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View more info on The Sandwich Generation: Women with Work and Double Care Responsibilities

: Thursday 28 May 2015

The Sandwich Generation: Women with Work and Double Care Responsibilities

Balancing care responsibilities and work is becoming increasingly difficult: a ‘sandwich generation’ is emerging, whose members are providing care both for their children or grandchildren, and for their elderly parents, often while continuing to earn and pursue their careers.

View more info on Diversity in Education: Alternative Schools

Seminar: Thursday 4 June 2015

Diversity in Education: Alternative Schools

A. S. Neill, a Scottish writer and education philosopher, created a community in which children could be free from adult authority, which in 1927 became Summerhill School in Suffolk, probably the world’s best-known “free school”. The school and Neill’s “free school” ideas became famous through his writings and lectures. In Japan, Professor Shinichi Hori was impressed by Summerhill and translated many of Neill’s books into Japanese, later establishing his own schools in Wakayama, based on Neill’s educational philosophy of liberty and democracy exercised by children.

View more info on How Diverse Are We?: Immigration in the UK and Japan

Seminar: Wednesday 17 June 2015

How Diverse Are We?: Immigration in the UK and Japan

How ready is Japan to be a society like Britain, which accepts a diversity of races and cultures in society? And is British society really as accepting of diversity as it claims to be? Join us in the latest of our annual seminars on diversity in the UK and Japan to discuss this important topic.

View more info on British Music for Early Guitars and Harp-lute

: Thursday 18 June 2015

British Music for Early Guitars and Harp-lute

The Daiwa Foundation welcomes Taro Takeuchi back to perform in a concert of the early guitar and harp-lute.

View more info on Poetry Reading: One More Civil Gesture — with C. E. J. Simons

: Thursday 25 June 2015

Poetry Reading: One More Civil Gesture — with C. E. J. Simons

The poems in One More Civil Gesture, the first full collection of poetry by C. E. J. Simons, were written in Japan, where he has lived since 2006. The book contains poems inspired by Japan, and also by frequent travel in Burma, China and Mongolia.The gestures of these poems are ‘civil’ in two senses: in their bold and exciting use of inherited forms, whether Western or Japanese; and in their aspiration to eschew self-expression in search of representations of the human capacity to engage with the other – to be civilised through immersion in the unknown.