Opening night hosted by comic book legend Stan Lee!
On February 19th, the GRAMMY Museum unveiled their Yoshiki exhibit which puts the influential rock icon’s signature crystal piano, flamboyant wardrobes, and other items on display. The exhibition explores Yoshiki’s fascinating career and follows the museum’s unique collection on Ringo Starr. Yoshiki is the first Asian artist to be honored with an Read more…
Bringing the ancient arts of Japan, Europe and the New World to the new generation!
Date: Tuesday 7 January 2014
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Tickets: £20, £16, £13
Come and join an ensemble of performing artists for a journey of aspiration celebrating Read more…
Sample some of the best high quality Japanese teas available in the UK!
Venue: Minamoto Kitchoan 44 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS
Date: 14th December 2013
Time: 13.00 – 18.30
Admission: FREE Read more…
Calling all fashionistas and fans of J-rock and Visual Kei!
Event: Milk Tea Day UK Concert and J-fashion Event
Date: Sunday 8th December 2013
Time: Milk Tea Day 2pm – 4pm (FREE)/Die Milch concert 5pm – 7pm (Tickets: £24.00)
Location: The Nave in Islington, London Read more…
Analysis of youth, girls culture, culture industries, corporate culture, social discourse, political change, and governance, in contemporary Japan!
Admission free, booking essential
Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan analyses the cult of schoolgirls in contemporary Japan and the interaction of girls’ street fashions and male journalistic and subcultural forms organised predominantly around the fetishistic portrayal of young girls and schoolgirls. The book is Read more…
Four Hundredth Anniversary Of The Death Of Tokugawa Ieyasu & Japan400 Anniversary Event An Answering Visit Of Emissaries From Sumpu-Shizuoka, Four Centuries Later
Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Venue: SOAS (University of London)
Part I: Japan400 Ceremony and Presentations
Date: 24 – 27 October 2013
Venue: Whitby Pavilion West Cliff Whitby North Yorkshire YO21 3EN
The 5th Bram Stoker International Film Festival will be hosting the UK premiere of two films by up and coming debut Japanese director Kayoko Asakura. The horror feature “It’s a Beautiful Day” and the ghostly short “Hide and Seek”. This double bill will screen on Sunday 27th October 2013 at 1.30pm. Sourced by Andrew Kirkham (Silk Purse Enterprises) on behalf of Read more…
Venue: London Excel Royal Victoria Dock
Critically acclaimed Dark Souls II, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles to lead the charge at this year’s MCM London Comic con at Read more…
Artist Talk “Frame and picture story”: May 4 14:00 – 15:30
ICN gallery proudly presents “the way of mending holes” by artist Seijiro Niwa from May 2 – 25 2013.
NIwa has been consistently producing photos and 3D works under the theme of picture boundary and human eyesight’s end. The exhibition will feature his latest 2D and 3D works. Read more…
A haunting Japanese cinematic rendition of the Shakespeare play “The Tempest”!
Date: 6 May 2013
Venue: Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, E15 1BX London
Includes a Q&A with Producer Paul Smith after screening. Read more…
An event that includes J-pop, cosplay, special guests, and lots of fun!
Anime League kicks off with their Summer London Anime Convention 20-21 July at the London Rocket Complex, Holloway Road. Over a thousand people are expected to attend this weekend which is jammed pack full of anime, gaming, Japanese culture and Read more…
An entertaining evening of Japanese folk music!
Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 7:00 – 8:00 pm, preceded by a drinks reception from 6:00pm
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House 13/14 Cornwall Terrace London NW1 4QP MAP Nearest Station: Baker Street
Venue: Prince Charles Cinema London
Date: Wednesday 24 April
This blood-splattered Samurai masterpiece from the golden age of Japanese cult cinema is credited as the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL series. LADY SNOWBLOOD is a 1973 Japanese film based on a manga and set in Read more…
The two-for-one priced combo breathes new life into each game!
Capcom is thrilled to confirm that Darkstalkers Resurrection is now available to download in North America on PlayStation Network (PSN) for $14.99. On March 13th, the game will be released in Europe on PSN (€14.99 / £11.99) and across all territories on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Read more…
The ‘other’ Murakami – major new novel coming in May!
While British readers will have to wait until at least 2014 for Haruki Murakami’s new book, Pushkin Press are thrilled to announce the publication of RYU Murakami’s major new novel From the Fatherland, with Love. You may not have heard of ‘the other Murakami’, but he deserves the huge acclaim he already commands in Japan.
From the Fatherland, with Love (May 2013) is an explosively controversial thriller set in an imagined present where Japan’s economy has Read more…
Date: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 July 2013
Venue: Earls Court Two, Earls Court, London
HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool, is back for 2013. Diverse exhibitors, stores, performers and fans will once again come together to bring the very best of contemporary and traditional Japan to the heart of London. Since the first HYPER JAPAN in 2010, there have three subsequent events, each one more popular than the Read more…
Date: 10am – 10pm, Sat 16 March – Sun 7 April 2013
Venue: The Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, London, W6 9RL
Japanese artist Hiroko Imada is a graduate of the Slade, and has been living and working in London for over 20 years. She is a member of Palace Wharf Studios, and has drawn much artistic stimulation from its prime riverside location. Read more…
The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition Comes to London in March!
The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation will co-host The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition in London from Tuesday 5 until Sunday 17 March. The exhibition was held in three Asian cities during 2012: Bangkok, Jakarta and Seoul. Now, the 2013 exhibition marks the second anniversary of the Read more…
Double cover issue – Plus the Best Of 2012 as voted for by YOU!!
NEO magazine profiles sexy idol and actress Saaya [Irie] highlighting some of her best bits. PLUS the votes are in! Find out the hottest names in anime, manga and 11 other categories in Asian entertainment as voted for by YOU, the British public. Oh yes, the winners of the NEO Awards 2012, sponsored by MCM Comic Con, are here and Read more…