Celebrating 58 years of longstanding friendship and cooperation between Japan and the Philippines, the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), along with different partner organizations, are co-presenting a variety of fun and exciting cultural festivities for everyone to enjoy.

The Philippines-Japan Friendship Month is held during the month of July to commemorate the designation of July 23 as Philippines-Japan Friendship Day in the Golden Jubilee Celebration of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2006.

Here are the activities lined up for this month-long celebration:


Eiga Sai 2014 – Japanese Film Festival

Venue and Schedule:

Shangri-La Plaza Mall,
Mandaluyong City
July 3-13, 2014

Abreeza Ayala Mall
July 25-27, 2014

FDCP Cinematheque
July 29 – August 3, 2014

Ayala Center
August 6-10, 2014

Japanese Film fanatics may enjoy an array of contemporary Japanese films for this year’s much awaited Eiga Sai to be held in Manila, Davao and Cebu. Revolving around the theme of “Family”, moviegoers will surely laugh, cry and be touched by the heart-warming films prepared by JFM.

Admission is open to the public and free of charge. For the detailed list of film titles and screening schedules, click this link (http://www.jfmo.org.ph/files/upload/file/pdf/2014/june/Eiga%20Sai%202014.pdf), visit www.jfmo.org.ph, or call the Japan Foundation, Manila at 811-61-55 to 58.


2014 J-Pop Anime Sing & Dance Contest

Venue and Schedule:
SM CINEMA Center Stage,
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
July 19, 2014, 1 – 5 PM

Japan Embassy - J-Pop Anime Sing & Dance Contest

Now on its 6th year, J-Pop Anime Sing & Dance Contest returns with a vengeance. The top finalists for the singing and dance categories will take center stage as they showcase their talents to their fellow Japanophiles and music enthusiasts in the Grand Finals.

The audience will also be entertained by a musical performance by the Embassy of Japan’s own music band, the “No Plan Band”. To add to the fun, Doraemon and Friends will also join the event.

The 2014 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest is organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, Manila, Animation International, Center for Pop Music, HERO TV, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Philippines, Inc., Nihongo Center Foundation, SM Cinema, SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., Systema Tooth and Gum Care, Toei Philippines, Inc., Yoshinoya, Ajinomoto Philippines, Bandai Philippines, Inc., Canon Information Technologies, Inc., Canon Marketing Philippines, Hokkaido Ramen Philippines, Inc., Lotte, Panasonic, Sony Philippines, Toshiba, Uniqlo and Yakult Philippines.

Japan Booth – Travel Madness Expo 2014

Venue and Schedule:
SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
July 4-6, 2014

Japan Embassy - Travel Madness Expo

Have a glimpse of what it’s like to experience Japan by paying a visit to Japan Pavilion Booth #13 in the Travel Madness Expo 2014. An assortment of activities is lined up for the three-day exhibition just waiting to be enjoyed by an audience: cosplay, origami workshop, sushi demonstration, Koto with live painting performance, an introduction to Hokkaido, and Japanese calligraphy workshop. Just stop by our booth and prepare to be amazed.

Traveling Exhibit: How Did Architects Respond Immediately After 3/11? (The Great East Japan Earthquake)

Venue and Schedule:
GT Toyota Hall of Wisdom,
Asian Center, UP Diliman
June 9 – July 14, 2014

Japan Embassy - Travelling Exhibit

Designers, builders, engineers, and other practitioners in the architectural discipline from various regions in Japan brought together the traveling exhibition “How Did Architects Respond Immediately After 3/11?”

Officially opened last June 9, the exhibit displays a myriad of projects and construction proposals the architects implemented in response to the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The exhibit divided the different projects in three phases: Emergency Responses, Temporary Housing, and Reconstruction Projects. It also includes Foreign Proposals as the tragedy was well known around the world. It shows how Japanese architects strived to reach the common goal of reconstructing and reviving the devastated communities.


Back-to-Back Performances: PETA & Dora Theater

Venue and Schedule:
PETA Theater
July 26, 2014
3:00PM & 8:00PM

Japan Embassy - PETA Theatre

In a collaborative effort, JFM and PETA Theater Center will present back-to-back performances of Filipino and Japanese performers.

PETA’s own performers will present “Strong Boy, Deaf Boy, and a Girl in an Abaya”, a story of struggle and hope, featuring the lives of children survivors of typhoon Yolanda. Also taking center stage, the creative Japanese performing group Dora Company will present “Ayanasu,” an improvised non-verbal performance.


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