What's New? Vol.14

Vol. 14 May 22, 2019

1. Come and join Match Flag workshops to support “JapaFunCup”
2. Events in Japan
2. Events Overseas
3. More

■■■1. Come and join Match Flag workshops to support “JapaFunCup”■■■
The Japan Foundation Asia Center will organize the JapaFunCup International Friendly Football Match between ASIAN ELEVEN, the U-18 football players selected from Southeast Asia, and the U-18 Tohoku Selection Team, on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the J-Village Stadium.
To support this event, the Match Flag Project 2019 will hold workshops to produce flags using motifs from the national flags of Southeast Asian countries and Japan. The Match Flag is an art project that anyone can participate regardless of age, gender or nationality.
Come and join the workshops at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo!
Dates: Saturday, 25 May and Sunday, 26 May, 2019 (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.)
Venue: Yoyogi Park Events Square (MATCH FLAG booth in Laos Festival)
Admission: Free

2. Events in Japan
◇Small Exhibition “From Our Rare Book Collection”
“Narrative of the Earl of Elgin’s mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, ’58, ’59,” published in Edinburgh in 1859, is currently on display at the Japan Foundation Library.
Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) visited China and Japan at the end of the Edo Period as part of the mission led by the diplomat James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, who had been appointed as an envoy to conclude the Treaty of Tientsin with China and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Japan. The book provides a detailed account of those visits, based on record kept by Oliphant.
Dates: Until Friday, May 24, 2019 (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.)
Venue: 1st floor, The Japan Foundation Library (4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

◇The 60th International Speech Contest in Japanese
The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with International Education center and Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, hosts the 60th International Speech Contest in Japanese to be held on June 1, 2019. Twelve participants from 11 countries have been chosen out of 123 contestants from 29 countries/regions in the preliminary round to participate in the contest.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 (1:00 p.m.)
Venue: Hachinohe City Public Hall, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture
Admission: Free

Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation
Speaker: Jennifer Robertson, PhD
Professor, University of Michigan
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
Venue: International House of Japan, Tokyo

3. Events Overseas
The information here is as of May 22, 2019. Schedules may be subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Please refer to the website for the latest information.

▼△▼△The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition▼△▼△
◇Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan
June 12-July 7, 2019
REXKL (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

◇Tokyo Before/After
Until June 9, 2019
Caixa Cultural (Brasilia, Brazil)

June 25-July 21, 2019
Parana Museum/Museu Paranaense (Curitiba, Brazil)

◇The Superlative Artistry of Japan
Until June 16, 2019
Komsomolsk-na-Amure City Fine Art Museum (Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Russia)

◇Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke
Until May 26, 2019
Ayala Capitol Central (Bacolod, Philippines)

July 1-21, 2019
Greenbelt 5 (Manila, Philippines)

◇Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s
Until May 26, 2019
International Centre of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

July 11-August 5, 2019
Palace of Culture (Algiers, Algeria)

◇Variation and Autonomy: The Prints of Contemporary Japanese Painters
Until June 7, 2019
Exposition Room of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Medellin (Medellin, Colombia)

◇YAKISHIME–Earth Metamorphosis
Until June 10, 2019
National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

◇Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics
Until August 3, 2019
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, U.S.A.)

◇Japanese Design Today 100 <renewal version>
Until May 26, 2019
Thailand Creative and Design Center (Bangkok, Thailand)

June 7-30, 2019
Thailand Creative and Design Center Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

July 11-28, 2019
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Gallery, Khon Kaen University (Khon Kaen, Thailand)

◇Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s
Until June 10, 2019
Lithuanian Architects’ Union (Vilnius, Lithuania)

◇Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art
Until June 23, 2019
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art (Haifa, Israel)

◇The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts
Until June 18, 2019
Ashburton Museum (Ashburton, New Zealand)

June 28-July 26, 2019
The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)

◇The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love
Until May 29, 2019
Riga School of Design and Art (Riga, Latvia)

Until June 28, 2019
Institute of Jamaica (Kingston, Jamaica)

◇Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan
Until May 26, 2019
The Botswana National Museum (Gaborone, Botswana)

◇TOHOKU-Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers
Until June 16, 2019
Sofia Arsenal-Museum for Contemporary Art (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Until June 17, 2019
Convent of San Francisco de Asis (Havana, Cuba)

4. More
▼△▼Deadline Soon! The Japan Foundation Asia Center Grant & Fellowship Programs▼△▼
The Japan Foundation Asia Center is welcoming applications for the second round of its 2019 Grant and Fellowship Programs! Exchange projects in the arts and culture, sports, intellectual exchange, and more are eligible.
If you are thinking of a project in or with counterparts in Asia, please do use this opportunity to develop and materialize your ideas.
Application deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019

▼△▼Talents Tokyo 2019 Call for Entries▼△▼
Talents Tokyo 2019, the Asian talent development and networking platform for film, will take place from Monday, November 25 to Saturday, November 30, 2019 during the 20th TOKYO FILMeX.
Applications are accepted until Saturday, June 15, 2019.
For details, please click the link below!

▼△▼Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin▼△▼
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" is updated

▼△▼△Library Information▼△▼△
◇List of new books
-The Japan Foundation Library

-The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa

-The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

Vol. 14  May 22, 2019

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