[Video] “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” Japanese-Language Learners Worldwide Ver.

The Japan Foundation provides the Japanese-Language Course (JF language courses) targeting the general public at our overseas offices and some other venues around the globe. Approximately 16,000 people are studying Japanese through the JF language courses in 27 countries in this fiscal year.

This time, we proudly present a video of the dance performance to a song of AKB 48, a Japanese idol girl group, titled “Koisuru Fortune Cookie (Koichun)”, given by volunteers from the JF language courses around the world, as well as foreign Japanese-language teachers and learners, ranging from children to adults in each area. They participated in a video shooting to introduce the Japan Foundation and added each area’s unique flavors to the performance.

This video really represents the distinctive characteristics of the Japan Foundation. The “Koichun” dance project invited a wide variety of students, who usually live far from each other, to create one great video together, and thus unified people from all over the world through Japanese pop culture.

With more than 500 volunteers from 25 cities, the circle of the Japan Foundation’s “Koichun” project has been expanding through participants who dance every time they get together, and who teach their friends how to dance “Koichun”. Who knows? You may find your friends in this video! Please check it out!

The Japan Foundation
[Video] “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” Japanese-Language Learners Worldwide Ver.

Koisuru Fortune Cookie video
"Koisuru Fortune Cookie"  Japanese-Language Learners Worldwide Ver. (You Tube)
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Cities, Countries Offices and Institutions
Alexandria, Egypt The course in Alexandria, The Japan Foundation, Cairo
Almaty, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan-Japan Center for Human Development
Astana, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan-Japan Center for Human Development
Bangkok, Thailand The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Republic-Japan Center for Human Development
Budapest, Hungary The Japan Foundation, Budapest
Cairo, Egypt The Japan Foundation, Cairo
Cebu, Philippines Association of Nihongo Teachers in the Visayas
Cologne, Germany The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Hanoi, Vietnam The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
Jakarta, Indonesia The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Kiev, Ukraine Ukraine-Japan Center
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
London, UK Southfield Primary School
Madrid, Spain The Japan Foundation, Madrid
Manila, Philippines The Japan Foundation, Manila
Mexico City, Mexico The Japan Foundation, Mexico
New Delhi, India The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
New York, USA The Japan Foundation, New York
Sao Paulo, Brazil The Japan Foundation, Sao Paulo
Tashkent, Uzbekistan The Uzbekistan-Japan Center
Toronto, Canada The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Mongolia-Japan Center
Vientiane, Laos Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institute

*In alphabetical order by city's name

This video was edited and combined with each area's full-length version. Please see below for some of the full version videos.

The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Learners by Area, Full-Length Ver.

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

Kyrgyz Republic-Japan Center for Human Development

The Japan Foundation, EPA-Manila in Philippines

In addition, there is a "Koichun" video created by staff members of the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa with non-native Japanese-language teachers around the globe who were invited to participate in the Training Programs in Japan.

"Koisuru Fortune Cookie"
The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa Ver.

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