• 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.


      • 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


        Press Release


      • 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

        Download: AYJO Flyer

        “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...


        Download: The Taiko Effect: Drums of Change poster

        The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tokyo Juho, Inc. will be staging a benefit concert, THE TAIKO EFFECT: Drums of Change at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP Main Theater this April 11 & 12, 2015 at 8:00pm. The proceeds of the event shall be used to aid efforts in the rehabilitation and restoration of our Cultural & Heritage Sites in the Philippines that have been damaged by typhoons,...

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