The Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (AABB), also known as the Bangladesh Biennale, was first held in 1981 and is the second-oldest international exhibition in Asia. The 16th edition was held in 2014 with the participation of 32 countries, including Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. Chim↑Pom, an artist collective, participated in the latest edition of the AABB representing Japan, together with Mizuki Takahashi of the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito who served as the curator. Chim↑Pom's works attracted a lot of interest as their presentation was made not only at the museum but also expanded in Dhaka City.
The Japan Foundation, together with the Dallas Museum of Art (Texas), presents Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga. It is a retrospective exhibition of the Gutai Art Association (Gutai) and shown until July 19, 2015. One of the curators of the exhibition, Gabriel Ritter contributed an article about its highlight.
In rakugo there are stories about the flower-viewing season, such as Nagaya no Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing of the Row House Tenants), in which the landlord of a row house invites his tenants to a blossom-viewing party, then treats them to tea poured into sake bottles and orders them to pretend to get drunk and have a good time, or Hanami no Adauchi (The Cherry Blossom Viewing Vendetta), in which a play vendetta scheme goes awry, causing great commotion..
The Japan Foundation invited historian Dr. Ramachandra Guha and co-organized his lecture with International House of Japan, as part of Japan-India Dialogue 2014: Distinguished Visitors Program. His lecture was entitled "Between Nationalism and Internationalism: The Political Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore" and held on March 18, 2015.