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17 Nov 2017 Experience Japan Exhibition 2017

The Experience Japan Exhibition will be held at the Royal Society in London on Saturday, 18th November 2017, introducing various study and work opportunities in Japan. This year JSPS will run a session 'Conducting Research in Japan' where you can learn the JSPS programmes and the research life in Japan from our alumni.
The event is hosted by Keio University, co-hosted by the British Council, and supported by JSPS and other funding agencies.

Event Programme and Registration

24 Oct 2017 JSPS London Pre Departure Seminar and Alumni Evening

Thursday 19th October 2017, The Magic Circle (by invitation only)

Event Programme 

Event Report 

Selected presentations:

Pre Departure Preparations 

By Ms Chika Itoi, Deputy Director, JSPS London

Considerations for after a JSPS Fellowship

By Ms Ai Ozaki, Bilateral Cooperation Division, JSPS Tokyo

pJSPS Fellowship Experience 

By Ms Pola Berent, University College London 

Activities of the UK & RoI JSPS Alumni Association 

By Dr John Brazier, University of Reading 

14 NOV/ Book Launch for Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli by Dr Kazuyo Murata

Book Launch for Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli by Dr Kazuyo Murata

Date:       Tuesday 14 November 2017

Time:      19.00 to 20.30

Venue:    Council Room, King's Building (2nd floor), Strand Campus, King's College London


Registration & Information

Please sign up for the event at https://guestli.st/483519.

You can also find more information there.

This event is supported by JSPS.

23 Oct 2017 10 NOV/ UK-Japan Collaboration seminar in November 2017  “Social Innovation in an Aging Population & Diversifying Society”

Presented by Ritsumeikan

UK-Japan Collaboration seminar in November 2017

“Social Innovation in an Aging Population & Diversifying Society”

Date:       Friday, 10 November 2017

Time:      15:00 – 16:55 *Followed by reception

Venue:    DLT Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London


Presented by:   Ritsumeikan (Ritsumeikan University; Programme for Cultivation of Innovation Architect & Ritsumeikan UK Office)

Supported by:   Embassy of Japan in the U.K., SOAS Japan Research Centre, JSPS & JSC

Sponsored by:  AY 2016 Private University Research Branding Project(Ritsumeikan)



14:30   Doors open

15:00   Opening address

15:05   Keynote speech (~15:55)

16:00   Presentation 1 – 3 (15 minutes/presentation including a short interval)

16:55   Closing, followed by reception in the room G3, next to DLT Lecture Theatre


Registration & contact


This seminar is in English and free but registration is essential.  Please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-japan-collaboration-seminar-in-november-2017-social-innovation-in-an-aging-population-tickets-39013099230 by 01 November, 2017.  If you have any queries, please send an email to; london@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

The event flyer is available here.

This event is supported by JSPS.

17 Aug 2017 06 OCT/ Ninagawa Shakespeare: A Memorial Symposium

Ninagawa Shakespeare: A Memorial Symposium

Date and Time:

Friday 6th October 2017

14:00-15:45 Symposium 
16:00-17:00 Reception

Venue: The Embassy of Japan in the UK (101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7Jt)

Registration: Please sign up for the event at the registration form by 18 Aug.

Upon confirmation of your registration, your details will be provided to the Embassy of Japan, and the Embassy will send you an invitation email several weeks before the symposium. Please note that, for security reasons, you will be required to show the invitation email when entering the venue. There will be a reception (about 1 hour) after the symposium, to which you are also invited. 

The event flyer is available here.

This event is supported by JSPS.

12 Jul 2017 25 July/ Natsume Soseki versus William Shakespeare (an open lecture)

UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Committee

Natsume Soseki versus William Shakespeare (an open lecture)

Date, Time and Venue:

Tuesday 25th July 2017

16:00-17:30 Soseki Public Lecture
"Natsume Soseki versus William Shakespeare: Two Heavyweights of World Literature"
Speaker: Dr. Damian Flanagan
Venue: the Gustave Tuck LT, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

-Library exhibition on Japan-UCL interaction
-Presentation by Matsuyama Higashi High School students
-Herb tea demonstration etc.
Venue: North Cloister, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Registration: Please register on the event website.

Participation fee: free

Cosponsored by

CLAIR, Embassy of Japan in the UK, Japan Foundation, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, Matsuyama city, Matsuyama Higashi High School, UCL, UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Committee, UK Japan Institute

Supported by

Mitoco Kawachi Corporation, UCL Global Engagement Office


Please contact Dr. Yasu Takeuchi at UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Committee on y.takeuchi@ucl.ac.uk

The event flyer is available here.

