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The Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

The Royal Institution will present another Christmas Lecture in Japan. The title of this year’s lecture, which is the same as that given in the UK for Christmas 2017, is “The Language of Life”. Professor Sophie Scott of University College London will discuss the fundamentals of human and animal communication. The lecture will be given in English with a Japanese translation. Admission is free.

Date: September 15th (Sat) and 16th (Sun)
Time: 10:30-12:00 (Sat), 14:00-15:30 (Sun)
(The same lecture will be given each time.)
Place:  Lecture Theatre, Tokyo Institute of Technology 
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Shakespeare in Love

Shiki Theatre Company presents “Shakespeare in Love” performed by a Japanese cast. Shiki Theatre Company is famous for its performances of popular musicals in Japan but this drama will be performed as a straight play (in Japanese).

Dates: 6/22-8/26, 10/12-11/25
Place: Shiki Theatre Jiyu (1-10-53 Kaigan, Minato-ku)
Price: S JPY9,720, A JPY7,560

Musical: My Fair Lady

The musical My Fair Lady will be performed by a Japanese cast in September this year.
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Translation and Directed by G2

Date: 9/16-9/30
Place: Tokyu Theatre Orb
Price: S JPY12,500, A JPY8,000, B JPY4,000

Special Tour to Highclere Castle and the English countryside

World Air-Sea Service Co. is offering a special tour to the UK, which includes a luncheon in Highclere Castle’s State Dining Room. (Highclere Castle was the main filming location for the popular TV drama Downton Abbey.) Participants will also have afternoon tea at the Cleveden Hotel in Berkshire and visit, among other places, Windsor Castle and the Cotswolds.

Course A: 7-day tour of the Cotswolds and London
10/23-10/29, JPY498,000
Course B: 9-day tour of Oxford, Berkshire, London
10/22-10/30, JPY558,000
Prices include airfare, accommodation, meals (12 meals for course A and 17 for course B) but exclude surcharges and personal expenses.

Art Exhibition, Churchill Club Tokyo

The Churchill Club Tokyo is holding an art exhibition at the Mitsukoshi Department Store as detailed in the enclosed postcard.

Dates: 29th August until 3rd September (1000-1900)
Place: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store 7F

Please visit Churchill Club website for further information.

Film: Viceroy’s House

This British-Indian historical drama film, directed by Gurinder Chadha and written by Paul Mayeda Berges, is based on actual events surrounding Lord Mountbatten and his wife Edwina’s dispatch to New Delhi in 1947 to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, and Michael Gambon.
In cinemas from 11th August at Shinjuku Musashino Kan etc.

Film: Churchill

This is a 2017 British historical war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (written by Alex von Tunzelmann) about the actions of Winston Churchill in the hours leading up to D-Day. The film stars Brian Cox as Winston Churchill with Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill and John Slattery as Dwight Eisenhower.
In cinemas from 18th August at Yurakucho Subaruza, Shinjuku Musashino Kan, etc.


London Symphony Orchestra Japan Tour 2018

The London Symphony Orchestra will tour Japan in September under its Music Director, Sir Simon Rattle.
Suntory Hall:Sept. 24 1800, Sept. 25 1900,
Sept. 29 1400
NHK Hall: Sept. 27 1900

Enjoying Articles in English

A group of JBS members meet once a month to read articles from English journals and newspapers, have free discussions, and enjoy casual conversation.
Any member of the Japan-British Society is welcome to attend.
Please contact the Secretariat for further information.

Date: Third Thursday of each month, 11:00-12:30
Place: Meeting room, Japan-British Society Office
Fee: Free
Chairperson: Dr. Yoshiharu Mae
Graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo in 1966; worked in research for a metal company; recent publications include A Story of Copper and Aluminum [book] and Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A [ASM International, Dec. 2016]

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