Events Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Japan-Ireland Diplomatic Relations

Date Event Organiser Venue
5 September 2016 Lecture marking the publication of the English translation of "The Tales of Ise" Trinity College Dublin Trinity Long Room Hub
10 October 2016 Lecture “Current developments in the East Asian and Chinese economies” by Prof Kai Kajitani, Kobe University Embassy of Japan, Trinity College Dublin Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre,  Trinity College Dublin
27-28 October 2016 Lecture and Masterclass on modern Japanese ceramics by Akiko Hirai Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2 November 2016 Sake Promotion Event Embassy of Japan, Bord Bia Ambassador's Residence
3-4 November 2016 ISCA Japan Research Workshop on Extreme Ultraviolet Source Development for Lithography, Surface Morphology and Water Window Imaging UCD UCD
4-6 November 2016 Eirtakon Eirtakon Committee Croke Park
8 November 2016 JET Programme 30th Anniversary JET Returnees' Welcome Home Reception Embassy of Japan Ambassador's Residence
17-21 November 2016 ISCA Japan Research Seminar and Workshop 'Future Healthcare: Connected and Ageing Society in Japan' UCD UCD
9 January 2017 60th Anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Ireland Diplomatic Relations ceremony Embassy of Japan, DFAT Iveagh House
12 January - 24 February 2017 Tomoko Sawada - "School Days" The MART, JEC Fund The MART
20-22 January 2017 Akumakon NUIG Anime Society NUIG
23 January 2017 Lecture on "Japanese Economy and Monetary Policy" by Professor Sayuri Shirai, Former Bank of Japan(BOJ) Board Member Ibec, Embassy of Japan Ibec
24 January 2017 Lecture on "Shifts of Power: Security in the East Asia & the South Pacific" by Mr. Shingo Yamagami, Director-General of Japan Institute for International Affairs SOFIA, Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin
26-28 January 2017 Eco-Urbanites Symposium, International Multidisciplinary Symposium in Comparative Urban Studies Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Japan Foundation Trinity Long Room Hub
27-29 January 2017 Participate in "Holiday World Show" Embassy of Japan, Japan Tourism Agency RDS Dublin
3 February 2017 Ireland Japan Association Annual Dinner Ireland Japan Association The Conrad Hotel Dublin
17 February 2017 Lecture on "A Doctor's Sword" Embassy of Japan Epic Ireland
18 February 2017 Donation of Japanese Translations of Irish Literary Works Presentation Ceremony Embassy of Japan Central Library, ILAC Centre, Dublin
18 February 2017 Shamrock Haiku Journal 10th Anniversary Reading The Irish Haiku Society Pearse Street Library, Dublin
20 February 2017 The Epicentre of the Meiji Literary Translation Boom with Dr James Hadley Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin
24 February 2017 Hideta Kitazawa's Lecture and Demonstration about Noh Masks Dublin City University(DCU), Japan Foundation DCU
28 February 2017 Research Seminar on Lafcadio Hearn Humanities Institute UCD School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, UCD UCD Humanities Institute, UCD
2-8 March 2017 Matsue - Ireland Youth Exchange Project Matsue City Waterford,
Dublin
3-4 March 2017 Maths Counts 2017 Maths Development Team Maynooth University
3-9 March 2017 Hisa Kagawa Tanka/Haiku Reading & Kimono Lecture & Demonstration Embassy of Japan, UCC on 3rd,
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop on 4th,
DCU on 7th,
Chester Beatty Library on 9th
