Fiscal Year 2009-2010

Mar. 31, 2010
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in April
Mar. 26, 2010
Publications and Goods
JF Original Furoshiki
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Activity Reports (March, 2010)
Kyoto Conference on Culture and the Environment:
Seeking New Global Role for Japan
A Future Agenda for the Global Partnership:
Defining Culture as a Fundamental Factor of the Environmental Management
Mar. 25, 2010
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Mar. 24, 2010
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship 2009
Mar. 23, 2010
Performing Arts
Kyogen Performance Tour in US
The Okura School of Kyogen by the Shigeyama Family
Mar. 19, 2010
JF Video Square
A Thrilling Night with Four Japanese Musicians uploaded
Mar. 18, 2010
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education Bulletin" (Vol. 6)
Mar. 16, 2010
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
"Japanese Book News" Vol.63
Mar. 5, 2010
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (A List of new arrivals)
Mar. 1, 2010
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in March
Feb. 26, 2010
Performing Arts
Tokyo Performing Arts Market (TPAM) 2010
Dates: Monday, March 1 - Thursday, March 4, 2010
         *TPAM Showcase: February 27 - March 5, 2010
Venues: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space and others
Feb. 19, 2010
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
The Japan Foundation Website User Survey
Survey Period: February 19 - March 14, 2010
Overview
Annual Report 2008/2009
Intellectural Exchange
Values Without Borders: "Cultural Diplomacy" Starts At Home
Date: Monday, March 11, 2010
Venue: International House of Japan (I-House: Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Feb. 16, 2010
Performing Arts
WARIKI - Performance Tour in Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro
Dates: February 26 - March 10, 2010
Venues: Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro
Feb. 10, 2010
Arts and Cultural Exchange
JAPAN: Nature and Culture for the Future
Dates: February 15 - March 27, 2010
Venues: Washington D.C., Chicago, others
Feb. 8, 2010
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library Special Exhibitions, "Do You Know 'Crêpe-paper Books`?"
Date: February 9 - March 30 , 2010
Venue: the JFIC Library 2nd Floor
Feb. 3, 2010
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in Februay
Feb. 1, 2010
Press Release
“Japanese in Anime & Manga” website grand opening! (PDF:42KB)
Performing Arts
Beat & Wind from Japanasia
Dates: February 14 - March 8, 2010
Venues: Qatar, Mozambique, Angola, Tunisia, Iran, Oman
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (A List of new arrivals)
Jan. 26, 2010
Kyoto Office
Film Screenings -Traditional Beauties of Kyoto in Screen-
Dates: February 17 - 18, 2010
Venue: Event Hall Kyoto International Community House
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (Jan, 2010)
Comments from the Participants of Japanese-Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields
Jan. 25, 2010
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Jan. 22, 2010
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Activity Reports (December, 2009) Report on Symposium
“Children for the Future, Future of the Children
--Child Policies and the Role of Civil Society in a Time of the Economic Crisis”
Jan. 19, 2010
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Conference Report “Fostering Peace through Cultural Initiatives:
Perspectives from Japan & Germany”
Jan. 6, 2010
Performing Arts
HOGAKU: NEW SOUNDS OF JAPAN 2010
Dates: January 9 - 15, 2010
Venues: U.S.A (New York, Nashville, Atlanta)
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (A List of new arrivals)
Jan. 5, 2010
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
Activity Reports (December, 2009)
2009 Presentation Ceremony for The Japan Foundation Awards
Dec. 25, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Visual Arts
WA: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today
Dates: Thursday, January 14- Sunday, March 28, 2010
Venue: Instituite of Industrial Design Co. Ltd (Warszawa, Poland)
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in January
"A Wreath for Madame Kawakita" in Tokyo
Dates: January 14 - 31, 2010
Venue: National Film Center
Dec. 22, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (Nov, 2009)
The 20th Anniversary of the Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa:
Commemorative Lecture and Ceremony
Dec. 18, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Japan-Argentina Exchange Symposium
―Globalization, Cultural Identity and Japan-Argentina Exchanges―

Date: Friday, January 15, 2010
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Dec. 17, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
"Japanese Book News" Vol.62
Dec. 11, 2009
Kyoto Office
Japanese Movie Screening with Subtitles in Foreign Languages
Date:January 15, February 12, March 19, 2010
