Fiscal Year 2011-2012

Mar. 28, 2012
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Kokusai Koryu Kikin Nihongo Kyoiku Kiyo" Vol. 8
(The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education Bulletin) was published.
Mar. 26, 2012
About Us
Changes in The Japan Foundation Arts and Culture Department and Working Sections(PDF:13KB)
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Mar. 19, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchange
3.11: A year from the Great East Japan Earthquake
Please post your original firework illustration and messages to encourage Tohoku.

(Postings accepted until March 31, 2012)
Mar. 12, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchange
"Japanese Book News" Vol.71
Mar. 9, 2012
About Us
Announcing "The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship President's Special Prizes" !!
Mar. 7, 2012
Press Releases
3.11: A Year from the Great East Japan Earthquake
Let's Send Messages of Encouragement from the World to Tohoku
-'LIGHT UP NIPPON' Website Launched-(PDF:318KB)
Arts and Cultural Exchange
First Full-scale Contemporary Art Exhibition in Maldives
Breathing Atolls: Japan-Maldives Contemporary Art Exhibition

Dates: March 20 to April 19, 2012
Venue: The National Art Gallery of the Maldives, Sultan Park
Feb. 28, 2012
Press Releases
Yasumasa Morimura, Kenji Yanobe, Yoko Ono, others
"Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan" (PDF:108KB)
Feb. 24, 2012
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Press Releases
"Overcoming the Disaster: Gratitude from Japan to the World"(PDF:209KB)
Press Releases
"Overcoming the Disaster: Gratitude from Japan to the World"
Concert Commemorating 1 Year since the Great East Japan Earthquake to be Held at the United Nations Headquarters(PDF:7KB)
Feb. 23, 2012
Press Releases
10th Japanese American Leadership Symposium
Empowering Civil Society for the Future of Japan(PDF:34KB)
Feb. 16, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchang
The Japan Foundation has been conducting Overcoming the Disaster: Gratitude from Japan to the World project with the third supplementary budget of the fiscal year 2011.
Feb. 13, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Presentation & Talk on Exhibition "Journey to the West"
and Curatorial Round Table Held on February 24
Feb. 9, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Atsuko Tanaka. The Art of Connecting
Opening Talk Session "Things Connected by Atsuko Tanaka"
Feb. 8, 2012
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in February, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchange
The Briefing Session on Exhibition:The Group 1965: "We are Boys!" Held on February 10 - Coming back to Japan from Germany and Ukraine!
feb. 7, 2012
About Us
Design Contest for Students to Create the
"40th Anniversary Logo Mark for the Japan Foundation"
First Full-scale Contemporary Art Exhibition in Maldives Breathing Atolls: Japan-Maldives Contemporary Art Exhibition(PDF:170KB)
feb. 6, 2012
About Us
The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship (2011)
Feb. 1, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchange
TAIKO LEGEND - Heart Beat from Japan
EITETSU HAYASHI

Dates: February 22 to March 10, 2012
Venue: Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain.
Jan. 27, 2012
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Jan. 25, 2012
About Us
Timor-Leste no Japaun "Tinan Amizade no Dame"
Jan. 23, 2012
About Us
[Report and Announcement of Exhibition] Create and Connect! - Shinjuku Art Project -
Jan. 19, 2012
Press Releases
The TOKYO DECLARATION on a Partnership between Intercultural Cities has been adopted!!(PDF:208KB)
About Us
The 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Israel (2012)
Jan. 17, 2012
About Us
Japanese Movie Screenings with English Subtitles (February 2012, Osaka) Kyoto Office
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
The Fifty-Third International Speech Contest in Japanese
Jan. 12, 2012
International Symposium on Intercultural Cities in Asia and Europe: 'Communicate, Collaborate and Create: Our Communities for Tomorrow'(PDF:250KB)
Jan. 10, 2012
Arts and Cultural Exchange
TPAM in Yokohama 2012
(Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012)

Dates: February 13 to 19
Venue: Yokohama
Dec. 28, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
India-Japan: Passage to the Next Generation
Dec. 27, 2011
Film, Performance, and Animation: Japanese Cultures export to India Held together in India from Jan. to Mar. 2012 (The 60th Anniversary of Establishment of Japan-India Diplomatic Relations)(PDF:232KB)
Dec. 22, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in January, 2012
Dec. 21, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Dec. 19, 2011
About Us
Breaking News!
- Cultural Exchange between Japan and Poland -
"Award Winners of the Furoshiki Design Contest for Japanese and Polish Students" Announced
Dec. 13, 2011
Press Releases
Requiem Fireworks launched simultaneously at 10 disaster areas by
The Great East Japan Earthquake; "LIGHT UP NIPPON" project documentary film (PDF:230KB)
Dec. 12, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
"Japanese Book News" Vol.70
Exhibition "Omnilogue : Journey to the West"
Dates: January 21 to February 19, 2012
Venue: India / New Delhi
Dec. 9, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Community X Graffiti @ Temporary Dwelling (Tomorrow Business Town) in Ishinomaki
Date: December 3 to 11, 2011
Venue: Tomorrow Business Town in Ishinomaki City, Residential Complex No. 3 to 6
Dec. 8, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Invitation to an International Symposium on
Intercultural Cities in Asia and Europe
Communicate, Collaborate, and Create: Our Communities for Tomorrow~

