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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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  • Largest ever manga exhibition outside Japan Largest ever manga exhibition outside Japan

    Largest ever manga exhibition outside Japan

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    11th April 2019

    The British Museum in London is to stage the largest ever exhibition about manga held outside Japan. Manga and the connected anime and gaming industries are undoubtedly among Japan's greatest cultural exports. This exhibition both recognises the stature and richness of manga culture and explores how it became a global phenomenon, too tracing its roots even to Japan's most famous artist, the [...]

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  • Roundup: upcoming events in Spring 2019 Roundup: upcoming events in Spring 2019

    Roundup: upcoming events in Spring 2019

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    11th April 2019

    We'd like to introduce a new section of the newsletter – designed to be a guide to upcoming JETAA UK events right across the country, coordinated by active Chapters in London, the Midlands, the North West and Scotland. Some individual chapter updates and news is also included. London Following [...]

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  • London Photography Walk 2019 London Photography Walk 2019

    London Photography Walk 2019

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    11th April 2019

    Walking tour of iconic film locations in the City of London  On Saturday 6 April the JETAA London Chapter held a tour around the square mile of the City of London which showcased filming locations from films such as Great Expectations, Children of Men, Harry Potter, The Da Vinci Code, James Bond, The Bourne Ultimatum – and many more! The group of around 20 m [...]

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  • Ex-JET Jayne Joso publishes fourth novel Ex-JET Jayne Joso publishes fourth novel

    Ex-JET Jayne Joso publishes fourth novel

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    11th April 2019

    British former JET Jayne Joso has recently had her fourth novel, From Seven to the Sea, published by leading Welsh literary publisher Seren.  The main character is a seven-year-old girl, Esther, who is attempting to cope with her mother and stepfather's dysfunctional relationship and a difficult environment at [...]

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  • Nanban, Brixton: restaurant review Nanban, Brixton: restaurant review

    Nanban, Brixton: restaurant review

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    11th April 2019

    The pitch: Ramen and Kyushu ‘soul food’ with south London flavourings Review:  Nanban, run by JET alumni (ALT in Kitakyushu) and Masterchef 2011 Winner Tim Anderson, opened in 2015. It is one of a number of Japanese restaurants in Brixton, south London, that include Okan and KOI-Ramen Bar and is similarly always busy. It’s not your usual ramen- [...]

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