Venue:International House, Osaka (i-house) - MET Hall (2nd Fl)
Dec. 9, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Activity Reports (November, 2009)
Report on the Symposium
“Global Japanese Studies Scholars Forum
Changing Japanese Studies: Reports from the World”
Dec. 4, 2009
Performing Arts
Min’yo: Echoes of Japanese Folk Songs”
Dates: December 2 - 17, 2009
Venues: Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
“Agglomeration of R&D Functions and Regional Policy in Asia
– A Case Study of Japanese Leading Electronic and Electric (E&E) Manufacturing Companies"

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 15:00 - 17:00
Venue: JFIC Space “KEYAKI” at the Japan Foundation Head Office
Dec. 3, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
The Japan Foundation Policy Statements for Japanese-Language Program (PDF:15KB)
Dec. 2, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (November, 2009), A List of new arrivals)
Visual Arts
Art Guide to Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam
Dec. 1, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in December
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
"Wochi Kochi" (Vol. 32)
Cover Story: Is Japan Introverted? Finding Active Japanese around the World
Nov. 25, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Nov. 20, 2009
Performing Arts
Shinnai Joruri and Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Tour in Eastern Europe and Greece
Dates: November 20 - December 3, 2009
Venues: Slovakia, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Kyoto Conference on Culture and the Environment: Seeking New Global Role for Japan
A Future Agenda for the Global Partnership:
Defining Culture as a Fundamental Factor of the Environmental Management
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009 13:30 - 16:30
Venue: JKyoto Hotel Okura, “Sui-un” (North)
Visual Arts
JAPAN GOOD DESIGN Exhibition in Singapore
Dates: November 16, 2009 - January 29, 2010
Venue: Japan Creative Centre Exhibition Hall
Nov. 17, 2009
Pop Culture
Japan's Kawaii Ambassador in Brazil
Dates: November 24 - December 3, 2009
Venues: Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Brasilia)
Nov. 10, 2009
Performing Arts
Okinawan Folksongs Performed in India:
Songs of the Okinawa Islands A Rich Variety of Beautiful Traditional Songs from the Okinawa Islands of Japan, Accompanied by Sanshin and Shimadaiko

Dates: November 15 - 26, 2009
Venues: India (Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Calcutta)
Nov. 5, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (October, 2009))
Nov. 4, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in November
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (A List of new arrivals in October, 2009)
Publications and Goods
JF original goods Katagami series
Nov. 2, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Activity Reports (October, 2009)
Report on the Japan-Europe Intellectual Exchanges in Alsace
“Japanese Studies Seminar on Meiji”
Oct. 30, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
International Symposium “Children for the Future, Future of the Children --Child Policies and the Role of Civil Society in a Time of the Economic Crisis”
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 13:00 - 18:00
Venue: JFIC Hall “SAKURA” at the Japan Foundation Head Office
Oct. 23, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Oct. 20, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) 2010 Call for Applications
Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2010
Oct. 19, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Asia Leadership Fellow Program - A Public Symposium (2009)
Date: Friday, November 6, 2009 13:00 - 16:30
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Oct. 15, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Symposium « Intercultural City and Multicultural Symbiosis »
Date: Friday, November 6, 2009 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: « Yû no ma », Hotel New Otani, Tokyo
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
CGP Grant Application Deadline: December 1, 2009
Visual Arts
“TWIST and SHOUT” Contemporary Art from Japan
Dates: November 20, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Venue: Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Flickers: new media art from Japan
Dates: October 23, - November 1, 2009
Venue: Goethe Institut Hanoi
Oct. 14, 2009
Performing Arts
Japanese “Funky” JAZZ in South America
Dates: October 30 - November 12, 2009
Venues: Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela
Oct. 7, 2009
Performing Arts
Kabuki Lecture and Performance Backstage to Hanamichi -
Dates: October 15 - 24, 2009
Venues: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver
Oct. 6, 2009
Program Guidelines
Fisical 2010-2011 The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (Oct, 2009)
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test 2009: Now It Is Held Twice A Year!
