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Writer Lafcadio Hearn’s Great-Grandson Honoured by Japanese Foreign Minister

On 30 July 2017, Mrs. Mari Miyoshi, Ambassador of Japan to Ireland, presented the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation to Mr. Bon Koizumi and Mrs. Shoko Koizumi for their outstanding contribution to the mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Ireland. Mr. Bon Koizumi is the great-grandson of the writer and translator Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), perhaps […]

Finnair joins IJA as a Corporate member and offers shortest route between Europe and Asia

The Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome one of the leading European airlines – Finnair – on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation promoting links between Ireland and Japan. Flying from Dublin Airport via Helsinki, Finnair offers the geographically shortest route, smooth […]

JEC Fund offers grants for various projects

The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund (JEC Fund) has announced their new grant programme that offers support to projects in various fields such as international cultural exchange, international goodwill, academic study, education, and so forth. The JEC Fund was established with a part of the revenue from the Japan World Exposition held in 1970 under […]

Half-Century in Dublin: Memoirs of Yoshiko Ushioda

Caring for Japanese Art at the Chester Beatty Library is a memoir of Yoshiko Ushioda (translated by Etsuko Kanamori), looking back at more than five decades of life in Dublin. The story begins in 1960, when she traveled from Tokyo with her young son to join her husband, a research-fellow at University College Dublin. Beginning […]

Japanese pianist Satoko Inoue on tour in Ireland

This summer is bringing lots of amazing Japanese talent to Ireland and we are delighted to announce the concert tour of renowned Japanese pianist Satoko Inoue in three concerts taking place across Ireland this June. Concerts will be focusing on classical music and music of living composers from Ireland and Japan, celebrating the links between […]

Invest Japan Seminar – Rising Opportunities 60 Years On

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Ireland-Japan diplomatic relationship and this is an important year to enhance further economic ties between the two countries. On 1st June 2017, JETRO organized Invest Japan Seminar in Dublin as one of the events to commemorate this momentous occasion. Mr. Toshihiko Sakaguchi, Director General JETRO London, gave the […]

Brexit Seminar

The Ireland Japan Association and Dillon Eustace was hosting the Brexit Seminar on 23rd May to discuss the opportunities and challenges that Brexit presents for Ireland. The speakers, Kate Curneen, Partner – Banking and Capital Markets, Dillon Eustace and Philip O’Sullivan, Chief Economist, Investec offered their view on Brexit, how it will affect Ireland and what […]

Hot Summer Classics with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Start your summer with colourful, sun-drenched classical favourites and a performance which, with the presence of Japanese soprano Mari Moriya, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland. Scorching Spanish vitality and heat abound in Turina’s lively gypsy parade La procesión del Rocío, Debussy’s sweltering Ibéria, Ravel’s playful rendering […]

The Japanese Overseas Investment Report 2017

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has published the report that provides simple, accessible analysis of the key regulations for Japanese acquirers and their advisors. Report is available in both, English and Japanese. While the US continues to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from Japanese corporates, the UK’s vote to leave the EU last June and the upcoming […]

Business Breakfast Briefing 2017

Ireland Japan Association`s  inaugural Business Breakfast Briefing 2017 hosted by AIB on 29th March was a big success featuring a panel of speakers from AIB, IDA Ireland and Deloitte. Participants were welcomed by Colin Hunt, Managing Director of Wholesale, Institutional & Corporate Banking, AIB and Hazel Smyth, Assistant Manager, AIB. Dara Turnbull (Economist, AIB) gave an […]