A Japanese Flag Returns: Presented by Andrew Clare

Saturday 10th February,

Time: 1:45 – 3:30.

Venue: The Old Café, The Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Calderstones Rd,
Liverpool L18 3JD. – or online on Zoom – see below


Tea and Coffee provided; – £4.00 (£5.00 for non-Members)
for attendees at the Mansion House.

Email us at events@jsnw.org.uk to book a place or if you have any questions.

JSNW member, Andrew Clare, will talk about his quest to return a Japanese war flag to the family of a soldier who died during WWII.
With the assistance of photos, he will discuss how he came by the flag as a 19-year-old Royal Marine, how years later he managed to identify the soldier and trace the living relatives.

In Collaboration with JET Alumni Association and supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Andrew Clare is an acclaimed British translator and lawyer.
After graduating in Japanese studies from the University of Sheffield he obtained a master’s degree in political science from Kobe University in Japan. Andrew has developed a successful career as a lawyer working in legal and financial companies in the UK and Japan.

As a translator, he has translated Yukio Mishima’s novel The Frolic of the Beasts (Penguin Modern Classics, 2019), several short stories and other novels such as Pro Bono (2012) by Seicho Matsumoto and the Noma Prize-winning Toward Dusk and Other Stories (2011) by Junnosuke Yoshiyuki. Andrew is also an expert practitioner of Japanese archery and participated in the Kyudo World Championships in Tokyo in 2018.

Zoom details:
Join us online on February 10th, 2023 at 13:45 (BST).

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    The event is free if you join remotely online by ZOOM.

JSNW Shinnenkai 2024

Please join us in welcoming the arrival of the new year on
Saturday 27th January
@ 6:00 to 8:30 pm

The price is £22 per member; £25 for non-Members.

Lee Jenkinson will sing Japanese Enka songs for us.
We are also having a Japanese Quiz.

An excellent sushi and hot buffet are provided. (The menu is below.)

Let us know if you want vegetarian sushi.

Please send your payment by Mon 22nd January. Payment details can be found in your email from JSNW, or if you are a non-member, please contact us at: events@jsnw.org.uk

So please come along and enjoy yourselves!

Put the date in your diaries now!
In hope and anticipation of a happy and prosperous New Year.

Tim Parry Community Centre

search for
Cromdale Way Pre-School, Cromdale Way, Warrington WA5 3NY

If you are travelling by car, then it can be reached from the M62 via junction 8 or junction 7
(to avoid Warrington Centre), see maps below.

It has a car park for up to 15 cars and a secondary car park for another 15 – 20 cars.

The nearest railway station is “Warrington West” 2 miles away.


If you are unsure how to get there, or have any questions, please get in touch at events@jsnw.org.uk .

Sushi Buffet
Roasted sweet potato and fig salad (V)
Sushi platter a) Boiled prawn nigiri
b) Torched salmon roll with Teriyaki sauce
c) Breaded prawn rolls d) Salmon nigiri
Let me know if you want vegetarian sushi ordering.
Fried chicken in Teriyaki sauce
Tofu gyoza dumpling (V)
Breaded chicken & onion on skewer
Vegetarian pine nuts Okonomiyaki (V)
Vegetarian Yakisoba noodle (V)
Ozoni (Sticky rice Omochi and vegetables in miso soup)
Green tea crepe with Azuki beans

*Sushi Craft will contribute Sake to Kampai. Sake shot glasses are provided.

Above: Lee Jenkinson at Japan Day 2022.