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  
18th Dec 2008 – 2nd Jan 2009   Japan Anime & Manga Cultural Visit / Study Tour Japan  
17th December   Walton-on-Thames,
Surrey
Workshop – ‘An introduction to Japanese culture’  
16th December   Norwood School
Lambeth
Workshop – ‘Japanese textiles’ and ‘Kimono & Tea Ceremony’  
12th December   St John’s Wood Library Workshop 16:00-17:00 ‘Decoration of Christmas tree using Origami paper and Japanese calligraphy’
Lecture 18:30-20:00 ‘How cosplay developed in UK’, including Manga Art Workshop
 
6th December   Hove Museum & Gallery Workshop – ‘Japanese origami, calligrapy and wrapping’  
3rd December   International House
London
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
2nd December   Laleham C of E School
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
November  
30th November   Clapham, London Kimono fashion show for Grand International Cosplay Ball  
28th November   Brent, London Modelling for an communications technology advertising photo shoot  
26th November
Afternoon
  Clarendon Primary School
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
26th November
Morning
  St John’s Wood Library Workshop – ‘Kamishibai story telling’ & ‘Japanese Calligraphy’  
25th November   Our Lady of the Rosary
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
20th November   Richmond Adult
Community College
Modelling for Portraiture Masterclass  
19th November
Evening
  St John’s Wood Library Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
19th November
Afternoon
  Ashford Park Primary School
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
19th November
Morning
  Woolwich
London
Performing shodo calligraphy of Japanese translation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 for the filming of a documentary  
18th November
Afternoon
  Spelthorne Infant School
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
18th November
Morning
  London Briefing for executives on doing business in Japan
plus short language and culture workshop
 
17th November   Clapham
London
Modelling for drawing class  
16th November   London Kitsuke for photo shoot  
15th November   SOAS
London
Lecture – ‘How Anime and Manga are connected to Japanese language & culture’  
13th November   Richmond Adult
Community College
Modelling for Portraiture Masterclass  
11th November   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
10th November   London Dojo visit with Kitano sensei  
9th November
Afternoon
  London Kitsuke for a photo shoot  
8th November   Orbital Manga
London
Three Japanese cultural workshops on
Kimono dressing, Tea Ceremony & Calligraphy
14:00 – 15:00, 15:00 – 17:00 & 17:00 – 18:00
 
7th November   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
6th November
Afternoon
  Richmond Adult
Community College
Modelling for Portraiture Masterclass  
6th November
Morning
  Eton College Assiting Kitano sensei with his talk and demonstration  
4th November   Nottingham Anime Society Lecture / Demonstration – ‘Japanese Culture’  
3rd November
Evening
  St John’s Wood Library Japanese cultural lecture and demonstration
to launch Manga and Anime Exhibition for the month of October
 
3rd November
Morning & Afternoon
  University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
October  
30th October   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
25th October   Edinburgh University Lectures, Demonstration and Workshops for Japanese Festival  
24th October   Banbury, Oxfordshire Lectures/Demonstrations – ‘The Tea Ceremony’ & ‘Kimono’  
23rd October   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
8th – 21st
October
  Japan Martial Arts, Cultural Visit / Study Tour  
8th October
morning
  Haywards Heath Talk on Japanese culture  
6th & 7th October   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
2nd October   SOAS, London Kitsuke for University Japan Society Festival  
1st October   Westminster Reference Library Japanese cultural lecture and demonstration
to launch Manga and Anime Exhibition for the month of October
 
September  
30th September   Portsmouth Lecture – ‘Japanese Lifestyle’  
29th September   St Paul’s Catholic College
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
25th September   Spelthorne Leisure Centre
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
23rd September   Stanwell Youth Centre
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
22nd September   The Tea Box,
Richmond Surrey
Demonstrations of the Tea Ceremony  
21st September   Chibi Con
Derby
Lectures/Demonstrations – ‘Kimono’ & ‘Japanese Calligraphy’  
20th September   Orbital Manga
London
Lectures/Demonstrations – ‘The Tea Ceremony’ & ‘Kimono’  
19th September   Geffrye Museum
London
Lecture/Demonstration – ‘The Tea Ceremony’  
18th September   Spelthorne Borough Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
16th September   St Nicolas School
Spelthorne Borough
Workshop – ‘Japanese Calligraphy & Origami’  
15th September   Bexley, Kent Modelling for School Drawing Course  
13th – 14th
September
Essex Meigetsu no Kai  
10th September   Woolwich, London Photo shoot  
8th September   Woking Lecture/Demonstration – ‘Kimono’  
5th – 7th
September
Leicester Japanese cultural workshops, lectures and demonstrations at Alcon  
1st September   Westminster Reference Library Lecture – ‘How Manga and Anime’s costume is connected with Japanese traditional Culture’  
August  
20th August   Bath Japanese Cultural Demonstrations to
promote Chris Bradford’s novel,
Young Samurai
 
15th – 16th
August 20
Richmond, Surrey Manga & Anime Art Exhibition  
11th – 14th August   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
8th – 10th
August 20
Leicester Japanese cultural workshops, lectures and demonstrations at
Amecon 2008, at the University of Leicester
 
