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Two-Day Seminar on Energy Policy, Media Representations, and Public Perception of Nuclear Power after the Fukushima Disaster, 19-20 September 2013

Posted on 10 March 2014

The Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Psychology were delighted to present a 2-day seminar at Cardiff University, on 19-20 September,  bringing together academics from the UK and Japan in the area of energy policy, media studies, and risk perception.

Two-Day Seminar on Energy Policy, Media Representations, and Public Perception of Nuclear Power after the Fukushima Disaster, 19-20 September 2013

Hiraki Sawa exhibition showing at Tokyo Opera City Gallery until 30 March 2014

Posted on 14 February 2014

Following the success of Dundee Contemporary Art’s (DCA) major exhibition of the work of London-based artist Hiraki Sawa in autumn/winter 2013, Sawa’s work is now being shown in an expanded form at the Tokyo Opera City Gallery until 30 March 2014. 

Hiraki Sawa exhibition showing at Tokyo Opera City Gallery until 30 March 2014

UCL Art Museum acquires Carl Randall's 'Hibakusha' Portraits

Posted on 27 January 2014

Carl Randall’s ‘Hibakusha Portraits’ (a series of 6 portraits drawings of survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima), are now part of the permanent collection of University College London Museum.  The drawings were inspired by John Hersey’s book ‘Hiroshima’, in which the American journalist interviewed 6 survivors just after the atomic bomb was dropped. Carl’s set of 6 portraits are intended as a visual equivalent of Hersey’s documentary account.

UCL Art Museum acquires Carl Randall's 'Hibakusha' Portraits

Calling out for volunteers who would like to help with the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta school children in late March, early April 2014

Posted on 27 January 2014

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, comprising of 33 young people (12-14 years old) from four middle schools in Fukushima, is coming over to London with two teachers from March 29th (afternoon) until April 4th (morning).  The highlight of their visit is a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the evening of April 2nd (click here for a concert

Calling out for volunteers who would like to help with the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta school children in late March, early April 2014

Interview with Micha Colombo, director of 'Woman in the Dunes' at Theatre503

Posted on 24 January 2014

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation recently supported the London theatre premiere of Kobo Abe’s Woman in the Dunes, adapted as a play and directed by Micha Colombo, actor, Japanese Studies graduate and founder of Kagami Theatre, ‘a mirror onto Japanese culture’. I had the pleasure of congratulating and also interviewing Micha Colombo on 24 January, soon after her run at the Theatre503 had come to an end.

Interview with Micha Colombo, director of 'Woman in the Dunes' at Theatre503

Last day, 23 January 2014 to see Hisachika Takahashi exhibition in Liverpool

Posted on 19 January 2014

Last day, 23 January to see  ’Hisachika Takahashi: Antwerp 1967/Brussels 2013/Liverpool 2013 – A time-travelling exhibition initiated by Yuki Okumura’. 6 December 2013–23 January 2014 The Exhibition Research Centre welcomes the third installation of a series of patterned glow-in-the-dark canvases by Hisachika Takahashi (born Tokyo, 1940), curated by the artist Yuki Okumura (born Aomori, 1978).

Theatre503 and Kagami Theatre present ‘Woman in the Dunes’, 14-18 January 2014

Posted on 6 January 2014

Theatre503 and Kagami Theatre present ‘Woman in the Dunes’ by Micha Colombo, based on the original novel by Abe Kobo, January 14th -18th 2014.

Theatre503 and Kagami Theatre present ‘Woman in the Dunes’, 14-18 January 2014

Sengū of the Ise Shrine 2013: Workshop at SOAS on 21 and 22 November, Exhibition until 15 December 2013

Posted on 19 November 2013

The workshop Sengū of the Ise Shrine: Rituals, Myths, and Politics is being hosted by the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions (CSJR) at SOAS, on 21 and 22 November 2013. The event offers a platform for international scholars to exchange the findings of their latest research, and to disseminate knowledge to scholars and

Sengū of the Ise Shrine 2013: Workshop at SOAS on 21 and 22 November, Exhibition until 15 December 2013

Making polite conversation about 'Shunga'

Posted on 3 October 2013

I attended the opening of the much-heralded Shunga exhibition at the British Museum last night. It didn’t disappoint – there is a huge amount to see, and I didn’t make it into the last room at all before the exhibition closed, so I’ll have to go back. It was interesting to see people’s reactions to

Making polite conversation about 'Shunga'

International Symposium: Sex art in Japan- perspectives on shunga

Posted on 1 October 2013

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have supported the international symposium at the British Museum on shunga with a Small Grant in the March 2013 round of funding. The symposium will be held on on 4-5 October 2013. The full line up of the symposium follows after the main body of text. There will also be a

International Symposium: Sex art in Japan- perspectives on shunga
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