Japanese in London
Are you from Japan and living in London or someone seeking Japanese culture in the capital? Here you will find everything you need to know about Japan in London.
Japanese Population in London: Estimated 20,000
Main Area: Ealing, Totteridge, North West London
Embassy: 101-104, Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT, Ph: 020 7465 6500
Upcoming Events: September/October Japan Matsuri (Trafalgar Square) - celebration of Japanese culture.
Famous London Stranger: Naoka Mori (Actress) was born in Japan before moving to London when she was 12. She has been in a number of television shows/movies most notably Absolutely Fabulous, Spooks, Dr Who, Spice World, Hackers and in 2010 as Yoko Ono (another London Stranger) in Lennon Naked.
Japansese in London: The Japanese community in London has been around since the 1860's but grew in great numbers during the 1980's as Japansese companies expanded globally and sought a London based presence. The Japanese have influenced London in a variety of ways of cuisine and also in terms of horticulture, there are two gorgeous Japanese gardens situated at Kew Botantical Gardens and Holland Park.
Japanese Restaurants in London
Shoryu (Regent St, Carnaby St, Soho) Award winning Japanese restaurant chain that is growing due to popularity. They specialise in Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen a thick pork soup dish with noodles.
Aqua Kyoto/Spirit (Regent Street) Spirit is the very hip cocktail lounge and the ideal place to impress a date, while Kyoto serves quality Japanese cuisine and to make things perfect they have a roof terrace with awe-inspiring views across London.
Sushi Samba (Bishopsgate) A mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. What is better the food you eat here or the view you are surrounded by? Both combined make this a great London dining experience and treat you will love.
Chotto Matte (Soho) Offering a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food, Chotto Matte brings the enegry of Tokyo to Soho. With live music, colourful cocktrails and Nikkei cuisine, Chotto Matte is a very funky and chic place to head to.
Japanese Bars in London
Sochu Lounge (Soho) Trendy and sexy Japanese cocktail bar using Sochu spirits.
Japanese Fast Food/Bakeries/Deli's
Japanese Services in London
Japanese Groups/Associations in London
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation: is a charity that enables Japan and British relations to become closer with reciprical education and graduate work placement exhange programmes.
Japansese School London: Private school based in Acton.
Japan Update Weekly: A free weekly Japanese language newspaper and website aimed at Japanese expats living in the UK.
Journey: Free newspaper and website for Japanese expats living in the UK.
Mix B: UK advertisements/classifieds for services, jobs, accommodation etc. Japanese language version of the Gumtree.
Jetro - Japan External Trade Organisation: Is a body that helps British and Irish companies invest in Japan and Japanese companies looking to set up in the UK.
Japanese Churches in London: This link gives you links to Japanese language services in London and the UK.