Event calendar

Events held in Sweden during 2017 and 2018

   = approved by Embassy of Japan

  =To Be Confirmed

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2018

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*ONGOING* Dig in Japan

Date: January 30 – December 31, 2018
Place: The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska museet), Stockholm

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*ONGOING* Paper Stories

Date: February 23, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Place: Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

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150 years’ Anniversary Sports and Culture Event by Swedish Judo Federation

Date: Autumn 2018
Place: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

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Textile Influences Japan-Sweden

Intertradition at Fiberspace Gallery

Date: 4 – 27 October 2018
Place: Fiberspace Gallery, Katarina Bangata 40, 116 39 Stockholm

 

*ONGOING* Asako Ishizaki at Handarbetets Vänner

Date: 10 October – 8 December 2018
Place: Handarbetets Vänner, Djurgårdsslätten 82-84, 115 21 Stockholm

 

*ONGOING* Jun Tomita på K A Almgrens Sidenväveri och Museum

Date: 11 October – 17 November 2018
Place: Almgrens Sidenväveri och Museum, Repslagargatan 15A, Stockholm

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November

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Taiko Workshop with Kaoly Asano from Japan

Date: November 4, 2018
Place: Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 4A, 3F Aula, Stockholm.

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Filmis, Uddevalla: “Isle of Dogs” animated film

Date: November 11, 2018
Place: Filmis, Bohusläns museum, Uddevalla

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Exhibition of Japanese Calligraphy

Date: November 11 – 25, 2018
Place: Galleri Dobre, plan 6, Folkuniversitetet, Kungstensgatan 45, Stockholm

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Meeting of The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg: Sweden and Japan 150 years

Date: November 12, 2018
Place: The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg (KVVS)

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Sweden-Japan Joint Seminar: “Malaria Research–Innovations and global malaria eradication”

Date: November 13, 2018
Place: Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 1, 171 65 Solna

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Open Lecture: Naohisa Inoue: From Paintings to anime and digitization

Date: November 16, 2018
Place: Mediehuset, Högskolan Dalarna, Kaserngården 15, Falun

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Ikebana Workshop and Exhibition Bunjinbana

Date: November 24 & 25, 2018
Place: The Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm

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KVA-JSPS Joint Symposium: “New Windows to the Universe”

Date: November 26, 2018
Place: Beijer Hall, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm

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Sweden-Japan Friendship Concert with Hagi Choir

Date: November 30, 2018, 19.00 hours (free entry)
Place: Aulan, Universitetshuset, Uppsala University, Biskopsgatan 3, 753 10 Uppsala

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December

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Sweden-Japan Concert by Sweden Radio Choir and Choir Hagi

Date: December 1, 2018, 15.00 hours
Place: Berwaldhallen, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 3, 115 27, Stockholm

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Fables and Fancy – Woven and cut by Agneta Flock

Date: December 1, 2018 – January 26, 2019
Place: Leksands kulturhus, Leksand

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Sweden-Japan Sylvester Friendship Choral Concert

Date: December 30, 2018
Place: Eric Ericsson Hall, Stockholm

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Past Events

2017

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Lecture/workshop on Japan at KTH

Date: September 4 – 6, 2017
Place: Salongen, KTH Library building, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 100 44, Stockholm

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Stockholm – Tokyo Workshop:
“Living longer and healthier in an ageing world”

Date: September 20-22, 2017
Place: Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna, Stockholm

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Exhibition: “Measuring clouds- Mount Fuji Through the Eyes of Masanao Abe”

Date: September 23, 2017 – February 25, 2018
Place: Gustavianum, Uppsala universitetsmuseum, Akademigatan 3, 753 10, Uppsala

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Japanese in Pictures and Speech Ballons:
Manga and picture book translation competition in 2018

Date: December 2017 – May 6, 2018
Place: On-line competition on the website of Gothenburg University

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2018

January

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150th Anniversary Opening Concert with 25-stringed Koto, Shamisen, Biwa and Shakuhachi 

Date: January 26, 2018
Place: Stockholm Concert Hall, Hötorget 8, 103 87 Stockholm

See film from the Concert held Friday January 26, 2018:

Sansagari sawagi – song from the geisha world for celebrations!

and
Dancing Queen in kimono on 25 string koto, shamisen and shakuhachi!

