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The Japan Foundation Exhibitions 1972-2022
The Japan Foundation Exhibitions 1972-2022
This book, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Japan Foundation, is a record of 300 some exhibitions JF has planned and presented around the world. The contents include: Special Exhibitions, Participation in International Biennale, Yokohama Triennale, Traveling exhibitions, ASEAN Culture Center/Asia Center, etc.
The Education Exchange Review Committe (ERC) was established by the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) in 2014. This is the ERC’s final report, produced after six years of research, data analysis, and consultations with stakeholders.
We would like to thank both governments and the representatives of academic institutions and private sector businesses from both countries who contributed to the common effort to achieve CULCON’s goal of doubling student mobility between the two countries. In the report we examine the full range of student mobility statistics produced by stakeholders in each country.
We are hopeful that the positive trends described in this ERC report will serve as a baseline on which to build in our common effort to encourage further international student mobility among the next generation, and that this growth in student exchange will promote and strengthen our bilateral relationship in the coming decades.
This is a documentation of the activities at the international collaboration project entitled “NOTES: composing resonance” between young musicians from Japan and Indonesia.
This report contains an overview of Japonismes 2018: les âmes en résonance, the extensive cultural season showcasing Japanese culture that was held in Paris and other parts of France from July 2018 to February 2019, as well as a summary of the response it received and successful outcomes.
The official program booklet of "Setan Jawa - A Silent Film with a live 3D Sound Concert," premiered by the Japan Foundation Asia Center on July 2, 2019.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center has carried out the “... and Action! Asia: Exchange Program for Students in Film Studies" for five years from 2015. The program aims to create a platform for communication and collaboration among film students who will represent the next generation of filmmakers in Asia and to seek possibilities of co-production in the future. The publication contains the summary of the activities and short essays by the participants.
The Japan Foundation, Kansai Center, has for many years conducted Japanese language training for librarians overseas that deal with Japan related literature and books, etc., and for whom Japanese ability is an essential part of their work duties. The book, 'How Library Works In Japan - For Supporting Its Better Use', was created based on the teaching materials used in these training sessions.
This publication is very useful as an entry-level reference for the study of library and information sciences, as it introduces a wide variety of topics related to Japanese libraries, from basic foundation level content through to admin-related information. For example, what kind of work is done at Japanese public libraries, university libraries, and special libraries etc.; what type of materials do they contain; what services do they provide: how should you deal with the categories and reference material for Japanese language; and so on.
The 4th International Symposium for Media Art "Open Media Culture: Collaborations, Networks, Exchange"
This report serves as a record of the 4th international symposium for media art "Open Media Culture: Collaborations, Networks, Exchange" co-organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]. The symposium aspired to introduce new trends in the respective fields in Asia, to reinterpret art and technology as another means for people to connect openly, and to widely discuss the possibilities for culture and art in the next generation.
The 3rd International Symposium for Media Art "Formation of Culture in the Post-Internet Era: Creation, Production, and Network"
This report serves as a record of the 3rd international symposium for media art "Formation of Culture in the Post-Internet Era: Creation, Production, and Network" organized by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) and co-organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. This symposium presented the processes of forming culture in Asia through three sequential themes: creation, production, and network, to think about how culture will be shaped from now on.
The 2nd International Symposium for Media Art "Art & Technology: Creativity, Education and Archive Environments"
This report serves as a record of the 2nd international symposium for media art "Art & Technology: Creativity, Education and Archive Environments" organized by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) and the Japan Foundation Asia Center. This symposium explored how infrastructures for new media art function within society through a wide-ranging series of case studies from art centers and festivals around the world. It also examined the potential of art and culture from the perspective of "art and technology”.
