Here is another fantastic chance to see more independent Japanese films in London. Japan Centre has teamed up with the Raindance Film Festival to offer you the chance to win tickets to see some of the best quality Japanese cinema releases this year.
Since 1994, Raindance has unleashed some of the most potent and exceptional Japanese films and filmmakers onto the British public… and this year is no exception with this chance to discover the best indie films Japan has to offer. With a total of nine different Japanese films being shown at the festival from the 28th September to 9th October, you are sure to find something that you will like.


Ok, this is definitely the biggest and best competition we have ever done at Japan Centre! Our new competition for this week is an amazing opportunity for one lucky winner to get the top 40 best selling items from Japan Centre, ABSOLUTELY FREE! With a huge variety of different items including food, drink and tasty snacks, this hoard will guarantee that you have everything you need to make your favourite Japanese dishes.
We also have a prize for two runner-ups to win our top 10 items. Not too shabby at all! 🙂
How to Enter?
All you have to do to enter is to place an order through our website by Tuesday 13th September and mention ‘TOP40’ in the comment box when you confirm your order. All the orders that we receive by midnight on the 13th September 2011 will be entered into our prize draw with a winner to be contacted later in the week.


UPDATE: Offer Extended to Sunday 4th September. There is still a chance to get one!
As part of our Japan Centre 35th Anniversary Festival Promotion, we have some fantastic eco-friendly tote bags to give away to customers who spend over £20 shopping online at Japan Centre. Each bag is 100% eco-friendly and comes with a cool Japanese style design to mark our anniversary, perfect for your next trip to Japan Centre!
Please read the terms below to make sure that your order qualifies to receive one of these eco bags.


If you like Japanese manga and anime, then you will know that Osamu Tezuka, the “God of manga”, was one of the early pioneers of this exciting Japanese art form. Astro Boy, perhaps his most well known manga has been hugely popular in Japan since its inception in 1952 and often cited as the character that bought manga and anime to the mainstream. It is so popular that Astro Boy was even made into a computer animated Hollywood film in 2009!

Toku & BFI Competition

Japan Centre and Toku Restaurant have teamed up with the British Film Institute to offer a fantastic competition for a night full of tantalizingly tasty Japanese food and exciting, post-war cinema. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a trip to Toku Restaurant, where you can indulge in the finest traditional Japanese food before heading off to see a choice of some of the most vibrant and innovative films ever created. This amazing competition includes a meal for two at Toku Restaurant including wine and entry to any one of the Japanese films being shown at the BFI Southbank throughout August.