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Are you interested in Japan? Its people? Its culture? Its language?

If so, come and join us!

Japan Society North West holds regular Japan-related events in the Manchester / Liverpool / Cheshire / Lancashire region.

Upcoming JSNW Events

A Japanese Conversation Evening in Liverpool

Tuesday 6 December 2016   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Angela Davies, a very experienced instructor of Japanese, will host an evening of Japanese conversation, over delicious food at Etsu restaurant.

If you would like to attend this event it is essential that you contact our Events Co-ordinator.  Etsu is a small restaurant - places are limited.

 

Venue: Etsu Japanese Restaurant, 25 The Strand, (off Brunswick Street) Liverpool, L2 0XJ

Shinnenkai

Saturday 14 January 2017

Join us in welcoming the arrival of the new year with a delicious buffet dinner prepared by Taka of Sushi Craft.

 

 

 

Venue: The Tim Parry Community Centre, Wroxham Road, Warrington WA5 3NX

 

Kabuki

Saturday 28 January 2017

Details to be confirmed

Venue: International Society in Oxford Road, Manchester

JSNW Social and Japanese Conversation Evening in Manchester

TBA January 2017    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Let’s have a drink, enjoy food, and meet someone new. Our former Newsletter Editor,Yuko Howes, will host this fun event. You don't need to be able to speak Japanese, so you can just relax.  

If you would like to attend this event please email

Remember, it's on Friday!

Venue: Samsi, 36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR

 

Go Workshop

Saturday 25 February 2017

Details to be confirmed

Venue: Friend's Meeting House in Manchester

Brexit and Future Japanese Relations

Friday 17 March 2017     5:00 - 6.30pm

A talk by the Cultural Minister from the Japanese Embassy

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Manchester University

Damian Flanagan

Saturday 29 April 2017

Details to be confirmed

Venue: Sir Harry Smith Suite at Summerville, Victoria Park, Manchester

Discover Japan Day

Saturday 20 May 2017    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Can you write in Japanese, make origami animals from paper or would you like to try the chopstick challenge?

Join us at the World Museum in Liverpool for a fun day of Japanese related activities.

This event celebrates the Japanese public holiday  kodomo-no-hi or Children's Day.

Venue: World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN

 

AGM

Saturday 27 May 2017    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Details to be confirmed

Venue: Tim Parry Community Centre, Great Sankey, Warrington

Red Dogs

Friday 14 July 2017

Details to be confirmed

Venue: Star and Garter Pub in Manchester

Lesley Downer 

Saturday 29 July 2017

Details to be confirmed

Venue: Friend's Meeting House Liverpool

 

What's On

Hayao Miyazaki Interview

In a rare interview Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese animator behind Spirited Away, tells Robbie Collin why he 'bet everything' on his final Studio Ghibli film, The Wind Rises.

Read this article in The Telegraph

NHK World

Kabuki is a world-class theater with a history of over 400 years, but is also exciting entertainment. What is the secret of its enduring attraction? Ichikawa Somegoro, brilliant member of the younger generation of actors, guides us through the world of kabuki.

This is a monthly series on NHK World

You can watch NHK WORLD TV Live Streaming and

NHK WORLD On Demand

Japan Society Events

The Japan Society in London organises a wide range of events. Visit their web site for a full list of upcoming events.

 

 

 

Japan's Sakoku Period

Thursday 4 April 2013   9:00 am and 9:30 pm  Radio 4

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Japan's Sakoku period, two centuries when the country deliberately isolated itself from the outside world. Sakoku began with a series of edicts in the 1630s which restricted the rights of Japanese to leave their country and expelled Europeans living there. It was not until 1858 and the "gunboat diplomacy" of the American Commodore Matthew Perry that Japan's international isolation finally ended.

Noriko Ogawa in conversation with Melanie Spanswick

An interview with Japanese pianist, Noriko Ogawa which took place in December 2012 at Jaques Samuel Pianos in London.

Find out what kind of child Noriko was, and what kind of sound world she lives in in this biographical interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnm2Q5fJ-ds&feature=youtu.be

Study Tours to Japan

 

Visit Akemi's web site for more information.

 

 

Japanese Food in Lymm

Japanese Food Specialists TK Trading set up shop in Lymm High School every other Saturday - see their web site for the schedule.

Venue: Lymm High School, Oughtrington Lane,  Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0RB

 

It's Alright - Official song for Japan

This song was composed by JSNW member Adrian Summersell. Adrian asks all who enjoy hearing this song, to please make a small donation directly to Sanaburi Foundation Japan. See the song information under the video on YouTube to learn more.

 

Japan Photos

Explore JapanPhotos.org.uk for a high resolution tour of Japan.

 

 

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