RetroVino joins IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome wine and sake wholesaler RetroVino (RetroSake) on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. Retrosake are a Dublin based sake (and wine) importer supplying restaurants, off-licenses and private clients. Our passion for premium sake is reflected in our […]

Discover Japan together with Finnair | Special Offer

Have you ever wanted to discover Japan – the land of the rising sun? Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world with its rich culture, amazing nature, modern cities and endless experiences for each and every visitor. With so many amazing destinations to choose from, Finnair is currently offering special campaign rates […]

Mitsubishi Electric team wins IJA Golf Outing Cup 2019

Annual IJA Golf Outing took place on 27th June at the the beautiful Castle Golf Club in Rathfarnham, Dublin. We would like to thank all the teams who participated in the tournament and send special congratulations to the winners – Mitsubishi Electric team who won the IJA Golf Cup 2019 this year: Ciaran Moody Fergus Daly Liam Hoctor Brendan Clarke  Many […]

EU-Japan News | June 2019 Issue Available Now

EU-Japan NEWS is the quarterly newsletter of the EU-Japan Centre launched in 2003 and containing EU-Japan-related news and features on topics of interest to EU and Japan businesses and public bodies. The newest issue of the June 2019 Newsletter is available now with the EU and Japan related news, partnering opportunities, Enterprise Europe network news and lots of other useful […]

Fexco joins IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome  financial and business solutions provider Fexco on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. Fexco is Ireland’s most successful multinational financial and business solutions provider, with operations in 29 countries worldwide. Founded and headquartered in Ireland in […]

Business and Economic Briefing | 29 May 2019

Hosted by SMBC Bank EU AG at their Dublin office, and in partnership with  JETRO London and Ireland Japan Association, the Business and Economic Briefing took place on Wednesday, 29th May 2019. The briefing was designed to provide attendees with latest insights into Japan-EU relationship, current economic situation and business opportunities. Presentation ‘Japan-EU Relationship, Economic Outlook & Business Opportunities’  was […]

ILFDublin Writer In Residence Tomoka Shibasaki with Polly Barton

Ireland’s premier literary event – International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFDublin) – is taking place from 17th – 26th May, gathering the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. This year’s festival has an amazing line-up with the very best of Irish and international talent for you to meet at the readings, discussions, debates, […]

Plan your trip to Tokyo with Finnair now | Campaign Fares

Finnair is launching its campaign fares from Dublin to Tokyo (via Helsinki) next week, so plan your trip to Japan and don’t miss your opportunity to get your flight tickets right now! Tickets for selected travel times will go on sale next Thursday, 2nd May, and will start from €579 for Economy Class and €2,099 for […]

The Killester Travel group joins IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome The Killester Travel group on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. The Killester Travel group have been at the forefront of Business, Sport and Leisure Travel for more than three decades. Since it was established in […]

Experience Japan 10th Anniversary Concert | Dublin/Galway

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Experience Japan Festival, two very special music concerts of Japanese music will take place at the beginning of April in Dublin and Galway. You will have the opportunity to enjoy performance of four champion Japanese performers including Hiro Hayashida (former Kodo member and global award-winning Taiko Master), Miyu […]

The Yamato Dynasty & the Imperial Succession in Japan | Seminar

Japan’s 85-year-old monarch, Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate at the end of April 2019 has became a symbol of peace and reconciliation in Japan. He will step down on 30th April, to be succeeded the next day by Crown Prince Naruhito. To mark this occasion, the Embassy of Japan, Experience Japan and UCD Japan are […]

IJA Annual General Meeting 2019 | Review

The 29th Annual General Meeting for the Ireland Japan Association took place on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 the AIB Bankcentre, Dublin. During her speech, Darina Slattery, IJA Chairperson, thanked the outgoing Council members for their work, participation and team effort throughout the past year, Embassy of Japan for continuous support to the IJA, and everyone who attended […]

EU-Japan News – March 2019 Issue Available Now

EU-Japan NEWS is the quarterly newsletter of the EU-Japan Centre launched in 2003 and containing EU-Japan-related news and features on topics of interest to EU and Japan businesses and public bodies. The newest issue of the March 2019 Newsletter is available now with the EU and Japan related news, partnering opportunities, Enterprise Europe network news and lots of other […]

Welcome to the 17th Japanese Speech Contest in Ireland

In order to encourage and promote Japanese language education in Ireland, JLTI and the Embassy of Japan in Ireland jointly host an annual Japanese speech contest. This year the 17th Japanese Speech Contest will be held on Saturday, 9th March at the UCD, Dublin. Date: Saturday, 9th March 2019 Time: 1 p.m. Venue: William Fry Theatre, Sutherland School of […]

