Posted on 25 November 2015, under Events
The Warwick University International Relations Society, in co-operation with the Warwick University Japan Society, are hosting a talk by Jason James, the Director General of the Daiwa-Anglo Japanese Foundation on 26 November from 6pm at H0.52 (Humanities Block), Warwick University. Come along for a greater insight into UK-East Asia affairs; all are welcome to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/190205307987928/
Posted on 20 November 2015, under Grants
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to support Dr Nigel Sherriff, Principal Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, with a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant in September 2011, in order to assist with his collaborative research with Japanese academics at Nagoya City University and NGO practitioners in the field of HIV prevention and risk-reduction. Further details of the outcomes of the Everywhere* in Japan workshop series were published in Health Promotion International (Oxford Journals) on 11 November 2015. A Japanese translation of the article can be found here: Japanese translation.
Cultivating UK-Japan Research Collaboration through Sports, 18 December 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
JSPS* London office will be co-sponsoring an event with the Japan Sport Council (JSC)** and Loughborough University on Friday 18th December 2015 from 13:00 until 17:35, followed by a reception until 19:00. The venue will be the new Loughborough University Campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Posted on 12 November 2015, under Art & Exhibitions
Jenny Wright’s illustrations have always been inextricably linked with words – from her captioned Peculiar Men to her tendencies towards book illustrating. By harnessing the written word, Jenny breathes more life into, and adds another dimension to her characters. This exhibition, in contrast, takes a step back and questions the potential of ‘the image as language’. Picture, Letter is on at the St Bride Foundation until 22 November, open Tuesdays – Saturdays during theatre performances (6:30pm – 11pm). The closing party on Sunday, 22 November runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Former Daiwa Scholar (2012-2013) Eluned Gramich’s memoir of her homestay on the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Woman Who Brings the Rain has been published as an ebook after being awarded the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature and the Environment in February
Posted on 5 November 2015, under Education
The Experience Japan Exhibition is now in its fifth year. The event gets bigger each year with more and more people taking part to find out about the growing range of study and work opportunities available in Japan. Experience Japan will take place at the Royal Society in London. on Saturday, 14 November, 13:00 – 18:00.
Posted on 29 October 2015, under Events
The British Association of MEXT Scholars (BAMS), presents its inaugural BAMS Christmas Talk, Japanese Diasporas followed by a drinks reception on Friday, 11 December, 6pm to 8:30pm at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13-14 Cornwall Terrace, NW1 4QP.
There are more than three million Japanese people living abroad, yet relatively little is known about this diaspora. Where have people of Japanese descent (Nikkei) settled around the world? What might the Japanese
Daiwa Art Prize 2015 Winner Oliver Beer exhibiting at Aoyama | Meguro in Tokyo from 7th to 28th November
Posted on 29 October 2015, under Art & Exhibitions
Daiwa Art Prize 2015 Winner Oliver Beer will be presenting his first solo exhibition in Japan, Life, Death and Tennis, at Aoyama | Meguro in Tokyo. Oliver Beer explores the properties of sound in relation to space and vision through shared emotions and perceptions. His diverse works include sculpture, installation and film projects, with a focus
Posted on 26 October 2015, under Events
Madam Butterfly Returns is based on the story of Tomisaburo, the son of Cio-cio San and B. F. Pinkerton as told in the famous Puccini opera. This new work is set 35 years later, and brings together Japanese art forms with western Opera to tell the story of Madam Butterfly’s son who is on the search for his father.
Posted on 22 October 2015, under Art & Exhibitions
World-famous manga artist (or mangaka – 漫画家) Akiko Hatsu (波津 ・彬子) visited London this week, giving a talk at the British Museum in the Japan Galleries. Known for her work in the genre of shojo-manga (少女漫画), Akiko Hatsu was very influential in the development of the genre and also instrumental in coining the term Yaoi.