyper Japan 24-26 February 2012 at Earls Court, Brompton Hall, London

Eat-Japan, a UK based media outlet dedicated to Japanese food and drink, will hold three events at this year’s spring HYPER JAPAN. The UK’s biggest J-culture event will be held between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th February at Brompton Hall, Earls Court, London, sponsored by Kikkoman and S&B.

Eat-Japan @ HYPER JAPAN is where you can try, taste and Read more…

Exhibition: Japan Kingdom of Characters 1970’s – 2000’s At Sainsbury Centre, UK

January 6, 2012 5 comments

4th Feb 2012 – 24th Jun 2012 at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Don’t miss the only opportunity to see this major exhibition in the UK, celebrating the growing interest in Japanese subcultures such as manga and anime.

This vibrant exhibition offers the chance to encounter characters from television, computer games and comics. Many have become much loved household names Read more…