• 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.

      • 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


        slots full


      • Soroban Workshop

        One of the featured films for this year’s Eiga Sai, “Abacus and Sword” tells the story of an abacus maniac. Soroban, the traditional Japanese abacus, is a calculation tool which has 5 beads in each column. Watch “Abacus and Sword” during the Japanese film festival, and learn how to use the soroban at JFM!

        Guest lecturers Mr. Shinichi Watanabe et. al from theInternational Soroban Diffusion Foundation (ISDF) will be conducting the special workshop.

        Date July 24, 2012 Venue The Japan Foundation, Manila Time 6:20pm to 8:30pm Admission Free Reservation Submission of application form required before July 24...
      • Kiri√© Workshop and Exhibit at the Japan Foundation Office

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is bringing another fascinating traditional Japanese art workshop to Manila this May.  Kirié isthe traditional Japanese paper cutting art of depicting scenery, plants and animals by cutting paper precisely and skillfully with a knife.  The Kirie Paper Cutting Art Workshopby Mr. Shu Kubowill be held on May 25 (Friday) from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and on May 26 (Saturday) from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Japan Foundation Manila. 

        Shu Kubo was born in Japan in 1951 and is presently...