‘Japan Matters’ in 2012/13

As part of activities, in 2012/13, Japan Desk Scotland organised, in cooperation with Glasgow Museums, six Japan-Matters public lectures at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, with grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.  To find out about its summary, please click the titles below.

(1) Thursday 30 August 2012
We believe in Fukushima
Prof Katsuhiko Yamaguchi, Fukushima University

(2) Friday 12 October 2012
Japan-UK Relations
Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Embassy of Japan in the UK
Prior to his lecture, a video ‘St Kilda Tapes in Japan‘ by David Allison was screened.

(3) Tuesday 20 November 2012
Japan’s Cultural Exchange Policy
Mr Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Regional Director for Europe and Director-General for the UK, The Japan Foundation

(4) Tuesday 19 February 2013
A Japanese Journalist’s views on Japan and the UK
Mr Takami Hanzawa, Bureau Chief, Kyodo News London

(5) Sunday 10 March 2013
The second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Short Film Screening

(6) Wednesday 20 March 2013
‘Introduction to Japanese Ceramics’
Professor Nicole Rousmaniere, Research Director, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, and Project Curator, Japanese Collections, The British Museum