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  • Anaba Japanese Guide – Published in Japanese, Anaba is the only recognised comprehensive and informative guide for the Japanese resident population and long-term visitor to London.
  • Asian Art in London – London’s leading event for all things in the World of Asian Antiques and Fine Art. Held anually in November.
  • Barbican, The – Often holds Japan-related exhibitions and events, as well as regular screenings of Japanese films.
  • BaySpo.com – The Japanese (language) Weekly Entertainment Newspaper. Available free in central London Japan-related shops and restaurants.
  • British Association for Japanese Studies – The British Association for Japanese Studies is a UK-based association of scholars and researchers dedicated to the development of Japanese Studies.
  • Butoh UK – A non- profit organisation, inviting Japanese and international exponents to teach and perform Butoh.  Classes and workshops are open to anyone interested in dance or movement for performing arts or well-being.
  • Cafe OTO – Cafe OTO opened in April 2008 with the aim of providing a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream. It often hosts Japan-related acts.
  • Cocoro Japanese Baby Boutique – Cocoro focuses on simple baby vests, baby rompers and authentic baby kimonos (although in Japan they are usually called ‘Jin-bei’). Beautifully made, authentic Japanese baby clothes, which are ethically produced.
  • Curzon Cinemas – Curzon Cinemas is London’s leading arthouse cinema chain with six venues across the capital. Shows Japanese films regularly.
  • Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, The – The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.
  • DHC – Olive Oil based Skincare & Make-up from Japan – DHC has fused its Japanese heritage and ancient beauty secrets together with the natural benefits of olive oil — DHC is made using high quality ingredients, free from parabens and unnecessary fragrances and colourings.
  • EAT-JAPAN Website & Magazine – The No.1 site for for Japanese Food, Sushi & Sake
  • Eikoku News Digest free newspaper – A Japanese language free newspaper, available in versions for living in the UK, France and Germany.
  • Embassy of Japan, The – The Embassy of Japan is located at 101-104 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7JT‎.
  • Embassy of Japan’s monthly webmagazine – Find out about even more Japan-related events taking place in the UK! To subscribe, email webmagazine@ld.mofa.go.jp with the subject ‘subscribe’.
  • Fabrice Jouet Photographs – Founded in London in 2000, Fabrice Jouet’s stunning fine art photographs capture Japan through vivid colours, patterns and lines.
  • Football Samurai Academy – Football Samurai Academy is a club which caters for boys & girls ages 5-14 years old. This football club is mainly for Japanese kids but we welcome anyone. We have Gert Engels who was the national team of Mozambique and German coach used to be a manager of 4 different J-League professional teams as a technical adviser.
  • Foreign Press Centre Japan – The Foreign Press Center/Japan (FPCJ) plays an essential role in facilitating news gathering activities in Japan by organizing press briefings and tours, making practical arrangements for interviewing and filming, providing rich and up-to-date media resources through our website, “eFPCJ – 24-hour media assistance” and our original publications.
  • Fuji Kimono – Fuji’s vintage kimonos are handpicked on buying trips throughout Japan. The selection is very personal: bright, vibrant colours that are light years away from the more subtle designs traditionally associated with kimono. Fuji regularly exhibits at the Vintage Fashion Fair at Hammersmith Town Hall.
  • Gakunowa – Gakunowa is a music social group based in London to connect and expand the music social network. Promote your events, find bandmates, find people to go to gigs with, and drink like a rocker!
  • Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The – The Foundation’s aim is to develop good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other’s culture, society and achievements.
  • Hafu Japanese – ‘Hafu’/Half Japanese is an ongoing project that creates a dialogue about being in between cultures. By increasing discussions about culture, ‘race’ and ethnicity we hope to achieve a deeper understanding of these issues.
  • Hizen Ya – Traditional Japanese Products – Hizen Ya is an on-line shop that offers a range of traditional Japanese products that are reusable and have little negative effect on the planet. On the site you can also read explanations of how to use the items, and all about their unique histories.
