• 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.


      • Rakugo in English (Japanese Sit-down Comedy)

        Date: Feb 19, 2017 (Sunday) | 3:00pm Venue: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

        Organized by All Nippon Airways and in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, Manila, we bring youRakugo in English,a Japanese Sit-down Comedy with special Japanese guest artists to enthrall Philippine audiences.Rakugois a Japanese comic storytelling art that has been used as entertainment for over 400 years and is still widely popular today played at "yose", specialized theatres for Rakugo. The artist speaks to the imagination, and single-handedly creates the hilarious...

      • ONE ASIA – Joint Concert 2016

        With the motto of “Tradition and Innovation,” ONE ASIA Joint Concert is an international cultural exchange project formed around AUN J Classic Orchestra on November 28, 2016 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Admission is FREE but reservation is REQUIRED.

        The participating musicians with diverse national backgrounds spent four years together to develop mutual understanding of cultures and traditions, weaving the sounds of traditional Asian instruments into a fascinating harmony. In 2016, the project’s fourth year will see “ONE ASIA Classic Orchestra,” a...

      • 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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