First Names Group joins IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome professional services provider First Names Group on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. First Names Group is a leading independent provider of corporate, trust, fund and real estate administration services with a network of strategically located offices […]

Finnair reveals its fifth Japanese destination – Sapporo

Irish ski lovers can enjoy a piste of the action in the Far East when Finnair starts twice weekly flights to the stunning Japanese ski resort of Sapporo. The prestigious new winter route for 2019/2020 is the Finnish flag carrier’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Finnair also […]

Fabulous flight fares to your favorite cities in Japan | Finnair

Finnair has just announced fabulous flight fares campaign giving you the chance to fly from Dublin to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka from €599 only. Treat yourself or your loved ones to a wonderful experience and visit Japan in 2019! The selling period is between 20th December 2018 – 31st January 2019. Log on to www.finnair.ie or […]

EU-Japan News – December 2018 Issue Available Now

EU-Japan NEWS is the quarterly newsletter of the EU-Japan Centre launched in 2003 and containing EU-Japan-related news and features on topics of interest to EU and Japan businesses and public bodies. The newest issue of the December 2018 Newsletter is available now with the EU and Japan related news, partnering opportunities, Enterprise Europe network news and lots of other […]

Grant Thornton joins IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome professional services firm Grant Thornton on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. Grant Thornton Ireland is the fast-growing professional services firm and the Japan Desk has been established in Dublin to deliver services to Japanese companies. […]

Fantastic seat sale to Osaka | Finnair

If you have always dreamt about visiting Osaka – one of Japan’s largest cities – now is the right time to book your flights because Finnair has just launched a massive seat sale to this charming Asian destination! Osaka, which is known for its history, architecture and delicious food, also offers countless tourism attractions and […]

Bank of Ireland team wins IJA Golf Outing Cup 2018

Annual IJA Golf Outing took place on 11th October at the stunning Hermitage Golf Course on the banks of the river Liffey. We would like to thank all the teams who participated in the tournament and send special congratulations to the winners – Bank of Ireland Team! The list of winners: 1st place & winners of […]

Reading of Noh drama ‘Between The Stones’ | Dublin

On Sunday, 23rd September, we were delighted to welcome Jannete Cheong, London based poet, writer, designer and curator, and the first British person to write an English-language Noh, to Dublin for an afternoon of reading of new Noh drama ‘Between The Stones’. Event took place and was hosted by Royal Hibernian Academy, and was attended […]

EU-Japan News – October 2018 Issue Available Now

EU-Japan NEWS is the quarterly newsletter of the EU-Japan Centre launched in 2003 and containing EU-Japan-related news and features on topics of interest to EU and Japan businesses and public bodies. The newest issue of the October 2018 Newsletter is available now with the EU and Japan related news, partnering opportunities, Enterprise Europe network news and lots of other […]

Day trip to Lafcadio Hearn Japanese gardens in Tramore

On 9th September 2018, Ireland Japan Association organised a day trip for its members and friends to Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, Co. Waterford. We were happy to see so many IJA members, families and friends joining us and it definitely was a wonderful day spent together outdoors learning about the history of the […]

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) | 2 December 2018

If you are studying Japanese language, would like to test you language level and receive an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers, please note that in Ireland, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will take place on 2nd December, 2018. JLPT in Dublin, 2018 Next Exam:  Sunday, 2nd December 2018 Venue:  John Henry Newman Building, […]

Fantastic seat sale to Japan | Finnair

If you are planning a trip to Japan, now it is the best time to book your flight tickets because Finnair has just launched a massive seat sale to Japan! Selling period will last from 30th August to 10th October 2018 and you can choose from Economy (Q-Class), and Business (I-Class) Return tickets to several destinations […]

EU-Japan News – June 2018 Issue Available Now

EU-Japan NEWS is the quarterly newsletter of the EU-Japan Centre launched in 2003 and containing EU-Japan-related news and features on topics of interest to EU and Japan businesses and public bodies. The newest issue of the June 2018 Newsletter is available now with the EU and Japan related news, partnering opportunities, Enterprise Europe network news and lots of other […]

IJA supports Pieta House and its work

Ireland Japan Association is delighted to announce that this year, after a very successful Annual Dinner event, the IJA Council made a decision to donate all the surplus money – 2,000 euros – that were made from the event tickets, to a selected charity – Pieta House. Marie Peelo, Pieta House Deputy Director of Fundraising […]

Experience Japan Festival 2018 is here!

