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Diary date: MCM London Comic Con May 2017

Diary date: MCM London Comic Con May 2017


MCM Comic Con is returning to London at the end of this month and there’s plenty going on to entertain geeks of all persuasions. Naturally, I’m interested in anything Japan, so here’s my round-up of what MCM has to offer! Tickets are selling out fast but there’s still time to get yours here. Whether you … Continue reading

Interview with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama

Interview with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama


This week, I caught up with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama to talk about the Japan Nakama app, London’s Japanese community and all things Japan! First things first, please introduce yourself. Well, I’m Zia Rahim, the founder (CEO) of Japan Nakama, but originally people know me as a rebel or a person who doesn’t like … Continue reading

Diary date: Asia House Comedy Night

Diary date: Asia House Comedy Night


Current affairs are pretty crazy at the moment and it’s times like these when you really just need a laugh. Thankfully, Asia House is holding a comedy night on Thursday 18th May and you can get your tickets here. Taking the stage are two very talented and award-winning Asian comedians, Yuriko Kotani and Bilal Zafar! … Continue reading

Chihiro Yamanaka wows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Chihiro Yamanaka wows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club


Last weekend, Japanese pianist Chihiro Yamanaka returned to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho for a third time. I’m always on the lookout for new Japanese artists to discover and am also an uninitiated jazz fan, so this was one performance I didn’t want to miss. Japanese-born, New York-based Chihiro Yamanaka is a firm favourite … Continue reading

Diary date: Kagemusha Pulse & Roll

Diary date: Kagemusha Pulse & Roll


If you’re a fan of the powerful Japanese taiko drum, you’ll be pleased to know that Kagemusha Taiko will be touring the south of England soon! This Devon-based performing arts company has performed at events from Europe to the Middle East, including the BBC Proms, and now they’re coming to a venue near you!  This … Continue reading

Japan pops up in east London!

Japan pops up in east London!


If all those photos of blooming cherry blossom trees in Japan are giving you serious travel envy, you really need to pop along to Proud East in Haggerston sharpish! On Thursday 6th April, Pop Up Japan launched for a 12 week stint in this lovely venue on Regent’s Canal, and it’s probably the closest thing you … Continue reading

Yamato drummers take on London

Yamato drummers take on London


You’ve still got until 25th March if you want to catch the Yamato Drummers of Japan at the Peacock Theatre! Frankly, you’d be a fool not to go. You can get your tickets here. The Yamato drummers hail from Asuka in Japan’s Nara Prefecture and, since being founded in 1993, have toured worldwide from the … Continue reading

Interview with Masa Ogawa – YAMATO drummers of Japan

Interview with Masa Ogawa – YAMATO drummers of Japan


Explosive energy and thunderous beats – the YAMATO drummers of Japan are coming back to the UK! The YAMATO drummers are famous worldwide for their powerful taiko drum performances. The traditional taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is pushed to the limit as the drummers use their entire bodies to create breathtaking performances. Yamato – Chousensha – The … Continue reading