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Human Exchange and Cultural Cooperation

The Japan Foundation has been carrying out a broad range of activities to introduce aspects of Japanese culture to people abroad for the purpose of promoting their familiarity with Japan and enhancing their understanding of Japan.
Such activities include: inviting to Japan people and groups involved in the cultural fields to promote human exchange and foster their understanding of Japan; organizing workshops and personnel-exchange programs in the various fields of culture to nurture personnel and support their independence.

Introduction of Japanese Culture

Specialists of various fields of Japanese culture are dispatched to overseas to promote understanding of Japanese culture. They hold lectures and demonstrations of their expertise, some are in such traditional cultural fields as flower arranging (kado) and tea ceremony (sado), while others are in such contemporary cultural fields as animation and architecture.

Invitations to Distinguished Visitors

The Japan Foundation has been extending invitations to Japan to outstanding people overseas involved in the various fields of culture. Their first-hand experiences of Japanese culture and society enhance their understanding of Japan, and the opportunities to exchange opinions with Japanese people in related fields foster the establishment of personnel networks.

Cultural Cooperation and Preservation of Cultural Properties

In order to preserve cultural properties and nurture personnel abroad in the various fields of culture, the Japan Foundation has been extending its cooperation by dispatching Japanese specialists overseas, inviting overseas specialists to Japan, and organizing workshops.

 

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