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22 March 2017

An Evening of Japanese Documentary presented by NHK WORLD TV on 10 April 2017 in London

On Monday 10 April 2017, NHK WORLD TV will screen two documentaries in London:
1. What You Taught Me About My Son, 6.30pm – an award-winning documentary about a
Japanese boy with severe autism and 2. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, 8.30pm – follows Japanese animation maestro and Studio Ghibli co-founder as he comes out of retirement to work on his first-ever CGI film.

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23 August 2016

The Daiwa Foundation launches a new website!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new look website! After many years with our former design, we thought it was now appropriate to replace the old website with a new, more advanced and user-friendly website. The website is a culmination of months of hard work, and we all very much hope that you

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22 April 2016

Kumamoto Earthquake Appeal

Kumamoto Kenjin-Kai (Ex-Kumamoto residents in the UK) are appealing for your kind donation to the victims of this sad disaster with the cooperation of the Japan Association in the UK (Registered Charity No.1145493) and The Japan Society (Registered Charity No.1063952). We will send the donations to the fund set up by the Kumamoto Prefecture. Please

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17 July 2015

Celebrating Satsuma 150

Izumi Thomas is the chair of Satsuma 150 which is being celebrated in the UK this year. Satsuma 150 aims to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Satsuma students in the UK in 1865. Izumi is from Fukiage in Kagoshima and now lives in London where she is a freelance translator and a visiting researcher at the British Museum. Below is an interview with her about this year’s commemoration.

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29 April 2015

Call for applications for the University of Tokyo 2015 Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage

The Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students who are not of Japanese nationality and interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School program in Japan from 1st to 15th August 2015. Participants will spend the whole period with undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo and learn together about Japanese culture and history. Application deadline: 15 May 2015.

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31 March 2015

Two days in Tōhoku

Jason James, the Director of the Daiwa Foundation,  gives us an account of his travels through Tohoku in March 2015. Weaving through the region in a worryingly small car, Jason finds locals determined to stay despite the slow progress of reconstruction. — The Shinkansen was packed when I got on at Ueno, but after Sendai –

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