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Welcome to Arts & Culture

We provide funding for Japan-related arts and cultural activities across the UK, as well as organising events here at our London office and throughout the country. Our work is divided into four main areas of Performing Arts; Visual Arts; Film; and Publication, and we are also able to assist with bringing a range of cultural specialists to the UK. Please explore the pages listed in the navigation bar to the left in order to find out more.

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Performing Arts Japan

The Japan Foundation is now accepting proposals for projects to receive Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe (PAJ Europe) Touring and Collaboration grants for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. For more information, please click here.

What's On

Speaking the Same Language - International Collaboration and Co-production in Performing Arts
Talk by Hiroshi Takahagi

7 October 2014, from 7:00pm

Artist talk: Shinro Ohtake

10 October 2014, from 6:30pm

Workshop: Let's Catch the Lion - Dobutsu Shogi (Animal Shogi) instructed by Madoka Kitao

11 October 2014, see event page for details of workshops

Talk: Building Blocks: Curating Architecture
Talk by Kayoko Ota

20 October 2014, from 6:30pm

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

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