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150th Anniversary Opening Concert with 25-stringed Koto, Shamisen, Biwa and Shakuhachi

Date: January 28, 2018
Place: Gothenburg Concert Hall, Götaplatsen 8, 412 56 Gothenburg

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Fujitsu Innovation Award 2018

Date: January 30 – May 29, 2018
Place: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University, Stockholm University, Linköping University, Haaga Helia University, Kista Mässan

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*ONGOING* Dig in Japan

Date: January 30 – December 31, 2018
Place: The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska museet), Stockholm

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February

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Karolinska Institutet-Osaka University Joint Symposium on Neuroscience

Date: February 1, 2018
Place: Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, 171 77 Solna

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VideoGUD Spring Program – Japanese Video Art

Date: February 8 – May 24, 2018
Place: 13 video art stations in Gävleborg, Uppsala and Dalarna

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Japanese Speech Contest

Date: February 10, 2018 (NB: deadline for entry January 14)
Place: Stockholm University

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So far away and so close–Sweden-Japan 150 years

Date: February 10 – April 28, 2018
Place: Kulturhuset, Torget 5, Leksand

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VideoGUD Symposium  – Japanese Video Art

Date: February 13, 2018
Place: Leksands folkhögskola, Leksand

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Sweden-Japan Academic Network

Date: February 14, 2018
Place: Beijer Hall, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), Stockholm

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Exhibition: When Japan came to Värmland:
Japonism among the Rackstad artists
 1880-1920

Date: February 17 – June 3, 2018
Place: Thielska Galleriet, Sjötullsbacken 8, 115 25 Stockholm

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Japanese Film Festival in Leksand

Date: February 17, 2018
Place: Visir bio, Leksand

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Meeting Point Japan –
Business and Economic Development in Japan

Date: February 19, 2018
Place: Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm

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*ONGOING* Paper Stories

Date: February 23 – Autumn 2018
Place: Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

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Lecture with Media Artist Mayuko Kanazawa–“En kawaii väg in i fantasin”

Date: February 24, 2018
Place: KTH Library, Osquars backe 31, Stockholm

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Business in Japan

Date: February 27, 2018
Place: P5, Väven, Storgatan 46, Umeå

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Japanese Week at Umeå University

Date: February 27 – March 1, 2018
Place: Umeå University

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Hokkaido University – Umeå University Exchange Seminar

Date: February 28 – March 1, 2018
Place: Umeå University

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Japanese Film Days in Stockholm

Date: February 28 & March 2, 2018
Place: Bio Mauritz, Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1, Stockholm

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March

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日本 JAPAN – Contemporary Printmaking from Japan

Date: March 3 – April 4, 2018
Place: 
Nordens Ljus Gallery and Aktersalong, Kungsholms strand 125, Stockholm

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Academic Seminar organized by Japanese Association in Stockholm

Date: March 9, 2018
Place: 
European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS), Stockholm School of Economics

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Japanese Film Day in Gothenburg

Date: March 10, 2018
Place: 
Stora Salen, Frölunda Kulturhus

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Swedish Kata Trophy 2018

Date: March 10 – 11, 2018
Place:
Erikdalshallen, Ringvägen 70, Stockholm

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JapanArty –  (Neo)Japonism, Haiku-battle, Kimono club

Date: March 24, 2018
Place: Museum of  Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

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Photo Exhibition: “Kaigo Robotto–Robots in Japanese Elderly Care”

Date: March 24 – June 6, 2018
Place: Museum of Work (Arbetets museum), Norrköping

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Exhibition: Masterpieces – 400 years of Japanese Ceramics

Date: March 24 – September 2, 2018
Place: Keramiskt center, Gärdesgatan 4B, 263 39 Höganäs

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April

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Concert with Tonny (Mr. Toru Sugama) in Huddinge

Date: April 6, 2018
Place: ABF Huddinge, Kommunalvägen 26, Huddinge

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Integration and Disintegration in the Japanese Vision of Society 5.0: A Model for an Open Society in Europe?

Date: April 13 – 14, 2018
Place: Yasuragi, Hamndalsvägen 6, Saltsjö-Boo

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Bunraku, Traditional Japanese Puppet Theater in the Parliament

Date: April 19, 2018
Place: Nubiska rummet, Swedish Parliament

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Bunraku Performance

Date: April 20, 2018
Place: Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm

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The Cherry Blossom Festival 2018

Date: April 21, 2018
Place: Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

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12 Japanese Silversmiths

Date: April 21 – May 12, 2018
Place: Nutida Svenskt Silver, Västmannagatan 49, Stockholm

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Concert: Hiroe Morikawa (Koto) and JAERV (folk music group)

Date: April 26, 2018
Place: Götaforsliden 13 i Kvarnbyn, Mölndal

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Lisa Larson in Japan

Date: April 26 – August 12, 2018
Place: Hotel Yasuragi, Hamndalsvägen 6, Saltsjö-Boo

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Dance Performance DAWN, International Dance Day

Date: April 28 & 30, 2018
Place: Malmö & Lund (28/4), Helsingborg (30/4)

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Hanami in Gothenburg

Date: April 29, 2018
Place: Gothenburg Botanical Gardens

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May

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Stockholm International Comics Festival 2018: Focus on Japan

Date: May 5-6, 2018
Place: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm

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Japan – Traditions & Pop Culture

