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

Date Event Location Activity Link
January
10th   Japanese Cultural Day in Two Rivers High School in Tamworth
Every Wed   Teaching at Ravens Bourne School
February
5th   Lecture in London Anime Club
February
March
5th   Bunkasai Japanese Festival www.bunka-sai.com
8th   Lecture at The Corinium Ladies Luncheon Club “Japanese Etiquette”
12th   Lecture at The Embroiderers’ Guild In West Essex “Tea Ceremony and Kimono”
18th & 19th   Attending Minami-Con as a guest speaker
20th-31st   Cultural Study Trip To Japan – CANCELLED
24th – 28th   Canada
April
1st   Channel 4 : www.4thought.tv 7:25pm
1st-3rd   Attending Kitacon as a guest speaker
15th   Lecture at Erith Library for Bexley Anime and Manga Festival
18th-24th   Akemi’s Japanese Assistance Trip (cancelled)
May
26th May   Workshop at Birds Bush Primary School, Tamworth
20th May   Lecture (Japanese Manner) at Victoria Library
10th-13th, 16th-19th, 23rd, 27th and 31st (from 16:00-5:30am)   Filming for 47 Ronin film
14th   Tea Ceremony at Livingstone House (Charity event)
15th   Aid For Japan – Japan Fundraiser Event, Conway Hall, London
June
1st, 14th, 16th   Filming for 47 Ronin film
12th   Kimono lecture at Geffrye museum in London
13:00-14:00 and 15:00-16:00
13th   Japanese workshop in St Francis CE Primary school in Hampshire
18th & 19th   Nema Con, York
19th   Lecture and demonstration in Brighton Festival
20th   Japanese Manner and Life Style Lecture at Victoria library
July
1st   Lecture in Hindleys a special Art College
2nd & 3rd   Japanese Art Festival, Conway Hall, London
5th   Japanese Lecture at Hemel Hempstead School
9th   London Film and Comic Con – lecture
11th   Lecture and workshop at St. Wilfrids Catholic High School
12th   Lecture at The Wing Centre in Bournemouth, Dorset
13th   23rd Japan business trip as a consultant
23rd   Return from Japan
25th-29th   Teaching a course “Japanese Language and Culture” in the Future University in London
30th   Demonstration of Tea ceremony at “World Together Day” in Wakefield Westgate
31st   Lectures at Anime League in London
August
14th   Lecture and Demonstration “Tea ceremony” at Geffrey Museum
19th-21st   Ayacon (Anime convention) as a guest speaker (Japanese culture)
26th-29th   Abunai (Anime convention) in Holland as a guest speaker
September
3rd & 4th   Sussex Bonsai Festival – Lecture and demonstration
Tea ceremony, Bushido and Shinto, The History of Kimono, Teaching calligraphy
8th – 10th   Alcon (Anime convention), Leicester: Lecture and demonstration
Teaching Japanese Language using Anime
Every Wednesday 19:00 – 23:00   “Bunkasai Club” to help www.aidforjapan.co.uk

11th   Helping to wear Yukata – Akari project near river Thames (The Japan Society and embassy)
18th   Appeal for Fundraising – Aid For Japan for orphans in Matsuri
23rd   Kitacon Appeal for Fundraising
October
22nd   Japanese Traditional Dance (Nihonbuyo) at Dance Festival in London
26th   Lecture: The History of Kimono at London College of Fashion
November
4th – 6th   Guest of “NekoCon” in U.S.A
12th -13th   Lectures and Demonstration at “Doki Doki Con” in Manchester
25th   Bunkasai Kimono Fashion Show and introduce Japanese culture and Art in Old Spitalfield Market in London
29th   Lecture in Yorkshire
December
1st   Lecture at Bishops’s Stortford College
2nd   Workshop in the Astley Copper school
3rd   Japanese table manner lesson and Tea ceremony at Mitsukoshi restaurant in London
7th   Teaching Japanese business manner in Cambridge
19th   Leaving for Japan