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Performances Abroad Program

The Japan Foundation dispatches or provides aid for sending out performance groups in cooperation with local related organizations for the introduction of Japanese stage and performing arts overseas.

Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Project Title Dates
Yutaka Oyama Hogaku Trio to Perform Japanese Music in Central America Feb. 18 - 26, 2014
Japanese Drums Wadaiko Perfomance in Malawi and Kenya Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2013
Tsugaru Shamisen - Musical Group Led by Shinichi Kinoshita to Perform Traditional Japanese Music in Europe Oct.27 - Nov. 6, 2013
Music Ensemble "Chikugen-bayashi" Canada Tour External link Nov. 20 - 29, 2013
ai kuwabara trio project US Tour 2013 External link Nov. 14 - 20, 2013
Fujima Kanjuro to direct International Dance Project
"MAU: J-ASEAN Dance Collaboration"
Nov. 9 - 28, 2013
“Drums & Voices” Southeast Asia Tour: Asian Beats Resonating Together! Creating New Music! Oct. 17 - Dec 18, 2013
Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju:
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki
European Tour
Sep. 27 - Oct. 19, 2013
Japanese Soul Music to Echo in Thailand: “Ryuz” Performance in Thailand Sep. 6 - 9, 2013
Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Project Title Dates
Showcasing Traditional Japanese Music
in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos
“Sho Asano & Ensemble” Tour in Southeast Asia
New Age of Japanese Music ~Tradition & Challenge~
Feb. 21 - Mar.1, 2013
Oriza Hirata’s Seinendan Theater Company to Tour North America to Perform a Double-Bill of one-act plays: Android-Human Theater Sayonara and Robot-Human Theater I, Worker Jan 31 - Mar 9, 2013
AUN&HIDE: Performance in South Asia Nov 30 - Dec 8, 2012
“Leonard Eto TAIKO Ensemble” Concert in Central Asia Nov 11 - 23, 2012
Tomo Yamaguchi, Sizzle Ohtaka, Yuriko Mukoujima Timor-Leste Performance "Creating a Circle of Music Together" Nov 14 - 19, 2012
Traditional Japanese Music Concert Delivering the Timbre of Japan in Appreciation of the Recovery Support in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru Nov 1 - 5, 2012
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra to tour Russia in Appreciation of the Support Mar 27 - Apr 1, 2013
The 30th Anniversary of Malaysia’s Look East Policy Contemporary Hogaku Performance with Noh-gaku, Contrabass, and Guitar “Sok-Ryu-Teki-Ha” Oct 24- 28, 2012
"Chikudo & Friends" Traditional Japanese Music Concert in Middle East and Africa Oct 17 - 26, 2012
Kabuki Performance: The 60th Anniversary of Japan-Israel Diplomatic Relations
Aug 30 - Sep 9, 2012
Shishi-Odori (Deer Dance) at The Mayor’s Thames Festival Sep 6-9, 2012
The Japan Foundation's Overseas Performances 2012 "ABEYA" Tsugaru Shamisen Tour on the West Coast and in Hawaii In Honor of the Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial Apr 9-20, 2012
Fiscal Year 2011-2012
Project Title Dates
TAIKO LEGEND - Heart Beat from Japan Feb.22 - Mar.10, 2012
Edo Utsushi-e Performances in Eastern Europe
Reviving the Edo Phantasm
Nov 18-28, 2011
Hogaku Concert in Southeast Asia: Trinity Nov 16-20, 2011
Taiko Performances in Kuwait and Jordan Nov 23-28, 2011
Les Frères Concert Tour in South Korea - PIANO SPATIAL Nov 9-15, 2011
Hogaku Concert Tour in Central American and Caribbean Countries - OYAMA x NITTA with Special Members - Nov 4-13, 2011
Ryukyu-Okinawa Traditional Performing Arts Tour of the South Pacific: Chimu Nov 8-23, 2011
FUKUDA Eika & MITSUHASHI Kifu Joint Concert in Indonesia Oct 18-26, 2011
World premiere of onomatopoetic play in Palestine Oct 10-20, 2011
Kuromori Kagura Performances in Russia Oct 2-3, 2011
Hogaku concert in Canada: TsuguKaji-KOTO+ Akihito Obama+ Makoto Yamamoto Sep.28 - Oct.4, 2011
Min'yo -Japanese traditional folk songs-
conveying heart and rhythms in daily life in Japan
Sep 14- Oct 2,2011
“Sho Asano & Ensemble” Tour in Baltic States Sep.12 - 20, 2011
Japan Foundation Performances Abroad Program:
Performances of Contemporary Japanese Music in Central Asia
ZATAIVSHIYSYA DRAKON 〈Sleeping Dragon〉
Aug. 25- Sep. 6, 2011
Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Project Title Dates
Butoh Performances in China: “Butoh: The Great Spirit” Mar. 5 - 6, 2011
Karin Quartet Music Concert
Japanese contemporary music with traditional instruments
Nov. 29 - Dec.12, 2010
