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February 2021

Why Japan Matters? | Online Webinar

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Webinar

Together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies we are delighted to invite you to an online webinar 'Why Japan matters?' with H.E. Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, Ambassador of Japan to Ireland. Date: Friday, 12 February 2021 Time: 1-2 PM Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/launch-webinar-why-japan-matters-tickets-135845687107   His Excellency Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, Ambassador of Japan to Ireland, will talk about the relationship between Ireland and Japan, particularly why Ireland and Irish people should engage with Japan. What are the commonalities between the…

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Why Women Leaders? Fostering Tomorrow’s Leaders in Japan | Online Webinar

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online Webinar

Together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies we are delighted to invite you to an online webinar 'Why Women Leaders? Fostering Tomorrow's Leaders in Japan.' Date: Tuesday, 16 February 2021 Time: 9-10 AM Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/launch-webinar-why-women-leaders-fostering-tomorrows-leaders-in-japan-tickets-134527187439 This event is partly pre-recorded with live Q&A Session. GUEST SPEAKERS: Chancellor Prof. Mariko Bando, Chancellor, Showa Women’s University, Prof. Gerardine Doyle, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Prof. Christina Davis, Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations & Radcliffe Institute…

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March 2021

IJA AGM 2021

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom

The 31st Annual General Meeting for the Ireland Japan Association will take place on Wednesday, 24th March 2021 at 3 p.m. Following the official guidelines and taking into account the current situation in the country, we would like to inform our members that the meeting will be held online via Zoom platform. Date: Wednesday, 24th March 2021 Time: 3 p.m. Online via Zoom platform: Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants closer to the event date. This event is open to ALL IJA MEMBERS, and we encourage you to attend. Please…

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April 2021

Japan in the Age of Fraying International Order | Online Webinar

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Webinar

Together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies we are delighted to invite you to an online webinar 'Japan in the Age of Fraying International Order'. Date: Thursday, 8 April 2021 Time: 1 PM Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/japan-in-the-age-of-fraying-international-order-tickets-143762498503   This presentation is intended to explore Japan’s role in the age of fraying international order. It first analyses the dominant trends and issues in the contemporary world: in particular, the dismaying performance of the advanced democracies, the rise of…

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‘Black Dragonfly’ by Jean Pasley | Online Book Launch

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

We are delighted to invite you to an online book launch for 'Black Dragonfly' by Jean Pasley on Thursday, 22nd April at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Jean will discuss inspirations behind her debut novel 'Black Dragonfly' based on the remarkable experiences of the Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn, and will read an extract from her new book. Moderator: Prof. Mary Gallagher, UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021 Time: 7-8 PM Registration: This online event is…

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Sake Tasting Night | Online Event

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

We are excited to have teamed up with our friends - RetroVino Wine & Sake and Yamamori Restaurant Group, and would like to invite you to an exclusive Japanese sake tasting experience 'Sake Tasting Night' on Thursday, 29th April. Explore the origins of sake and join us for a guided sake tasting and discussions from the comfort of your home! This event is open exclusively to the IJA members only. Date: Thursday, 29th April 2021 Time: 7.30 PM Tickets: €50/pp…

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May 2021

Circuits of Care: Ageing in Japan’s Robot Revolution | Film Screening + Q&A

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Webinar

Together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies we are delighted to invite you to an online webinar 'Circuits of Care: Ageing in Japan’s Robot Revolution' - Film Screening + Q&A. Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021 Time: 12 PM (Irish Standard Time) Registration is required:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/circuits-of-care-ageing-in-japans-robot-revolution-film-screening-qa-tickets-142400950075 By 2036, one in three people in Japan will be over the age of 65. While the nation wrestles with a shrinking labour force, the Robot Revolution Initiative was launched to expand…

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Origami workshop for families | Online

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

**SOLD OUT** You are very welcome to join our Origami Workshop online and learn origami folding and paper sculpture making skills together with Akiko Kidokoro. Origami is the Japanese art form of paper folding that uses many techniques to create beautiful paper decorations and objects, such as animals, birds, fish, flowers and other shapes.   Akiko Kidokoro was born in Japan, and has a BA in Japanese language and literature from Sophia university in Tokyo. She is happy to spread her love for Japanese culture such as…

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June 2021

Mid-summer Japanese Outdoor Event

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yamamori Sushi, 38/39 Ormond Quay Lower
Dublin 1, D01 A593 Ireland
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It's been a while... now let's dine! Together with our friends at Yamamori, we would like to invite you to their outdoor garden for an evening to catch up and enjoy great Japanese food. Open to the IJA members only. Date: Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 Time: From 6.30 PM Venue: Yamamori Sushi, 38/39 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1 Tickets: €40 per person. Drinks are not included. Bookings: RSVP by 20th June by email: info@ija.ie *Spaces are limited so early booking…

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Tokyo Olympics: The Countdown | Online Talk

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Join us to celebrate #TeamIreland, our amazing athletes and this year's Olympic Games in Japan at the pre-departure online talk 'Tokyo Olympics: The Countdown' on 30th June at 11 a.m. Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021 Time: 11 a.m. Online Talk: Event will take place on Zoom Registration: Please RSVP by email: info@ija.ie by Monday, 28th June. Login details will be sent to all registered participants via email. Special Guests: H.E. Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, Ambassador of Japan to Ireland Peter Sherrard,…

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