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12 June 2017

Twenty Years on from Jason Kouchak's "Across the Water" Piano Recitals in Edinburgh and Belfast

Twenty years ago,  the pianist, composer and singer-songwriter  Jason Kouchak,  in association with the Consulate General of  Japan in Edinburgh and the Embassy of Japan in Belfast and with the support of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, held an evening of piano recitals called Across the Water at the Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh on 31 October 1997 and at the Harty Room, Queen’s University Belfast on 7 November 1997.

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3 March 2017

Cotswold Ekiden on 3rd September 2017

The beauty of the Cotswolds meets the Orient with a brand new running race coming on 3rd September 2017. Cotswold Ekiden brings together the best of Japanese culture and tradition in this relay race. Taking place at the beautiful Sudeley Castle in the heart of the Cotswolds, each runner within a team of four will

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17 February 2017

Ikebana International London Chapter 6 are holding a demonstration on Tuesday 7 March 2017

Ikebana International London Chapter 6 are holding  a demonstration on the theme of ‘Early Spring, Basic to Landscape in Ohara Style’ by Ruriko Kojima, President of London Ohara England Chapter on Tuesday 7th March. All visitors are welcome, no need to prebook. Light Refreshments, Sales table, and Raffle Venue – Brompton Oratory Church Hall (Next to V & A) Brompton Road SW7

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1 February 2017

Japan Sound Portrait: Thursday 16th March 2017, 7:30pm Café OTO

Japan Sound Portrait – Thursday 16th March 2017, 7:30pm at Café OTO (18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL)

Japan Sound Portrait is a multimedia project building a variety of aural representations of the country, from a sound map phone application to virtual reality experiences, founded by BBC Radio 3 DJ and Musicity founder Nick Luscombe and KanZeOn film co-director/producer Neil Cantwell

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31 January 2017

Theatre Conversation: Shirotama Hitsujiya on 10 February, Birkbeck

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre  welcomes Japanese artist Shirotama Hitsujiya on Friday 10 February, 5.30-6.30pm, in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London.

Japanese pop culture is filled with images of girls, from kawaii (“cute”) Hello Kitty to fighting girls in anime, and to eroticised girls in products targeting male consumers. In this talk, Shirotama Hitsujiya will discuss her company YUBIWA Hotel’s portrayals of girls, in relation to these girls in pop culture, and contextualise her work in the contemporary Japanese performing arts scene.

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