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Tuesday, 30 September- International House of Japan Special Event
Sir David Warren reads from The Custom House by Francis King Language: English Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue: International House of Japan (IHJ), in the Library Address: 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Access: map and trains Admission: ¥1,000. IHJ and Library Members: free Registration required: Contact the Librarian Ms. Rie Hayashi by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone (03) 3470-3213 (Mon. - Sat. 9 am - 6pm) Event poster: http://wwwi-house.or.jp/eng/programs/library_reading20140930 IHJ website: http://www.i-house.or.jp/ Synopsis: Francis King (1923-2011) was a British novelist, poet and short story writer, who published over 30 books. His literary career started while he was an undergraduate at Oxford. He first gained recognition when he received the W. Somerset Maugham Prize for his work The Dividing Stream (1951). As well as his creative career, he worked for the British Council. The Custom House (1961), The Waves Behind the Boat (1967), and The Japanese Umbrella and Other Stories (1964) which won the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Prize, reflected his experiences as Regional Director of the British Council in Kyoto, from 1959 to 1963. Sir David, Chairman of the Japan Society will read from The Custom House, and discuss it as a study of different cultures. Following the reading session, there will be a small reception with the opportunity to meet Sir David informally.
Monday, 20 October
Time: 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Klaus F. Naumann. ASJ Council Member from 1976-1977 Title: “Behind the Scenes: An Insider's Look at the World of Japanese Art.” Venue: International House of Japan (IHJ) Address: 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Access: map and trains ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Forthcoming ASJ Meeting-The 9th Young Scholars Program (YSP)
Monday, 17 November
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (SKG)
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 Access: About a 15-minute stroll from Shibuya station’s Hachiko exit. map
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