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19 June 2017

Southampton and Tokyo collaboration in Marine Robotics and Coral Mapping

The diverse and abundant marine life that coral reefs support creates spectacular scenes that are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of divers from all over the world. While to most, the word coral will conjure up images of people snorkeling in warm, clear blue waters, coral reefs are also known to exist more than a kilometre beneath the ocean’s surface, in complete darkness where the temperature of the water is just few degrees above freezing. The role that healthy coral plays in supporting marine life, not only in the shallows of the tropics but also in the deep ocean, is seen as one of the key essential variables for scientists to form a better understanding of the marine ecosystem.

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15 June 2017

Arts Catalyst, O-Furoshiki Stitching Group: 1 & 15 July 2017

You are invited to participate in two workshops that will take place in early July at Arts Catalyst and to actively engage in the creation of a cloth that will be sent back to Fukushima as a gesture of reciprocity. During each session Arts Catalyst will bring people from different communities and backgrounds together to help us reflect upon issues of displacement, migration and belonging in our area and beyond – 1 and 15 July 2015.

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12 June 2017

Twenty Years on from Jason Kouchak's "Across the Water" Piano Recitals in Edinburgh and Belfast

Twenty years ago,  the pianist, composer and singer-songwriter  Jason Kouchak,  in association with the Consulate General of  Japan in Edinburgh and the Embassy of Japan in Belfast and with the support of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, held an evening of piano recitals called Across the Water at the Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh on 31 October 1997 and at the Harty Room, Queen’s University Belfast on 7 November 1997.

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9 May 2017

The "Radical Craft" touring exhibition of extraordinary making continues to tour the UK

“Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making” is a Craftspace and Outside In touring exhibition which launched at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester on 12 March 2016. The exhibition features 34 international (2 Japanese) and UK artists who express their creativity beyond the bounds of convention. The exhibition will tour to eight venues around the UK. It is currently at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride, 8 April – 10 June 2017. The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting the exhibition with a Small Grant.

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11 April 2017

City & Guilds of London Art School to host visit from Tokyo University of the Arts' Sculpture Research Lab in May 2017

In their first visit to the UK, master woodcarvers and conservators Professor Yabuuchi Satoshi, Dr Kojima Hisanori and Lee Pin-Yi from Tokyo University of the Arts’ Sculpture Research Lab will collaborate with the City & Guilds of London Art School own expert carvers and conservators on a number of events at the Victoria & Albert Museum and City & Guilds of London Art School on 6, 8 and 10 May 2017.

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22 March 2017

Terunobu Fujimori's continuing collaboration with Kingston University students

In 2015, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant to  Mr Takeshi Hayatsu, lecturer at the School of Architecture & Landscape, Kingston University and Director of Hayatsu Architects. Hayatsu invited architect and architectural historian Terunobu Fujimori to London to participate in a round-table event on the theme of contemporary crafts held in a pavilion* to be built by Kingston Architecture students at Dorich House Museum in 2016, under Fujimori’s guidance and supervision.

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22 March 2017

British Association of Japanese Government Scholars - talks in London on 28 March 2017

The British Association of  Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholars (BAMS) will host its second edition of the BAMS Talks on Tuesday 28th March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, with a range of topics from civil society to space robotics. All the presentations will be given by former or newly awarded MEXT Scholars and it is completely free or charge to attend!

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22 March 2017

An Evening of Japanese Documentary presented by NHK WORLD TV on 10 April 2017 in London

On Monday 10 April 2017, NHK WORLD TV will screen two documentaries in London:
1. What You Taught Me About My Son, 6.30pm – an award-winning documentary about a
Japanese boy with severe autism and 2. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, 8.30pm – follows Japanese animation maestro and Studio Ghibli co-founder as he comes out of retirement to work on his first-ever CGI film.

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