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Japan Week 2018 - Overview

5 Feb 2018 to 22 Feb 2018

The University of Stirling's Japan Week is now in its sixth year and all events are open to staff, students and members of the community. We offer an eclectic week of events including lectures, films, workshops and displays. There is something for everyone and most events are free of charge.

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Williamson Lecture 2018

1 Feb 2018

The University of Stirling welcomes you to the 33rd Williamson Lecture. We are pleased to confirm that Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, will deliver this year's lecture.

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Japan Week: The Wonderful World of Japanese Anime (from Astro Boy to Studio Ghibli)

20 Feb 2018

The University of Stirling is delighted to announce that Professor Otsuka, Deputy Principal of Atomi University, will join us during Japan Week 2018 to deliver a lecture on the classic art form of "anime", a style of Japanese animation.

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Calligraphy Workshop (Thursday)

22 Feb 2018

Explore the unique culture of Japan through a hands-on opportunity to learn the art of calligraphy.

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Origami Workshop

22 Feb 2018

Explore the unique culture of Japan through a hands-on opportunity to learn the art of origami.

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Rakugo demonstration and workshop

22 Feb 2018

In "Rakugo - Traditional Comedy as Art", Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi (粋人亭 粗志) will perform Rakugo, an ancient Japanese art form that is very much alive and well in the 21st century.

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Japan Week: Japanese Lunch

21 Feb 2018

An exploration of Japan's culture wouldn't be complete without a chance to sample its iconic cuisine, but there's so much, much more to it than sushi. Forget your usual sandwiches and join us for a lunch inspired by Japan.

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Japan Week: Manga Workshop

22 Feb 2018

Join fellow manga-enthusiasts in the relaxed atmosphere of this drawing workshop or "drawing jam". Ms Emily Katagiri will lead this session exploring figure drawing, poses for two or more interacting figures and objects, simplifying art styles from observation, and the composition of manga for storytelling.

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Calligraphy Workshop

21 Feb 2018

Explore the unique culture of Japan through a hands-on opportunity to learn the art of calligraphy.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

21 Feb 2018

The tea ceremony will be performed by Mio Shapley, a qualified master of Urasenke Tea Ceremony, who studied with master Yoshiko Noda. "Cha-no-yu: The Way of Tea" is a traditional Japanese living art form and originated in 16th century Japan. The 4 principals of the Tea Ceremony are Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility. It synthesizes the arts of flower arrangement, calligraphy, poetry, pottery, kimono and philosophy into a way of life.

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The Shogun’s ‘Harem’: Life in the Women’s Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan

21 Feb 2018

The University of Stirling is delighted to welcome author and journalist, Ms Lesley Downer, to Japan Week to deliver a talk on The Shogun’s ‘Harem’: Life in the Women’s Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan.

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Japan Week: Japanese Food Demonstration

21 Feb 2018

Join us as the chef of the Consulate General of Japan in Scotland gives a Japanese food demonstration. A food tasting and drinks reception will follow the demonstration.

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Japan Week Film Season: Gukoroku (Traces of Sin)

5 Feb 2018

The Japan Foundation’s annual touring film programme returns in 2018 with an enlightening showcase of Japanese cinema through the narrative framework of “secrets and lies”, a theme both universal and prevalent in world cinema.

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Japan Week: Bonsai Exhibition

20 Feb 2018 to 22 Jan 2018

Come along to view a display of magnificent bonsai trees from the Scottish Bonsai Collection Trust.

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Japan Week: Origami Display

20 Feb 2018 to 22 Feb 2018

Come along to view a display of origami figures.

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Japan Week: Display of Japanese Products

20 Feb 2018 to 22 Feb 2018

Come along to view a display of Japanese products, kindly provided by the Japan Centre, London.

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Japan Week Film Season: The Dark Maidens

19 Feb 2018

The Japan Foundation’s annual touring film programme returns in 2018 with an enlightening showcase of Japanese cinema through the narrative framework of “secrets and lies”, a theme both universal and prevalent in world cinema.

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The 21st Century Book Historian: Printing

21 Feb 2018

The 21st-Century Book Historian is a series of three events which aims to provide PhD students with hands-on training in the History of Printing, Publishing and Authorship. The first of these events, Printing, will be held at the University of Stirling.

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Geography Inspiring People Talks: The Great Horizon - Stories of Exploration from the RSGS

14 Feb 2018

From the pages of her new book 'The Great Horizon', Jo Woolf brings to life the stories of the people who have inspired her. There are explorers from the 'heroic age' of polar exploration, desert travellers, renowned mountaineers, oceanographers, botanists, geologists, and a particularly daring secret agent in Bolshevist Russia!

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Japan Week: What is Cosplay?

19 Feb 2018

Cosplay is short for Costume Play and is now understood as a hobby that encompasses dressing up as one’s favourite fictional character. These characters can be from manga and anime, video games and lately even animated and real life American films and TV shows. While the trend originated in the US, the term itself was coined in Japan, where cosplay is a well-known hobby. Over time, cosplay has become more and more popular in the Western world and as such has its own communities here.

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David Blanchflower: Full employment in a free society

15 Feb 2018

Back by popular demand, the University of Stirling Management School's eminent economist, Professor David (Danny) Blanchflower will be sharing his analysis and observations on the topic: 'Full employment in a free society'.

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Question Time event: the future of surveillance cameras

21 Feb 2018

'Ask your questions and join the debate', at this special event to be hosted by James Naughtie, Chancellor of the University of Stirling and BBC broadcaster.

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Calling Business: Engagement with Natural Sciences

22 Feb 2018

Using facilitated workshops, the event will focus on gaining your views on current and future business needs

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