events in March 2013 Archives - Japan Society of the UK

March 5, 2013
the old explorer pub

Japanese Conversation Group

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at The Old Explorer, a central London pub.

March 6, 2013

Connecting the Last Mile: The Role of Communications in the Great East Japan Earthquake

On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the triple earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power crisis that struck North-Eastern Japan, Internews Europe is publishing a study on the role that communications played in disaster recovery and response.

March 8, 2013

Japan Conference for Schools Day

This one-day conference is organised by the Embassy of Japan, the Japan Foundation and the Japan Society. The conference is free to attend, and is open to a cross-section of schools and local authorities.

March 11, 2013
Some Prefer Nettles

Japan Society Book Club – Some Prefer Nettles by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

An in-depth character portrait, beautifully detailing Japanese customs and locations, ‘Some Prefer Nettles’ invites the reader to examine their own relationship to community and to the past.

March 14, 2013

Earthquake Charity Live: Revive Concert

To mark the two year anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake in 2011, a concert has been organised in remembrance of those who suffered and are still suffering, and to raise money for the Japan Society Tohoku Relief Fund.

March 17, 2013
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Visit, Tea and Special Talk at the BADA Antiques and Fine Art Fair

A tea and special talk at the British Antique Dealers’ Association Fair has been organised for Japan Society members and guests. The cost of booking includes entrance to the fair, tea and cake, and a talk from the fair’s Director, Gillian Craig.

March 18, 2013
Steps to Maru Yama no 66 Guy

Sir Alfred East (1844-1913): A Centenary Talk – Paul Johnson

This talk will cover the career of the landscape painter Alfred East, from shoe manufacturing in the 1860 and 1870’s, to President of the Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Academician, Knighthood and the foundation of the Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

March 23, 2013

Curator-led tour of the Fan Museum Archives

The Japan Society is being offered a rare opportunity to visit behind the scenes and explore the Fan Museum’s archives, where the majority of the Museum’s collection of Japanese fans is stored. In the company of founder and curator Helene Alexander, guests will have the chance to examine fans from a range of periods and styles.