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4 Jul 14

Japan Society Award 2014 – Call for Nominations

The Japan Society Awards are presented each year to mark significant contributions in the field of UK Japan relations which have not otherwise been recognized. All members are encouraged to nominate those who they feel are deserving of such an Award, at any time during the year. Please do not tell the nominee that you […]

2 Jul 14

Japan Webpage Contest for Schools

The Japan Society is once again taking part in the Japan Foundation’s Japan Webpage Contest for Schools. The competition is a great chance to shout about your school’s Japan-related activities. Open to: Any UK school that is teaching Japanese or doing any kind of project related to Japan. Your school does not need to be teaching Japanese to […]

24 Jun 14

Fukinagashi Workshop

flickrSLiDR. We had a wonderful day at Southbank Centre on 22 June. Thank you to everyone who came along to help make decorations for the Tanabata fukinagashi streamers which will take pride of place on the balcony at Southbank Centre all summer as part of Festival of Love. Kinetika Design have been busy making ten […]

13 Jun 14

Japan Society Job Vacancy

The Japan Society is currently recruiting for the role of Communications and Events Officer, a full-time position integral to the daily running of the organisation. Full details can be found here

10 Jun 14

The 13th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2013 – 2014 Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 13th World Haiku Contest 2014. The Japan Society would like to thank everyone for their support of this year’s contest, which saw a record number of Haiku. Entrants were asked to compose their own Haiku on the theme of DREAMS and submit it with an accompanying […]

22 May 14

Dalkey Archive Press Essay Competition

The Japan Society is delighted to announce an essay competition in partnership with the Dalkey Archive Press. In a time of great upheaval for the publishing industry, translations of literary fiction are increasingly at risk. On the premise that English translations are a key component of cultural exchange and artistic interaction, entrants are asked to […]

20 May 14

Rose Fund Grant Applications – Fifth Round

Since the devastating events of March 2011, the Japan Society’s Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund (The Rose Fund) has been helping local reconstruction efforts in the region. Through our partnership with the Sanaburi Foundation we continue to support this vital work. Applications for the fifth round of our Rose Fund Grants are now open. NPOs operating […]

15 Apr 14

A snapshot of ceramic history – David Hale

On Monday 14 April, David Hale led Japan Society members on a visual pilgrimage into the past, tracing the history of ceramics production in Tohoku from the 1960s and 70s through to the post-March 2011 era. The objects and individuals David has chronicled form an invaluable insight into the craft history of a region often […]

25 Mar 14

Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta – rehearsal pictures

Some photos from yesterday’s rehearsals in Fukushima in preparation for the Sinfonietta’s performance at the Southbank Centre on Wednesday 2 April. Find out more about the event here

10 Mar 14

Members’ Competition – win two tickets to ‘The Prince of the Pagodas’ London Premiere

Win a pair of tickets to see The Prince of the Pagodas at the London Coliseum! The Japan Society is delighted to offer members a chance to attend the London premiere of The Prince of Pagodas on Wednesday 26 March. To enter, simply email your name and membership details to jack.cooke@japansociety.org.uk The competition closes on […]

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