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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 London winter drinks JETAA London winter drinks

    JETAA London winter drinks

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    8th March 2019

    Last Friday ex-JETs gathered in a characterful pub in Soho for a few Friday drinks. It was great to welcome some new faces to the London Chapter and it ended up being quite an international crowd. The force was strong with Nagasaki JETs with no less than three people from different parts of the southern prefecture!  After talking just a little while all kinds of connections and similar [...]

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  • Shoplifters review: Japanese Palme d'Or winner 2018 Shoplifters review: Japanese Palme d'Or winner 2018

    Shoplifters review: Japanese Palme d'Or winner 2018

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    16th January 2019

    Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) depicts an underside of Japan that few foreigners see or think about and, in my experience anyway, few Japanese people discuss in public. While Kore-eda is well-established as a director of perceptive films about contemporary family life, this was nonetheless a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018, a world away from la [...]

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  • Home Sweet Tokyo season 2 airs Home Sweet Tokyo season 2 airs

    Home Sweet Tokyo season 2 airs

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    13th January 2019

    Home Sweet Tokyo, NHK's first comedy led by a foreign writer, has aired for its second season. The show was created by former JET BJ Fox, who was interviewed by JETAA UK about his experiences and inspirations last year.  Another run of four episodes, shown throughout December in Japan on N [...]

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  • People Still Call it Love: The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 preview People Still Call it Love: The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 preview

    People Still Call it Love: The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 preview

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    13th January 2019

    The Japan Foundation Touring Programme returns this February and March, touring an impressive 19 cities across the UK, spanning Inverness to Exeter. Now in its 16th year, and arguably the largest programme of its scope in the UK, this year’s theme is that time-honoured subject of cinema – love – looked at freshly in the contemporary momen [...]

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  • E-kagen Sushi & Noodle Café, Brighton: review E-kagen Sushi & Noodle Café, Brighton: review

    E-kagen Sushi & Noodle Café, Brighton: review

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    13th January 2019

    The pitch: Japanese comfort food in an authentic no-frills café setting. Review: E-Kagen is a great-value, no-frills café set above an Asian supermarket in the centre of Brighton. Don’t expect high-end, delicately flavoured works of art here: E-Kagen gives you a big, robust punch of flavour and you even have to collect your own chopsticks. Those wh [...]

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