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18 October 2016

Daiwa Ichiban Lecture: Lionel Barber on “Britain after Brexit”

On 27 September 2016, in collaboration with the British Embassy in Tokyo, Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, spoke on the subject of “Britain after Brexit” at Ambassador Tim Hitchen’s Residence. This was the second lecture in the ongoing Daiwa Ichiban Lecture Series. In his speech, Barber recounted the historical significance of Europe for

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4 October 2016

Hiraki Sawa & Tetsuya Umeda - opening Thursday 6 October 2016

INVITATION to Hinterland at ROAMING ROOM: 37-39 Bryanston Mews West,  Marylebone,  London  W1H 2BW – 6 to 29 October 2016 Hiraki Sawa and Tetsuya Umeda at Roaming ROOM  OPENING  THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 11- 6pm with Live Action at 12 midday Exhibition open until Saturday 29 October Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm until  Live Actions: Thursday 6 October 12 midday Thursday 13

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15 September 2016

The end of the Tokyo Madrigal Club

I received an invitation today for what will apparently be the final concert of the Tokyo Madrigal Club. Admission is free, and it’s on October 10 (a National Holiday in Japan) from 2.30-4.30, at Wesleyan Holiness Asakusabashi Church. I’m not sure how many people have heard of the Tokyo Madrigal Club, but it’s the end

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3 September 2016

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2016 (Wales)

The Kotatsu festival – the largest festival of Japanese animation in Wales – returns for its sixth year!
24th – 25th September 2016 at ‘Chapter’, Cardiff
and 15th October 2016 at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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26 August 2016

A Kyoto theatre group and Deptford musicians collaborating on double bill in London and Stroud in September 2016

“117 – one one seven” & “Ghost House Gone House” – This double bill theatre and music event, presented by Kyoto-based theatre group, BRDG and Deptford-based music duo, Rabbit is about an old Victorian house which used to exist at 117 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, and the family which used to live there. UK performances in September 2016.

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23 August 2016

The Daiwa Foundation launches a new website!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new look website! After many years with our former design, we thought it was now appropriate to replace the old website with a new, more advanced and user-friendly website. The website is a culmination of months of hard work, and we all very much hope that you

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8 August 2016

Daiwa Adrian Prizes 2016: Winners Announced

Winners of the 2016 Daiwa Adrian Prizes, the prestigious awards for scientific collaboration in the UK and Japan, have been announced. Following an assessment conducted by a panel of Fellows of the Royal Society, the Trustees of The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have awarded four Daiwa Adrian Prizes of £10,000 to joint UK-Japan scientific research teams.

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3 August 2016

Carl Randall's London Portraits - Video Documentary

‘London Portraits’  is a recent project by Daiwa scholarship alumnus Carl Randall – a series of 15 portraits of people who have contributed to British culture and society, each in their own chosen locations in London. The beautifully filmed and structured 11-minute video shows him at work – for each person he first travels to

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28 July 2016

Daiwa Scholar 2015 Andrew Jones's fundraising efforts

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. 

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