40 years of the Japan Foundation at a glance

40 years of the Japan Foundation at a glance:

 
1972
1973 Launch of the Japan Foundation Awards
  Commencement of the Japan Foundation Fellowship Program
Andre Malraux, former Minister of Culture in France invited under the Japan Foundation Fellowship Extraordinary program
 Andre Malraux, former Minister of Culture in France invited under the Japan Foundation Fellowship Extraordinary program (1974)
The first Asian Traditional Performing Arts (ATPA) exchange program

The first Asian Traditional Performing Arts (ATPA) exchange program (1976)
Training Program for overseas teachers of the Japanese Language (since 1973)

1984 Implementation of the first Japanese-Language Proficiency Test overseas
Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies

Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies

(1985)

 

1989 Launch of the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language
1990
Launch of the Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Center (developed into the Asia Center in 1995 / ~2004)
1991 Launch of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
  Commencement of Abe Fellowship Program
1993 Inauguration of the Special Program for Japan-Europe Cultural Exchange
Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies

Japan Pavilion at the 6th Venice Architecture Biennale, having won the International Prize Golden Lion for the best national participation (1996)
© Ryuji Miyamoto

 

1997 Launch of the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
  Launch of the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai
Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies

A theatrical production “Lear” with staff and cast from six Asian countries (1997)

 

2003 Relaunch of the Japan Foundation as an independent administrative institution
  Inauguration of the Special Program for Japan-Middle East Exchange
Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies

A Symposium “U.S.-Japan Relations: Past and Future” commemorating the US-Japan 150th Anniversary (2004)

2006 Launch of the Japan Foundation China Cente (Chinese text only)
Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies
A symposium and workshops “A Wild Haruki Chase: How the World Is Reading and Translating Murakami” (2006)

 

Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies
“Erin’s Challenge! I Can Speak Japanese.”, first on TV in- and outside Japan(2006)

 

2010 Release of "JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education 2010" (Japanese text only)
Establishment of Beijing Center for Japanese Studies
 

2012 40th anniversary of the Japan Foundation

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