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Japan House London Grand Opening

August 31, 2018

1. Japan House London will hold a ceremony to celebrate its Grand Opening on 13th September.

2. His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge will be attending the Grand Opening ceremony. H.E. Mr. Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister plans to attend the event from Japan, if the circumstances allow. The Duke of Cambridge and Deputy Prime Minister will tour the premises.

3. Japan House London opened in June this year and has been holding various exhibitions to display Japanese architecture, craftsmanship, etc. During the Grand Opening ceremony, presentation will be made on the “Japan-UK Season of Culture” to be held during the period starting at the Rugby World Cup 2019 and ending at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

[Reference] Japan Houses
Presenting the various appeals and policies of the country, Japan House is a brand new hub which aims to broaden the base of those who are well-versed or have an interest in Japan. While offering a “one-stop-service” where a wide variety of information on Japan can be found, along with a Japanese restaurant and retail floor, it aims to promote Japan as a whole from the dynamism of private companies to the charms of the countryside. Furthermore, through utilising the knowledge of experts, it is designed to address in detail the local needs and resonate with the local people.

[Reference] Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20
Based on the agreement between the Prime Ministers of Japan and the UK in August 2017, the “Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20” bridges the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Japan will organise the Japan Season of Culture in the UK, and the UK will oversee the UK Season of Culture in Japan in parallel.
The Japan Season of Culture in the UK will showcase Japan’s multi-faceted appeal, from its culture and art to innovation and cutting-edge technology in areas such as medicine, science and industry. By building on various areas of grassroots exchange and local community activities.

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