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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Japanese Pop Culture

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Japanese Pop Culture


Join us as we take a whistle-stop tour through some of Japan’s most well-known pop culture!
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Japan Centre Near You! Events Calendar 2014


Come See Us! 2014 Dates

You need not practice your cockney and brave London town to visit Japan Centre. This year we’re coming to you! We’ll be visiting all sorts of places around Europe, so you can have the coolest and yummiest stuff all the way from Japan. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar to see where we will be popping up next, you never know if could be in your neighbourhood!

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Mega Manga Face Off – Bleach vs. Naruto vs. One Piece

Mega Manga Face Off - Bleach vs. Naruto vs. One Piece


 Manga are Japanese style comics. If you’re expecting spandex and super friends, you’ll be sadly disappointed though. Manga spans a much wider spectrum than mainstream Western comics, with everything from accountancy exams to grand romance making its way into manga. Correspondingly it has very wide readership in Japan, with Bleach getting estimated weekly sales of around 387,000 for the latest edition, compared with Naruto’s 741,000 or One Piece’s 2,075,000! Whoa! That’s a lot of manga fans.

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WIN: Kumamon Goods – Competition!



Are you a Kumamon fan? Maybe you just love cute characters or tasty food? Either way there is something for all in this week’s Kumamon competition! To find out how you could be in with a chance to win just read on…

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Japan Centre Near You! Events Calendar 2013

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Japan Centre is not only located in London, oh no! In 2013 we will be visiting many locations around Europe bringing all the best Japan Centre goodies to you! Keep an eye on our Events Calendar to see where we will be popping up next, you never know if could be in your neighbourhood!

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2012

Christmas and New Year Delivery Times

Planning on popping along to see us this festive season? Make sure you check we’re open! Please see below for all our store location opening times between Christmas and New Year.

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Origami Demonstration: Amazing Paper Sculptures

Origami Demonstration Westfield

Japan Centre are lucky enough to have the talented members of the British Origami Society on hand to demonstrate the beautiful 17th century art of Japanese origami paper-folding Sunday 1st July, 12pm – 3pm at Westfield Stratford City.  Join us as we see some amazing creations come to life, as well as get the chance to test your own origami skills (and count the paper cuts!) with some hands-on tutorials. There’s even a free origami crane for the kids!

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Easter Holiday Schedule

Easter Holidays

Easter is here!

Want some tasty treats delivered to your door or to pop in for a bite to eat over Easter? Check out our Easter opening schedule to make sure nothing stands in the way of great food from Japan Centre this holiday!
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Student Discount at Japan Centre and umai!

Student Discount

Ahh I remember my student days fondly. Lots of parties, lots of drinking and lots of sleeping. Unfortunately though, not a lot of money. This is why Japan Centre is here to help and support you! We know how daunting it can be thinking about how much you have left to spend on proper food instead of that 8p pack of instant noodles or yet another week’s worth of pasta… so we’ve introduced a student discount!

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Hyper Japan Event


Hyper Japan is a three day Japanese extravaganza held at Olympia in London celebrating everything about Japanese food and culture.

With plenty of events going on over the weekend including the 2011 UK sushi awards, music performances from Kanon Wakeshima and a cosplay competition, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

And if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, Japan Centre will have a stall there too showing some of the cool Japanese books, magazines and snacks that you can buy at our shop.

Be sure to have a look at the Hyper Japan website and watch out for a competition that we will be running soon for a chance to win free tickets for this event.


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