Date: May 5 – June 3, 2018
Place: Vellinge Konsthall, Falsterbo

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Japanese in the Collections: the Nordic Museum

Date: May 8 – October 1, 2018
Place: Nordiska museet, Djurgårdsvägen 6 – 16, Stockholm

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Birds at the Castle – The Princess’s Best Pictures. Nature Photos by HIH Princess Takamado of Japan

Date: May 12 –  September 16, 2018
Place: Vadstena Castle

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Inauguration of WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute and WMU Global Ocean Conference 2018

Date: May 8-9, 2018
Place: Sasakawa Auditorium, World Maritime University, Malmö

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*ONGOING* Birds at the Castle – The Princess’s Best Pictures. Nature Photos by HIH Princess Takamado of Japan

Date: May 12 –  September 16, 2018
Place: Vadstena Castle

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Japanese Impressions – Our Expressions

Date: May 17 – June 14 2018
Place: Stockholm Public Library, Bagarmossen

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HOKUSAI – A Japanese Icon

Date: May 19 – June 3, 2018
Place: Millesgården, Lidingö

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Japanese Tea House Day

Date: May 20, 2018
Place: Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm

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Bonsaievent 2018

Date: May 26-27, 2018
Place: Frölunda kulturhus, Gothenburg

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Fujitsu World Tour & Fujitsu Innovation Gathering

Date: May 29, 2018
Place: Kistamässan, Stockholm

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Noh Performance “Hokusai” by the Sakurama Group

Date: May 28, 2018
Place: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm

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June

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Art Brut – Japan and Sweden Exhibition

Date: June 2 – July 6, 2018
Place: Edsvik Konsthall, Landsnoravägen 42, 192 51 Sollentuna.

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Gadelius & KTH Seminar: Sustainable Tokyo 2040

Date: June 4, 2018
Place: KTH Stockholm Campus, Lindstedtsvägen 3, Stockholm

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MIRAI Workshop on Ageing

Date: June 7 – 8, 2018
Place: Chalmers University, Gothenburg.

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Conference: EU-Japan Partnership: Ready for the “Big Bang”?

Date: June 8-9, 2018
Place: Stocholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm.

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MIRAI Workshop on Sustainability

Date: June 14 – 15, 2018
Place: University of Gothenburg.

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Between Birch and Bamboo
Japanese inspiration in Sundborn – now and then.

Date: June 16 – August 19, 2018
Place:
 Kvarnen Art Gallery, Carl Larsson-gården, Sundborn, Dalarna

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Prince Eugen’s Japanese Woodblock Prints

Date: June 16 – August 16, 2018
Place:
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm

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Haiku in focus!

Date: June 26, 2018 (pm) 
Place:
Östasiatiska muséet

Date: June 27, 2018 (pm)
Place:
Vallentuna kulturhus

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Swedish Jujutsu Federation Summer Camp 2018

Date: June 27 – July 1, 2018
Place: Katrineberg Folkhögskola, Vessingebro, Falkenberg

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Exhibition: Tokiko & Hans Frode “TRÅD – NEON – ORIGAMI”

Date: June 28 – August 5, 2018
Place: Borgholms slott, Öland

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Exhibition: Björn Nordén “Space/Time in Sweden/Japan”

Date: June 29 – September 29, 2018
Place: Splace Gallery, Mariestad

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July

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August

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Camp SWY (Ship for World Youth) – International Reunion

Date: August 6-11, 2018
Place: Stockholm and Västeräng

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 Performance – Pandora’s Box

Date: August 12, 2018
Place: Teater Pero, Sveavägen 114, Stockholm

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YAMATO The Drummers of Japan, Workshop, Malmöfestivalen

Date: August 12, 2018
Place: Malmö Festival, Mälarbron, Malmö.

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YAMATO The Drummers of Japan, Performance, Malmöfestivalen

Date: August 13, 2018
Place: Malmö Festival, Stora scenen, Stortorget, Malmö.

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YAMATO The Drummers of Japan, Performance, Stockholm Culture Festival

Date: August 15, 2018
Place: Stockholm Culture Festival, Gustav Adolfs torg-scenen, Stockholm

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Go! Go! Nihon Day–Workshop on Living and Studying in Japan

Date: August 18, 2018
Place: Pumpan, Färgargårdstorget 1, Stockholm.

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Ichiyo Ikebana Sweden Ikebana Exhibition

Date: August 19, 2018
Place: Yasuragi, Hamndalsvägen 6, Saltsjö-Boo.