3 March - 27 August 2017 Surimono: The Art of Friendship Chester Beatty Library Chester Beatty Library
4 March 2017 Japanese Speech Contest Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland (JLTI) Fitzgerald Debating Chamber UCD
4-5 March 2017 Rokyoku: The Japanese Musical Art of Storytelling - Haruno Keiko UCC Aula Maxima, UCC
6 March 2017 Comparing Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Japan & Ireland: Language & Mathematics Applied Language Centre, UCD Seminar Room, O'Brien Centre, UCD
15 March 2017 Tohoku Sake Promotion Event Embassy of Japan Ambassador's Residence
15-25 March 2017 U19 Rugby Friendly Matches IRFU Versus Munster U-19s (15th, Limerick)
Versus Connacht U-19s (19th, Galway)
Versus Ulster U-19s (22nd, Belfast)
Versus Ireland U-19s (25th, Dublin)
16 March 2017 "A Page of Madness" with Shakuhachi St Patrick's Festival College Chapel on Front Square, Trinity College Dublin
20 March 2017 Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics Japan Foundation, Trinity Centre for Asian Studies Trinity Long Room Hub
23 March 2017 When Robots Meet Art: Talk & Demonstration UCD Japan Group, Embassy of Japan Bank of Ireland (University Branch Montrose), Dublin
24-25 March 2017 Addressing Challenges in Global Health: Research Collaborations between UCD and Hokkaido University School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD Lecture Theatre C007, Health Sciences Building, UCD
27 March 2017 Seizo Sugawara: An Enduring Collaborator Trinity College Dublin Trinity Long Room Hub
29 March 2017 Dublin School Spring Judo Championships Judo Ireland Marian College
30 March 2017-End of January 2018 "The Shadow of Sodeisha" Japanese Ceramics Exhibition Ulster University, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin
1-13 April 2017 Japanese Film Festival 2017 Embassy of Japan, Access Cinema Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo, Waterford, Dundalk
3 April 2017 "A Timely Passion for Printed Things" Lecture on Surimono Printing Trinity College Dublin Trinity Long Room Hub
9 April 2017 Experience Japan T.ej Talk event Embassy of Japan, Experience Japan Organising Committee UCD
20-22 April 2017 Connecting Sea - The Curators Are Present - Moving Bodies Festival Butoh and Live Art 2017 Moving Bodies Festival Butoh and Live Art Dance Ireland/Dance House & Mart Gallery, Dublin
22-27 April 2017 Nankin Tamasudare Performance by Masato Ikeda Embassy of Japan, Japan Foundation Japanese School (22nd, Dublin), Experience Japan (23rd, Dublin), Busking on Shop Street (25th, Galway), UCC (26th, Cork), Busking on Grafton Street (27th, Dublin)
23 April 2017 Experience Japan Embassy of Japan, Experience Japan Organising Committee Farmleigh, Dublin
23-27 April 2017 Noh Shozoku Lecture by Akira Yamaguchi Embassy of Japan Experience Japan (23rd, Dublin), UCC (26th, Cork), Chester Beatty Library (27th, Dublin)
30 April 2017 Vintage Japanese Motor Cycle Show Vintage Japanese Motor Cycle Club of Ireland (VJMC) National Show Centre
3 May Lecture by Ichiro Fujisaki, Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Embassy, Cabinet Office IIEA
3 May The Life and Work of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn also known as Koizumi Yakumo Rathmines University of the 3rd Age and Age Action Ireland Rathmines Library
8, 10 May 2017 Tea Ceremony by Sato Soshu and Sosetsu Embassy of Japan, Chester Beatty Library Ambassador's Residence (8 May), Chester Beatty Library (10 May)