Date: January 18, 2012
Venue: Tokyo / Korean Cultural Center
Dec. 6, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
The Briefing Session on "Omnilogue: Alternating Currents Exhibition"
Date: December 19, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Venue: The Japan Foundation, JFIC Hall [Sakura]
Dec. 2, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in December, 2011
Nov. 30, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Series: Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake
The 1st Symposium: Architecture and Organizational Strength
- Industrial Competitiveness in East Asia -

Nov. 29, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Nov. 25, 2011
Press Releases
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
About 400,000 learners in the world will take the test on December 4 (PDF:33KB)
Nov. 24, 2011
Press Releases
Taylor Anderson Memorial Project (PDF:118KB)
Nov. 18, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Japan-India Dialogue: Public Symposium
Date: December 5 to 6, 2011
Venue: Tokyo / International House of Japan
Nov. 16, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in November, 2011
Nov. 14, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Edo Utsushi-e Performances in Eastern Europe
Reviving the Edo Phantasm

Dates: November 18 to 28, 2011
Venue: Poland, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria
Nov. 11, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Hogaku Concert in Southeast Asia: Trinity
Dates: November 16 to 20, 2011
Venue: Manila, Philippines and Hanoi, Vietnam
Nov. 10, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Hiroshi Sugito: paintings and sketches
Dates: December 3, 2011 to January 14, 2012
Venue: Japan Creative Centre (JCC) in Singapore
Nov. 9, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Taiko Performances in Kuwait and Jordan
Dates: November 23 to 28, 2011
Venue: Kuwait, Jordan
Nov. 7, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Les Frères Concert Tour in South Korea - PIANO SPATIAL
Dates: November 9 to 15, 2011
Venue: Korea
Nov. 2, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Hogaku Concert Tour in Central American and Caribbean Countries
- OYAMA x NITTA with Special Members -

Dates: November 4 to 13, 2011
Venue: Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and Dominican Republic
Nov. 1, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Ryukyu-Okinawa Traditional Performing Arts
Tour of the South Pacific: Chimu

Dates: November 8 to 23, 2011
Venue: New Zealand / Fiji / Tonga
Oct. 31, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Venice Biennale:
National Participation: Japanese Pavilion


"Omnilogue: Alternating Currents Exhibition"
Dates: November 12 to December 31, 2011
Venue: Australia, Perth
Oct. 25, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
【Follow-Up Program: Extension Activity】
Wish & Pray for Japan (Messages from Thailand)
~Human Network of the JENESYS Programme building a bridge to the affected area of the Great East Japan Earthquake~
Oct. 21, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Oct. 19, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
International Symposium 2011
CONNECT:Network of University Art Museums in Asia

Dates: November 4, 2011
Venue: JFIC "Sakura" hall, The Japan Foundation
Oct. 18, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Exhibition: The Group 1965: We are Boys!
November 1 to November 13 in Kiev Ukraine!

Oct. 17, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Asia Leadership Fellow Program - A Public Symposium (2011)
Date: November 8th
Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
Oct. 14, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
FUKUDA Eika & MITSUHASHI Kifu Joint Concert in Indonesia
Dates: October 18 to October 26, 2011
Venue: Indonesia
Oct. 13, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in October, 2011
Oct. 11, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
International Symposium on "Hokusai in Context"
Date: October 14th and 15th
Venue: Japanese-German Center Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Exhibition: "The Metamorphosis of Japan after the War"
Dates: October 20 to March, 2013
Venue: Rome, Berlin, Cologne, Vietnam, Paris.
Oct. 7, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
World premiere of onomatopoetic play in Palestine
Dates: October 10 to 20, 2011
Venue: Palestine
Oct. 3, 2011
About Us
Appointment of New President of the Japan Foundation
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2011 Public Seminar (Tokyo,Oct. 6)
Sep. 29, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Sep 28, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
The JF Nihongo Network was updated
Sep. 27, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
"Japanese Book News" Vol.69
Sep. 22, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) for North America and Europe
New guidelines for 2012-2013 have been announced
Sep. 16, 2011
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
Hiroyasu Ando will be appointed as new President of the Japan Foundation

