The Japan Foundation E-mail Magazine Vol. 311

■■ The Japan Foundation Awards Commemorative Lectures ■■

Dear readers,

Do you enjoy the moon at night? In the late September, the night sky gets clearer and the air gets even cooler. The sound of nocturnal insects is like small bells ringing.
According to the old lunar calendar, the arrival of the Mid-Autumn Moon (Chu-shu-no Meigetsu) is on October 4 this year. If the weather permits, we enjoy the traditional custom of celebrating harvest while gazing at the Mid-Autumn Moon.

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◇The Japan Foundation Awards Commemorative Lectures
In celebration of the winning of three recipients of the Japan Foundation Awards, we are proud to organize commemorative lectures.

・Lecture by Alexandra Munroe
“The state of the field of postwar and contemporary Japanese art history in America and the rise of global art history”

・Lecture by Frederik L. Schodt
“Cultural surfing: Riding the waves of transnational history, technology, and pop culture”

・Lecture by Andrej Bekes
“Japanese studies as a dialogue: a view from a small country”
 
Please join us for this rare opportunity!

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/award/index.html

◇Program Guidelines
The Japan Foundation invites individuals and organizations that are planning international exchange projects and activities to participate in programs of the Japan Foundation.

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/index.html

◇CGP Grant guidelines announced for Fiscal 2018
The CGP grant program supports projects conducted by nonprofit organizations (universities, research institutes, think-tanks, NPOs) in the U.S. and Japan. September 2017 Grant guidelines have been announced for Fiscal 2018.

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/cgp/e/grant/index.html

◇Innovative City Forum 2017 The Japan Foundation Asia Center Session
The Japan Foundation Asia Center Session invites aspiring next-generation leaders to discuss their innovative practices for achieving happiness. Through the themes, 1) Time, 2) Place, and 3) Community, the presentations and discussions will dive into the explorations of "happiness" in Southeast Asia and Japan today and onward.

For more details:
http://jfac.jp/en/culture/events/e-icf-2017/

◇International Symposium: Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in Southeast Asia
This international symposium brings together experts and practitioners involved in the preservation and utilization of the historical cities of ASEAN countries into a dialogue. Its goal is to facilitate future cooperation through exchanging opinions and sharing common understandings of the current conditions and issues in each country.

For more details:
http://jfac.jp/en/culture/events/e-jcic-heritage-2017/

◇Japanese Film Screening with English subtitles - Kyoto
The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office organizes Japanese film screenings, in cooperation with Kyoto City International Foundation.
Dates: November 9, 10, 16, 17 2017
Venue: Event Hall, Kyoto International Community House (kokoka)

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/world/kyoto/2017/09-01.html

◇An Evening of Noh and Kyogen 2017 - Kyoto
The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office organizes “An Evening of Noh and Kyogen” to give an opportunity to experience Japanese traditional culture to people from around the world, including students and researchers.

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/world/kyoto/2017/09-02.html

◇Japan-China Curator Exchange Program invites young Chinese curators to Japan
The Japan Foundation will invite the third group of young curators from China in October 2017 as a part of the Japan-China Curator Exchange Program which the Japan Foundation has started in fiscal 2014 to promote continual exchange among visual art professionals in these countries.

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/exchange/2017/09-01.html

◇Demonstration of Noh, Calligraphy and English Rakugo in Malaysia
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia-Japan diplomatic relations, the Japan Foundation will host events in Malaysia to introduce Japanese culture to Malaysian people; Noh, Calligraphy and English Rakugo.

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/perform/oversea/2017/08-01.html

◇Public Events: Abe Fellows Global Forum
Three events will be held in the United States (Houston, Stanford and New York).

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/cgp/e/fellow/abe/news/globalforum171018.html

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▼△▼△The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition▼△▼△  
The Japan Foundation offers various travelling exhibition programs conducted overseas.


◇Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s
New Delhi (India)
Until September 30, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/prints_1970s.html

◇Variation and Autonomy: The Prints of Contemporary Japanese Painters
San Salvador (El Salvador)
September 28 - October 21, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/variation_autonomy.html

◇Japanese Design Today 100 <renewal version>
Astana (Kazakhstan)
Until October 6, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/n_design_100.html

◇The Spirit of Budo: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts
Santiago (Chile)
Until October 7, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/budo.html

◇Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present
Panevezys (Lithuania)
Until October 8, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/photo_1970s.html

◇Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006
Geneva (Switzerland)
Until October 15, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/parallel_nippon.html

◇Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques
Suva (Fiji)
Until October 30, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/handcraft.html

◇Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan
Asuncion (Paraguay)
September 26 - October 20, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/future.html

◇The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love
Dnipro (Ukraine)
September 29 - October 22, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/dolls.html

◇Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan
Yerevan (Armenia)
Until October 8, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/handcraft_tohoku.html

◇TOHOKU-Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers
Manaus City (Brazil)
Until September 30, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/photo_tohoku.html


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▼△▼△More▼△▼△

◇The Visitors to the Japan Foundation (up to September 15)
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/jfic/visitor/2017/0911.html

◇"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" is updated
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/japanese/teach/tsushin/index.html

◇Performing Arts Network Japan
Presenter Interview: Yoshie Kurisu (Slow Label)
Play of the Month: Orebushi (My Ballade)
http://www.performingarts.jp/

◇Asia Hundreds
Siti Kamaluddin - Seeing Brunei Today through YASMINE
http://jfac.jp/en/culture/features/f-ah-siti-kamaluddin/

Farish A. Noor - Across Borders in Southeast Asia Today: Envisioning Future ASEAN Integration based on the Complex Reality of Human Lives
http://jfac.jp/en/culture/features/asiahundreds-farish-a-noor/

Thila Min & Soe Moe Thu - Rebuilding from Communities
http://jfac.jp/en/culture/features/f-ah-tpam-thila-min-soe-moe-thu/

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Vol.311  9/26/2017
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