1 September ongoing, online: Podcast on Anime 3000. Hear Zac Bertschy, Andrew Osmond and I talk about Satoshi Kon – a celebration of his work and a lament for his loss.
24 September, London, UK: Barbican Japanimation, new season starts with Eureka Seven the Movie
UK residents only: Submissions for the Embassy of Japan’s annual Manga Jiman competition close 1 November 2010.
2-6 September, Melbourne, Australia: AussieCon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention
7 September-16 January 2011, London, UK: Elegant Accomplishments: The Art of Noh Performance at the V&A
9-12 September, Kyoto, Japan: Japan Media Arts Festival at KIMM and Kyoto Art Center – with a very cool website.
10-12 September, Bath, UK: International Aikido Seminar with Hiroshiro Saito Shihan
13 September-11 October, London, UK: ‘Cosmic Surfing’ – the art of Kengo Kito at the Japan House
14 September -12 December, Versailles, France: Murakami Versailles
16-19 September, Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Game Show
18 September 2010, London, UK: Japan Matsuri 2010, free event for all the family
18 September-3 October, Tokyo, Japan: Asa! Let’s Do It Again, exhibition of works by Wataru Komachi inspired by manga of Yasuji Tanioka
18 September-11 October, Tokyo, Japan: Osamu Moete Moso, contemporary artists pay homage to Tezuka the moe pioneer at the Tokyo Anime Centre
18 September-7 November, Shizuoka, Japan: Robots and the Arts: Visual Images in 20th Century Japan, show with new Romanov Higa anime, limited edition DVD, art from Gundam, Eva, Astro Boy, Gigantor.
25 September-26 June 2011, Manchester, UK: China – Journey to the East, British Museum touring exhibition
26 September, Tokyo, Japan: Fan-Fun-Fantasista, comic show at Big Sight
28 September-5 October, Tokyo, Japan: She Saw Showa, exhibition devoted the the life and work of pioneering 96-year-old photojournalist Tsuneko Sasamoto
30 September-2 October, Cologne, Germany: Intercultural Crossovers, Transcultural Flows: Manga/Comics, conference in association with Kyoto International Manga Museum.
To 5 September, Tokyo, Japan: Mamoru Oshii and Magicians of Picture Creation, exhibition at Hachioji Yume Art Museum
To 5 September, York, UK: China – Journey to the East, British Museum touring exhibition
To 5 September, London, UK: Manga UK, exhibition of comics by British artists, Idea Store Whitechapel
To 12 September, Paris, France: Beat Takeshi Kitano: Gosse de Peintre, fab exhibition at Fondation Cartier.
To 12 September, Monaco: Kyoto-Tokyo, From Samurai to Manga, exhibition at Grimaldi Forum Monaco
To 12 September, London, UK: The Surreal House, intriguing mashup of exhibition and dreamscape at the Barbican Art Gallery
To 19 September, London, UK: Photographic exhibition of the 1910 Japan-British Expo, Fulham Palace Museum
To 24 September, online: open competition for the Japan Media Arts Festival 2011 awards and exhibition.
To 26 September, Tokyo, Japan: The Dawn of the Dinosaurs at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Roppongi Hills. About 80 skeletal and 23 replica models, free dino handbook, Friday night flashlight tours, fab 50th-floor views of Tokyo – sounds like a must-see!
To 26 September, Kyoto, Japan: Genealogy of the Figurine: from Dogu to Kaiyodo, special exhibition at Kyoto International Manga Museum.
To 27 September, Tokyo, Japan: Doraemon’s Scientific Future at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
To 3 October, Istanbul, Turkey: Japan Media Arts Festival 2010 at the Pera Museum.
To 8 October, London, UK: The Light – Portraits of the Hibakusha, Brunei Gallery, SOAS. Lecture day 7 October.
To 17 October, Tokyo, Japan: exhibition of works by Meiji/Showa painter Shoen Uemura
To 24 October, London, UK: Horrockses Fashions: Off The Peg Style In The 40s and 50s, Fashion & Textile Museum, London SE1.
To December, Bath, UK: Vionnet Dresses, divine confections from one of the greatest fabric technicians in Western costume history, at the Museum of Costume. Also Photographing Fashion – British Style in the 1960s.
To Spring 2011, Preston, UK: Embellished: The Art of Fabulous Fabrics, an astonishing collection of clothes, hangings and other textile treasures from the 1700s to the present, including many previously unseen, at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
To 26 June 2011, Tokyo, Japan: Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace hosts exhibition documenting the struggles of wartime sex slaves. Open Wed-Sun, call 03-3203 4633 for times, info.