The Japan Foundation would like to extend its sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy to the people affected by the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake on March 11, 2011; and, the Japan Foundation is deeply grateful to all the international communities including the Philippines for the heart warming support and messages to all the residents of Japan.

The Japan Foundation will join hands with the people of Japan and the international communities that lend hands to support our country in order to overcome this tragedy and further encourage international exchanges and cooperation.

Animahenasyon Festival 2011
“Unit Asia brings Asian Jazz back to Manila”
Date Posted: December 28, 2011

The “Unit Asia: Southeast Asian Tour 2012” will be held on February 13, 2012 (Monday) 8:00 pm at SM City North EDSA Sky Dome.

For details, please call the Japan Foundation, Manila at (+632) 811-6155 or email at

Performance and Concert
Japanese Ceramics in the 17th Century: A Lecture and Exhibition
A Feast of Traditional Japanese Sweets
18 February 2011 (1:30pm)
Atrium of the Podium
Date Posted: January 4, 2012

Three Japanese pastry chefs will do a lecture/demonstration on the art of making the Japanese traditional sweets or wagashi. Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, azuki bean paste, and fruits.

The Fireflies Project: Seeking Cross-Cultural Understanding in the Theater Between Two Universities in Japan and the Philippines
“The ‘Fireflies’ Project: Seeking Cross-Cultural Understanding in the Theater Between Two Universities in Japan and the Philippines”
Date Posted: December 20, 2011

The award-winning “Fireflies” of the Japanese playwright – Mr. Toshiro Suzue, will be staged at the Rizal Theater of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). This joint project fostesr cross-cultural exchange in the theater between Japanese and Filipino theater schools, specifically the Theater Arts Program of ADMU and the College of Music and Drama of Toho University (Tokyo, Japan).

Performance and Concert
Practice Teaching Course

Nihongo Fiesta 2012
39th Nihongo Speech Contest (Saturday, 25 February)
Students, Professionals and other Non-students

Date Posted: December 1, 2011

The Nihongo Speech Contest is an ideal platform for Filipino students and professionals to demonstrate their linguistic skills through articulating an original composition written by themselves on a theme of their choice. It continues to attract high caliber contestants from the country’s numerous language institutes, colleges/ universities and other organizations offering Japanese language courses.

Nihongo Speech Contest 2012
Monthly Workshop
JFM Japanese-Language Teachers’ Workshop
“Pronunciation and Phonetics”
Date Posted: February 10, 2012

This is exclusively for Active Japanese-Language Teachers who wish to improve their teaching skills. The topics will deal on teaching methodology; different aspects on teaching Nihongo will be covered every session.

Monthly Workshop
Oshaberi Salon
Oshaberi Salon – Valentine’s day
Date Posted: January 26, 2012

This is a once a month event for Nihongo speakers wherein communication activities are held, thereby giving the participants a chance to improve their speaking skills, and to gain new Nihongojin friends.

Oshaberi Salon
Date Posted: September 20, 2011

The Japan Foundation in its continuing endeavor for a better international environment is pleased to announce the various grants that are now open for application for individuals and organizations. These grants are intended in different fields that are Japan-related; these are programs and activities in three major categories – Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.

Proposals must be submitted or hand delivered by 5:00PM on 21 November 2011 (JFM deadline). For more information, please download the Application form, as well as the instructions. Please be guided accordingly.


Children's Museum address Environmental Protection and Climate Change
From February 2 to 4, 2012
Grantee: Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.

Date Posted: May 6, 2011

The project is a 4-day conference that focus on Environmental Protection and Climate Change to be held in Manila in September 2011. Targeted participants were museum workers, educators, environmentalists, psychologists, parents and students from Asia and other countries.


Locus Redux: Speaking Across Contexts (Learnings and Negotiations in Writing and Teaching on Art)
From February 23 to 25, 2012
Grantee: Pananaw ng Sining Bayan, Inc.

Date Posted: May 6, 2011
The project is 3-day conference on capacity-building in art education and dialogue on art in Asia which the organizer deemed to have largely gone unattended. The last series of the Locus conference was held in 2002.

The JFM Transfers to the 23/F of the Pacific Star Bldg.

Please be advised that in view of the transfer of The Japan Foundation Manila (office and library) to the 23rd floor of the Pacific Star Bldg., the JFM Library will be closed to visitors, researchers and library members from 25 February until the end of April. Thus, all members (borrowers) may avail of their borrowing privilege until 17 February (Friday) only; all books / materials will have to be returned on or before 24 February (Friday).

The JFM extends its thanks in anticipation of everyone's concern and cooperation.

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