The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation – Supporting closer links between the UK and Japan

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Exhibition: 23 Apr 2015 – 1 Jun 2015

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Post-Apocalypse by Keita Miyazaki

Keita Miyazaki, a young Japanese artist, works on creating sculpture series and installations which evoke a sense of the post-apocalyptic. He is an artist exploring the supposedly polar notions of orderliness and fantasy. His installations select materials for their capacity to suggest ambiguity: traditional like metal, light and fragile like paper, invisible like sound. These juxtaposing techniques avoid concrete description, instead suspending forms in a state of uncertainty.

Special event: 5 May 2015

View more info on Lisa Ueda: Children’s Day Recital

Lisa Ueda: Children’s Day Recital

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation will host a charity recital by Ms Lisa Ueda in aid of the children of Fukushima, who are still been suffering from the effects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disasters. The 5th of May is Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day) in Japan.

Seminar: 7 May 2015

View more info on Diversity and Innovation in Japan and the UK

Diversity and Innovation in Japan and the UK

‘Galapagos Syndrome’ has become a term to describe Japan’s insular attitude to the outside world. Like the species on the Galapagos Islands, Japanese corporations did not adapt their business models to the outside world, consequently losing their competitive edge to businesses in China and the rest of Asia. Similarly, in the sphere of policy-making, diverse and external opinions were not taken into account, and rather the vested interests of insiders were prioritised within a cosy, closed community. With increasing insularity and nationalism in the UK, does it risk going the same way?

Artist talk: 11 May 2015

View more info on Post-Apocalypse by Keita Miyazaki

Post-Apocalypse by Keita Miyazaki

Keita Miyazaki, a young Japanese artist, works on creating sculpture series and installations which evoke a sense of the post-apocalyptic. He is an artist exploring the supposedly polar notions of orderliness and fantasy. His installations select materials for their capacity to suggest ambiguity: traditional like metal, light and fragile like paper, invisible like sound. These juxtaposing techniques avoid concrete description, instead suspending forms in a state of uncertainty.