Third Dummy Post in “My Britain; My Japan”

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Second Dummy Post in “My Britain; My Japan”

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First Dummy Post in “My GB My JP”

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Anjin : the opening night…

Japan400 gets underway at the opening night of Anjin: The Shogun & the English Samurai at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London on 31 January 2013. [Click each thumbnail to enlarge. Use the “NEXT”/”PREVIOUS” links to step through the gallery.]

Lady Saigō

Today’s Featured Article at Wikipedia is about Lady Saigō: Lady Saigō (西郷の局 or 西郷局, Saigō-no-Tsubone?) (1552 – 1 July 1589), also known as Oai, was the first consort and trusted confidante of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the samurai lord who unified Japan at the … Continued

William Horsley’s speech at the Japan400 press launch

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Yuichiro Hanyu’ speech at the Japan400 press launch

Good morning ladies and gentleman. I am Yuichiro Hanyu, Director of the Japan Local Government Centre in London. First of all, I would like to thank the J400 committee for giving me this opportunity. My office, JLGC, is the UK … Continued