Butoh Performance in Russia Butoh — The Great Spirit Nov. 20 - 28, 2010
Minosuke Nishikawa Nihon Buyo
Performances in Singapore and Malaysia
Nov. 2 - 5, 2010
Japan-Turkey Contemporary Music Collaboration
Sound Migration
Oct. 1 - 7, 2010
Mio Matsuda, Tomohiro Yahiro, Hugo Fattoruso
South-America Concert Tour TRANS-CRIOLLA
Aug.6 - 14, 2010
AGA-SHIO + Music & Rhythms Tour in Africa jun.6 - jul 3, 2010
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Project Title Dates
Kyogen Performance Tour in US
The Okura School of Kyogen by the Shigeyama Family
Mar. 21 - 29, 2010
WARIKI - Performance Tour in Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro Feb.26 - Mar. 10, 2010
Beat & Wind from Japanasia Feb.14 - Mar. 8, 2010
HOGAKU: NEW SOUNDS OF JAPAN 2010 Jan. 9 - 15, 2010
Min’yo: Echoes of Japanese Folk Songs Dec. 2 - 17, 2009
Shinnai Joruri and Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Tour in Eastern Europe and Greece Nov. 20 - Dec. 3, 2009
A Thrilling Night of Music with Four Japanese Musicians Nov. 17 - 27, 2009
Okinawan Folksongs Performed in India Nov. 15 - 26, 2009
Japanese “Funky” JAZZ in South America Oct. 30 - Nov. 12, 2009
Kabuki Lecture and Performance
Backstage to Hanamichi -
Oct. 15 - 24, 2009
Sep. 19- Oct. 17, 2009
“Garibaba’s Strange World” in Indonesia June 7,11-12, 2009
The Kita-ryu (school) Oshima Noh Theatre Finland & Sweden performance tour May 13 - May. 18, 2009
Fiscal Year 2008-2009
Project Title Dates
Concert “Fuku No Ne Ensemble - Japanese Music Tradition and Innovation” Mar. 29, 2009
THECO - zako - THE Performance COncert with COntemporary MUSIC COmposers & a DANCE ChOreographer
[Dance workshop]
Mar. 25 - 26, 2009
[show]
Mar. 31, 2009
Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) Ensemble “Abe-Ya” Performances in India Mar. 3 - 19, 2009
Yoshida Brothers Oceania Tour 2008 Tsugaru-Shamisen Concert Nov. 13 - 18, 2008
Okinawa traditional dance and music concerts in South Africa and Tanzania Oct. 12 - 19, 2008
Contemporary Dance Tour in Brazil by Miyako Kato Dance Space Aug. 9 - 29, 2007
YUI-Vibes from Southern Islands-
Okinawan Traditional and Folk music and dance concerts tour in Middle East
Jul. 23 - Aug. 3, 2008
Infinite Echoes from Japan:
New Directions in Traditional Japanese Music
Apr. 22 - May 1, 2008
Fiscal Year 2007-2008
Project Title Dates
SATORU SHIONOYA GROUP Jazz Concert 2007 Nov. 14 - 23, 2007
Taiko Drumming Concert Tour in Spain Sep. 14 - 22, 2007
Performing Women – Reinterpreted from Greek Tragedy Oct. 13 - 14, 2007
Jan. 20, 2008
European Tour of Hinokiya Jun. 21 - Jul. 5, 2007
Dynamic Japanese “Tsugaru Shamisen”
Masahiro Nitta on the Tsugaru Shamisen
Jun. 14 - 18, 2007
Chieko Fukuda Ensemble Jun. 9 - 14, 2007
BATIK in Europe Jun. 4 - 27, 2007
Fiscal Year 2006-2007
Project Title Dates
Shigeyama Kyogen in Europe Mar. 23 - Apr. 15, 2007
Wasan Bom Middle East, Africa Concert Tour Mar. 2 - 12, 2007
Performing Women – Reinterpreted from Greek Tragedy Jan. 7 - 8, 2007
Feb. 15, 2007
Japanese taiko drum performances for Japan-India Friendship Year Feb. 7 - 15, 2007
Dance Unit "Condors" Tours in Europe - JUPITER - Jan. 12 - 23, 2007
Taiko Drum Tour: Thai, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam Jan. 13 - 24, 2007
Rakugo: Traditional Japanese Comic Storytelling in Canada Dec. 7 - 13, 2006
Africa Tour of HA YA TO Drum Group Dec. 5 - 15, 2006
Tsugaru Shamisen and Wadaiko Concert in Ukraine and Lithuania Nov. 25 - 29, 2006
Rakugo in Pakistan: Tickle Yourself with Traditional Japanese Humor Nov. 21 - 24, 2006
Yuko Suzuki Piano Concert in Brazil Sep. 22 - Oct. 15, 2006
Bakeretta (Ghost Operetta) Oct. 20 - 22 and Nov. 10 - 26, 2006
TSUGARU— Soul & Beat of Japan Aug. 18 - 25, 2006
Dance Performance by Un Yamada July 20, 2006
RAKUGO – Japanese Yose-Style Vaudeville in Australia May 20 - 25, 2006
Fiscal Year 2005-2006
Project Title Dates
Eitetsu Hayashi, Taiko Drummer, to Tour Australia Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2006
Theatre Performance by TAIHEN Jan. 16 - 22, 2006
RAKUGO in English – A Japanese Traditional “Sit-down” Comedy - Sep. 9 - 10, 2005
The Japanese taiko and drum collaboration unit "Hida Jimbo" performs in Eastern Europe Aug. 16 - 25, 2005

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*As projects in the list indicate only planned ones at the time of application, actual projects carried out could be different from those in the list.

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