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts, The – The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is the UK’s original, not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary arts centre. The ICA regularly screens foreign films, including those from Japan.
  • Invaluable.com – the world’s premiere online marketplace. Features all sorts of Asian and Japanese jewellery, art, antiques, collectibles, etc.
  • IsshoniLondon.co.uk – Private English Lessons for Japanese People in London.  ロンドンで英語を学びたい日本人の皆様へ.
  • Japan Football Club – Football coaching for Japanese kids, based in North London. A free trial is available.
  • Japan Foundation, The – The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal organisation for promoting international cultural exchange.
  • Japan Galleries @ The British Museum – The art, religion, entertainment and everyday life of emperors, courtiers and townspeople can be explored in Rooms 92-94 through objects dating from Ancient Japan to the Modern period.
  • Japan Matsuri – An annual event in September, celebrating Japan in the heart of London. Held at Spitalfields Market.
  • Japan National Tourism Organisation – News, links and information about travelling to Japan.
  • Japan Room, The – The Japan Room was founded as a salon by Pauline Chakmakjian to promote genuine exchange among people interested in the arts, history, and culture of Japan. Not normally open to the public or part of a tour, The Japan Room itself is Lodge Room No. 11 located within the ceremonial and administrative headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England known as the Freemasons’ Hall.
  • Japan Society, The – The Japan Society is the leading body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship.
  • Japan Travel Centre – Japan Travel Centre London is a travel agent with over 16 years experience specialising in travel to Japan. In addition to flights to Japan covering a range of budgets and student discounts, they offer a wide range of modern hotels and traditional Ryokan inns package holidays, insurance, and are a leading agent for the Japan Rail Pass.
  • Japan UK Live – Japan UK LIVE! is an educational website designed to encourage exchange between young people in Japan and the UK.
  • Japan Update Weekly – A free weekly Japanese language newspaper and website.
  • JAPAN-UK 150 Events Calendar – This calendar has been established to keep people up to date on new and upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the UK.
  • Japan Underground – Bringing Tokyo’s alternative nightlife to the United Kingdom.  Part event organisers, part promotional machines, and now also a news producing machine, keeping the UK up to speed on the great Japanese entertainment and events available here.
  • Japanese Conversation Group – The JCG (Japanese Conversation Group) is a Japanese language group founded in 1997 affiliated with the Japan Society of London, which meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Old Explorer pub, one minute from Oxford Circus tube stop. We’re a group of non-Japanese, who either speak Japanese or are serious about learning Japanese, and Japanese native speakers, who come together to converse and participate in speaking activities, or watch demonstrations, wholly in Japanese.
  • Japanese Garden Society, The – The Society now boasts over 750 members and membership is open to anyone interested in Japanese-Style gardens. Find out more about the history, styles, design concepts and even how to build your Japanese garden!
  • JETAA UK website – JETAA provide a network for alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, help promote the programme and its aims, and continue to further the cause of Anglo-Japanese relations in the UK.
  • JETRO – Japan External Trade Organization – One of the main activities of JETRO London is to support British and Irish companies looking to invest in Japan.
  • JOURNEY Free Newspaper and Website – Journey is a free weekly newspaper, published in Japanese and distributed to Japanese shops and restaurants throughout central London on Thursdays.
  • JP BOOKS – One of the largest stockists of Japanese books and gifts in Europe.  On the lower ground floor of Mitsukoshi Department Store, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, London.
  • Karaoke Box – Three convenient locations in Soho, Mayfair and Smithfield. Karaoke Box boasts private rooms with their own state-of-the-art karaoke system. Food, drinks, and tambourines can be brought to your room on request!
  • LIB (Living in Britain) – A Japanese language guide to living in Britain.
  • London MCM Expo – London’s annual Comic Con with plenty of Anime, Manga and Cosplay!
