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Japan Now North

Immerse yourself in art, culture, literature and film from Japan this February, at the weeklong Japan Now North event.

Taking place in various galleries and the Showroom cinema for the third year running, the programme celebrates all things Japan with an exciting lineup including photography and performance artist Tomoko Sawada, the much-adapted author Tomihiko Morimi, award-winning novelist Hiroko Oyamada, and poet and novelist Hiromi Itō in conversation with poet and translator Jeffrey Angles. The programme also features film screenings and Q&As from filmmakers Chie Hayakawa and Naoko Nobutomo.

The theme for Japan Now North 2020 is Futures – exploring the difficulties and possibilities facing the future of a country that is world-leading in terms of economics and technology and yet also has significant social challenges.

See the full public programme below.