Arts and Cultural Exchange

The realities of contemporary dance scene in Brazil
-Returning to where the body should be-

Dates: October 13, 2011
Venue: Venue: JFIC Hall “Sakura,” The Japan Foundation
Sep. 15, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Kuromori Kagura Performances in Russia
Dates: October 2-3, 2011
Venue: Russia
Sep. 13, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Hogaku concert in Canada: TsuguKaji-KOTO+ Akihito Obama+ Makoto Yamamoto
Dates: September 28 - October 4, 2011
Venue: Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
Sep. 12, 2011
Awards and Special Prizes
Commemorative Concert and Lectures by the 2011 Japan Foundation Awardees
The Japan Foundation Awards Recipients for 2011
Sep.9, 2011
Program Guidelines
Fisical 2012-2013 The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines
Sep.6, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
"Sho Asano & Ensemble" Tour in Baltic States
Dates: September 12 - September 20, 2011
Venue: Baltic States(Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)
Kyoto Office
Japanese Cultural Films (with English narrations)
Date: September 29 (Thu.) 2:00PM
Venue: Event Hall Kyoto International Community House(KOKOKA)
Kyoto Office
JAPANESE DRAMA (with English subtitles)
Date: October 6, 2011 - November 11, 2011
Venue: Event Hall Kyoto International Community House(KOKOKA)
Sep.5, 2011
Press Release
Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2011
Asian Leaders Camp in Tokyo to Engage in Dialogue(PDF:7KB)
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Grant Listings for Intellectual Exchange Conferences 2011-2012 was updated
Kyoto Office
"An Evening of Noh and Kyogen"
Date: Monday, 31 October, 2011 from 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Kongo Nohgakudo
Sep.2, 2011
Press Release
2011 The Japan Foundation Awards Recipients Announced(PDF:200KB)
Aug. 25, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Aug.24, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011 “OUR MAGIC HOUR”
-How Much of the World Can We Know?-Coming Soon!

Dates: August 6 - November 6, 2011
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art, NYK Waterfront Warehouse
(BankART Studio NYK)and the surrounding areas
Aug. 15, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Japan Foundation Performances Abroad Program:
Performances of Contemporary Japanese Music in Central Asia
ZATAIVSHIYSYA DRAKON 〈Sleeping Dragon〉

Dates: August 25 - September 6, 2011
Venue: Uzbekistan / Turkmenistan
Aug. 12, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
"Asia Leadership Fellow Program - 2011" was updated
Asia Leadership Fellow Program 2009 PROGRAM REPORT(PDF:External link)
Aug 11, 2011
Information and Resource Center (JFIC)
The Japan Foundation × AAF Global Network Project
“Pioneer the Future with Power of Culture
- Spirit of Tohoku, Voices from Asia - ”

Date: August 21 (Sun.) 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: The Japan Foundation JFIC Hall Sakura
Aug 10, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in August, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
"Manga Realities: Exploring the Art of Japanese Comics Today"
Exhibition Comes to the Philippines after Japan, Korea and Vietnam!

Dates: August 16 (Tue.) to October 2 (Sun.), 2011
Venue: Philippines, Manila

Follow up Program for JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Program
in Thailand (July 24-29, 201)
Aug 2, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
The JF Nihongo Network was updated
Aug 1, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
JENESYS Programme "Invitation Progarmme for Creators"
Activity Report 2009/2010
Arts and Cultural Exchange
The 7th Asian Museum Curators’ Conference
Dates: September 26, 2011 - October 1, 2011
Venue: JFIC Hall “Sakura,” The Japan Foundation
Jul 29, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
The 7th Asian Museum Curators’ Conference
Dates: September 26, 2011 - October 1, 2011
Venue: JFIC Hall “Sakura,” The Japan Foundation
Jul 28, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
“Hokusai-Retrospective: The 150th Anniversary of Friendship between
Japan and Germany” Held in Berlin!

Dates: August 26 to October 24, 2011
Venue: Germany, Berlin
Jul. 25, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Jul 7, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Hiraizumi-Temples and Gardens Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Held at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris until July 30

Dates: June 24 to July 30, 2011
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris Ground Floor
Jul 5, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
Announcement of Request for Proposals
Critical Issues Emanating from Japan's March 11th Disasters

Submission deadline:September 30, 2011
Jul 4, 2011
JENESYS
Follow up Program for JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Program
July 2011 in Bankok, Chulalongkorn University

