The Japan Foundation, Sao Paulo
Following the Karaoke Caravan 2006, a pioneering and creative program that traveled approximately 4,000 km around Brazil in February and March 2006, the Japan Foundation, São Paulo, held the second Karaoke Caravan in February and March 2007. This year the caravan visited six Brazilian cities: Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Manaus, Brasilia, São Paulo, and Curitiba. The national competition that concluded the program attracted 500 fans of Japanese pop music.
In November 2006 the Japan Foundation, São Paulo, launched the Saberes dos Sabores (Wisdom of Taste) series on Japanese culinary culture. Thus far, in addition to four lectures and discussions, a workshop on Japanese culinary culture has been held at the São Paulo Municipal Market. The first lecture, by journalist Arnaldo Lorençato, can be viewed at the JF Video Square.