Listed below are some of Akemi’s most recent lectures, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and cultural exchange activities.

Not mentioned is her teaching of GCSE & A level Japanese at Ardingly College, her own postgraduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London, and participation in seminars, conferences and cultural events at which she was not a scheduled speaker or performer.

Date Event Location Activity Link  
December 2004
16th – 29th Dec   Maizuru, Oi and Shiga, Japan Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan, Winter 2004  
2nd December   St. Norbert’s Catholic Primary School, Spalding Japan Day, featuring many lectures and demonstrations  
November 2004
20th November   WSCC Adult Education, Haywards Heath Lecture – “Shinto”  
29th October – 10th November   Kagoshima and Kumamoto, Japan Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan, Autumn 2004  
October 2004
20th – 30th October   Various parts of Japan Hurstpierpoint College Shakespeare Society tour of Japan.  
6th October   Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Lecture/Demonstration – “Origami” & “Sho-do, brush-writing”  
5th October   Ardingly College, Sussex Lecture – “Japanese Language & culture”  
September 2004
28th September   Ardingly College, Sussex Lecture – “Japanese Language & culture”  
25th September   WSCC Adult Education, Haywards Heath Lecture – “Bushido”  
21st September   Ardingly College, Sussex Lecture – “Japanese Language & culture”  
9th September   Age Concern, Hassocks Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony” & “Kimonos”  
August 2004
7th – 8th August   Portsmouth & Southsea Show Lectures/Demonstrations – “The Tea Ceremony”, “Origama” & “Sho-do, brush-writing”  
6th August   MayorÃ¥s Parlour, Brighton Hiroshima memorial ceremony  
3rd August   Lindfield Rotary Club, Sussex Lecture – “Japanese Lifestyle”  
21st July – 3rd August   Various locations in Sussex Summer School for the pupils of Kaijo School, Japan  
July 2004
11th July   Pavilion Theatre, Brighton Tanabata Festival, including a stage drama of the tanabata story, a concert of koto music and a lecture/demonstration on kodo, the way of incense.  
7th July   Danny House, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex Workshop – “Tanabata” and a concert of koto music  
7th July   Great Walstead School, Sussex Workshop – “Tanabata” and a concert of koto music  
7th July   Honbu Dojo, Scanes Hill, Sussex Cultural reenactment of the ancient Tanabata Dew Gathering Ceremony at 5am, followed by calligraphy and a tea ceremony.  
June 2004
21st June   Norman Croft Community School, London Workshop – “Tanabata”  
20th June   JSBMS at the Adastra Hall, Sussex Workshop – “Tanabata”  
20th June   Mozaic Community Group, Brighton Workshop – “Tanabata”  
18th June   Ardingly College, Sussex Workshop – “Tanabata”  
May 2004
20th – 24th May   Tokai University, Japan Lecture – “The teaching of Japanese culture as an aspect of language teaching in the UK” as leader of the UK delegation to the Symposium on Japanese language teaching around the world.  
9th May   Okinami Restaurant, Hove Lecture/Demonstration – “Japanese Table Manners”  
April 2004
24th April   Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton Lecture/Demonstration – “The Kimono” & “The Tea Ceremony” as part of the launch event of the Japan Society of Brighton and Mid Sussex, of which Akemi is President.  
27th March – 11th April   Yoro, Maizuru and Nara, Japan Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan, Spring 2004  
March 2004
26th March   Lille, France Lecture – “The differences between Anglo-Japanese and Franco-Japanese lifestyles”  
23rd March   Ardingly College, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Haiku” (for pupils in Shell)  
16th March   Ardingly College, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Haiku” (for pupils in Remove)
Presentation on the recent Ardingly College Study Tour of Japan, Spring 2004
 
10th March   Hassocks Blind Club, Sussex Lectures/Demonstrations – “The Kimono” & “The Tea Ceremony”  
8th March   Ashdown Forest W.I., Sussex Lectures/Demonstrations – “The Kimono” & “The Tea Ceremony”  
7th March   Eton College, Berkshire Presenting/Coaching the Ardingly College entrants in the Japanese Speech Contest  
2nd March   Arts Council Decibel Roadshow, Komedia, Brighton Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”  
February 2004
12th – 22nd February   Gifu, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan Ardingly College Study Tour of Japan, Spring 2004  
January 2004
27th January   Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex Presentation on forthcoming Shakespeare/Kabuki Project (for October 2004)