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.

January
19th   Lecture: Japanese women’s role in Cardiff Ladies Luncheon Club
February
6th   Speech in Burns Night of St Andrew’s Society in Tokyo to appeal on behalf of the Aid For Japan charity
24th   Lecture “Introduction to Japan” “Temples, Shrines and Shinto”
At Japanese language and Cultural conference in de Montfort University in Leicester
March
11th   4th Year Anniversary of the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami. Fundraising charity event for Aid For Japan at 8F 199 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TY. More details: 4th Anniversary Event
18th   Lecture : “Kimono and Tea Ceremony”
At the Greyfriars Ladies Luncheon Club (The Royal Court Hotel in Coventry)
26th   Lecture at The Le Strange Arms Hotel in Kings Lynn
“The Role and Lifestyle of Women in Japan” for The Three Counties Ladies Luncheon Club
April
31st March – 10th April   On the 7th April English volunteers, orphans and their relatives went to cherry blossom viewing in Fukushima.
May
3rd May   Lecture for Scout people in Scout Centre in Chingford
“Introduce Japanese Language and Culture”
9th May   Calligraphy in Richmond Fair for the charity Aid For Japan
15th and 16th May   Attending Asian Festival for the charity, Aid For Japan
24th May   Volunteer activity near MCM Expo for Aid For Japan
June
10th June   Lectures in Nomura Company:
“Tea Ceremony”, “Kimono”, “Calligraphy”
26th & 27th   Lecture in Sunnnycon for Aid For Japan:
“Shinto” plus Japanese traditional dance.
July
10th – 12th July   Activity near Hyper Japan for Aid For Japan
29th July   Lecture for Scout people.
30th July   Going to Japan to lead Residential Course with orphans and their relatives.
August
3rd -5th August   Residential Course in Yakushiji (Nara) for www.aidforjapan.co.uk
September
4th September   Lecture in Alcon, Leicester on the topics of ‘Japanese Women’s Role’ and ‘History of Japan’
October
30th October   Kimono & Culture Evening, Richmond in support of www.aidforjapan.co.uk
November
7th November   Lecture in Doki Doki con in Manchester
December