Oct. 1, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (September, 2009) , A list of new arrivals)
Sep. 30, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in October
Sep. 29, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
"Wochi Kochi" (Vol. 31)
Cover Story: Relationship between Border-Crossing People and the Nation
Sep. 25, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Sep. 18, 2009
Kyoto Office
"An Evening of Noh and Kyogen"
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009 from 19:00
Venue: Kongo Nohgakudo (Kyoto)
Sep. 8, 2009
About Us
Commemorative Lectures by the 2009 Japan Foundation Awardees
“ Japan and I ” Lecture by Mr. Boris Akunin
Date: October 9, 2009  16:00 - 18:00
Venue: Faculty of Law & Letters Bldg.2, University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)

“ Japanese-language Education in the U.S. and Activities of AATJ ” Lecture by Ms. Susan Schmidt
Date: October 9, 2009  15:00 - 16:00
Venue: The Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa

“ Japanese Politics in a British Mirror” Lecture by Professor Arthur Stockwin
Date: October 7, 2009  16:00 - 18:30
Sep. 4, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Fellow’s Seminar “From Beirut to Kyoto: Travels and Trials of a 19th century Educational Model"
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009 14:00-15:30
Venue: JFIC Space “KEYAKI” at the Japan Foundation Head Office
Sep. 3, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
"Japanese Book News" Vol.61
Sep. 2, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Aug. 31, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in September
Aug. 28, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Activity Reports (August, 2009)
Japan Pop Culture Festival
Aug. 27, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (August, 2009) , A list of new arrivals)
Aug. 25, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Aug. 20, 2009
Performing Arts
A Thrilling Night of Music with Four Japanese Musicians
Dates: November 17 - 27, 2009
Venues: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Aug. 18, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Support Program for Film and TV Program Production on Japan 2008 - 2009
Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan 2008 - 2009
Aug. 14, 2009
Visual Arts
WA: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today
Exhibition Dates: August 20 - September 20, 2009
Venue: red dot design museum (Essen, Germany)
Aug. 13, 2009
Publications and Goods
Japan's Cultural Diplomacy
Aug. 12, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2009
Aug. 10, 2009
About Us
The Japan Foundation Award 2009
Aug. 7, 2009
Visual Arts
5th Asian Museum Curators' Conference 2009
Aug. 5, 2009
Visual Arts
Exhibitions Abroad Support Program (Fiscal 2009-2010)
Kyoto Office
Invitation to Film Screenings
Dates: September 1 - November 13, 2009
Venue: Event Hall, Kyoto International Community House
Aug. 4, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (New Arrivals in July, 2009)
Jun. 31, 2009
Performing Arts
image: Performing Arts (UK, Netherlands, Germany, France)
Dates: September 19 - October 17, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
"Wochi Kochi" (Vol. 30)
Cover Story: Reviewing “Relationship between People and the River” from Lives around Mekong
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Fellow’s Seminar “Could a Free and Fair Trade Possible Between India, Japan and Australia: An Analysis of Comparative Advantage"
Date: August 19, 2009 15:30-17:00
Venue: JFIC Space “KEYAKI” at the Japan Foundation Head Office
Jun. 29, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in August
Jul. 27, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Grant Listings of the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 (Grant Program for Japanese-Language Courses Abroad, Japanese Speech Contest Support Program, Grant Program for Developing Networks of Japanese-Language Teachers and Institutions)
Jul. 24, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Activity Reports (Jul, 2009)
Training Program for Overseas Teachers of the Japanese Language for 2009 Spring Concluded Comments from Participants
Jul. 16, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Activity Reports (July, 2009)
International Book Fair Participation Program for 2009:
Guest of Honor at Seoul International Book Fair 2009
Jul. 15, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
List of Japanese Studies Fellows in 2009
Jul. 8, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Activity Reports (June 2009)
“Fostering Peace through Cultural Initiatives: Perspectives from Japan & Germany” International Symposium Report
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (Jun, 2009)
Growing Website “Minna no Kyozai” Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary
Jul. 7, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Survey of Overseas Japanese-Language Educational Organizations in 2009
Jun. 2, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in July
Jul. 1, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Activity Reports (June, 2009)
Report on the Symposium
“Social Enterprises Lead the Way to New Japan-Korea Partnership”
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (June, 2009) , A list of new arrivals)
Jun. 29, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences (FY 2009-2010)
Jun. 26, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" was updated
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Black Wave - Selected Poems of Drago Stambuk
Date: July 7, 2009 18:00-19:30
Venue: JFIC Hall “SAKURA” at the Japan Foundation Head Office
Jun 19, 2009
Publications (Japanese-Language Education)
From Japanese-Language Schools around the World
- Reports from Japanese-Language Teachers Teaching Japan in 30 countries -
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (May 2009)
A Collection of Reports on Japanese-Language Education Abroad “From Japanese-Language Schools around the World” Is Now on Sale!
