Press Release (FY2016-2017)

Date Title
March 8 SUNSHOWER:CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA 1980S TO NOW
January 11 Tokyo International Film Festival CROSSCUT ASIA tie-up event Colorful Indonesia 2 January 25-28, 2017
November 30 Southeast Asia Short Documentary Film Screening and Discussion
Visual Documentary Project 2016
November 25 480,000 People around the World to Challenge the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test in December
The number of overseas applicants increased by 35,000 people
November 22 350 Guests Attended the Japan Foundation CGP/Abe Fellowship Program 25th Anniversary Symposium
November 4 The Spirit of Asia Award of Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 goes to
Indian director Alankrita Shrivastava
September 27 The Japan Foundation Asia Center × Tokyo International Film Festival
Launching a New Comprehensive Platform to
Create New Japanese Film Market Opportunities in Asia
September 21 CROSSCUT ASIA #03: Colorful Indonesia
Lineup Announced
August 24 The Japan Foundation Awards 2016 Recipients
– Cai Guo-Qiang, Susan J. Pharr, Centro Brasileiro de Língua Japonesa –
August 8 London Design Biennale 2016
Yasuhiro Suzuki “ A Journey Around the Neighbourhood Globe”
July 27 The Japanese language learning platform ‘JF Japanese e-Learning Minato’ Released
Online Japanese learning system which allows learners meet each other worldwide via community forums.
July 4 Joint Symposium of the Japan Foundation Asia Center and Arts Council Tokyo
Art & Technology: Changing Times, Contemporary Trends, Future Platforms
June 14 390,000 People around the World to Challenge
the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test in July
The number of overseas applicants increased by 15,000 people
June 2 At the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia
Special Mention to Japan
June 1 Website "Listen Together: The Songs of Japan" Launched
to Promote Interests in Japanese-language and Culture through Japanese Music

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