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The Social World of Butoh Dance: Screening an Unseen Performance from the 1970s


This event is supported by the JSPS London Symposium and Seminar Scheme and includes two days of talks and a screening of Shiokubi (1975) – a performance created by butoh dancer Bishop Yamada, overseen by Tatsumi Hijikata. This performance marks the founding of Yamada’s own dance company Hoppo Butoh Ha in Tsuruoka (Yamagata). The performance was shot as part of a video project known as the VIC (Video Information Center), which includes 1,200 tapes of performances, exhibitions, and events from the 1970s and 1980s. Those involved in the project were not only interested in documenting the performance of Shiokubi itself, but the whole world around the performance: from arrival at the venue, to final rehearsal, to afterparty. Researchers attending this event will have the chance to watch these additional materials, as well as situating the film within the context of the VIC archive and the Tatsumi Hijikata Archive, both held at Keio University Art Center.

Further details about the event:

Date: 10:00–18:00 Saturday, December 17, 2022 and 10:00–15:00 Sunday, December 18, 2022 

Venue: Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens’ College, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB39ET 


Cost: Free and open to all

Booking: Booking is not required but if attending all day on the Saturday the organisers would appreciate an indication of numbers via registering through the following Eventbrite link:


Meals are not provided.             

Rail strikes are planned for the weekend of this event, so please check routes before travelling. 

Posted on 07 December 2022

Envisioning of liquid consumption of digitalised arts: Innovation, creativeness, and transformation of nature and art assets


09:00 to 13:30 UK time, Monday 6th December, 2021.

This event is hosted by Bournemouth University and supported by JSPS London. This webinar will be held through zoom and is free to attend.

If you would like to participate in this event, please contact below.

Outline of Event, Programme and Registration Information 

Posted on 10 November 2021

1st UK-Japan Symposium on Advanced Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells


08:30 to 13:30 UK time, Thursday 9th December, 2021.

This event is hosted by University of Sheffield and supported by JSPS London. This webinar will be held through zoom and is free to attend.

Outline of Event, Programme and Registration Information 

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UK-Japan Webinar: A Multimodal, Translational Approach to Clarify the Role of Microglial Dysfunction in Schizophrenia


9:00 to 11:00 am UK time, Wednesday 17th February, 2021.

This event is hosted by King’s College London and supported by JSPS London. This webinar will be held through zoom and is free to attend.

Outline of Event, Programme and Registration Information 

Event Report 

Posted on 30 January 2021

[JSPS Webinar] COVID-19: the impact on mental health and the fight back using the supercomputer

Time and Date: Thursday 17th December 2020, 10:00-11:00 AM (UK time)
Talks include pioneering research from Professor Makoto Tsubokura based at Kobe University and the RIKEN Centre for Computational Research, on visualising the dispersion of droplets containing viruses using supercomputer simulations. 
Details about the full event programme and how to register attendance (which must be done by 15th December), can be found from the following link:
This zoom webinar is being organised by the JSPS Stockholm center and JSPS Alumni based in Norway and is free to attend. 

Posted on 03 December 2020

International Symposium on Tumour Biology (on-line)


This symposium is being organised by the Nano Life Science Institute of Kanazawa University. 


26th November 2020: 07:40 - 19:30 Japan Time/ 25th November 2020: 22:40 - 10:30 (26th November) UK Time

27th November 2020: 10:00 - 12:05 Japan Time/ 1:00 - 3:05 UK Time

Symposium Website:

Registration Form:

Posted on 18 November 2020

UK-Japan workshop on strongly correlated electron systems and 18th Theoretical and Experimental Magnetism Meeting (TEMM)


6th to 7th July 2020, virtual meeting through Zoom.

This meeting is free to attend.

Time: 10:15 to 17:00 UK time (Monday 6th July 2020)

          09:00 to 17:00 UK time (Tuesday 7th July 2020)

This is an international symposium supported by JSPS London on current theoretical and experimental research in magnetism in condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on bringing Japan and UK strongly correlated electron research communities together to foster collaborations.

Event Schedule

Posted on 05 June 2020

PCSEL Workshop 28th May 2020


Time: 07:00 to 10:20 UK time/ 15:00 to 18:20 Japan time

This is an international symposium supported by JSPS London on the topic of Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers (PCSEL) and will take place via Zoom. Speakers will include Professor Susumu Noda from Kyoto University and Professor Richard Hogg from the University of Glasgow.

Draft Schedule 

For further details please contact Dr Richard Taylor:

Posted on 19 May 2020

UK-Japan Symposium on Data-Driven Health: Data strategies to predict risk, prevent and manage disease in individuals and populations



Wednesday 26 February 2020

Co-organisers: The Academy of Medical Sciences, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.

This symposium, co-Chaired by Professor Jill Pell FMedSci and Dr Yuko Harayama, will bring together representatives from academia, industry and the healthcare sector in the UK and Japan around the theme of health data.

Throughout the day, speakers will address health data optimisation and resources including biobanks; engaging with patients and delivering care through digital platforms; and the application of health data to support clinicians through AI and machine learning.

This event is a part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20, and aims to promote international scientific exchange and collaboration.

Key Messages Document 

Posted on 09 January 2020

Introduction to data and resources available at Statistics Bureau Japan


We would like to inform you of the following event organised by Dr Ekaterina Hertog of the University of Oxford and funded by the JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme.


"Introduction to data and resources available at Statistics Bureau Japan"

Date and Time: 11:00 t0 18:00, Thursday 9th January 2020.

Venue: LLR Room, Nuffield College, University of Oxford


In two parts this symposium aims to showcase data collected and made available to researchers by the Japanese Statistical Bureau. In the first part two Japanese statisticians: Professor Hiroe Tsubaki (Director-General, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo; former president of the National Statistics Centre, Japan) and Dr Kiyomi Shirakawa (Deputy Director, National Statistics Centre, Japan) will talk about the statistical data collected by Statistics Bureau Japan with a particular focus on the data that can be used by scholars residing outside Japan. These presentations will be followed by Prof Nobuko Nagase (Ochanomizu University) and Mr Minoru Yagishita (Tokyo Metropolitan University) presenting their own research carried out using the data from the Statistics Bureau, Japan


For further details, including a full list of speakers and how to register attendance, please visit the link below:

Event Report 

Posted on 05 December 2019