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Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival (TMJAF) Workshops and Concert


Music and art lovers are in for a rare treat this November as The Japan Foundation, Manila presents the Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival Workshops and Concert at UP-Diliman and UST.

Multi-awarded Filipino and Japan-based jazz singer Charito together with renowned Japanese jazz musicians are coming to Manila to conduct workshops and perform with workshop participants!

Manga Hokusai Manga: Free Manga Exhibition at Ateneo Art Gallery from June 17-July 28

Get to know more about Japanese manga through exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and a manga reading corner at the Ateneo Art Gallery  from June 17 to July 28 with Manga Hokusai Manga.  All of these are for free, so make sure to take this rare opportunity to experience an art form that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Top Dancers from Across Asia to perform in Manila at DANCE DANCE ASIA



Top dancers from across Asia will be performing an exciting collaborative street dance show in Manila at DANCE DANCE ASIA on April 28, 2017 (Fri) 8:00pm and April 29, 2017 (Sat) 3:00pm at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University, Manila, FREE Admission for everyone.

Japanese Design Today 100 Traveling Exhibition Open to the Public from Jun30-Aug19


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Japan Foundation Manila Director Hiroaki Uesugi and Curator Hiroshi Kashiwagi at the opening of the Japanese Design Today 100 Traveling Exhibition

A unique exhibit on how the Japanese have seamlessly crafted both functionality and aesthetics into their everyday products opened in earnest and was welcomed quite warmly at the Tall Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET). The Japanese Design Today 100 exhibition was unveiled to dignitaries, guests and the media, featuring a collection of exactly a hundred carefully selected household and commercial products that exemplify the distinct characteristics of Japanese aesthetics as well as mirror the needs and lifestyles of the Japanese.   This traveling product exhibition is proudly presented by the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET) and the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, with support from JT International (Philippines) Inc.


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Japanese Design Today 100 Traveling Exhibition to Open at the MET on June 30


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Catch a glimpse of superb Japanese design in 100 products at the Japanese Design Today 100 exhibition as it opens Wednesday, June 30, at the Tall Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET).  The exhibition that will run until August 19 will feature a collection of exactly a hundred carefully selected household and commercial products that exemplify the distinct characteristics of Japanese aesthetics, as well as mirror the needs and lifestyles of the Japanese.

Spinning Manila: Facebook Cosplay Photo Contest by The Japan Foundation, Manila




The Japan Foundation, Manila recognizes the Filipino’s passion, skill and love for cosplaying, which is why they wish to give coosplayers the chance to shine with the Japan Foundation, Manila’s first ever FACEBOOK COSPLAY PHOTO CONTEST as part of SPINNING MANILA: J-POP LIVE!  Join the Cosplay Photo Contest and get a chance to win a camera and printer plus an exclusive backstage VIP pass and cool prizes from Canon Marketing (Philippines)!

Upcoming Event: Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live!


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Get ready to enjoy great Japanese Pop music as Diana Garnet, Joe Inoue and THE BEATMOTORS perform live in front of a Filipino audience absolutely free as The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) presents Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live! Concert on February 28, 2016 at Whitespace Manila in Makati.  Admission to the concert is free, but online registration, which is open from January 12 at noon, is required at http://spinningmanila.eventbrite.com.

Photoshoot for a Cause



Cosplayers show that they are always eager to  lend a helping hand as over a hundred of them were given the chance to do so at the Photoshoot for a Cause event last weekend.  This unique experience was organized by the National Cosplayers of the Philippines, an organization that has held many events since its inception in 2010 involving cosplay as a means to raise funds for charitable causes and institutions.  This time around, participants were asked to bring notebooks, pencils and other school supplies to be given to the children of House of Refuge Foundation in Parinas, Project 8, Quezon City, a group that strives to help the needy in our society, particularly abandoned and orphaned children.






Over a hundred cosplayers and photographers were on hand to take part in the occasion, where osplayers were paired with photographers as they took turns for individual and group photoshoots in the many different and fascinating locations inside the Ninoy Aquino parks and Wildlife in Quezon City.  Although the summer heat and humidity can be a little too much for anyone to bear, the cosplayers and photographers still persevered in making sure they have the best poses for the best photographs possible.






At day’s end, all the participants have had their fill and more of photographs and stories to share about the event. The National Cosplayers of the Philippines has always fostered the notion that cosplayers can have fun while helping others, and this was very evident from the enjoyment the participants had from joining.  We at arkadymac.com thank he National Cosplayers of the Philippines for a job well done in organizing this photoshoot and giving cosplayers the chance to make a difference in someone else’s life through this charity event.  We and many others look forward to attending and covering more such events in the future.