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
27th and 28th Dec Lecture Anglo Japanese Friendship Society, Tokyo, Japan Lecture – British Public School Education  
9th Dec 2003-6th Jan 2004 Cultural Exchange Visit Tokyo, Yokohama and Nagoya, Japan Cultual Exchange Visit to Japan, Winter 2003
7th Dec Lecture Goodwood House, West Sussex Bushido, the Way of the Warrior  
16th Nov Lectures/Demonstrations Okinami restaurant, Hove Japanese table manners  
25th Oct-4th Nov Cultural Exchange Visit Kagoshima and Kumamoto, Japan Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan, Autumn 2003  
7th Oct Lectures/Demonstrations WSCC Adult Education Brush-writing & Japanese Cooking  
6th Oct Lectures/Demonstrations London Book Club for the BBC ‘Big Read’ initiative Brush-writing & The Japanese Language  
29th Sept Lectures/Demonstrations London Book Club for the BBC ‘Big Read’ initiative The Kimono & The Tea Ceremony  
23rd Sept Lectures/Demonstrations WSCC Adult Education The Kimono & The Tea Ceremony  
10th Sept Lectures/Demonstrations Lewes W.I., Sussex The Kimono & Japanese Lifestyle  
22nd Aug Lectures/Demonstrations ‘Okinami’ Restaurant, Hove Japanese Table Manners  
18th-22nd Aug Residential Study Retreat Ardingly College, Sussex Residential Study Retreat – Japanese Language & Culture  
10th Aug Lectures/Demonstrations Devon & Cornwall Japan Society Summer Matsuri, Life College, Exeter, Devon Kimonos, Japanese Lifestyle, The Tea Ceremony, Origami, Soroban, Sho-do & Rolling Sushi  
22nd July Lectures/Demonstrations Hassocks Town Women’s Guild The Kimono & Japanese Lifestyle  
21st July Lecture/Demonstration National Railway Museum, York The Tea Ceremony  
19th-20th July Demonstrations ‘Shogun’ Restaurant, Leeds The Tea Ceremony & Bon-Odori  
16th July Promotional Press Briefing and Photographic Session National Railway Museum, York The Kimono & The Tea Ceremony  
12th-13th July Lecture/Demonstration Victoria &amp, Albert Museum, London The Kimono  
7th July Lecture/Demonstration ‘Jim Thompson’s’ Restaurant, Brighton The Wear & Care Of Kimonos  
7th July Talk BBC Southern Counties Radio Tanabata  
5th July Workshop Japanese Garden Society Summer Picnic, Heale House, near Salisbury Traditional Japanese Picnic Activities : calligraphy, haiku, origami, and the manners and culture associated with Japanese food and drink.
Lectures/Demonstrations – Kimonos & The Tea Ceremony
2nd July Workshop Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London Japanese Language & Culture  
1st July Lectures/Demonstrations Chailey W.I., Sussex Kimonos & Japanese Lifestyle  
22nd June Lectures/Demonstrations ‘Moshi Moshi’ Restaurant, Brighton Kimonos, The Tea Ceremony, Brush-writing & Origami  
14th June Japan Day Leicester Adult Education College Japan Day at Leicester Adult Education College (inc. kimonos, the tea ceremony and cooking)  
12th June Workshop Japanese Embassy, London Japanese Language & Culture  
9th June Workshop Denton Primary School, Newhaven, East Sussex Japanese Language & Culture  
30th May-1st June Lectures/Demonstrations ‘GROW’, The Gardening Experience, Sandown Exhibition Centre, Surrey Kimonos & The Tea Ceremony  
23rd May Workshop Plumpton Primary School, Sussex Japanese Language & Culture  
9th May Lectures/Demonstrations Forest Ridge W.I., Sussex Kimonos & Japanese Lifestyle  
5-22nd April Cultural Exchange Visit Japan In Spring 2003 Akemi Tanaka took a small group of British people to Japan. The party stayed with Japanese host families in Nagoya and Kanazawa; visited castles, gardens, the samurai school, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples; enjoyed hana-mi (cherry blossom viewing) and were honoured guests at specially arranged cultural events.
25th March Lecture/Demonstration Hurstpierpoint College Prep, Sussex The Japanese Abacus  
9th March Lecture Ashburton Town Hall, Devon Hina Matsuri – The Girls’ Festival  
2nd March Lecture Iai Dojo, Crawley The Spirit of Bushido. Demonstration – Shinto Opening Ceremony & The Tea Ceremony  
22nd Feb Lecture Kanagawa Cultural Centre, Yokohama, Japan Education in England and Japan  
15th-23rd Feb Study Tour Japan Ardingly College Study Tour of Japan Spring 2003
12th Feb Lectures/Demonstrations Plumpton W.I., Sussex The Tea Ceremony & Kimonos  
12th Feb Lecture/Demonstration Burgess Hill W.I., Sussex The Tea Ceremony  
8th Feb Lecture Okinami Restaurant, Hove Japanese table manners  
2nd Feb Lecture Okinami Restaurant, Hove Japanese table manners  
31st Jan Lecture/Demonstration Exeter Library, Devon The Tea Ceremony & Kimonos  
22nd Jan Lecture Haywards Heath Ladies’ Circle Japanese lifestyle  
6th Jan Workshop Leamington Spa Comparative Etiquette & Anglo-Japanese Food Culture