19Jun
Artist Talk: Noritake Kinashi
Screening Room (basement), Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RJ
From 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
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In June 2018, the work of anglophile and polymath Noritake Kinashi will be appearing in a new exhibition, introducing the latest phase of his ongoing creative project ‘REACH OUT’. Also an actor, musician and comedian, Kinashi will showcase a series of paintings created as a result of his unique observational point of view, with his dynamic and non-conformist, yet ever-evolving brush style.
Ongaku Yoru at Brilliant Corners w/ Planet Panama
470 Kingsland Rd London
At 08:00 pm
Ongaku Yoru is a monthly Japanese music night and radio show. Catch us on Netil radio and at My Neighbors The Dumplings each month!
21Jun
Noritake Kinashi: Moment
Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, EC2A 3EY
At 11:00 am
For Noritake Kinashi's first London exhibition, he will be showing specially selected artworks for the first time. They will then travel back to Japan to be included in a major nationwide, touring, solo exhibition from 2018-2020. Kinashi says: “I am often inspired by the raw energy and creativity that London offers. Being a comedian on the other hand, I have always believed in the power of laughter, which encourages peace within oneself. Therefore, I express the same thought on canvas.”
22Jun
MONO
Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd Lambeth
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Japanese post-rock band, featuring Tamaki Kunishi - bass, Takaakira "Taka" Goto - guitar, Hideki Suematsu - guitar and Yasunori Takada - drums.
“Creating architecture is like planting seeds of the future” ‒ Sou Fujimoto
Preview: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda + Q&A with Ryuichi Sakamoto
NFT1 BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd Lambeth London
From 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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USA 2017
23Jun
Okinawa Day
Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
From 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Okinawa Day is coming again! 
LIVE: BEATRICE DILLON / GOAT / KUKANGENDAI
Oslo Hackney, 1A Amhurst Rd, London E8 1LL
From 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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London-based composer and artist ​BEATRICE DILLONshares a bill and pursues collaboration with ​GOAT and ​KUKANGENDAI​, two of the most blisteringly exciting young bands to emerge from Japan’s contemporary music scene. These two bands also tour the UK in a showcase of MODE in venues across the country.
Haruomi Hosono + Acetone: Light in the Attic
Silk St London Greater London
At 08:30 pm
A rare chance to see a trio of artists whose music has been re-released by Light in the Attic Records on their 16th anniversary
26Jun
Matcha Masterclass - Velorution x lululemon Pop Up
lululemon 74-75 Marylebone High Street London W1U 5JR
From 07:15 pm to 08:15 pm
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Join us for a matcha masterclass hosted by Teapigs. The session will start with a brief history of matcha and an overview of its health benefits and taste profile. Then, you will learn how to make the perfect matcha tea or matcha latte, along with a guided tasting. With lots of new knowledge about matcha tea, you will go home with a few Teapigs goodies!
Boredoms drummer ​YOSHIMI0 finds synergy with renowned percussionist ​SUSIE IBARRA and multidisciplinary artist ​ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE ​in their trio performance YUNOHANA VARIATIONS.
27Jun
Kanpai Sake Cocktails: Talk & Nibbles
8 Heddon St Mayfair
From 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
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Sakagura run frequent 'Spirits Club' nights and we're excited to be presenting our sake at the next one!
28Jun
The Uraraka Way
70-72 Old St London
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Printmaker Yoko Kataoka presents her textile work inspired by rural life in the Catalan woods, Spain.
29Jun
Noh Reimagined 2018: Sublime Illusions
Kings Place 90 York Way
From 06:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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A two-day festival exploring the surreal artistic elements of Noh in
Electric Eel Shock
174 Camden High St Camden Town
From 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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Japanese punk/ metal with a twist of eccentricity, featuring Aki Morimoto - Guitar + Vocals, Kazuto Maekawa - Bass and Tomoharu Ito - Drums.
30Jun
Tea Tasting Tour
18 Calvert Ave London
From 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
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On this tour, there will be less walking and less history talking (unless you ask!) than on the Tea Walks. Instead, you will be visiting 4 ор 5 unique places in the area and tasting tea in them. I will talk about the teas and explain why these places are unique!
Japan: Get the Picture
Asia House 63 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7LP
From 07:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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Japan; a destination full of juxtapositions and contradictions. A tantalising mix of age-old culture and tradition and cutting-edge innovation, it's of little surprise that this is one of the most photogenic destinations in the world.
05Jul
Soil and 'Pimp' Sessions
Fulham Rd Fulham London
At 08:00 pm
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Japanese sextet, featuring President AKA Shacho - agitator, Motoharu - sax, Akita Goldman - bass, Tabu zombie - trumpet, Josei - piano, keys and Midorin - drums
08Jul
Yasuaki Shimizu + Carl Stone
161 Old St London
At 08:30 pm
Two highly innovative, maverick composers present a night of aural experimentation projected through four-channel surround sound.
13Jul
HYPER JAPAN
Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 8UX
HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest and best J-culture event, celebrating all aspects of contemporary Japanese culture, from fashion to food, crafts to cosplay!
20Jul
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: TWO
Silk St London Greater London
At 08:30 pm
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Pioneering Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and experimental electronic musician Alva Noto blend minimal piano with glitchy beats as they revisit their ongoing collaboration.
25Jul
Japanese Sake and French cheeses tasting experience
98 Lillie Rd Hammersmith
From 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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Join us in a discovery between 5 French kinds of cheese and 5 fine Japanese Sake, carefully selected by our supplier.
18Aug
If you've been keeping your ear to the ground for hot new house and disco records over the last couple of years, then you'll probably find that the work of The Revenge has been somewhat inescapable. 
05Sep
Japanese Vinyl: Experimental Relief (Workshop over 4 evenings)
East London Printmakers 42 Copperfield Road London E3 4RR
From 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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