  • Midnight Eye – The latest and best in Japanese Cinema – interviews, features, film reviews, book reviews, calendar of events and DVD releases, links and more…
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • MixB classifieds website – Like Gumtree, but entirely in Japanese. With classified listings for London.
  • My3Dtwin – Popular in Japan, 3D figurine printing is now here in London. Levavo, London’s first shop of its kind, is near Liverpool Street Station.
  • Orbital Manga – Orbital has one of the most comprehensive selections of manga in London, and also stocks exclusive toys from Japan.
  • Path Hair Studio – The skills of all stylists at Studio PATH are developed in both Japan and the UK. From elegant Japanese styles to cool London cuts, you can work across a wide range of styles to get the look you want.
  • RED UK SEIKATSU Directory – RED UK SEIKATSU (previously: RED DIRECTORY) is the UK’s longest running (since 1988) and most well respected Japanese language directory.
  • Sainbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures – The mission of the Sainsbury Institute is to be an active source of and conduit for innovative research: positioning, revealing and interpreting the arts and cultures of the Japanese archipelago from the present to the past in regional, European and global contexts.
  • Sake Samurai – The Sake Samurai Association was established in 2004 as a junior council for the Japan Sake Brewers Association to protect sake and Japanese traditions at home and to promote them internationally. It has contributed to the increased popularity of sake and Japanese food overseas in recent years.
  • SOAS – The School of Oriental and Africa Studies – Part of the University of London, SOAS is the world’s leading centre for the study of a highly diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • Taiko Meantime – Hailing from Greenwich, London, Taiko Meantime formed in 2001 and soon developed a show has lead them to sold-out performances in London, and appearances on BBC and Channel4 television.
  • Terracotta Far East Film Festival – Terracotta Festival is brought to you by the Terracotta Group, bringing quality and entertaining Far East films to the UK. The annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival is now into its fifth year. Throughout the rest of the year, Terracotta Distribution releases current new releases theatrically, on DVD and on TV, as well as hosts other Far East film screenings and events.
  • Third Window Film – Brings you the wonderful world of Asian film, striving to represent a rich variety of film genres, be they dramas, comedies, political satires, action or anything else in between.
  • Tokyo Toys – Tokyo Toys is an on-line retailer, and also has a shop inside the Trocadero Shopping Center on Coventry street, Piccadilly Circus, London.
  • TOMOE KOBO – Japanese organic cosmetics – Japanese organic cosmetics for everyone! TOMOE KOBO makes organic cosmetics for sensitive skin.
  • Trends in Japan – a website published by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It features interesting articles on fashion and design, technology, pop culture, food and travel and street style in Japan.
  • Tsuru – Japanese Restaurant – Now with three great locations, Bankside, Bishopsgate, and Mansion House, Tsuru offers sushi and Japanese foods authentically prepared by chefs using the best ethically-sourced produce. Their aim is to serve the great, affordable katsu curry and sushi readily available in Toyko.
  • Urasenke (Tea Ceremony) London Branch – Urasenke branches overseas main aim is to introduce and spread knowledge of Chado, The Way of Tea, a Japanese tradition with more than 400 hundred years history.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Japan Webpage – This London Museum has a wonderful collection of objects and information.
  • Web Designer UK – Our website designers! Affordable & functional website design, hosting and search engine optimisation.
  • Zipangu Film Fest – Japanarchy in the UK! The UK’s first annual festival devoted to Japanese cinema, introducing works new and old, many previously unseen by mainstream UK film audiences, to demonstrate the many identities of Japan as depicted by some of the country’s most exciting and revered talents.
  • ZOOM Japan – the only English magazine in the UK since 2013 about Japanese topics including traditional culture, language, travel, food, music, fashion and more. Distributed to more than 300 places such as Japanese restaurants, shops, hair salons, travel agencies and so on all over the UK and also handed out at various events, it has become very popular among people who love Japan.