Dates: July 24 to July 29, 2011
Venue: Windsor Suite Hotel, Bangkok (including field visit to Rayong district), THAILAND
Jul 1, 2011
JFIC Library News
New Arrivals in June,2011
Jun.30, 2011
Press Release
Bringing KESEN Language of Tohoku to the World :Dr. H. YAMAURA, Finding Shelters and Homes for Abandoned Animals in Tohoku:Ms. E. OLIVER, among Other Panelists for Japan-Europe KIZUNA Project on Sunday July 3, 2011(PDF:27KB)
Jun.29, 2011
Press Release
Contemporary Indian Performing Arts Talk
By Emerging Artist Savita Rani on her First Visit to Japan(PDF:2.51MB)
Japan-Europe "Kizuna" Project - Embracing Solidarity and Diversity in Community - on Sunday July 3rd [Free] (PDF:41KB)
Jun.28, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
Homecoming exhibition will be held at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery.
"House inside City outside House - Tokyo Metabolizing"

Dates: July 16 to October 2, 2011
Venue: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Jun. 27, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Jun.24, 2011
Press Release
Touring Solo Exhibition by Female Gutai Artist:
Atsuko Tanaka. The Art of Connecting
Set to Arrive in Japan Next Year after Stops in England and Spain(PDF:242KB)
Jun.23, 2011
Press Release
32 U.S. High School Students Visit Japan for Language Training
In Memory of Two Young JET Participants Who Lost Their Lives on March 11(PDF:22KB)
Arts and Cultural Exchange
WA: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today
Symposium "Contemporary Japanese Products Witnessed by the World"
Dates: June 27, 2011
Venues: Musashino Art University, Building 1, Lecture Room 104
Jun.22, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Touring Solo Exhibition by Female Gutai Artist:
Atsuko Tanaka. The Art of Connecting
Set to Arrive in Japan Next Year after Stops in England and Spain

Dates: July 27, 2011 - May 6, 2012
Venues: U.K., Spain, Japan
Press Release
June 27 to July 4 Young American Journalists visit the Disaster area to hand over 7000 "Genki Mail (Hope Messages)" from American Children(PDF:87KB)
Jun. 20, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
"The Disaster and the Role of Conventional and New Media
-A Comparative Look at How Japan and Germany Reported the Earthquake"

Date: July 7, 9:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Japanese-German Center Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Japan-Europe "Kizuna" Project - Embracing Solidarity and Diversity in Community
Date: July 3, 2011, 10:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Venue:Italian Cultural Institute, Tokyo
Jun. 13, 2011
JFIC Library News
New JFIC leaflets are ready now.
Jun. 9, 2011
Overview
・Annual Report 2009/2010
"Brochure "The Japan Foundation"
Jun. 2, 2011
JFIC Library News
New Arrivals in May,2011
May. 30, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in June, 2011
May. 27, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Press Release
Pavilion of Japan at the 54th International Art Exhibition- la Biennale di Venezia TABAIMO: teleco-soup(PDF:245KB)
May.26, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Exhibition: The Group 1965: We are Boys!
May 21 to July 3 in Dusseldorf Germany
May.25, 2011
Press Release
Graphic Works in Early Showa Period
– NATORI Younosuke, KIMURA Ihee and DOMON Ken –(PDF:24KB)
May.19, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
"Manga Realities: Exploring the Art of Japanese Comics Today"
Exhibition Comes to Vietnam!

Dates: May 19 - June 16, 2011
Venue: Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
May. 17, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
Japan Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
Dates: June 4 - November 27, 2011
Venue: The Japan Pavilion at the Giardini
May. 12, 2011
Kyoto Office
Film screening of "Shiko Munakata, Master of the Woodblock Prints""Hand-made Japanese Paper" with English Narration (June 8)
May. 11, 2011
Original Goods
JF Original Furoshiki Emerged from Japanese Tradition and Creativity of World's Young Creators
May. 10, 2011
JFIC Library News
SPECIAL EXHIBITION 2011 from the Japan Foundation JFIC Library Collection
"Graphic Works in Early Showa Period
-NATORI Younosuke, KIMURA Ihee and DOMON Ken"

Date: May 19 (Thu.) - June 29 (Wed.), 2011
Venue:The Japan Foundation 2nd floor JFIC Lounge
May. 9, 2011
Arts and Cultural Exchange
WA: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today
Exhibition Dates:Friday, June 24 - Saturday, July 30, 2011
Venue:Musashino Art University Museum & Library
May. 7, 2011
JFIC Library News
New Arrivals in April,2011
Apr. 26, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in May, 2011
Apr. 25, 2011
Japanese-Language Education Overseas
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin"was updated
Apr. 22, 2011
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
2011 Intellectual Exchange Programme
between Japan and Europe in Alsace
Japanese Study Seminar - Taisho Prewar (Showa)
Call for participation
Katrina and Tsunami brought Jazz Friendship(PDF:88KB)
Apr. 7, 2011
Audio-Visual and Publication Exchange
Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in April, 2011
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