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 2006
19th December   Knightsbridge Kimono & Life Modelling Session for the artist Jonathan Hughes  
12th December   The Worx Studio
Fulham, London
Kitsuke (kimono dressing) for Kelly Osbourne’s photo shoot
with Brian Arias
 
6th December   Treloar College
Alton
Cultural Performance – “Japanese Tea Ceremony”
for the Lord Mayor of London
 
November 2006
30th Nov   Alleyn’s School
Dulwich, London
Cultural/Educational visit by another 100+ Japanese students
including
presentations by Alleyn’s pupils in English and Japanese
 
29th Nov   Alleyn’s School
Dulwich, London
Cultural/Educational visit by 100+ Japanese students
including
presentations by Alleyn’s pupils in English and Japanese
 
24th Nov   Sussex Workshop – “Traditional English Christmas”
A course arranged for six Japanese women visiting England
 
18th Nov   Hyndburn Women’s Forum
Accrington, Lancashire
Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”  
16th Nov   Chalk Farm, London Photo shoot with Alexis Chabala  
14th Nov
(evening)
  Liverpool Lecture/workshop – “The Japanese Tea Ceremony”  
10th – 14th Nov   IMAF, London
International Manga &amp Anime Festival
Lectures/Demonstrations – “Kimonos”, “Tea Ceremony”
& “Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy”
 
October 2006
27th October –
6th November
  Japan Autumn CXJ and Study Tour  
26th Oct   Tavistock Ladies’ Luncheon Club Lectures/Demonstrations – “Kimono”  
25th Oct   Plymouth Town Hall Lectures/Demonstrations – “Japanese culture”
supported by people who had been on CXJ
 
22nd Oct   Crawley Camera Club, Surrey Photo shoot with Dave Millard  
19th Oct   Comtemporary Ladies’ Luncheon Club
Lincoln
Lectures – “The role of women in Japanese society”  
13th Oct   Alleyn’s School, Dulwich Japanese language interviews
for Oxbridge candidates
 
11th Oct   Baylis Court School
Windsor, Berkshire
All-day workshops on Japanese culture  
10th Oct   Baylis Court School
Windsor, Berkshire
All-day workshops on Japanese culture  
5th Oct   Alleyn’s School, Dulwich Seminar on Gap Year activities in Japan  
4th Oct   Baylis Court School
Windsor, Berkshire
All-day workshops on Japanese culture  
3rd Oct   Baylis Court School
Windsor, Berkshire
All-day workshops on Japanese culture  
September 2006
30th Sept   Woolwich, London Seminar on British education for study team from
Japanese Ministry of Education
 
28th Sept   Japan Society Southern Counties,
Petersfield, Hampshire
Lecture – “Japanese Lifestyle”  
25th Sept   Woolwich, London Photo shoot for Daniel Sumner  
17th Sept   Woolwich, London Photo shoot for Virginie Gehin-Durand (costume designer)

and Hayden Pheonix (photographer)
inc. kitsuke (kimono dressing) for other models
 
15th Sept   Art Feast
Hackney, London
Kimono and Life Modelling Session for Tony Picanco and guests  
12th Sept   Glengorse Club, Leicester Photo shoot with Tony Thompson  
12th Sept   Tuesday Ladies’ Luncheon Club
Leicester
Lectures/Demonstrations – “Kimono”  
11th Sept   Windsor, Berkshire Presentation for Windsor Arts Council  
8th Sept   Cambridge Workshop for business executives – “Japanese Etiquette”  
6th Sept   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Philip Weston  
3rd Sept   Bromley, Kent Photo shoot for Leonie Huie-Martin  
2nd Sept
(Afternoon)
  Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Luigi Petro  
2nd Sept
(Morning)
  Woolwich, London Photo shoot with David Nuttall  
August 2006
20th – 29th August   London Cultural Study Visit for Japanese young people  
20th – 26th August   London & SE England Seminar and cultural visit for Japanese Young Enterprise  
11th – 13th August   AmeCon 2006
at the University of Leicester
6 x Lectures – “Kimonos” & “The Tea Ceremony”  
July 2006
21st July – 3rd August   Sussex Watersound Summer School for pupils from Kaijo School, Tokyo  
13th July   Wolstonbury WI, Sussex Lectures/Demonstrations – “Kimono” & “The Tea Ceremony”  
10th July   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Mol Smith  
9th July   The Camera Club,
Kennington London
Photo shoot with Philip Weston  
June 2006
26th June – 6th July   Japan Summer Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan  
26th June   Beavers Community Primary School
Hounslow, London
Workshops – “Japanese Language & Culture” &  
23rd June   Tomlinscote School, Suffolk Workshop – “Japanese Language & Culture”  
18th June   Maryland, USA Photo shoot with Maurice Kerr  
18th June   Washington DC, USA Photo shoot with J Roberto Castro  
16th June   Maryland, USA Photo shoot with John Stilwagon  
16th June   Washington DC, USA Photo shoot with Rodney Mickel  
16th June   Washington DC, USA Photo shoot with Derek Bowden  
15th June   Maryland, USA Photo shoot with Vincent Knaus  
10th & 11th June   Coolings Nursery Gardens, Kent Lectures/Demonstrations – “Kimonos” & “The Tea Ceremony”  
May 2006
8th May   Ardingly College, Sussex Workshop on Noh and Tsuzumi, with Okura sensei  
6th May   Woolwich, London Photo shoot for ‘Easy Living Magazine’  
1st May   Woolwich, London Kimono & Life Modelling Session for the artist, Dave Asthouart  
April 2006
10th – 20th April   Japan Spring Lecture & Study Tour  
March 2006
31st March – 10th April   Japan Spring Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan  
28th March   Chester Kitsuke – demonstration of the art of kimono wearing  
19th March   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with David Gibson  
6th March   Oxford University Panelist on discussion on Spirit of Bushido  
5th March   Essex Presided over Maigetsu no kai (Martial Arts’ Event)  
3rd March   Eton College Assisted the lecture by Dr Hamada on “Spirit of Bushido”  
1st March   Dartford, Kent Photo shoot for Photographic Society  
February 2006
27th February   Islington Arts & Media School, London Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
23rd February   Arnhem Warf Primary School, London Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
22nd February   Arnhem Warf Primary School, London Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
20th February   Islington Arts & Media School, London Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
9th February   St Paul’s Cathedral School Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
8th February   Haywards Heath Ladies’ Club Lecture/Demonstration – “Women’s Lifestyle in Japan”  
3rd February   Hugh Middleton Primary School, London Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
2nd February   St Paul’s Cathedral School Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
1st February   Hugh Middleton Primary School, London Workshops – “Japanese Culture” & “Making Haiku”  
January 2006
21st January   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with David Nuttall  
18th January   Cambridge Photo shoot with Rod Macdonald  
11th January   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Abdel F Hamouda  
8th January   Dartford, Kent Photo shoot with David Nuttall