The Japan Foundation, London
In the area of Japanese Language Education, from 2 - 4 November, the Japan Foundation London will set up an exhibition booth at the Language Show, a foreign language fair held annually at London's Olympia exhibition arena. There are over 130 groups that will exhibit at the Show, including public institutions like the Department for Children, Schools and Families, National Centre for Languages, the BBC, Cultural Institute's like those from Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Hungary etc, foreign language education publishers, educational services etc. The London office will be exhibiting with JNTO (Japan National Tourist Organisation) and JP-BOOKS to show how fun learning Japanese and about Japanese culture can be.
November also sees many events looking at Japanese film. As well as supporting the Sheffield International Documentary Festival (Sheffield Doc/Fest), Leeds Film Festival, Cornwall Film Festival, from October we also started a lecture series on Japanese film, organised by the Japan Foundation London, which has proven extremely popular.
On top of this, we have "Craft Enterprises: Tradition, Renovation and Creation" a symposium and exhibition to inform the people of Britain about the magnificent skills of Japanese traditional craftsmen, "The Face of Jizo", the world premiere of the English version of Hisashi Inoue's play presented by a London based Japanese theatre company and a touring exhibition "The Moon Reflected" by Hiroshige Utagawa, there is just no let up to the number of events going on in the UK this Autumn. All the details can be found on our website, so why not take a look?