This weekend bring your friends, your family, your kids, your dogs (on leads!) and your picnics to Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin for Experience Japan 2018! This year festival organizers have promised Japanese and Irish music and dance on the main stage, traditional and modern Japanese cultural activities around the park, martial arts displays, activities for […]

EU-Japan News – March 2018 Issue Available Now

EU-Japan NEWS is the quarterly newsletter of the EU-Japan Centre launched in 2003 and containing EU-Japan-related news and features on topics of interest to EU and Japan businesses and public bodies. The newest issue of the March 2018 Newsletter is available now with the EU and Japan related news, partnering opportunities, Enterprise Europe network news and lots […]

Clerkin Lynch join IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome legal services provider Clerkin Lynch on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. Our new members at Clerkin Lynch has sent this message to share with the IJA members: Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you)! We are a […]

Brown Brothers Harriman has joined IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome financial services company Brown Brothers Hariman on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. BBH is the oldest privately owned American bank with 200 year history. Established in Philadelphia in 1818, BBH is now operating globally, with 18 […]

Welcome to the 16th Japanese Speech Contest in Ireland

In order to encourage and promote Japanese language education in Ireland, JLTI and the Embassy of Japan in Ireland jointly host an annual Japanese speech contest. This year the 16th Japanese Speech Contest will be held on Saturday, 10th March in Trinity College, Dublin. Date: Saturday, 10th March, 2018 Time: From 12pm Venue: Long Room […]

Clyde Real Estate has joined IJA as a Corporate member

The Ireland Japan Association (IJA) is delighted to welcome Clyde Real Estate on board IJA as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. Clyde Real Estate is a leading provider of office, technology, life sciences and production facilities across Ireland. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs and business builders who […]

Celebration of the Provision of Asian Languages and Culture in Ireland

Research to Empower Educational Leaders (REEL) and Drumcondra Education Centre are organizing Celebration of the Provision of Asian Languages and Culture in Ireland taking place in Drumcondra Education Centre on 22nd January. Date: 22nd January 2018 Time: 7pm Venue: Drumcondra Education Centre, St. Patrick’s College of Education, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 Speakers: * Dr Lorna Carson, Trinity College * […]

Finnair introduce Corporate Programme in Ireland

The Finnair Corporate Programme is an easy and budget-friendly solution for cost-conscious corporate clients. Your business clients can enjoy discounts on flight tickets immediately after enrolling, and the flexible ticket types allow for last-minute changes. Your client can book and purchase flights with you, their preferred travel agent.  On enrolment they provide details of their […]

Shoji Screens Ireland joins IJA as a Corporate member

Ireland Japan Association is delighted to welcome Irish interior and design company Shoji Screens Ireland (t/a WoolinWood) on board as a Corporate member and is looking forward to a long lasting and successful cooperation. Shoji Screens Ireland produce handmade Asian style shoji screens and insulated sliding wooden shutters. The idea for Shoji Ireland came into being about […]

Japanese Studies in a global context: “The art of friendship” (Symposium)

International Japanese Studies Symposium: Japanese Studies in a global context ‘The art of friendship’ that is taking place from 30th November – 2nd December 2017 in Dublin, seeks to open up the field of Japanese arts, humanities and social sciences research within a comparative, international perspective. Co-organised by Osaka University and Trinity College Dublin, it […]

EU-Japan Centre: 30 years together

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a unique venture between the European Commission and the Japanese Government. It is a non-profit organisation established as an affiliate of the Institute of International Studies and Training (IIST). It aims at promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan and at improving EU and Japanese […]

IJA Golf Outing 2017 Results

This year IJA Annual Golf Outing took place on 5th October in beautiful Milltown Golf Club, Dublin. We would like to thank all the teams who participated and send a special congratulations to the winners – SuMi Trust Team who have won the Cup for the second year in a row! The list of winners: […]

‘Finnair’ Announces Sale Price of €599

  Published Fare Campaign Selling period from 22nd Aug to 14th Oct 2017 From Dublin Destinations Fares Travel Period   TOKYO (TYO), OSAKA (OSA) & NAGOYA (NAG) 599 € 29.10.2017 – 14.12.2017                  TOKYO (TYO), OSAKA (OSA) & NAGOYA (NAG) 599 € 26.12.2017 – 14.03.2018   TOKYO (TYO), OSAKA (OSA), NAGOYA (NAG) &  FUKUOKA (FUK)* […]

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=”https://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 […]