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    Message from the Japanese Ambassador to the UK

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    8th September 2017

    As the world gets ever smaller, effective communication across international borders is increasingly important.  Former JET Programme participants, having acquired a deep level of cultural sensitivity and understanding, are ideally placed to play a positive role in this regard.  The JET Alumni community therefore functions as an indispensable bridge between the UK and Japan, and JETAA provide [...]

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  • JETAA NW Study Day and Shinnenkai JETAA NW Study Day and Shinnenkai

    JETAA NW Study Day and Shinnenkai

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    28th January 2018

    JETAA NW and JSNW Netsuke Study Day On January 20th JETAA NW helped organise a Study Day at World Museum Liverpool exclusively for JETAA and JSNW members.  The chosen subject for the Study Day was netsuke and we were pleased to see that this provoked a very fast response from JSNW members and drew in JETAA members from as far as London. We were taken behind the scenes of World [...]

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  • The UK's first sake brewery The UK's first sake brewery

    The UK's first sake brewery

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    17th January 2018

    Peckham, London might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of sake. But in 2017 it became ground zero of a budding ‘sake revolution’ when Tom and Lucy Wilson started Kanpai, the UK’s first brewery of Japan’s national drink.  Kanpai’s backstory is endearing. The couple first fell in love with sake – which contrary to misconception is little stronger tha [...]

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  • Umame: restaurant review Umame: restaurant review

    Umame: restaurant review

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    17th January 2018

    Restaurants in the UK can play pretty fast and loose with Japanese culinary terms – I’ve lost count of the number of ways I’ve seen yakitori spelt. So as I walked into ‘Pan-Asian Kitchen and Bar’ Umame (umami is a Japanese word for savouriness), I felt ready for surprises. Umame opened in Kingston, south west London, in October 2017 and locally, anyway, has b [...]

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  • Second JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group Second JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group

    Second JETAA UK Academic Special Interest Group

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    17th January 2018

    JETAA UK held its second Academic Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at the University of East Anglia in Norwich on Friday 8 December 2017. This event was organised by Dr. Simon Kaner, Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at UEA and Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute, in coll [...]

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  • JLPT Bootcamp – Edinburgh 2017 JLPT Bootcamp – Edinburgh 2017

    JLPT Bootcamp – Edinburgh 2017

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    16th January 2018

    Friday, 17 Nov – Sunday, 19 Nov JETAA Scotland has been busy again, organizing its second JLPT Bootcamp retreat in Edinburgh.  The Bootcamp fun began in July this year when JET Alumni Jess Brown and Emma Boardman teamed up to start organizing the second JLPT Bootcamp retreat after the success of the first, held in November 2016. Advertising for the Bootcamp began in Septemb [...]

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