• 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.

      • Art Talk on Tohoku at the National Museum (Saturday, March 9, 2013)

        Date:  9 March (Saturday), 3:00 – 5:00 pm

        Venue:  Fabella Hall of the Old Legislative Building of the National Museum

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in cooperation with the National Museum of the Philippines is pleased to announce the TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers Art Talk featuring Kotaro Iizawa (exhibit curator) and Nao Tsuda (participating photographer) on 9 March (Saturday), 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Fabella Hall of the Old Legislative Building of the National Museum.

        Kotaro Iizawa(1954/ Miyagi Prefecture) is a photography critic.  He received his PhD in Art...

      • Japanese Design Talk at the Yuchengco Museum

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in cooperation with the Yuchengco Museum is bringing to Manila Ms. Hiroko Takahashi, one of Japan’s up and coming artist/designer for a one day lecture on Japanese Design on November 24 (Saturday) 10:00 am at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati City. 

        TAKAHASHI Hiroko(1977) is a Fashion Design Major graduate of the Saitama Prefecture Niiza Comprehensive Technical High School.  She studied dyeing at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music where she finished her masters in 2002.  In 2003, she re-enrolled in the university for...

      • SOROBAN Special Workshop

        Get the chance to learn how to use a SOROBAN.*

        A guest lecturer from the International Soroban Diffusion Foundation (ISDF) will conduct a special workshop. This workshop is similar to the one conducted on July 24, 2012.

        *SOROBAN is a traditional Japanese abacus. It is a calculation tool with 5 beads in each column.


        September 20, 2012 Venue The Japan Foundation, Manila Time 6:20 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. Admission Free    Ages 13+. Reservation Required. Please submit duly accomplished application form to email@jfmo.org.ph Download Application Form for SOROBAN Sept. 2012 Workshop


      • Ukiyo-e Woodcut Print Lecture and Demonstration

        Traditional woodcut print making is a composite art form in which the individual, specialist skills of artists, wood carvers, and print makers are combined to create a delicate and beautiful work of art known as Ukiyo-e (pictures of the modern world). Witness this unique craft as the JFM invites guest lecturers from the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints for a lecture/demonstration on August 4, 10:00am at the JFM office.  


        August 4


        The Japan Foundation, Manila


        10:00am to 11:30am




        Required: Submission of application form required on or before August 3


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