What's New? Vol.22

Vol. 22 January 21, 2020

Contents:
1. Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) Lecture Series “Documentary Filmmaking in Asia: Hopes and Challenges”
2. Events in Japan
3. Events Overseas
4. More

■■■1. Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) Lecture Series “Documentary Filmmaking in Asia: Hopes and Challenges” ■■■

ALFP is a joint program of the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the International House of Japan that seeks to create a close, personal, and professional network of public intellectuals in Asia. In the fourth session, two leading documentary filmmakers from Thailand and Bangladesh who have delivered the voices of people at home and abroad through visual recording, as well as a Japanese media activist engaged in the education of young filmmakers in Myanmar, will discuss the possibilities of documentaries that function as archival footage and reportage.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Admission: Free *Pre-registration required
Language: English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
https://jfac.jp/en/culture/events/e-alfp-lecture-4/

2. Events in Japan

▼△▼Exhibition "Open Possibilities: There is not only one neat way to imagine our futures" in Tokyo▼△▼
The Japan Foundation Asia Center fosters exchange programs and partnerships between members of the emerging generation of talent through exhibitions, workshops, symposia, and performances in order to introduce new media art that is the fusion of technology and artistic expression as well as trends in pop culture and music in the post-Internet era. This exhibition aims to promote exchange between young peers from specialist fields in Japan and Southeast Asia and to showcase creativity through art and technology.

Dates: Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, March 1, 2020 (11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
*Closed on Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday) and February 9 (Maintenance day)
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] Gallery A
Admission fees: Adults / University students ¥500 (¥400)
*Rates shown in parentheses are for groups of more than 14 persons.
Admission free for high school students and younger
https://jfac.jp/en/culture/events/e-open-possibilities-japan

▼△▼Japanese Film Screening in Osaka▼△▼
The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office and Osaka International House Foundation organize Japanese film screenings.

Dates: Sunday, February 9, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
   Monday, February 10, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
   Tuesday (National holiday), February 11, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
Venue: International House, Osaka (i-House), Sub Hall (2F)
Admission: Free
Seating capacity: 200
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/world/kyoto/2019/12-01.html

3. Events Overseas

▼△▼Exhibition "The Breathing of Maps" in Thailand▼△▼
The Japan Foundation Asia Center will present the exhibition in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand. As a symbolic product of the modernization process, maps reveal the dramatic changes in national sovereignty, culture, economics, and folkways that transpired in Asia under the influence of the West. The exhibition examines the social transformations occurring in the layers of time that lie between maps.

【Chiang Mai】
Dates: Saturday, January 25 - Thursday, January 30, 2020
Venue: MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
【Bangkok】
Dates: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Venue: Ayara Hall, Jim Thomson House
https://jfac.jp/en/culture/events/e-the-breathing-of-maps-chiang-mai/

▼△▼The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibition▼△▼
The information below is as of January 21, 2020. Schedules may be subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Please refer to the website for the latest information.

◇The Superlative Artistry of Japan
Until April 19, 2020
Salford Museum and Art Gallery (Salford, U.K.)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/superlative_artistry.html

◇Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke
Until February 12, 2020
The Japan Foundation, New Delhi (New Delhi, India)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/contemporary_wood.html

◇Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s
Until February 23, 2020
The Volgograd Museum of Fine Arts named after Ⅰ. Mashikov (Volgograd, Russia)
March 10 - 28, 2020
St. Petersburg Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Russian Academy of Arts (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/prints_1970s.html

◇Variation and Autonomy: The Prints of Contemporary Japanese Painters
February 27 - March 15, 2020
Museo de los Niños (San Jose, Costa Rica)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/variation_autonomy.html

◇Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics
Until April 23, 2020
The Japan Foundation, Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/manga_hokusai.html

◇Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s
Until February 14, 2020
School of Industrial Design and Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/struggling.html

◇The Spirit of Budô: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts
January 23 - February 16, 2020
Malay Technology Museum (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/budo.html

◇The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love
January 22 - 30, 2020
San Francisco Convent Museum (Granada, Nicaragua)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/dolls.html

◇Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan
February 7 - 28, 2020
National Museum (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/handcraft_tohoku.html

◇TOHOKU-Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers
February 1 - March 22, 2020
Listasafn Árnesinga (Hveragerði city, Iceland)
February 6 - March 1, 2020
National Museum of Anthropology David J. Guzman (San Salvador, El Salvador)
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/photo_tohoku.html

4. More

▼△▼Notification of Shop Closure▼△▼
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/jfic/shop/index.html

▼△▼Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin▼△▼
"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" is updated
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/japanese/teach/tsushin/index.html

▼△▼△Library Information▼△▼△
◇List of new books
-The Japan Foundation Library
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/jfic/lib/newly/index.html

-The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/urawa/e_library/e_lbrary.html

-The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai
https://jlik-opac.jpf.go.jp/drupal/en

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