• The Japan Foundation, Manila conducts a wide range of activities in introducing the different facets of Japanese culture. Activities/projects that deepen the understanding and appreciation of Japan include invitations extended to different cultural groups; workshops on human exchange programs that are directed towards personnel development and self-reliance are also undertaken.

      • Earth Manual Project Talks

        November 8 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm 2F Ayala Museum

        Speaker: Professor Osamu Tsukihashi Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Kobe University

        “Lost Homes” Model Restoration Project creator Architect Tsukihashi will discuss how making pre-disaster scale models of areas devastated by a tsunami play an important role not only in deepening our understanding of the disaster-stricken areas but also in empathizing with the survivors and readying them to advance to the next stage of reconstructing their communities.

        Osamu Tsukihashi graduated from the School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, and completed coursework in a...

      • 2014 Curatorial Workshop

        The Japan Foundation, Manila and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum are pleased to announce the selected curators of the 2014 Curatorial Workshop held last March 4 -6, 2014 at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center of the University of the Philippines. 

        The curators will participate in a two-week study tour of Japan and will each organize an exhibition at the Vargas Museum in December 2014. The four (4) curators are:     Ms. Maria Consuelo G. Cabrera                 Mr. Andrick Caesar P. Francisco    ...

      • Call for Application for Curatorial Workshop

        The Japan Foundation and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum announce a call for applications to a Curatorial Workshop in March 2014. It is a program aimed to enhance expertise in installing and curating contemporary art and related platforms.Upon culminationof the workshop, three participants will receive a grant for a study tour in Japan(within two weeks in July-September 2014), after which they will be asked to organize an exhibition in December 2014 at the Vargas Museum.

        Date: March 3 – 7, 2014 Venue: University of the Philippines Vargas Museum


      • Kusama Lecture at the Ayala Museum (10 August 2013)

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in cooperation with the Ayala Museum is pleased to announce the Kusama Lecture by Akira Tatehata on August 10 (Saturday), 4:00 p.m. at the Ground Floor Lobby of the Ayala Museum.

        Akira Tatehata (1947, Kyoto) is a well known art critic and curator in Japan on the works of Yayoi Kusama.  He is the President of the Kyoto City University of Arts and the Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama.  He specializes in modern and contemporary art and has curated many exhibitions on modern/contemporary art in...

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