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  08.2013  
  A NIGHT WITH WHISKY EXPERT DAVE BROOM  
 


SEPTEMBER 19 2013, 7.30 – 11.30PM



Multi-award-winning whisky expert and editor-in-chief of Whisky Magazine Japan, Dave Broom believes that "we are living in the most exciting period in whisky's long evolution.' His mission is to help people find their perfect whisky match: if you think you don't like whisky, it's because you haven't yet found the malt out there waiting to hit your taste buds.

 

Brighton Japan is honoured to invite Suntory and Dave Broom for this special evening, where you will get to try some of the best whiskies produced on the planet, matching each with a tasting menu specially created by MOSHIMO's chefs.

 

 
 
   

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  08.2013  
  "LIVE PITCH" AT BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL  
 





On the 17th September some of the most famous names in the gaming, internet and marketing industry will sit on a "Dragon's Den" style panel to judge budding entrepreneurs. "Live Pitch" at Brighton Digital Festival – brought to you by Brighton Japan - is an event in which digital thinkers get to pitch their ideas to real investors for the chance to gain investment and development advice. Created by Fred Hasson's Games Capital, the aim of "Live Pitch" is to promote entrepreneurism among creators of games, apps and related tech and giving them access to likeminded business angels and serious investors. For the 2013 "Live Pitch" event on the afternoon of Tuesday 17th September, Ian Livingstone (of Fighting Fantasy, Lara Croft and Games Workshop fame) and Bill Liao (successful investor in Xing and twitter) will sit on the judging table looking for dynamic investment opportunities.

 

Nicholas Röhl, Director of Brighton Japan Festival, commented: "We see this as a major coup, both for Brighton Japan and for the city as a whole. Our ambition for Brighton Japan is to create a platform for businesses, artists, and community groups so that the festival continues to grow in stature and importance over time. Linking ourselves with Games Capital will allow us to develop the gaming/digital strand of the festival, attracting investment and gaming companies into the city in the future."

 

Fred Hasson, director of Games Capital and creator of "Live Pitch", added: "Japanese investment and anime culture is at the heart of the global gaming industry, and so to include "Live Pitch" in the Brighton Japan festival was an excellent opportunity. Brighton is already one of the most important hubs for the rapidly evolving games and digital industries, and we want to be at the forefront of this, encouraging more enterprise in the city"

 

To be in with a chance of pitching create your application on no more than 1 side of A4 containing the following information:

 

1. Your Project Idea
2. Why it solves a problem / is unique
3. Details of the Team who will work on it, experience, skills etc
4. How much investment you are looking for and help
5. What the investor can expect to get in return for his cash.

 

There is a £20 application fee, applications close on Friday 6 September.

 

For more information visit www.livepitch.co.uk

 

Fashion, retail, food, gaming, anime, sport and technology will all feature to create a day full of spectacle and entertainment. After the weekend revelations it's time to settle down for an evening of high culture.

 
 
   

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  07.2013  
  HIGH CULTURE SUPPER CLUB  
 



SEPTEMBER 16 2013, 7 – 11



Brighton Japan 2013 is honoured to present a Supper Club evening steeped in the best of Japanese high culture.

 

Bringing together classical and traditional Japanese music, work from one of the most famous calligraphy artists in Japan, a rare Cherry Blossom tea brought over especially for the event, and a five course menu created for the evening by Brighton's MOSHIMO restaurant, this is one of the highlights of this year's festival.

 

Taking centre stage on the evening will be the Japanese concert pianist and Steinway Artist Aisa Ijiri, who will perform a picturesque programme of piano solos inspired by the Cherry Blossom ('Sakura') – an important object of beauty in classical Japanese art.

 

Ijiri's programme will include pieces by Japanese classical composers Toru Takemitsu and Minoru Miki, and Japanese-influenced works by Debussy.

 

A piece ('Sakura') specially composed for the event by Llywelyn Ap Myrddin will be premiered at the concert.

 

Calligraphy inspired by the cherry blossom and created by leading calligraphy artist Sumiko Takei will be displayed during the concert, and a rare Cherry Blossom Tea, specially brought over from Kyoto for the occasion by Aisa's mother, Yoko, will be served during the concert.