14 May 2017 Irish Pair Go Championship Irish Go Association Embassy of Japan
22 May 2017 John O'Conor Piano Recital The Japan Business Society in Ireland National Concert Hall
28 May 2017 Kodokan Ireland Judo Club Annual Tournament Kodokan Ireland St Angela Hall, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin
May 2017 Japan-Ireland Rugby Friendly Reception Embassy of Japan Ambassador's Residence
1 June 2017 JETRO Seminar Embassy of Japan, JETRO The Marker Hotel, Dublin
8-9 June 2017 Koto Performance of Fuyuki Enokido St. Ann's Church, Ambassador's Residence, Waterford
9 June 2017 Mari Moriya Soprano Concert RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra National Concert Hall
10 June 2017 Experience Japan at the UCD Festival UCD Japan Group, Experience Japan UCD
11 June 2017 Irish National Kendo Championships and Ambassador’s Cup Irish Kendo Federation Dublin
17 June 2017 Ikebana Demonstration Ireland Japan Association Chester Beatty Library
22 June 2017 Reido Konno Shakuhachi Recital St. Ann's Church
23-27 June 2017 Lafcadio Hearn Project & "Music Documents" in Japan and Ireland Yuji Itoh Letterkenny, Dublin, Waterford
24 June 2017 Silent Film Live Show with Hideyuki Yamashiro Katsudo-Benshi Narration and Mie Yanashita Piano Accompaniment Shindofuji Ireland Chester Beatty Library
29 June - 1 July 2017 Gagaku Performance by Naoyuki Manabe St Ann's Church (29 June), St Patrick's Gateway Centre (30 June), Chester Beatty Library (1 July)
1 July 2017 JET Programme 30th Anniversary Pre-Departure Farewell Reception Embassy of Japan Ambassador's Residence
9 July 2017 - 7 January 2018 Preserved in Partnership: Treasures of Japanese Art Chester Beatty Library Chester Beatty Library
12 July - 9 August 2017 Japanese Dolls exhibition Japan Foundation, Cervantes Institute Cervantes Institute
27 July 2017 JRA Tyros Stakes Leopardstown Racecourse, Japan Racing Association London Representative Office Leopardstown Racecourse
25 July - 30 July 2017 Shigeyama Sengoro Kyogen in Ireland Committee for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland: Shigeyama Sengoro Kyogen in Ireland Dublin (Smock Alley Theatre),
Sligo (Factory Performance Space),
Waterford (Garter Lane Arts Centre
3-4 August 2017 Symposium: The World of Japanese Picture Stories Professor Toru Ishikawa, Keio University, Chester Beatty Library Chester Beatty Library
5 August 2017 Japan GAA Visit to Croke Park Asian County Board GAA Croke Park
9 August 2017 Screening of "A Doctor's Sword" & Lecture by Bob Jackson Embassy of Japan Embassy of Japan
12 August - 5 November 2017 Hi! Fashion National Craft Gallery National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
15 August 2017 Japanese Whiskey Tasting Experience Paramount Events Limited Tengu at Yamamori, Dublin
18 August 2017 Special Lecture by Fr. Donal Doyle on his 59 Years of Living in Japan Embassy of Japan Ambassador's Residence
18-20 August 2017 The 14th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-do Championships JKA Ireland University of Limerick
28-29 August 2017 Origami Paper Folding Challenge Kiki Theatre and Performance Group Portlaoise
31 August - 23 September 2017 "Shotai" Lithograph Exhibition SO Fine Art Editions SO Fine Art Editions, 10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
13-19 September 2017 Hokkaido University First Step Program in Europe Hokkaido University Institute for International Collaboration Embassy of Japan, University College Dublin, National Museum of Ireland, etc.