Jun. 17, 2009
Publications and Goods
Original JF T-shirts by Design Students - To Be Future Masters -
Jun. 16, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
Activity Reports (May. 2009)
Sendai Creative Forum 2009 “Crossing Creative Powers - Local to Global, Global to Local -” Summary
Jun. 9, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
The 50th International Speech Contest in Japanese
Contest Results
Jun. 8, 2009
Visual Arts
JENESYS Programme: Invitation Programme for Creators 2008/2009 Invitees
Jun. 5, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in June
Jun. 2, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Fellow’s Seminar “Comparative Study Between Malays and Japanese Identity: Focus on Identity of Malaysian Students in Japanese Cultural Sphere."
Date: June 15, 2009 15:30-17:00
Venue: JFIC Space “KEYAKI” at the Japan Foundation Head Office
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
"Japanese Book News" Vol.60
May 29, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (May, 2009) , A list of new arrivals)
May 28, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
"Wochi Kochi" (Vol. 29)
Cover Story: Kabuki Encounters the World
Performing Arts
“Garibaba’s Strange World” in Indonesia
Date: June 7, 2009
Venue: Taman Budaya (Yogyakarta)
Dates: June 11-12, 2009
Venue: Taman Ismail Marzuki (Jakarta)
May 13, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (May, 2009)
Report on the “SAKURA Core Project” Group-Tour Program for Educators 2008-2009
May 8, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (April 2009)
Indonesian Version of “Nihongo de Care-navi,” Is Now Available on the Web English Version Is Also Updated!
May 1, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Japanese-Language Education around the Globe" Vol.19
Performing Arts
The Kita-ryu (school) Oshima Noh Theatre Finland & Sweden performance tour
Dates: May 13 – May 15, 2009
Venue: Aleksanterin teatterissa (Helsinki, Finnand)
Dates: May 17 – May 18, 2009
Venues: Teaterhögskolan, Södra Teatern (Stockholm, Sweden)
Visual Arts
Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art
Dates: Saturday, May 23 – Monday, July 20, 2009
Venue: Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr. 30, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in May
Apr. 28, 2009
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
JFIC Library News (Our Choice: Books and DVDs recommended by the Library Staff (April, 2009) , A list of new arrivals)
Apr. 17, 2009
Visual Arts
Mekong Japan Exchange Year 2009 Seminar “Art for Whose Sake?” -Art Activities in the Mekong Region: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos-
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009
Venue: JFIC Hall “SAKURA” at the Japan Foundation Head Office
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
International Symposium “Fostering Peace through Cultural Initiatives Perspectives from Japan and Germany ”
Date: May 15, 2009 15:00-18:00
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Tokyo
Apr. 13, 2009
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Activity Reports (April, 2009)
Report on International Symposium
“Human Mobility and Cultural Identity: Lessons for Japan and Germany”
Apr. 6, 2009
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
Activity Reports (March, 2009)
The 2008 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Administered in 52 Countries and Regions!
Apr. 2, 2009
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in April
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