• 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.

      • 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...

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.