Posted on 21 November 2014, under Grants
We are grateful to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for award of the Daiwa Adrian Prize 2013. This Prize was awarded to teams led by Dr Antony Dodd at the University of Bristol and Dr Mitsumasa Hanaoka at Chiba University, and is supporting on-going and new collaborations between biological sciences research laboratories in the UK and Japan.
Posted on 18 November 2014, under Grants
In May 2014 the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded a Daiwa Foundation Award to Dr Mayumi Hayashi of the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London to support her collaborative research into dementia care. She has been collaborating with KCL’s Institute of Gerontology and Psychiatry, and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.You can read a newspaper article which she wrote on dementia care in Japan via the red button below:
Posted on 18 November 2014, under Events
The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures is holding its Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art and Science on 20, 26 and 28 November 2014. The title of the series is Looking for the Roots of Modern Japanese Science and Technology in Edo-Period Japan 1615–1868 and the speaker is Kazuyoshi Suzuki (National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo).
The three shortlisted artists for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 are Mikhail Karikis, Oliver Beer and Julie Brook. In June 2015 the shortlisted artists will exhibit at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London. The winning artist, who will be announced during the exhibition’s opening night, will then exhibit at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo in autumn 2015. For further details please refer click here. The press release can be viewed here:Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 - Press Release, shortlist announced, PDF
Posted on 13 November 2014, under Other News
A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story (Bushi no kondate) is a Japanese film directed by Yûzô Asahara (2013, 122 Minutes). Its UK release date is 12 December 2014, from when it will show at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema.
Digital Art Collaboration between the University of the West of Scotland and Tokyo Metropolitan University in November 2014
Posted on 12 November 2014, under Grants
The School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland has been collaborating with Tokyo Metropolitan University’s IDEEA Lab since 2012. Together with the University of the West of Scotland’s Creative Futures Institute, the aim is to establish a programme of knowledge exchange between the UK and Japan in the field of interactive and multimodal art practice. The project is led by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala of the University of the West of Scotland.
Former Daiwa Scholar & New Generation Thinker, Dr Chris Harding on Freud and psychotherapy in Japan & India - Sunday, 16 Nov at 18:45 on BBC Radio 3
Posted on 11 November 2014, under Scholarships
This Sunday, 16 November at 18:45 on BBC Radio 3, you can listen to former Daiwa Scholar and New Generation Thinker, Dr Chris Harding exploring the influence of Freud on psychotherapy in Japan and India. The programme will then also be available on BBC Iplayer.
Posted on 10 November 2014, under Other News
Worldpay UK has an opening for four Japanese-speaking business analysts. Worldpay is one of the top five payments processors in the world, making and taking payments for many of the world’s leading consumer brands . Worldpay processes about 500 face to face and online transactions every second. And as it goes from strength to strength, it’s looking for four talented people to join them on their journey. If you’re passionate about e-Commerce, Product Development and Delivering Change, if you are excited by technology and innovation, this is an opportunity to be part of a truly global and fast growing company. See their job spec for further details.
Do not miss this opportunity to apply to take part in Sir Peter Parker Awards. Former Daiwa Scholar Louis Barson won in 2008! A wide range of fabulous prizes are available, including a Return Air Ticket to Japan, and many many more!
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present a solo exhibition devoted to the work of Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake, from 12 October to 12 December 2014.