Two former Daiwa Scholars, Edmund de Waal and Merryn Somerset Webb are taking part in the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal auction
Posted on 10 December 2014, under Scholarships
Two former Daiwa Scholars, Edmund de Waal and Merryn Somerset Webb, are taking part in the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal auction (a tour with Edmund and lunch with Merryn). The Financial Times Seasonal Appeal is supporting the International Rescue Committee.
Posted on 9 December 2014, under Scholarships
We were very touched and honoured to receive an oil painting from former Daiwa Scholar, Carl Randall as a gift to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. Once his exhibition at Berloni Gallery ended on 15 November, Carl had the time to drop by at the Foundation on 1 December 2014 and to present us with ‘Taro’. Carl met Taro in Tokyo when both were students at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
Posted on 9 December 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. Bookings are now available: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/films/details/2773/a-tale-of-samurai-cooking–special-introduction/. Here is a review by Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian). Mark Kermode reviews it here and your can hear him talking about it via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhOCkdUINDM.
Posted on 8 December 2014, under Grants
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round (September 2014 round). The Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ will comprise two new stage adaptations to mark theatre director Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year: Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing from 21-30 May 2015. Another project supported is research by academics from Queen’s University Belfast collaborating with the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, to unravel the ecology of an understudied, globally distributed predator, the ocean sunfish.
Kentaro Kobayashi, the award-winning Japanese comedian and playwright, will unveil his new show in London in February 2015
Posted on 8 December 2014, under Events
Kentaro Kobayashi, the award-winning Japanese comedian, playwright, performer, is coming to London in February 2015 to unveil his brand new show Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life. Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life (UK Premiere) will be shown on 3 and 4 February 2015 at Leicester Square Theatre, London.
Posted on 5 December 2014, under Education
Since 2007, the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University, Japan Campus has hosted summer interns from many universities across the world. These unpaid summer internships for non-TUJ students (undergraduate and graduate) offer a unique opportunity to spend a productive summer in Tokyo. Below is the summary of the programme.
'Greetings From a Place in My Heart', an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art Centre, 3 October to 7 December 2014
Looking forward to Greetings From a Place in My Heart, an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art Centre in London from 3 October to 7 December 2014.
Usagi Yojimbo will be showing at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015 - special offer on tickets
Posted on 30 November 2014, under Events
Usagi Yojimbo will be showing at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015. 17th Century Japan. A world of bandit raccoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior.
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: