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The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta Comes to Tokyo

Posted on 28 July 2015

Following the huge success of their concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in March 2014, the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is performing at Opera City in Tokyo on August 20th 2015 at 7pm. The concert is the culmination of this year’s project, organised by the UK-based charity Keys of Change. Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Panos Karan, the founder of Keys of Change, has been working with young musicians from middle schools in Fukushima for the past four years.

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta Comes to Tokyo

Hiroshima Dispersed - International play readings to commemorate Hiroshima Day on 6 August in Deptford

Posted on 24 July 2015

Members of London Bubble Theatre and local people will take part in a public play reading to commemorate Hiroshima Day, on the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. The reading will take place on Thursday, August 6, at 8.30 pm at Creekside Discovery Centre, Deptford, SE8. A lantern making workshop will accompany

Hiroshima Dispersed - International play readings to commemorate Hiroshima Day on 6 August in Deptford

Japanese and European scientists studying the effects of ocean acidification

Posted on 24 July 2015

Scientists from Shimoda Marine Station at the University of Tsukuba have found volcanic vent systems off Shikine Island which release millions of litres of CO2 per day. This provides a hugely exciting opportunity

Japanese and European scientists studying the effects of ocean acidification

UK-Japan Cultural Heritage Research

Posted on 9 July 2015

We are grateful to Daiwa Foundation Small Grant for supporting the research into climate change impacts on, and improved disaster risk management for, cultural heritage sites in Japan and the UK.

From 2nd to 4th of July Prof Rohit Jigyasu (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto), Dr Lee Bosher and Dr Ksenia Chmutina (Loughborough University, UK) carried out a visit to York, one of the case study cities, where they met with the York Prepared team and investigated how heritage buildings deal with flooding.

UK-Japan Cultural Heritage Research

Fundraising Concert for Keys of Change and the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta on 1 June 2015

Posted on 30 May 2015

Can music change the world? The UK charity Keys of Change believes it can - it has seen the results in their projects to bring the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta to London last year, in  providing music lessons to deprived children in India and Ecuador, and in playing to young people in remote communities around the world. This year  Keys of Change

Fundraising Concert for Keys of Change and the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta on 1 June 2015

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from the study of volcanic CO2 vents to museum collaboration

Posted on 28 May 2015

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (www.dajf.org.uk) has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round. One project supported is a visit by Professor Jason Hall-Spencer (University of Plymouth) to Shimoda Marine Research Centre (University of Tsukuba) where he will provide expert advice on the monitoring of ocean acidification. Funding is

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from the study of volcanic CO2 vents to museum collaboration

FellSwoop Theatre perform Toshiki Okada's Current Location from May to August

Posted on 28 May 2015

Award-winning theatre company FellSwoop Theatre present the European Premier of Current Location by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada.

FellSwoop Theatre perform Toshiki Okada's Current Location from May to August

Kanta Horio and Minoru Sato performing at Full of Noises Festival in August

Posted on 28 May 2015

Full of Noises, an Octupus Project, presents a short UK tour showcasing works and performance by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Minoru Sato and Horio Kanta. Full of Noises Festival Date: Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd August Performance: Sat 1st August        19:00 Doors open        Nan Tait Centre  Installations: Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd August         12:00 – 18:00

Kanta Horio and Minoru Sato performing at Full of Noises Festival in August

2015 Joint UK-Japan Workshop on Physics and Applications of Superconductivity (JWPAS 2015)

Posted on 14 May 2015

A joint UK-Japan workshop on the physics and applications of superconductivity was held between 12-15 April 2015 in the picturesque and historic King’s College, Cambridge, UK. The workshop was organised on behalf of the Institute of Physics (IOP) Superconductivity Group, and was funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, King’s College, and the IOP, as well as sponsorship from Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics and SuperPower. The team from IOP Conferences also provided significant assistance in organising and running the event.

2015 Joint UK-Japan Workshop on Physics and Applications of Superconductivity (JWPAS 2015)

'Ninagawa at 80 Season' from next week at the Barbican

Posted on 14 May 2015

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting the Ninagawa Company at the Barbican in Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year. Ninagawa is Japan’s most internationally-celebrated theatre director, and tickets for his visually stunning productions are always in tremendous demand. London audiences have vivid memories of his Cymbeline at the Barbican in 2012. This year, he returns again to Hamlet, a play that clearly has a special significance for him; this is the seventh different production of it he has directed over his long career.

'Ninagawa at 80 Season' from next week at the Barbican
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