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Gotland Art Week Goes Japanese

Date: August 20-24, 2018
Place: Visby, Gotland

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Surgery Week

Date: August 20-24, 2018
Place: Helsingborg

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Art Exhibition–木漏れ日 / Mångata

Date: August 20 – September 2, 2018
Place: Bångska våningen, Stureplan 6, 114 35 Stockholm

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Japan at Formex

Date: August 21-24, 2018
Place: Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö

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Parksommar Utomhusbio Uddevalla–“Your Name”

Date: August 23, 2018
Place: Parksommar Utomhusbio Uddevalla

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Short Shorts, Outdoor Film Festival, Norrköping

Date: August 24 – 25, 2018
Place: Filmföreningen Flimmer, Norrköping

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Gadelius Day

Date: August 26, 2018
Place: Japanese Tea House Zui-Ki-Tei, Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm

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Trident in Lund

Date: August 27 & 29, 2018
Place: Hall M:IP2, M-Huset, Ole Römers väg 1, Lund University

Read more: Trident I, August 27; Trident II, August 29.

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September

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Shoko Ito’s Japanese Solo Theatre

Date: September 4, 2018
Place: Orsa Missionskyrka, Orsa

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Setsuko Hara Retrospective: Nine Films at Cinemateket

Date: September 4 – October 30, 2018
Place: Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1, Stockholm

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Contemporary Art from Japan in Södertälje, Part III

Date: September 8 – October 21, 2018
Place: Södertälje Konsthall, Gallery Kretsen & Gallery Saltskog Gård

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International Academic Conference: “Manga, Comics and Japan: Area Studies as Media Studies”

Date: September 6-8, 2018
Place: Stockholm University, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Aulan, Kräftriket 4.

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Taiko Workshops with Shonagh Walker and Martin Doyle

Date: September 7-9, 2018
Place: Taiko Shin Kai, Budohuset, Uppsala

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Kulturnatt i Botaniska trädgården, Uppsala

Date: September 8, 2018
Place: Botaniska trädgården, Uppsala universitet

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STINT workshop on Japanese Studies in Sweden, Swedish Studies in Japan

Date: September 11, 2018
Place: Room 116, Kräftriket 4A, Stockholm University

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STINT seminar on Japanese Studies in Sweden, Swedish Studies in Japan

Date: September 12, 2018
Place: Asienbiblioteket, Kräftriket 26, Stockholm University

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EXHIBITION: Kenji Komatsu–The Story of a Paradise of Fools

Date: September 15 – October 3, 2018
Place: Konsthantverkarna, Södermalmstorg 4, 116 45 Stockholm

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Artist Talk with Kenji Komatsu–The Story of a Paradise of Fools

Date: September 19, 2018
Place: Konsthantverkarna, Södermalmstorg 4, 116 45 Stockholm

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IVA-JSPS Seminar: The Future is Light

Date: September 20 & 21, 2018
Place: IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm (20/9); KTH (21/9)

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Theme Day: Japanese Language in Pop Culture

Date: September 21, 2018
Place: Department of Languages and Literatures, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg.

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Tokyo Tech – Uppsala University 5th Joint Symposium 

Date: September 24-25, 2018
Place: Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University

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“Japonism förr och nu”  with Susanne Concha Emmrich & Elisabeth Márton

Date: September 25, 2018
Place: Konsthantverkarna, Södermalmstorg 4, 116 45 Stockholm

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October

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Japanese Fine Food Showcase

Date: October 1, 2018
Place: Hotel Birger Jarl, Tulegatan 8, Stockholm (invitation only)

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Conference: Sparking Interest in Science through Space

Date: October 8, 2018
Place: IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm

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Textile Influences Japan-Sweden

Intertradition at Fiberspace Gallery

Date: 4 – 27 October 2018
Place: Fiberspace Gallery, Katarina Bangata 40, 116 39 Stockholm

 

*ONGOING* Asako Ishizaki at Handarbetets Vänner

Date: 10 October – 8 December 2018
Place: Handarbetets Vänner, Djurgårdsslätten 82-84, 115 21 Stockholm

 

*ONGOING* Jun Tomita på K A Almgrens Sidenväveri och Museum

Date: 11 October – 17 November 2018
Place: Almgrens Sidenväveri och Museum, Repslagargatan 15A, Stockholm

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Japan Day in Stockholm–150 years on

Date: October 11, 2018
Place: Epicenter Stockholm, Mäster Samuelsgatan 36, Stockholm

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Öppna föreläsningar, Högskolan Dalarna

Date: October 12, 2018
Place: Föreläsningssal 2 (E152), Högskolan Dalarna, Falun

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Takeshi Otomo Concert – Magic, Music and Picture Book

Date: October 21, 2018
Place: Ungdomens hus, Malmö

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Höstlovsbio, Filmis, Uddevalla

Date: October 30 – November 2, 2018
Place: Filmis, Bohusläns museum, Uddevalla

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November

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Taiko Workshop with Kaoly Asano from Japan

Date: November 4, 2018
Place: Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 4A, 3F Aula, Stockholm.

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