JF digital collection​

Let your curiosity open the doors to
Japan and the world.​
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our society and individual lives, and greatly limited our opportunities to connect with one another. Although international cultural exchange programs around the world have also been curtailed, we believe that this situation shouldn’t discourage our innate curiosity to one another.
Since the pandemic began, we have been witnessing a surge in online programs worldwide –a testament that even amidst a global pandemic, people are still seeking connections that transcend culture and customs.
As Japan Foundation’s response, we are proud to present JF digital collection, an online platform showcasing a variety of online programs created by JF headquarters and our offices overseas.
We hope this will serve as a way to bridge the gap between our audience, Japan, and the world.
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    2017.02-

    Production and broadcasting of the TV program “Explore Japan”

    TV program “Explore Japan” features various culture in Japan ranging from traditional themes to pop culture.

    Movies & TV

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  • Image of Charan-Po-Rantan Message & Live Performance”

    2021.05.18-

    Charan-Po-Rantan Message & Live Performance

    A message from sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan to fans, shown together with two world premiere live videos. 【German subtitles】

    Performing Arts

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  • Image of Exploring Manga through Mihiraki (the two facing pages)

    2021.06.-

    Exploring Manga through Mihiraki (the two facing pages)

    Mr. Tatsuya Asano tells us how the panel layout for ”Mihiraki” distinguishes Japanese comic.

    Anime & Manga

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  • Image of ''Alone Together'' Special Edition: Messages from Around the World

    2021.03.26-

    "Alone Together" Special Edition: Messages from Around the World

    Let's hear how former JF Fellows answer to such questions as "what sparked their interest in Japan."

    others

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  • Image of Japanese-Language Education Online Projects

    2020.03-

    Japanese-Language Education Online Projects

    Various kinds of Japanese-Language Education Online Projects by JF worldwide.

    Japanese Language

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  • Image of Japanese Video Contest in the Middle East & North Africa

    2021.03.17-

    Japanese Video Contest in the Middle East & North Africa

    Enjoy virtual trips with 47 short videos made by Japanese learners from the Middle East and North Africa.

    Japanese Language

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  • Image of Invitation to the Japanese Studies

    2020.08-

    Invitation to the Japanese Studies

    Lecture series by Japanese Studies researchers in China【Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese】

    Creative Dialogue

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  • Image of Online seminar about Japanese traditional sweets

    2021.03.04-

    Online seminar about Japanese traditional sweets

    An online seminar on how to make “NERIKIRI”.

    Others

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  • Image of The Superlative Artistry of Japan

    2021.03.01-

    The Superlative Artistry of Japan

    A series of seven introductory videos on the techniques and history of Japanese “superlative artistry”

    Visual Arts

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  • Image of Beyond the Lines:Six contemporary artists from Japan

    2021.03.17-2021.12.21

    Beyond the Lines:Six contemporary artists from Japan

    Enjoy the opportunity to discover six artists, who have been affected by Covid-19 pandemic situation.

    Visual Arts

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  • Image of Traveling Exhibitions Video Series “Japanese Yokai”

    2021.03.01-

    Traveling Exhibitions Video Series “Japanese Yokai”

    Let’s explore the world of “Yokai” with this series of seven concise introductory videos.

    Others

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  • Image of Le Studio – Secrets de Beauté

    2020.12.12-

    Le Studio – Secrets de Beauté

    The makeup of the Edo period in Ukiyo-e are decrypted by the curator of the exhibition “Secrets de beauté”.

    Creative Dialogue

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  • Image of STAGE BEYOND BORDERS –Selection of Japanese Performances–

    2021.02.12-2022.03.31

    STAGE BEYOND BORDERS –Selection of Japanese Performances–

    JF presents outstanding Japanese stage performances with multilingual subtitles on the YouTube.

    Performing Arts

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  • Image of More than Worth Sharing

    2021.01.29-

    More than Worth Sharing
    Translators’ Roundtable Series

    Translators of contemporary Japanese literature discuss their work through their common language, Japanese.

    Literature

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  • Image of Video series “Sensei! Why Japanese?”

    2020.08.01-

    Video series “Sensei! Why Japanese?”

    Japanese teachers in US who learned Japanese as a second language talk about their journey in becoming teachers.

    Japanese Language

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  • Image of Colouring for the Future - From a Kutani Porcelain Studio

    2020.09.30-

    Colouring for the Future - From a Kutani Porcelain Studio

    Studio tour and a talk on Kutani-yaki, one of Japan’s traditional, colourful porcelain forms.

    Creative Dialogue

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  • Image of An Evening of Noh and Kyogen 2020

    2020.12.24-2021.12.24

    An Evening of Noh and Kyogen 2020

    JF Kyoto presents Kyogen and Noh performances for online video streaming.

