‘Talent Tokyo2016” provides budding directors and producers from East Asia & Southeast Asia with opportunities
to learn know-how to play an active role in the world and build an international network.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center participates actively as a sponsor in cooperation with Berlinale Talents
which held in part of the “Berlin International Film Festival”,
Talents Tokyo 2016 will take place in Tokyo from November 21 to 26, 2016. during the 17th TOKYO FILMeX and
accepts applications by June 15, 2016.
We look forward to receiving the entries from young Filmmakers/Producers in the making.
Please see the official website for more details on the project. Continue reading The filmmaker development project “Talent Tokyo 2016” submissions now open→
On the 100th anniversary of the death of Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), whose works had a major influence on Haruki Murakami, The Asahi Shimbun Co., the Japan Foundation, Iwanami Shoten Publishers and Ferris University will jointly hold an international essay contest on the influential Japanese author.
Fukuoka Asia Collection (FACo) is one of the three major Japanese fashion shows and was also the first ever Japanese mega-fashion show highlighted in the third annual Japan festival in Vientiane, Laos.
Held on 14 November at 7:00 pm at National Cultural Hall, the show featured performances and fashion show by musicians and runway models of Laos and Japan such as famous Lao pop singer Alexandra Bounxouei, the talented Bob Freeman and the young popular group LinQ from Fukuoka.
Endeavor to create a friendly community where people can share a dream and be inspired, Omiya Ardija is a football club established in Omiya city (now Saitama city) and joined J. League in 1999. While the J. League has become one of the top soccer leagues in Asia, Omiya Ardija has also continued to perform highly both in the league and at national level.
To mark the 60th Anniversary of friendship between Laos and Japan, football trainings were held by instructors from J. League Omiya Ardija to give lessons on football skills and techniques to Lao football trainers, Young Elephants Football Club as well as interested young children aged 6-10
ASEAN+3 Cultural Heritage Forum is a forum in which experts from ASEAN countries, including major cooperative partners: China, South Korea, and Japan, will join together to discuss on the state of cultural heritage protection in their respective countries and the spirit behind the protection.
The forum was organized on December 13, 2015 at Tokyo National Museum in Japan with representatives from Laos, Dr. Viengkeo Souksavatdy, Deputy director of Department of National Heritage, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
“DANCE DANCE ASIA -Crossing the Movements” was created by The Japan Foundation Asia Center and PARCO Co., LTD. This project aims to promote exchange and collaboration among street dance groups, including hip-hop and a variety of other genres such as Jazz and contemporary dance groups in the ASEAN region.
Showing a variety of genres from hip-hop, jazz to contemporary dance by three impressive dance groups from Japan. The performers, “Hilty & Bosch,” “Memorable Moment,” and “Area Rock Styler,” are all champions and influential dancers who have won top prizes in dance battles and competitions in Japan, Asia and across the world.
Date / Time 22 (Tue) December 2015
19:30 Start (Doors open at 19:00)
The first Laos and Japan co-production film ever made to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Japan-Laos Diplomatic Relationship.
Economically developing Vientiane 2015. Noy (Thida Sithphaxay), a young Lao girl who dislikes countryside life style and has left for the city, gets lost in the forest while travelling at Nam Ngum with her friends and slips back to the 1960 of Laos.
There, drowning and drifting to the riverside, Noy meets a Japanese young man named Kawai (Yuta Inoue). The two are led by a young boy, Din, to stay in a village that believes in a legend of a dragon that lives in water. As the story goes on, the movie depicts how the young modern Lao girl develops through the laid-back and beautiful traditional village of Laos, a calf love between Kawai and Noy and opinions of the people toward dam constructions.
Release Date: April 2016
Genre: Romance, Drama, History
Movie Location: Laos
Language: Lao with Japanese subtitle.
Director: Makoto Kumazawa
Assistant Director: Anysay Keola
Actors and actress: Yuta Inoue, Thida Sithphaxay