Fiscal Year 1997-1998

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Fiscal Year 1997-1998

Mar. 5, 1998
Overseas Screenings
Screenings of a Retrospective of Films Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi in 15 Cities of the United Kingdom
A 3-month touring retrospective of representative films, includingThe Story of Ugetsu
Feb. 26, 1998
Performing Arts "Song for People, Song for Love"
Asian Fantasy Orchestra Asian Tour 1998 (India, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Japan)
"Meeting and Exchange through Music" and "Mutual Understanding" of Asian Musicians
Feb. 18, 1998
Mongolian Film Festival 1998
Film Screenings
A huge retrospective of films from Mongolia-one of the greatest film-making countries of Asia.
Feb. 18, 1998
Lecture
Takeshi Kaiko Memorial Asian Writers' Lecture Series
"Korean Literature of a New Generation: Society and the Individual in a Period of Change"
Feb. 18, 1998
1998 Dispatches to Introduce Japanese Culture
Lecture-Demonstration on Kabuki

Held in Laos, Singapore, and the Philippines
Feb. 18, 1998
Overseas Screenings
48th Berlin International Film Festival
One of the world's three major film fesitvals, held February 11-22, 1998
Jan. 19, 1998
Overseas Film Screenings
A Touring Retrospective of Films by Master Director Shohei Imamura
A tour of 22 cities including Toronto of a retrospective titled "Pigs, Pimps, and Pornographers"
Jan. 19, 1998
Lecture Series
Asian Lecture Series
"Southeast Asia," "Getting to Know India, Part 2," "Islamic Dynamism," and "Savouring Chinese Literature"
Dec. 11, 1997
The 1997 Program to Introduce Foreign Culture
Profound Melodies Echoing from Madagascar, the "Isle of Good Fortune"
Japan Tour of the Dance Ensemble Group "Derness"
Dec. 11, 1997
Screenings
From New Releases to Classics
Holding of the 2nd Asian Film Festival '97
Nov. 11, 1997
Exhibition
"Contemporary Japanese Architecture:1985-96"
A new set of photographs for touring overseas. Introduction of contemporary Japanese architecture from the "Bubble Prriod" to the present, divided into seven categories.
Nov. 11, 1997
The 1997 Aid for Dispatch for Local and Grass-Roots Exchange program
Folk Performing Arts Exchange between Island and Continental Nations
Dispatch of a traditional performing arts group to the Ukraine and Turkey.
Nov. 11, 1997
Symposium
"Okinawa as a Crossroads: Global Intellectual and Cultural Collaboration in the 21st Century"
Holding of a symposium concerning the proglems held in common by the countries of Asia in the context of the creation of international cities in Okinawa.
Nov. 11, 1997
Screenings
"Russo-Japanese Film Festival '97"
A ten week tour of a broad variety of films from the latest feature films to animation.
Sep. 8, 1997
Japan Foundation projects for introduction of overseas cultures to Japan for 1997
New Age Sound Echoing in the Mysterious Andes
-- Inti Illimani Concert Tour
Sep. 8, 1997
Distinguished Visitors' Program Invitee for 1997
V.S. Naipaul, author of "Dark River"
Aug. 25, 1997
Theater
Lear: A Production of the Japan Foundation Aisa Center
Innovative reworking of W. Shakespeare's King Lear by a select staff and cast from six Asian countries (China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand), Lear was premiered in Tokyo in Sep. 1997 and will tour Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, and Perth in Jan. / Feb. 1999.
Aug. 11, 1997
Exhibition, etc
Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival '97
Holding of such events as a contemporary art exhibition, a Butoh performance, concerts, and seminars.
Aug. 11, 1997
Screenings
Kato Tai Retrospective
Screenings of 12 films, including "Horror: The Ghost of Oiwa" at the 5th Locarno International Film Festival.
Jul. 11, 1997
Screenings
"Outlaw Masters of Modern Japanese Filmmaking"
Screenings in Los Angeles of "popular films" including postwar period and gangster films
Jul. 11, 1997
Exhibition
"Food in Asia" as seen in Cartoons
The 3rd Asian Cartoon Exhibition
Jun. 6, 1997
Overseas Film Screenings
Special Retrospective of Japanese Films for the Japan Year in France
Jun. 6, 1997
Invitations to Japan
Second Group of 69 Junior and Senior High-School Teachers Visiting Japan
May 16, 1997
Invitations to Japan
Teachers of Sociology from Asia and Oceania Visit Japan
The first groups of junior and Senior high-school teachers under the programs for invitations to Japan for groups
May 16, 1997
Courses:
Courses for Understanding Asia
"Savoring Mongolian Literature," "Collision of Civilizations," "The World of Overseas Chinese, "Confucianism," "Getting to Know Sri Lanka"
May 16, 1997
Screenings
Nordic Film Festival 1997
Screenings of 18 films ranging from silent movies to the most recent works
Apr. 10, 1997
Film Festival
21st Hong Kong International Film Festival
The last Hong Kong Film Festival before the reversion takes as its theme "Documentary Films by Famous Directors"
Apr. 10, 1997
Exhibition and Symposium
Art in Southeast Asia 1997 Glimpses into the Future
Introduction of Southeast Asian art, which is in the process of reaching maturity.
Apr. 10, 1997
Invitation to Japan
Lecture on Johann Strauss II
The director of the Vienna Strauss Research Centre will visit Japan for a symposium.

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