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J-pop Duo Die Milch To Make Their UK Live Debut At Milk Tea Day UK!

December 4, 2013 2 comments

Calling all fashionistas and fans of J-rock and Visual Kei!

Die Milch Event: Milk Tea Day UK Concert and J-fashion Event

Date: Sunday 8th December 2013

Time: Milk Tea Day 2pm – 4pm (FREE)/Die Milch concert 5pm – 7pm (Tickets: £24.00)

Location: The Nave in Islington, London Read more…

The Nakasendo Road Part Three: Day 7 – 10

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Third and final part: Japanophile Trevor Skingle ‘walks Japan’ to raise funds for the humanitarian charity RedR UK!

Nakasedno Road Part Three Day 7 - 10Day Seven: O-tsumago to Kiso-Fukushima – Reports came in that 800mm of rain had fallen on Kyōto as a result of the typhoon Man Yi, that the level of the Kamogawa River at Sanjo Obashi Bridge where the group had walked a few nights before was phenomenally high and there had been Read more…

HYPER JAPAN 2013 Tickets Now On Sale!

Date: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 July 2013
Venue: Earls Court Two, Earls Court, London

Hyper Japan 2013HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool, is back for 2013. Diverse exhibitors, stores, performers and fans will once again come together to bring the very best of contemporary and traditional Japan to the heart of London. Since the first HYPER JAPAN in 2010, there have three subsequent events, each one more popular than the Read more…

Event Coverage: Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

December 19, 2012 9 comments

The UK’s biggest J-culture event!

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas 10If Christmas is a time for giving then Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas, which was held on November at Brompton Hall, Earls Court London gave in abundance by way of a spectacular line-up that surpassed the previous event Hyper Japan 2012 Spring, with many of the live acts performing in the Read more…

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas – 3 Days Of J-Culture Fun & Excitement At Earls Court London

November 20, 2012 16 comments

Ding dong merrily on high, Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 is coming!

Date: 23 – 25 November 2012

Venue: Brompton Hall, Earls Court, Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA

There are only a couple more days to go before the biggest UK J-culture event Hyper Japan opens its doors Read more…

Event Report: Japan Matsuri 2012 At Trafalgar Square London

October 31, 2012 4 comments

Londoners get a taste of Japanese culture!

On Saturday 6th October, under a blissful (almost) clear blue sky, Trafalgar Square in London played host to Japan Matsuri 2012. 70,000 people were expected to come and go throughout the day and it’s quite possible that number was met. Since the first matsuri festival started in 2009, the event’s popularity has grown year after year spreading the rich and vibrant culture of Japan and gaining new fans. Unquestionably this year was Read more…

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…

A Short Guide To Walking holidays and singles activity holidays In Japan

September 3, 2012 7 comments

Reasons to visit Japan!

Here is a short guide to walking and activity holidays in Japan and how to get the most out of your time there. Japan is a country of contrasts, with fascinating history, scenic landscapes and ultra-modern cities. You can enjoy the culture and the cuisine provided by the friendly people.

From the tranquil Zen gardens to the vibrant city of Tokyo, Japan has so much diversity to offer. Getting to Japan Read more…

Dead Sushi World Premiere – A Film By Nobori Iguchi Starring Rina Takeda

July 18, 2012 4 comments

Prepare yourself for some hot wasabi action!

Karate Girl cutie, Rina Takeda, batters raw fish in Dead Sushi, the latest over-the-top splatter flick by Japanese cult director Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Mutant Girl Squad, TOMIE: Unlimited).

Dead Sushi is the debut film from the new Japanese production company, Walker Pictures which gets its world premiere on Sunday, 22nd July 2012 at 19.30 at the Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival, one of the largest and most influential Read more…

NEO Magazine’s 100th Issue Out Now – Featuring Songstress Ayumi Hamasaki

July 12, 2012 3 comments

THE UK’S LONGEST running anime and manga magazine, NEO, reaches a publishing milestone as its 100th issue hits shops today.   

