A short guide for technoheads looking for the right career!
It’s a huge job market out there. If you’re looking to broaden your horizons, Japan is a great place to start. If you have a gift for the technical, and in some cases are geeky when it comes to gadgets and the latest software, you’ll find plenty of opportunities in Japan.
More job seekers are willing to try new adventures. A change of scenery will make you a Read more…
Overseas auto companies steer towards Japanese market!
When many of us think of the foreign auto market, we think of companies bringing autos from other parts of the world to our home countries. However, that is a very limited outlook because there is another side to that coin. The foreign auto market also includes the opposite; selling our vehicles to Read more…
How to be mindful in the state of yen!
If you’re getting ready to travel to Japan as a tourist or for a business trip, things could go much more smoothly after you take a bit of time to learn the basics of spending money there. Foreigners characteristically feel a bit overwhelmed when dealing with a new currency, but as you’ll soon see, it’s not difficult to 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…
It’s more about KFC than JC (Jesus Christ)!
Traditions vary from culture to culture. In Japan, Christmas customs are far different from the reindeer, Christmas morning gifts, caroling and other traditions known to the Western world. Christmas is mostly a commercial holiday in Japan, and actually, it isn’t a real Japanese holiday at all. But Japan has really made this pseudo-holiday its own, spinning it into something Read more…
Translated by Satoku Izumo and Stephen Coates.
Nishimura is a seasoned pickpocket, weaving through Tokyo’s crowded streets, in search of potential targets. He has no family, no friends, no connections… But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when his old partner-in-crime reappears and offers him a job he can’t refuse. Suddenly, Nishimura finds himself caught in a web so tangled and intricate that even he might not be able to escape.
When seen on the bookshelf the cover of black printed letters on bright yellow jumps out so it’s impossible to miss. The effect it has is perfect, and 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
‘I made it a precedence to try and create a very visual form of storytelling!’ (Kayoko Asakura)
Kayoko Asakura is a writer, director, editor and producer. She took on these roles collectively for her first short entitled Off Season released in 2010. Her other work includes the TV movie Kaidan shin mimibukuro hyaku Monogatari (2010) and the short Hide and Seek (2013), a things-are-not-what-they-seem story about a girl who takes private koto lessons. But Asakura’s most ambitious work so far is her debut feature film It’s a Beautiful Day, an American and Japanese produced graphic Read more…
Third and final part: Japanophile Trevor Skingle ‘walks Japan’ to raise funds for the humanitarian charity RedR UK!
Day Seven: O-tsumago to Kiso-Fukushima – Reports came in that 800mm of rain had fallen on Kyōto as a result of the typhoon Man Yi, that the level of the Kamogawa River at Sanjo Obashi Bridge where the group had walked a few nights before was phenomenally high and there had been Read more…
Japan aims to revive it’s economy through hosting Asian and International events!
Singapore, 12 August 2013 – Japanese MICE exhibitors are returning to IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific with the largest delegation from the country since 2010.
Comprising of Convention Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), Destination Management Companies (DMCs), corporate companies and hospitality chains, the Japan cluster includes Read more…
A message from Team J-MELO for all Morning Musume fans out there!
We’ll soon be making our 400th edition of J-MELO. The girls of Morning Musume are going to help us celebrate by recording a track for the J-MELO New Song Project. And they want you to inspire them and their producer by answering a few questions about your feelings. So if you’d like a chance to work on a song with Morning Musume, please check out the details on the J-MELO website then get in touch. We can’t wait Read more…
Hooray! It’s competition time again!
Rintaro ‘Okarin’ Okabe is a self-proclaimed mad scientist. He’s just made his microwave into a time machine. He’s sending text messages to the past. He is in so much trouble right now. Set in the same world as 2008 anime Chaos;Head, acclaimed sci-fi thriller Steins;Gate is a rollercoaster ride of conspiracy, murder and fractured timelines as Okarin rushes to save his past, present and future.
A major new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Coin Locker Babies!
In a possible worst-case scenario, Murakami has plunged Japan into despair as North Korea has made its move to attack and take over Fukuoka, holding the people hostage. The North Korean government plots to invade and start with three plans of action; one consisting of nine commandos sneaking into Japan to occupy certain areas, two happens two hours later with a drop of four SOF air companies who will take over the beachhead, while three has a hundred and twenty thousand troops landing on Hakata Bay, and the name of the operation is From the Fatherland, with 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
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…