• Japanese culture is the embodiment of a rich heritage - it is the fusion of traditional and contemporary forms; the staging of performing arts such as dance, music, and drama are held in different venues throughout the year; however, particularly in July, there is an abundance of cultural pesentations to celebrate Philippines - Japan Friendship Month.


      • PETA presents The Tempest Reimagined; a Filipino adaptation of the Shakespeare classic

        QUEZON CITY, PHIILIPPINES—In partnership with The British Council and Japan Foundation, The Philippine Educational Theater Association presents an adaptation of the Shakespeare classic The Tempest.

        The Tempest was written in the 1600’s, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure...

      • PuppetXchange: Arts of Puppetry from Japan and the Philippines

        The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Japan Foundation, Manila proudly present lectures and demonstrations on Bunraku, the Japanese traditional puppet theater, and the emerging puppetry tradition in the Philippines on August 16, 2016 (Tuesday) at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).


        The Japan Foundation, Manila 23/F Pacific Star Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Cor. Makati Ave., Makati City TEL. # 811-6155~58 FAX # 811-6153 E-mail: arts@jfmo.org.ph


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      • Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live!

        Gear Up for Japanese Pop! Diana Garnet, Joe Inoue and THE BEATMOTORS to hold Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live! concert on February 28 at Whitespace Manila

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) proudly brings artists Diana Garnet, Joe Inoue and THE BEATMOTORS to the Philippines for the concert dubbed Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live! on February 28, 2016 (Sunday) at five in the afternoon, Whitespace Manila along Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Admission to the concert is free, but online registration, which is open from January 12 at noon, is required at...

      • We’re All Ears for this New Youth Jazz Orchestra

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        “AYJO ASEAN Tour 2015” hits Manila on September 26, Meralco Theater

        Following the successful Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra (AYJO) kick-off concert last February at the Shangri-La Plaza, the pioneer members together with the young musicians who passed the auditions in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines, are slated to render topnotch orchestra performances for the Manila leg of the AYJO ASEAN Tour 2015 on September 26, 2015 at the Meralco Theater.

        AYJO is a...

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