14 September 2017 UCD Humanities Institute Seminar Series: Lafcadio Hearn's "Celtic Lullaby" and the Resonance of Irish Aesthetics: From his Essay "By the Japanese Sea" Humanities Institute, UCD UCD
28 September 2017 Supporting Ageing with Communication Robot "Sota" Talk & Demonstration UCD Japan/UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Community Space, Bank of Ireland (University Branch Montrose)
29 September 2017 "Abe Economics and the World Economy UCD Japan Group UCD
October 2017 Japan Week UCD Japan Group UCD
6 October 2017 "The Power of Pop Culture" lecture by Yuichi Yamada UCD Japan Group UCD
6-11 October 2017 'Her Voice' inspired by Samuel Beckett's 'Happy Days' Executive Committee of Kamome-za Tour Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Ireland Nun's Island Theatre (Galway)(6-7 October), Dublin Theatre Festival - Samuel Beckett Theatre (Dublin)(10-11 October)
9 October 2017 "How to Make Homemade Sushi in Ireland" lecture by Chef Yoshihiro Iguchi UCD Japan Group UCD
10 October 2017 "Japan and Ireland" lecture by Ambassador Miyoshi Dublin City University Dublin City University
10 October 2017 "My Experience in Japan" lecture by Patrick Brophy UCD Japan Group UCD
11 October 2017 Yoko Owada Flute Concert Embassy of Japan St Ann's Church, Dublin
11 October 2017 "Introduction to Shogi" lecture by Patrick Brophy UCD Japan Group UCD
16-21 October 2017 Play "La Marie Vison" Hedgehogs Theatre Smock Alley Theatre, "Boys School"
19 October 2017 Tsumugu - Irish Harp and Japanese Satsumabiwa Lute with Triona Marshall and Thomas Charles Marshall (Ranjo) St. Ann's Church St. Ann's Church
3-4 November 2017 4th Ireland-Japan Collaborative Research Workshop on Extreme Ultraviolet Source Development for Lithography, Surface Morphology and Water Window Imaging UCD School of Physics UCD
6 November 2017 "From 'Far East' to 'East Asia' in Global English Academic and Societal Discourse"with guest speaker Dr Kenn Nakata Steffensen Trinity College Dublin
7 November 2017 JET Programme 30th Anniversary JET Career Seminar & JET Returnees' Welcome Home Reception Embassy of Japan Merrion Hotel, Dublin
18 November 2017 Rakugo: Japanese "Sit-Down" Comedy with Yanagiya Kyotaro and Shunputei Shotaro UCC Aula Maxima, UCC
22 November 2017 2017 Embassy of Japan Business Seminar: Brexit and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement Embassy of Japan InterContinental Dublin
25 November 2017 Screening of "Mona Lisa Cowboy" by Atsushi Ogata at Dublin Web Fest Dublin Web Fest The Generator, Smithfield Square
29 November 2017 Strings Sextet "Prades Sextet" Recital IJA, Ozaki Associates Connect Ireland, Dublin
30 November - 2 December 2017 International Conference: "Japanese Studies in a Global Context" Trinity Centre for Asian Studies Trinity Long Room Hub
2 December 2017 CTTS Symposium "Poetry and Prose in Translation" Centre for Translation and Textual Studies, Dublin City University H18, Health Sciences Building, Dublin City University
9 December 2017 Irish Judo Association All Ireland's 2017 Irish Judo Association National Indoor Arena, National Sports Campus, Dublin
19-21 January 2018 Akumakon NUIG Anime Society NUIG
25 January 2018 Japan Quiz Night Post-Primary Languages Initiative Dublin City University, Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Loreto Secondary School, Wexford, Coláiste Daibhéid, Cork
26-28 January 2018 Japan Booth at Holiday World Show Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) London Office RDS Dublin
2 February 2018 Book Launch "Caring for Japanese Arts at the Chester Beatty Library" Yoshiko Ushioda, Etsuko Kanamori, Dalkey Archive Press Chester Beatty Library
16 February 2018 Ireland Japan Association Annual Dinner Ireland Japan Association The Westbury Hotel Dublin
4 March 2018 Hisa Kagawa Tanka/Haiku Reading & Kimono Lecture & Demonstration Embassy of Japan, Chester Beatty Library
10 March 2018 Japanese Speech Contest Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland (JLTI) Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
14 March 2018 Tohoku Sake Promotion Event Embassy of Japan Ambassador's Residence
21-25 March 2018 Yoshida Brothers - Tsugaru Shamisen Concert Tour 2018 Embassy of Japan St Ann's Church, Dublin (21 March), Nun's Island Theatre, Galway (23 March), Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (25 March)


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