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Daiwa Scholar 2015, Andrew Jones's fundraising efforts

Posted on 28 July 2016, under Scholarships

In April/May 2016,  Andrew Jones, a 2015 Daiwa Scholar, decided to run a marathon. In his own words, “I thought that it would be a fitting opportunity to try and raise a few yen for a worthy cause. As an added bonus for those funding this potentially ill-advised endeavour, I decided to push my wee legs a little further and climb Mount Fuji the next day. 

Daiwa Scholar 2015, Andrew Jones's fundraising efforts

Carl Randall's London Portraits

Posted on 14 July 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Scholarships

At any one moment, the National Portrait Gallery proudly displays around 1,400 paintings and on the 13th July 2016, which happened to be the day I visited, 15 of these portraits were painted by former Daiwa Scholar Carl Randall.

Carl Randall's London Portraits

Koki Tanaka at the 2016 Liverpool Biennial

Posted on 8 July 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Grants

The 2016 Liverpool Biennial has been conceived as a series of episodes, drawing inspiration from Liverpool’s past, present and future. The episodes are: Children’s Episode, the Biennial’s first comprehensive commissioning programme for artists to work collaboratively with children; Ancient Greece, the inspiration behind many of Liverpool’s grandest buildings; Chinatown, acknowledging Liverpool’s heritage as Europe’s oldest

Koki Tanaka at the 2016 Liverpool Biennial

NOTICE: Daiwa Foundation Japan House closed 21 and 22 July 2016

Posted on 6 July 2016, under Other News

Due to maintenance work, Daiwa Foundation Japan House will be closed to the public on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 July. Furthermore, the Foundation will be without phone and email access during this period and unable to respond to queries. event or room bookings. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from robots to rugby

Posted on 10 June 2016, under Grants

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 researcher from Swansea University will travel to Fukuoka University to research the most effective way to kick a rugby ball and to deliver public workshops on science in rugby ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from robots to rugby

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Edinburgh Festival 2016 - Japan related highlights

Posted on 4 July 2016, under Events

In this year’s Edinburgh Festival there are many acts that take you on a journey through Japan’s art, culture and sounds. 1. Japan’s Elegant Breeze 1st C venue – C too (Venue 4) 1hr 30mins 14:15 2nd C venues (venue 34) 1hr 30mins 19:30 This act explores Japan’s ancient classic and contemporary sounds and gives

Edinburgh Festival 2016 - Japan related highlights

Ojiya Study Abroad Programme (Niigata)

Posted on 26 May 2016, under Other News, Scholarships

Ojiya Study Abroad Programme – Ojiya Study Abroad is a non-profit organization aimed at helping international people learn the Japanese language and learn about Japanese culture on a small budget. OSA is fully supported by the City of Ojiya in Niigata and offers individuals the opportunity to study in a more traditional Japanese environment. Through OSA you will be able to study in our lovely city for 6 weeks to 2 years at a cost that is roughly half of what you would be paying for in a large language school that the big cities of Japan offer. 

Ojiya Study Abroad Programme (Niigata)

Marginal Consort at St John Hackney on 2 June

Posted on 20 May 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Events

Thirty Three Thirty Three and PAN present a rare performance from the remarkable Japanese improvisation collective, Marginal Consort, as part of St John Sessions on 2 June. This performance also marks the start of Japan:London, a series of London events produced and curated by Thirty Three Thirty Three celebrating Japanese artists, composers and performers. Japan:London begins on 27 May 2016.

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Finalist Julie Brook talks in Tokyo at Midori-so2 Gallery, 24 May 2016

Posted on 12 May 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Events

Commune 246′s Midori.so2 Gallery, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation & the ART foundation invite you to a public talk by Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 finalist Julie Brook. The artist will show and discuss open air sculptural works on remote Scottish islands and in Libyan & Namibian deserts. www.juliebrook.com DATE: Tuesday 24 May Drinks at   6:30pm

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Finalist Julie Brook talks in Tokyo at Midori-so2 Gallery, 24 May 2016

Kyun-Chome: Ain't Got Time To Die - 13 May until 21 May 2016, Deptford

Posted on 5 May 2016, under Uncategorized

Art Action UK is proud to present the 2016 Artist Residency Award winners: Kyun-Chome! Kyun-Chome feature two collaborating artists: Eri Homma and Nabuchi, who create cutting-edge contemporary artworks that present a deeply troubled Japan. This emerging ‘art unit’ engages with social and political issues caused by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in East Japan in 2011.

Kyun-Chome: Ain't Got Time To Die - 13 May until 21 May 2016, Deptford
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