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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Peace Event – celebrating friendship between Ireland and Japan

Ireland Japan Association Council Member Verity Swan who is also a Past District Governor of Rotary Ireland has shared an invitation with the members of the IJA to attend a Peace Event. The Peace Event is a celebration of 100 years of The Rotary Foundation and 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Ireland and Japan. […]

Japanese Speech Contest in Ireland

The 15th Japanese Speech Contest in Ireland

On 4 March 2017, the 15th Japanese Speech Contest in Ireland will be held between 12.00pm and 5.30pm at the FitzGerald Debating Chamber, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Co-organised by the Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland (JLTI) and the Embassy of Japan in Ireland, and supported by the Japan Foundation and other organisations. This […]

IJA Facebook Page

We recently launched the Ireland Japan Association official Facebook page! Be sure and like our page for all the latest updates and news. Click here to see the page. 愛日協会公式Facebook、誕生! 皆様のいいねをお待ちしております。是非ここをクリックしてください。

Announcement of official logo for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland in 2017

The year 2017 will mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland. As part of the preparations for this year of friendship, a public competition was held to select the official anniversary logo.  Selected out of the 548 entries submitted, the winning design was created by Mr Peter McBride, […]

SUMMER BBQ & JAPANESE NOODLE BAR

Join a fun informal day out in the country. The Station House Hotel has launched a Summer Sunday Garden Party with Japanese Yakisoba and Karaage ont he menu as well as traditional Irish BBQ! The perfect way to spend these brilliant sunny days. Relaxed atmosphere and great food await! Date: JUNE 19th RSVP by June […]

COUNCIL RE-ELECTION ANNOUNCED AT 2016 AGM

THE 26TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR THE IRELAND JAPAN ASSOCIATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016 AT 4PM AT THE AIB BANKCENTRE, BALLSBRIDGE. PLEASE FIND THE AGM AGENDA SHOULD YOU WISH ATTEND. MEMBERS UPDATE: COUNCIL NOMINATION  ·        Ms. Darina Nakagawa has agreed to be nominated for a term as Chairperson ·        Mr. Yasuyuki Ozeki […]

IJA ANNUAL DINNER

Corporate Tables available for 8-10 people and Individual Tickets available Tickets: 80 Euro (IJA Member) or 100 Euro (Non Members – <a href=”http://ija.ie/membership/ija-membership-application/”>Interested in becoming a member</a>)? To book your place, contact Alice Orr, IJA Secretary. Ireland Japan Association Tel/Fax: 01 2352842 Email: <a href=”mailto:info@ija.ie”>info@ija.ie</a> We look forward to seeing old friends and new at […]

THE SIXTH “EXPERIENCE JAPAN” APRIL 12TH AT FARMLEIGH

‘Hanami’, or flower viewing, is the centuries old Japanese custom of families and groups all over Japan coming together to enjoy springtime viewing of the beautiful ‘Sakura’, or cherry blossoms. This is the sixth time for the Japanese community in Ireland to celebrate ‘Hanami’ and the ‘Sakura’ in the beautiful gardens of Farmleigh House and […]

IJA AGM MARCH 31ST 2015

Entrance is via the Merrion Reception (large reception area facing the RDS on the Merrion Road with glass frontage) where you will be brought to the room from here. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Parking is limited on site so members are asked to park on the street if available. Advance notice […]