“Imagining Japan, 1570-1750”, an exhibition of old maps of Japan and letters from European priests in Japan between the 16th and 18th centuries, was launched at Marsh’s Library, the oldest public library in Ireland, on 14 April. Dr Declan Downey gave a keynote talk entitled “First Impressions of Japan in Europe: Image and Reality” on the opening evening.
Experience Japan 13-26 April
The main Experience Japan festival day was held on 13 April at Farmleigh House and Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. A variety of related Japanese cultural events, including a Seminar series at the Chester Beatty Library, were also held as part of Experience Japan. Click here for details.
Japanese Film Festival 2014 3-17 April
The Japanese Film Festival 2014, co-presented by the Japan Foundation, the Embassy of Japan, and access>CINEMA, was held from 3 to 17 April. A total of 20 films, including “The Wind Rises” and “Unforgiven”, were screened in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. Click here for further details.
Japan: Golden Week, Golden Business Opportunities 30 April
On 30 April, a business seminar entitled “Japan: Golden Week, Golden Business Opportunities” was held. Mr Brian Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and Ambassador Atsumi gave the opening remarks.