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 […]

Ireland Japan Association

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, […]


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 […]




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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]