    Performing Arts

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  • Image of Rōkyoku Cinderella

    2020.09.12-2022.09.11

    Rōkyoku Cinderella

    Rōkyoku performance (a Japanese traditional genre of narrative singing) based on “Cinderella” of Charles Perrault.

    Performing Arts

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  • Image of Online Seminar Series 'Thinking about the US, with the US'

    2020.11.26-

    Online Seminar Series "Thinking about the US, with the US"

    Featuring thought-provoking topics from the perspective of the US-Japan bridgebuilders.

    Creative Dialogue

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  • Image of WHAT’S YOUR J-TALENT?

    2020.12.01-

    WHAT’S YOUR J-TALENT?

    Video contest on the theme of Japan-related talent such as cooking, language, traditional arts etc.

    Others

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  • Image of Düsseldorf Japan Day 2019 Headline Performance by Kurofune

    2020.05.15-

    Japan Day Düsseldorf 2019 Headline Performance by Kurofune

    Enjoy the feeling of being at festival with the fusion of traditional Japanese music and jazz.

    Performing Arts

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  • Image of Hiragana Katakana Design Contest 2020

    2020.12.16-

    Hiragana Katakana Design Contest 2020

    Design contest with the motif of Japanese letters for Korean middle and high school students.

    Japanese Language

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  • Image of Web magazine Wochi Kochi Special Feature

    2020.10.15-

    Web magazine Wochi Kochi
    Special Feature

    Report from specialists at the frontlines of art and culture about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Others

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  • Image of Online Urban Exhibition “Overworld/Ultramundos”

    2020.12.11-2021.11.30

    Online Exhibition
    “Overworld/Ultramundos”

    This Urban Archipelago allows you to explore the urban experiences of 15 artists from Japan and Mexico.

    Visual Arts

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  • Image of JF Toronto Fellow Gallery

    2020.06.04-

    JF Toronto Fellow Gallery

    JF Toronto commemorates past years of valuable intellectual exchange by shedding light on past JF Fellows from Canada.

    Others

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  • Image of YOKO TAWADA and PRABDA YOON

    2019.08.07-

    YOKO TAWADA and PRABDA YOON ―― Between Language and Culture

    A German-Japanese bilingual writer and a new generation of Thai author retraced their relationship with literature and languages.

    Literature

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  • Image of Kevin Reynolds

    2017.06-

    Why I Study Japanese
    -Kevin Reynolds-

    The special interview with Canadian figure skater Kevin Reynolds.

    Japanese Language

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  • Image of Japanese Film Festival Online by JFF Plus

    2020.10.15-

    Japanese Film Festival Online by JFF Plus

    JF has launched a new website, JFF Plus, where Japanese Film Festival Online is held in 20 countries.

    Movies & TV

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  • Image of Movie Series on Exhibition Shojo Manga -An Introduction

    2020.10.05-

    Movie Series on Exhibition “Shojo Manga -An Introduction”

    JF New Delhi produced movie series about the exhibition “Shojo Manga – An Introduction-“to spread the charm of Girls’ Manga.

    Anime & Manga

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  • Image of Reimagining International Exchange in post-COVID Japan

    2020.10.05-

    Reimagining International Exchange in post-COVID Japan

    Series of talks by the JF Fellow alumni on the impacts of the global pandemic on current and future Japanese society 

    Creative Dialogue​

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  • Image of I Love Yu! Japanese Bath Houses, Hot Springs, and How to Soak Up the Benefits at Home

    2020.07.18-

    I Love Yu! Japanese Bath Houses, Hot Springs, and How to Soak Up the Benefits at Home

    Sento Journalist and Bath Researcher discuss Japan’s bath culture, sento art, medical benefits and how to bathe at home.

    Creative Dialogue​

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  • Image of Online Seminar Series Asia Center TERAKOYA #1

    2020.07.08-

    Online Seminar Series "Asia Center TERAKOYA" #1

    Four experts of culture and art discussed their challenges of facing COVID-19 in Singapore, the UK and Japan. 

    Creative Dialogue​

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  • Image of ORIGAMI x CULTURE

    2020.07.08-

    ORIGAMI x CULTURE

    Vietnam’s first professional Origami tutorial series, introducing Japanese culture trivia through lively Origami animals.

    Visual Arts

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  • Image of Online conference: Hokusai and his “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”

    2020.07.06-

    Online conference: Hokusai and his “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”

    (In Spanish) Conference by leading scholar David Almazán about Hokusai’s masterpiece “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”.

    Creative Dialogue​

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  • Image of Le Studio Un regard #Photographie

    2020.07.17-

    Le Studio Un regard #Photographie

    (In French) Series of short talks, by a French curator about 5 Japanese photographers and their representative works.

    Visual Arts

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  • Image of Webinar - The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

    2020.08.17-

    Webinar - The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

    Discussion with the past awardees on future prospect for international exchanges among regions under COVID19 pandemic.

    Creative Dialogue​

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