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Japan Foundation at Hyper Japan Festival
Summer Explorers! 2 - Japanese Anime Screenings new
Japanese Study Seminar in Alsace 2016: Call for Participation! new
Koki Tanaka: Liverpool Biennial 2016
LIFT ‘16: Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker

Japan Foundation at Hyper Japan Festival   org

The Japan Foundation are once again delighted to be exhibiting this July at the Hyper Japan Festival- the UK’s biggest J-Culture event!

Come and visit our stand to learn how the Japan Foundation, where you can:

  • Learn about Japanese language and culture,
  • Get information about Japanese language classes
  • Take part in our Japan Quiz
  • Make a wish on our “Tanabata” bamboo
  • Get a free little gift!

For more information about Hyper Japan and to buy a ticket, please click here to visit the official Hyper Japan website. Tickets on sale now!

Date: 15 July 2016 - 17 July 2016

Olympia, London

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Summer Explorers! 2 - Japanese Anime Screenings   org

Following the popularity of last year’s Summer Explorers,
we have come back with many more anime films to brighten your summer days!

Part One: Saturday, 30 July: BAFTA - 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

11:00am: Hanakappa: Adventure in the Butterfly Kingdom
Hanakappa discovers that his and his friends’ mothers have all been kidnapped and sets off on a journey to the “Butterfly Kingdom” to rescue them.
Recommended for ages 8+ (English subtitles), (Kazumi Nonaka, 2013, 60min)

12:30pm: Princess Arete (featuring intro by Helen McCarthy)
Kept in a castle by her father, Princess Arete spends her days watching the world go by. One day a wizard offers to marry her and take her away - will Princess Arete finally be free?
Recommended for ages 8+ (English subtitles) (Sunao Katabuchi, 2001, 105min)

3:00pm: Tamako Love Story
A light-hearted depiction of the ordinary but fun life of Tamako, the daughter of a mochi (Japanese rice cake) shop owner, and her blossoming romance with a childhood friend, Mochizo.
Recommended for ages 12+ (English subtitles) (Naoko Yamada, 2014, 83min)

Part Two: Saturday, 6 August 2016: Rich Mix - 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA 

12:45pm: After School Midnighters
Kunstlijk, a school's anatomical model who comes to life at night, plots a plan for revenge after three naughty students decide to vandalise and dress him up in silly clothes.
Age Classification (TBC) (English subtitles) (Hitoshi Takekiyo, 2012, 95min)

2:40pm: Mind Game
A typical love story it may seem, but things take a strange turn when wannabe cartoonist Nishi, who is given a second chance at life, is reunited with his high school crush, Myon.
Recommended for ages 18+ (English subtitles)  (Masaaki Yuasa, 2004, 103min)

Date: 30 July 2016 - 6 August 2016

These screenings are free to attend but booking is essential.
To book a place via Google Forms, please visit the following links:

  Booking for Part One
Sat 30 July - BAFTA, London
  Booking for Part Two
Sat 6 August – Rich Mix, London
  To download the flyer, the please click here.  

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Japanese Study Seminar in Alsace 2016: Call for Participation!   org

The Japan Foundation and Centre Européen d'Etudes Japonaises d'Alsace (CEEJA) are now accepting applications for participation in Japanese Study Seminar: Women and Men (女と男) scheduled for 26th and 27th September, 2016 at CEEJA, in Kientzheim, France. The official language of the seminar will be JAPANESE.

This seminar aims to encourage networking among young researchers in Europe specialising in Japan related topics, and further promote Japanese Studies in Europe.

Participants will join a two-day intensive workshop in the cozy and intimate atmosphere of CEEJA's facility in Kientzheim where they will present and discuss their current research projects with fellow participants and guest mentors from Japan.

The theme of this year’s seminar will be Women and Men (女と男).”  We are calling for applications from young researchers in Europe specialising in politics, history, sociology, literature, arts, language, philosophy, economics, architecture, religion, etc. 

The deadline for applications is 30 June, 2016.

For further details including eligibility and application procedures, please visit the Japan Foundation Tokyo website here.

Date: 26 September 2016 - 27 September 2016

Centre Européen d'Etudes Japonaises d'Alsace (CEEJA), Kientzheim, France

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Koki Tanaka: Liverpool Biennial 2016   JPsupported

Koki Tanaka is an artist based in Los Angeles and Kyoto whose diverse practice spans video, photography, site-specific installation and interventional projects. For his Liverpool Biennial 2016 commission, Tanaka will revisit the scene of a huge protest in Liverpool in 1985. Tanaka’s work as a result of this project will be on display at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Date: 9 July 2016 - 16 October 2016

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
More details:

For more information, please click here.

Image: Koki Tanaka, A Behavioral Statement (or, An Unconscious Protest), 2012. Photo courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and Aoyama. (Image is of a previous work by Tanaka.)

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LIFT ‘16: Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker   JPsupported

This year’s London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), a biennale festival pioneering new forms of theatre and presenting spectacular performances, will present Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker, a performance orchestrated by Tokyo-based artist and pop-idol Toco Nikaido. Featuring choreographed medley of dance, music, bellowed slogans and video clips, and paying homage to otagei (ritualised dancing and chanting by groups of fans), the performance captures Japan's unique subculture in all its multi-coloured, cacophonous, frenetic glory.

Date: 1 June 2016 - 2 July 2016

Various, please see for more information.

For more information, please click here.

Performances of Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker will be held at Barbican – The Pit between 22 June and 2 July 2016 (6:30pm and 9:30pm). For more details, please click here.

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