International Symposium for Media Art "Art & Technology: Changing Times, Contemporary Trends, Future Platforms" Report
This report serves as a record of the symposium "Art & Technology: Changing Times, Contemporary Trends, Future Platforms." The symposium presented how media art as a form of artistic expression had changed over time and what contemporary hands-on projects had been launched. Furthermore, the international guest speakers with different backgrounds examined the relationship between art and technology in different lights to suggest what a new platform for art and culture should be like to connect the present with the future, society with art, and individuals with the public.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center: Art Studies 4
Curators' Book "Condition Report: Shifting Perspectives
The Japan Foundation Asia Center publishes “Art Studies,” a series of publications with the purpose of deepening artistic exchanges in Southeast Asia. Vol. 4 is a collection of essays by young curators who participated in the "Condition Report" collaborative art project held in Southeast Asia from 2015 to 2017. The publication contains the current situation and problems focusing on the curation of the art scenes in Southeast Asia as of 2017, as well as the relationship with Japan.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center: Art Studies 3 Anthology "Shaping the History of Art in Southeast Asia"
The Japan Foundation Asia Center: Art Studies is published by the Japan Foundation Asia Center to deepen artistic exchanges in Southeast Asia.
Complementing the second volume, this third volume, Shaping the History of Art in Southeast Asia, presents 15 key texts, written by researchers and curators from the Asia-Pacific region, to review the discourse on Southeast Asian art that developed in connection with new artistic practices from 1990s to the present.
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- Patrick D. Flores, Kajiya Kenji
- T.K. Sabapathy, John Clark, Ushiroshoji Masahiro, Tatehata Akira
Julie Ewington, Shioda Junichi, Apinan Poshyananda, Sakai Naoki
Ahmad Mashadi, Caroline Turner, Patrick D. Flores
Kuroda Raiji, David Teh, Michelle Antoinette, Kajiya Kenji
The Japan Foundation Asia Center: Art Studies 2 International Symposium 2015 "THE 1990s: The Making of Art with Contemporaries"
The Japan Foundation Asia Center started publishing The Japan Foundation Asia Center: Art Studies in 2015 to deepen artistic exchanges in Southeast Asia.
In our second volume The 1990s: The Making of Art with Contemporaries, published in 2016, we reconsidered trends in artistic exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region from the 1990s onward from the perspectives of curators, artists and cultural administrators. This volume is a report of the symposium held as a related program of the touring exhibition Time of others, jointly organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the Singapore Art Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
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Report: International Seminar 2014: Cultural Rebellion in Asia 1960-1989
The Japan Foundation Asia Center: Art Studies is a publication project intended to assemble reports of seminars and symposia on the art of Asia organized by the Asia Center. This report compiles the presentation papers and discussions that took place during the seminar “Cultural Rebellion in Asia 1960-1989” held at the Japan Foundation Headquarters from September 30 to October 2, 2014. This seminar was organized by the Asia Center as the first step in preparations for an exhibition on the theme of the art movements in Asia from the 1960s to 1980s, planned to be co-organized with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, National Gallery Singapore, and National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. A total of 11 panelists from Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam discuss the manifold problems surrounding the art movements of Southeast and East Asia of the period.
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- Fusing Japanese Tradition and Young International Artists? Creativity - JF Original Furoshiki Design Contest Works
The Japan Foundation held its original Furoshiki Design Contest in 2009 in collaboration with its overseas offices. The Foundation elicited submissions from design students in 10 countries: Korea, China, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and Vietnam.
A total of 87 furoshiki designs are presented in this catalog, including the three top prize winners selected from among all 373 submissions, 10 outstanding entries, and designs regarded as the leading entries from each country participating in the contest.
Art Guide to Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam
In conjunction with the Mekong-Japan Exchange Year 2009, the Japan Foundation has compiled a guidebook on the arts activities in the Mekong region, Art Guide to Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam.
Japan's Cultural Diplomacy
This English booklet contains a main article discussing the history of Japan’s cultural diplomacy and related articles contributed to Japan Times and other media.French, German, and Korean versions are also available.
From the World Heritage traditional arts of Noh and Kabuki theater to Japanese traditional music, theater and contemporary dance, the performing arts of Japan today are world renowned for their diversity and depth of expression and living proof of the cultural dynamism of the Japanese. Here are in-depth interviews with 30 artists who speak to the world.
Alternatives 2005: Contemporary Art Spaces in Asia
This guidebook was compiled for readers who may want to visit Asian cities to see the local contemporary art scene, those who are looking for partners and collaborators for an exchange program with arts professionals, those who are carrying out research, and many others who are interested in Asia and would like to access local information.
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