11 Jul 2017 28 July/ UK-Japan Social Entrepreneurship Symposium – Memory of Tomoatsu Godai

UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Committee

UK-Japan Social Entrepreneurship Symposium – Memory of Tomoatsu Godai

How to Improve Our Society through New Businesses Creation? – Memory of Tomoatsu Godai

The symposium will start with a keynote lecture by Prof. Nick Tyler (UCL Transport Institute), which will be followed by 8 talks about social entrepreneurship from academic, political, economical and entrepreneurs' point of view, as well as supporting structures.

Following the symposium, UCL-Osaka reception will be held in UCL North Cloisters (one-minute walk from the symposium venue).

Friday, 28 July 2017
Symposium: 13:00 - 17:00
Reception: 18:00 - 20:00

UCL Cruciform Building

Gower Street



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Confirmed speakers:
Prof. Nick Tyler (Chadwick Chair of Civil Engineering, UCL Transport Institute)
Mr. Tadahiko Yanai (Manager for Innovation, Economic Strategy Bureau, Osaka City Government)
Prof. Toshiya Hoshino (Osaka University, Japan)
Ms Milimer Morgado (Young Entrepreneur)
Mr Soto Yamauchi (Young Entrepreneur, Walt, Inc.)
Ms Tomoko Watanabe (Urban Innovation Institute, Japan)
Ms Yuliana Topalzy and Ms Anna Sexton (UCL Entrepreneurship)

Sponsored by:
Osaka City
Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Japan Foundation
Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), Japan
Japan Society of the Promotion of Science
Embassy of Japan
UCL Grand Challenges

For more information and signing up for the event:


Ryo Torii (r.torii@ucl.ac.uk)

This event flyer is available here.

09 Jun 2017 23 JUNE/ UCL-IRDR Seminar 2017 Disaster in Japan: 2011 - The Latest Research

UCL-IRDR Seminar 2017

Disaster in Japan

2011 - The Latest Research



This event shows the Keynote talk, the latest Japan Disaster research and panel discussion to share knowledge each other. We welcome researchers, practitioners, NGOs, city professionals and the interested public to this international event. Admission is Free.

Date & Time: Friday, 23 June / 09:00am Registration starts. 

Venue: Roberts Building 106, University College London (Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT)


Timetable (subject to change):

09:00-09:30 - Registration

09:30-09:45 - Welcome from the IRDR Director, Prof. Peter Sammonds

09:45-10:15 - Keynote talk by Professor Virginia Murray:

"Science for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction"

10:15-11:30 - Panel Discussion   2011 EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE


Prof. Tiziana Rossetto (Engineering, UCL) Prof. Osamu MURAO (Tohoku University) Prof. Shigeo TATSUKI (Doshisha University) Dr. Naoya SEKIYA (The University of Tokyo)

11:30-12:00 - Coffee break



Prof. Peter Sammonds(IRDR, UCL)

Dr. Hideyuki SHIROSHITA (Kansai University) Dr. Namiko MINAI (Japan Woman’s University) Dr. Shohei BENIYA (University of Hyogo) Chair person:

  Prof. David Alexander, UCL

  Prof. Kenji Koshiyama, Kansai University



Dr Kenji Koshiyama (k.koshiyama@ucl.ac.uk)

The flyer is available here (PDF).

This symposium is supported by JSPS.

04 May 2017 Nobuaki Kondo Book Launch Islamic Law and Society in Iran

Book Launch of "Islamic Law and Society in Iran" written by Prof Nobuaki Kondo of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Date: Monday, 8 May 2017

Time: 18:30-20:30

Venue: Royal Asiatic Society (the same building as JSPS London)

This event is supported by JSPS.

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21 Apr 2017 JSPS London Pre Departure Seminar and Networking Evening

Friday 21st April 2017, JSPS London offices (by invitation only)

Event Programme

Event Report 

Selected presentations:

Overview of JSPS and Preparing for your Research Trip

By Ms Chika Itoi, Section Leader, Overseas Fellowship Division, JSPS Tokyo

The JSPS Summer Programme 2017

By Mr Jun Hiramoto, Summer Programme Section, JSPS Tokyo

Experiences as a JSPS Fellow

By Mr Szymon Parzniewski, University of Birmingham

Experiences as a JSPS Fellow and Building Research Networks in Japan 

By Professor Gary Stephens, University of Reading 

Activities of the UK and Ireland JSPS Alumni Association

By Dr John Fossey, University of Birmingham 

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