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Call For Applications: Europe-Japan Intellectual Exchange Session 2019 new
Artist Talk by Nobuko Tsuchiya new
Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2019
Music & Manga: A Vision of Sound new
Japan Youth Challenge 2019 new
Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya
at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019
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Nihongo Cup 2019 - Finals Day   org

Come and see the UK's talented young students of Japanese language at the Finals Day of the Nihongo Cup - the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools!

Students from all levels of secondary education – Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 – will showcase their amazing talent and hard work in their Japanese language studies while competing for some fantastic prizes – including a trip to Japan!

Entry is free – No booking required.

To read our report about last year's finals day, click here.

Schedule

  • 12:00 – 12:30  Arrival and registration
  • 12:30 – 12:35  Welcome Speeches:
  •   Eiji Taguchi, Director  General, Japan   Foundation London
  •   Professor Sho Konishi, Director of the Nissan   Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 12:35 – 12:40  Introduction to Programme: Anne Rajakumar,   JLC, Master of Ceremonies
  • 12:40 – 13:00  Speeches from Key Stage 3 Finalists
  • 13:00 – 13:15  Interval (Holbrook Primary School   performance)
  • 13:15 – 13:40  Speeches from Key Stage 4&5 pre-GCSE   finalists
  • 13:40 – 14:00  Interval
  • 14:00 – 14:05  Presentation on the Japanese  Speech   Awards:
  •   Kei See (former pupil of Hockerill Anglo-  European College)
  • 14:05 – 14:55  Speeches from Key Stage 4&5 post-GCSE   finalists
  • 14:55 – 15:15  Interval
  • 15:15 – 15:20  Comments by Chair of Judges
  • 15:20 – 15:40  Prize giving ceremony
  • 15:40 – 15:45   Closing Speech: Toshinori Sano,
  •   Embassy of Japan
  • 15:45 – 16:30  Refreshments
  • 16:30  Close

To download a poster for this year's Finals Day, click here


Date: 22 June 2019 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue:

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

27 Winchester Road, Oxford, OX 2 6NA


For more information, please click here.

The Nihongo Cup is co-organised by the Japanese Language Committee of the Association for Language Learning (ALL) and the Japan Foundation London.

 

In collaboration with the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

Supported by:

    

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Call For Applications: Europe-Japan Intellectual Exchange Session 2019   org

The Japan Foundation and the Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace (CEEJA) are now accepting applications for the Europe-Japan Intellectual Exchange Session 2019 in Alsace, scheduled for September 30th - October 1st 2019. The Japan Foundation and CEEJA have carried out a series of seminars since 2007, with an aim to encourage networking among young researchers on Japan in Europe and further promote Japanese studies in Europe.

The title of this year's study seminar is "Representations of Japanese Culture and Arts in Europe: from 'Japonism' to 'Cool Japan'. (ヨーロッパにおける日本の文化・芸術のイメージ -「ジャポン二スム」から「クールジャパン」へ)Please note that the language of this event will be Japanese with no interpretation. 

Applicants from Europe are being sought from a wide range of fields including Sociology, Arts, Literature, History, Language, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics etc. 
Applicants must currently be on a graduate or post-graduate scheme or hold a junior teaching/research position at an academic institution in Europe. 

For more details and applications, please click here. (Japanese version). 

The deadline for applications is July 12th 2019. 


Date: 30 September 2019 - 1 October 2019
Venue:

Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace
Kientzhein
France

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Artist Talk by Nobuko Tsuchiya   org

Date: 28 June 2019 from 6.30pm
Venue:

Impact Hub King's Cross, 34b York Way, King's Cross, N1 9AB London


For more information, please click here.

This event is held in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 and the Leeds Art Gallery where Nobuko Tsuchiya’s work will be exhibited.

 

                                                

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Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019   org

26 June

29 June

30 June


Date: 26 June 2019 - 30 June 2019
Venue:

Screen 1, The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, W1D 3DH London

and

Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY London


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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) July 2019   org

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test which evaluates and certifies the Japanese-Language Proficinecy of non-native speakers of Japanese.The test is conducted twice a year, in July and December, in Japan and various locations around the world.

The next JLPT will take place on Sunday 7th July 2019, at two locations in the UK: London (SOAS University of London) and Edinburgh (the University of Edinburgh).

Please note that registration to take the test at SOAS and Edinburgh have both now CLOSED due to the test centre reaching maximum capacity.

Please refer to each university’s website for registration details.

Please note that the registration at each test centre may close early when the test centre has reached its maximum capacity.

For more information about the test, please visit the JLPT website.


Date: 7 July 2019
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Music & Manga: A Vision of Sound   org

 

Shinichi Ishizuka is an award-winning manga artist who uses his personal experiences and pursuits to inspire the subject matter of his works. Together with his editor, Katsuki Dai (who has edited a number of manga magazines and worked with top manga artists), Ishizuka has created a wildly popular graphic series BLUE GIANT and BLUE GIANT SUPREME.  The series centers around a young saxophonist and his passion for jazz, as modelled on Ishizuka’s own familiarity with the instrument.

In celebration of the Citi exhibition Manga at the British Museum (23 May – 26 August 2019), the Japan Foundation is proud to partner with Asia House for their event welcoming Ishizuka and Dai who will discuss the challenges and pleasures in creating a story manga and explore how integral the depiction of sound is in the series. The discussion will include insights into the collaborative processes and relationship of the artist and editor in the creation of story manga. The moderator for the evening will be Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, IFAC Handa Curator in Japanese Arts at the British Museum and lead curator of the Manga exhibition.

This event is held in collaboration with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, The British Museum, and supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.


Date: 11 July 2019 from 6.45pm
Venue:

Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1G 7LP London


For more information, please click here.

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Japan Youth Challenge 2019   org

Applications are now open for the Japan Youth Challenge 2019.

Hosted at UCL (University College London), the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge (UJYC) brings together pre-university students from the UK and Japan in a 10-day summer school programme. We are currently looking for 50 British students to join their Japanese counterparts. 

Students from both countries will engage in a series of topic-focused activities including workshops, lectures and a symposium. Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshop where “Accessibility for All: AI and Robotics”, a topic important in our society today.

You can find more information by downloading the programme brochure here

Students from both countries will engage in
a series of topic-focused activities including
workshops, lectures and a symposium.
Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshop
where you will discuss “Accessibility for All”,
a topic important in our society today.Students from both countries will engage ina series of topic-focused activities includingworkshops, lectures and a symposium.Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshopwhere you will discuss “Accessibility for All”,a topic important in our society today.

Date: 20 July 2019 - 27 July 2019

Eligibility

Non-Japanese sixth-form students residing in the UK, aged 15, 16, 17 and 18 years (Parental consent will be required prior to the event. All students are supervised by UCL staff during the event.) Students will be joined by a group of Japanese students from Japan

Application Deadline

There is no application deadline, though early applications are encouraged as places are limited. 

Applications

To apply please visit https://www.ucl-japan-youth-challenge.com/ 
For enquiries, please email programme conductor Hideyuki Miyahara

Volunteers

We are currently seeking volunteers to help at this event. Please click here for more details (in Japanese).

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Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya
at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019
  JPsupported

Date: 22 June 2019 - 29 September 2019
Venue:

The White Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA


For more information, please click here.

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