6th August   Harrow, London Modelling for artist and tutor, Cheryl Gould  
4th & 5th August   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
2nd August   ‘Standon Calling 2008’
Festival in Hertfordshire
Lecture & Cultural Demonstration – “Japanese Tea Ceremony”  
1st August   Clapham, London Modelling for artist and tutor, Jonathon Coleman  
July  
26th July   Brighton Museum Workshops (morning for children & afternoon for adults)
on aspects of Japanese culture, including kimonos, the tea ceremony, calligraphy and furoshiki tying
 
18th July   City of London Lecture for Architects – “The Cultural Impact of the Japanese Natural and Built Environment”  
9th July   London Japanese language proficiency assessments and examinations  
8th July   Ealing, London Modelling for “Drawing at Work” project  
6th July   Andover, Hampshire Workshop on Japanese culture  
June  
19th June   Sweden House,
London
Professional briefing – “Japanese Business Etiquette”  
22nd June   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with John Seymour  
19th June   greenwich Modelling for artist and tutor, Sarah Durham  
17th June   Central London Group Lesson in kimono wearing and appreciation of the Tea Ceremony  
8th June   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with David Nuttall and model, Alex B  
7th June   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with David Gibson  
6th June   London Japanese language proficiency assessments and examinations  
May  
27th May   London Japanese language proficiency assessments and examinations  
24th May   City of London Photo shoot with Alan Brown  
23rd May   Bethnal green,
London
Lecture for martial arts group –

“Spirit of Bushido, Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”
 
19th May   The Chelsea Flower Show On the Moon-Viewing platform, wearing kimono and supporting violinist, John Pearce in his
performance of music by Motoki Hirai.
 
12th May   The Teabox, Richmond
Public demonstrations of the Tea Ceremony
 
8th May   Tonbridge, Kent Examiner for Edexcel GCSE Japanese  
7th May   BBC Radio Interview on role as a lecturer of Japanese culture  
6th May   Woolwich, London Interviewed by BBC television for documentary on beauty, also provided kitsuke for two models and the television presenter.  
April  
29th April   Kyoto, Japan Honoured to provide Japanese to English language assistance for Prince Higashi Fushimi sama for his speech at Dai Nippon Butoku Sai  
14th April –
4th May
Japan Bushido, Spring Cultural Visit / Study Tour  
30th March –
11th April
Japan Cherry Blossom, Spring Cultural Visit / Study Tour  
6th April   Tokyo, Japan Lecture/Demonstration – “RP English for Japanese people”  
5th April   Tokyo, Japan Lecture/Demonstration – “RP English for Japanese people”  
1st April   Tokyo, Japan Lecture/Demonstration – “RP English for Japanese people”  
March  
27th March   Stratford-upon-Avon
Ladies Luncheon Club
Lectures/Demonstration – “Cha no yu, the Tea Ceremony”  
24th March   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Andrew Clement  
23rd March   Chiddingstone Castle
Kent
Lectures/Demonstration – “Cha no yu, the Tea Ceremony”  
11th March   Kent Kitsuke, dressing models for a magazine photo shoot  
10th March   The Tea Box
Richmond, Surrey
Lectures/Demonstration – “Cha no yu, the Tea Ceremony”  
7th March   Arun IWD
Bognor Regis
Japanese cultural presentation for International Women’s Day
Lectures/Demonstration – “Kimono”
 
5th March   Scarborough Women’s
Luncheon Club
Lectures/Demonstration – “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”  
29th February –
2nd March
  MinamiCon
Southampton
Lectures/Demonstration – “Shodo Calligraphy”, “Kimonos”, “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”
& Gashuku Residential Study Retreat
 
February 2007  
28th February   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Jan Murphy  
25th February
evening
  Nippon Club, London Japanese language & culture course  
25th February
morning & afternoon
  University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
20th February   Heathside Preparatory
School, Hampstead
Workshop – “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”  
18th February
evening
  Nippon Club, London Japanese language & culture course  
18th February
morning & afternoon
  University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
15th February
evening
  Oxford University
Japan Society
Lecture – “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”  
11th February
evening
  Nippon Club, London Japanese language & culture course  
11th February
morning & afternoon
  University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
10th February   Woolwich, London Modelling for artist, Martin Ash  
6th February   Stalbridge Primary
School, Dorset
Workshop – “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”  
5th February   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with David Jones  
4th February   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for Wimbledon College of Art  
2nd February   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Stejc  
1st February   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
January  
28th January
evening
  Nippon Club, London Japanese language & culture course  
28th January
morning & afternoon
  University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
22nd January   Art Hub
greenwich
Modelling for ‘Life Drawing Course’  
21st January
evening
  Nippon Club, London Japanese language & culture course  
21st January
morning & afternoon
  University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
20th January   Orca Kai Karate Club
London
Lecture – “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”  
18th January   University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
15th January   M1NT, Jermyn Street Kitsuke for IntroArt Fashion Party at M1NT  
Fashion Party at M1NT  
14th January
evening
  Nippon Club, London Japanese language & culture course  
14th January
morning & afternoon
University of the Arts
London
Modelling for London College of Fashion  
10th January   Edinburgh University Lectures/Demonstrations – “Kimono” & “Tea Ceremony”  
7th January   London College
of Fashion
Modelling for ‘Life Drawing Course’  
6th January   Woolwich, London Photo shoot with Andrew Clement