 

Artist collective EN will also bring their own eclectic fusion of traditional music and experimental sounds to accompany Moshimo restaurant's specially crafted 5 course meal.

 

"I am looking forward to sharing the beautiful breeze from Kyoto at Brighton Japan's High Culture Night, transmitted through a cup of Cherry Blossom tea, my grandmother's Calligraphy art and piano music!" Aisa Ijiri

 

Tickets for this exclusive event are priced at £40

 

 
     
 
   

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  07.2013  
  BRIGHTON JAPAN FESTIVAL RETURNS  
 

Now in its fifth fantastic year, Brighton Japan Festival 2013 marks the return of the UK's largest annual celebration of Japanese culture! The brainchild of Brighton's premier Japanese restaurant, Moshimo, the ever-growing festival promises this will be a record-breaking year. Quadrupling in size for 2013, the Brighton Japan Festival has announced its new home in the heart of Brighton's bustling seaside scene: the Old Steine gardens.

Over a week of events celebrating Japanese arts, film, theatre, performance and culture will run from 14th-22nd September, cementing Brighton Japan as the benchmark for Japanese festivals in the UK. Running alongside the London-centric Japan400 celebrations, which commemorate 400 years since the start of diplomatic, trading, scientific and cultural relations between Britain and Japan, Brighton Japan 2013 will be the year to enjoy one of Brighton's most internationally recognisable, landmark events.

Key attractions include:

-Cosplay fashion displays
-Japanese Whisky tasting
-Martial arts and Dojo competition
-Gaming nights
-Japanese Techno and Electro club nights

Nicholas Röhl – festival director – commented: 'Each year, Brighton Japan has grown exponentially. From a single day event six years ago, it expanded last year to a full ten-day festival encompassing some of the most prestigious venues Brighton has to offer, and featured two massive weekend street festivals which attracted tens of thousands of visitors. The festival will stage as wild and eclectic a programme of events as people have come to expect from Brighton Japan, however, 2013 see the introduction of an exciting new dimension to the festival in the form of motorsport, martial arts and Dojo amongst many others!'

 
     
     
 
 
  05.03  
  NEW WEBSITE  
  Today we launch our new website for this years festival, we hope you like it  
 
 
  04.02  
  BRIGHTON JAPAN non ticketed events  
 

During the day, BRIGHTON JAPAN will be a platform for a riotous matsuri and anime festival, a true celebration of both traditional and ultra-modern Japanese culture. As in previous years, large audiences will be attracted by the profusion of participatory events and live performances on offer.

 

Fashion, retail, food, gaming, anime, sport and technology will all feature to create a day full of spectacle and entertainment. After the weekend revelations it's time to settle down for an evening of high culture.

 
     
  BRIGHTON JAPAN ticketed events  
  Following on from the success of last year's sell-out HÔMU Supper Club, BRIGHTON JAPAN will again offer nightly ticketed events – with the difference that, with the kind assistance of Brighton & Hove Council, our playground will be much bigger. With our growing expertise in programming and our ever-expanding contacts within the Japanese community in the UK and in Japan itself, these evening events will be both
artistically ambitious and popular.
 
 
   

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  03.02  
  A NEW LOCATION FOR BRIGHTON JAPAN  
 

Old Steine Gardens is an area of outstanding urban beauty located in the heart of Brighton, a few minutes walk away from
the busy seafront.


Roughly square in shape, it became part of the main gateway into Brighton in 1296 and contains the Victoria Fountain (1846) landmark, and the Statue of Sir John Cordy Burrows.

 

For the use of Brighton Japan we have been granted exclusive use of the adjoining bus lane to the North, and the possibility of using the nearby Madeira Drive for our first Japanese car and bike racing.

 

The site is separated into quadrants and contains full infrastructure, including walkways that will allow the Festival to be self-contained where required. With a full 10 day licence the site is guaranteed to provide additional outstanding brand awareness towards the festival

 

Whilst the two weekends will hold the main festival activities, a programme of exclusive ticket-only festival events will be held
in the gardens during the evenings between the 13th and the 22nd.

 
 
 
 

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