To celebrate the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, dancers from Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan took part in a performance project named "MAU: J-ASEAN Dance Collaboration" and in November 2013 toured the four countries other than Japan.
The "Drums & Voices" concert tour that traveled to six ASEAN countries and Japan concluded with a December 2013 finale in Tokyo, Japan. Presented in celebration of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation, "Drums & Voices" brought together 12 performers of traditional music from seven countries--Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Brunei, and Japan--to embark on a new challenge of composing and performing music, using just percussion instruments and vocals.
Hello everyone, I'm Kei Oyama. I usually call myself a "film artist," but for quite a while I've been making animated films only, and since I feel I'll enjoy this method for some time to come, I'm thinking of changing my title to "animation artist."
The Japan Foundation and International House of Japan co-organize the Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program, with the purpose of inviting eminent Indian public figures to Japan and providing a platform for continuous dialogue between the two countries. In its second year, the Program welcomed the 2013 invitee Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president of one of the most prestigious think tanks in India and whose columns regularly appear in the media. In his lecture, Dr. Mehta analyzed where India stands at this point in time from a broad perspective.