Posted on 4 March 2014, under Other News
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures - Third Thursday Lecture Series, 20 March 2014 with Professor Joy Hendry.
The next Brixton BookJam will be happening at the Hootananny on the 3rd of March at 7:30pm.
Two powerful documentaries by Yoshitaka Terada to be shown at SOAS, University of London on 18 and 22 February 2014
Posted on 20 February 2014, under Other News
Two powerful documentary films by Yoshitaka TERADA of Japan’s National Museum of Ethnology will be shown at SOAS, University of London (Khalili Lecture Theatre) on February 18th and 22nd respectively. These deal with music’s role in helping two minorities in the Osaka area – Okinawans and the so-called Burakumin ‘outcasts’ – actively and publicly deal with prejudice and injustice.
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.
Posted on 12 February 2014, under Uncategorized
The Japan Research Centre’s Annual Tsuda Lecture is sponsored through the generosity of Ms Kayoko Tsuda. The lecture takes place during the 7th week of term 2 (February). The lecture is free and open to the public and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s Tsuda Lecture, taking place from 6.00pm on Friday 21 February, is entitled Making Sense of Japan’s Lost Decades and will be delivered by Professor Andrew Gordon, Harvard University.
Posted on 7 February 2014, under Music
The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra is making its Cadogan Hall debut in the Hall’s tenth anniversary year on Monday, 17 March 2014. Japan’s oldest and largest orchestra is conducted by Eiji Oue, a Japanese conductor known for his original and powerful interpretations, and this evening’s concert sees the orchestra perform a mixture of traditional Japanese and Western music.
Posted on 5 February 2014, under Music
A London-based Japanese pianist, Hiroaki Takenouchi, will be performing at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge on Sunday 2nd March. His recital will include a rare piece by a Cambridge-based composer.
The evening will raise funds for the Japan Society’s Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund and Jesuit Missions’ Philippines Haiyan Typhoon Appeal.
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.
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, under Grants
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