• 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.

      • 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.

        Please submit the duly accomplished application form and required documents to the...

      • 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...

      • 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...

      • 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...