Sample some of the best high quality Japanese teas available in the UK!
Venue: Minamoto Kitchoan 44 Piccadilly, London
Date: 30 July 2016
Time: 14.00– 18.30
Admission: FREE Read more…
The album gives people lots of smiles, and one can’t resist laughing, thinking ‘they are bonkers’!
Follow NO CARS (read Diverse Japan’s interview with the band) as they travel down the Silk Road to India; their journey is not an easy one as hunger, thirst, and vast amounts of tip-ex await them but it is certainly enjoyable. Luckily for us these intrepid travellers have recorded their adventures as infectious pop-punk melodies in the album YOKO GOES TO BOLLYWOOD.
These three Japanese girls and their Raccoon drummer have created a rather fun story in their latest album. It gives you the chance to imagine the quartet as they walk all the way to Read more…
Real Cinema. Real Culture. Reel Japan.
Date: Bank Holiday Weekend, Sat April 30th/Sun May 1st
Tickets: Available from April 1st, £5 per film（limited to 100 seats per screening) Day ticket £15 (4 screenings), Weekend ticket £25 (8 screenings)
Japan’s international English-language channel launches travel season
This spring NHK WORLD TV, the 24-hour international English language channel from Japan’s public service provider NHK, presents an exciting season of travel programmes offering unique insights into Japanese culture, both ancient and modern.
Kicking off this April, the season of travel programmes form part of NHK WORLD TV’s extensive resource of materials for anyone studying Japanese, planning a trip, or interested in learning more about the country in the run up to Japan’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read more…
A tongue-in-cheek pub-rock band that merges jazz, punk and even Punjabi!
NO CARS are having the time of their lives on stage as they play their headline show at the Spice of Life in London. Dressed in brightly coloured Saris and a racoon onesie, the band is getting the audience to chant “Samosa” alongside them before they dive head first into their comic set of songs. If there’s one thing that should be taken from this performance, it’s that NO CARS know how to put on an entertaining Read more…
Hooray! It’s competition time again! (UK Residents only)
12 packs of premier Japanese tea to giveaway!
Thanks to ES Food Trading, Diverse Japan is thrilled to be giving away 12 packets (one per winner) of Gyokuro, a high quality delicately sweet Japanese white tea, often referred to as the connoisseur’s Japanese tea, farmed in Kyoto, Japan, imported and exclusively sold in the UK to selective London stores including the wagashi (Japanese confectionery) outlet, Minamoto Kitchoan, and the prestigious food store Partridges .
Each pack (worth £24.00) contains 100 gms of loose leaf tea.
To enter, see competition rules at bottom of page. Read more…
First in a series of mysteries that could happen only in Tokyo!
Yumi Hata has returned to Tokyo after a stint in the U.S. She works as a translator whose only friend in the whole of the city is Rika. She keeps her from the total isolation she feels during her stay, but when she is found dead, Yumi feels alone again, the isolation and loneliness creeping up on her.
For most people, knowing a friend is what can make them question why someone so dear would kill herself and Yumi does this as she remembers what kind of girl Rika was. Rika had no problems, was happy and had no suicidal tendencies as far as she was aware. She could be wrong, but Read more…
Competition is now closed and a winner has been chosen!
Thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of Naruto Shippuden Movie 3 Blu-ray. Sadly, there can only be one winner.
And the winner is… Read more…
MCM London Comic Con – Excel London – 25-27 May 2012
What’s On At May’s Comic Con?
Britain’s biggest pop culture festival, MCM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 25-27 May with an awesome line-up of movie, videogame, sci-fi, comics, anime Read more…
The band’s final album!
LAZYgunsBRISKY is an all-girl hard rock quartet from Tokyo. Comprising members Lucy (vocals), izumi (guitar), azu (bass, vocals), and Moe (drums). The band draws influence from 60s – 80s rock and roll, great songs full of fat guitars and sludgy basses. Often described as an updated Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith, while some of the older songs possess the brutish simplicity of The Stooges, the band delivers straight ahead rock n roll with Read more…
April 11, 2011
One month has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, which caused over 13,000 people to lose their lives in the enormous earthquake and tsunamis that struck. Even now, over 14,000 people remain unaccounted for, and about 150,000 people remain forced to take shelter as evacuees. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to all the people who have suffered as a result of this disaster, both Japanese nationals and non-Japanese, and to their families… Read more…