Editor Gemma Cox comments, “Reaching 100 issues is an incredible achievement, and it wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing and talented contributors, and, most importantly, our loyal and dedicated readers. We’d also like to thank all those working in the anime, manga, games and Asian movie industries in the UK and beyond, for their support and help in producing NEO every four weeks. With all of you guys behind us, I’m sure NEO will Read more…

NEO’s Profile Series Continues With Video Game & Anime Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi

May 16, 2012 13 comments

NEO magazine issue 98 on sale from 17th May 2012!

In the latest edition of NEO’s profile series, Diverse Japan’s creator and administrator, Spencer Lloyd Peet, focuses on video game and anime extraordinaire, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, best known for his involvement with the Resident Evil franchise. Other exciting features in issue 98 include:

THE UK’S ANIME, manga and Asian pop culture magazine is going super saiyan over the release of Dragon Ball Z this summer. Read more…

“Night For Japan” Charity Gala Evening At The Hilton London

May 11, 2012 10 comments

Location: Hilton London Metropole Hotel 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU

On Friday, 18th May the Hilton London Metropole will be hosting a spectacular evening event called “A Night For Japan” in aid of two charities: the Hilton in the Community Foundation and the Ashinaga Foundation. Entertainment will be provided by some of London’s most talented Japanese performers, including the amazing Shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa and enka Read more…

Otsuka Green Tea Co., Ltd Announces New Harvest

April 24, 2012 2 comments

Flavour and fragrance with a touch of loving care!

Otsuka Green Tea Co., Ltd in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka has just announced the beginning of a new harvest with fresh tea plucked by hand ready soon.

The company has been cultivating tea since the Edo period and produces some of the finest in Japan, rich in taste and flavour, and has acquired a mass of awards for their Read more…

Japanese Whisky Tasting At Tsuru Restaurant London

April 16, 2012 4 comments

Tuesday 24 April 2012 6.30 for 7.00pm start

Tsuru Restaurant Bishopsgate Broadgate Plaza (off Primrose Street) London EC2M 3AF

£45 – booking essential Booking deadline – Thursday 19 April

This year, Tsuru will again host an exclusive tutored Japanese whisky tasting. After the success of last year’s event, Joel Harrison from Cask Strength has returned, this time with a special variety of rare and harder-to-find whiskies. Those attending will have the opportunity to taste five distinctive selections paired with special dishes prepared by Read more…

Cool “New” Look For NEO Magazine Website Ahead Of 100th Issue

April 10, 2012 8 comments

“Expect exclusive daily updates!” (NEO Magazine’s editor Gemma Cox)

The UK’s longest running publication of its kind, NEO Magazine, celebrates the redesign of its website this month as the journal approaches its 100th issue.

NEO Magazine first opened up the world of anime, manga, Asian film and eastern music and pop culture to the Read more…

HYPER JAPAN 2012 Spring Photos Now Uploaded!

March 27, 2012 8 comments

A picture can say a thousand words!

At last Diverse Japan has uploaded photographs taken at HYPER JAPAN 2012 Spring, which took place at Brompton Hall at Earls Court, London on 24th – 26th February. There are around 80 photos in all including many of the special guests: Director Miki Satoshi, actress Eri Fuse, Judo Gold Medallist Maki Tsukada and cute J-pop singstress Natsuko Aso, as well as a nice selection of cosplayers and Read more…

Volunteers Wanted For Hyper Japan 2012 Spring Event

February 18, 2012 1 comment

Fancy being a part of the biggest J-Culture event in the UK? Then read on…

With less than one more week to go, excitement is building for Hyper Japan 2012 Spring and promises to be the best one yet! The event organisers are working extremely hard putting together the final touches and are now seeking enthusastic volunteers to help out during Read more…

A Guide To Culinary Schools In Japan

February 10, 2012 3 comments

Aspiring chefs can find top-notch schools here!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to master traditional Japanese dishes such as sushi? Or does the idea of studying to become a chef in a culturally rich country such as Japan sound exciting and adventurous? There are many Read more…

Tsugaru-shamisen, Minyo, and Enka Dinner Concert At So Restaurant London

January 26, 2012 10 comments

A spectacular one-off evening of entertainment not to be missed!

Experience an evening were traditional and modern Japanese music intertwine as your senses indulge in fine contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Enka singer Alika Mochida and shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa will perform together live at So Restaurant in London on Tuesday, 21st February 2012 for an unforgettable Read more…