Tag Archives: Japanese

Free Japanese Film Screenings during the 2nd ASEAN – Japan TV Festival



The Japan Foundation, Manila and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to announce Free Japanese Film Screenings at Cinema 5 of Trinoma Mall from September 7 to 10, 2017.  This event coincides with the 2nd ASEAN – Japan TV Festival 2017 (AJTVF2) to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN.

Animax Bloggers’ Night: Hanami!


Our good friends at Animax got to hold a special evening for us bloggers to keep us updated on the new and exciting things the leading anime cable channel has in store for their audience for the next couple of weeks.  The were fun games, lots of nice food and great updates regarding the amazing lineup of current and upcoming shows on Animax.

TsuNAMICon 2017 at Philippine Normal University


Celebrating the local studentry’s love and admiration for Japanese culture, TsuNAMICon 2017, held at Philippine Normal University in Manila, got to showcase the colorful variety and burning passion of Filipinon enthusiasts from all over the metro earlier this year.  Organized by PNU NAMI, a university organization that bridges both Filipino and Japanese culture together, TsuNAMICon 2017 featured a festival of creativity and talent, highlighted by wonderful performances. attractions and contests.  arkadymac.com is their official media partner, and we are happy to bring you our coverage of their event.

Upcoming Event: Natsu Matsuri, A Japanese Summer Festival at Ateneo on March 31


Summer is almost here, and what better way for lovers of Japanese culture to welcome the season than to enjoy a fun-filled festival.  Coming this March 31 is Hinomoto’s Natsu Matsuri: A Japanese Summer Festival at Ateneo de Manila University’s Bellarmine Field.  With free entrance to to the event, everyone can get to experience a traditional Japanese summer festival through fun games, great food, and exciting live performances.

Japanese Football Club Shonan Bellmare Holds Football Clinics for Kids in PH


In an act of strengthening friendship and cultural exchange through football, The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Japan Professional Football League (J. League) will be holding football clinics for kids in the Philippines on February 3 to 5, 2017, welcoming three coaches from J. League club Shonan Bellmare.  The Japan Foundation Asia Center, J. League and the Japan Football Association have taken this initiative to encourage various exchange programs in the field of football since November 2014. Its aim is to provide opportunities for people-to-people exchange in the area of football to further strengthen friendship between Japan and other countries and develop the football culture in the Asian region.

AKB 48 Helps Celebrate 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship



The 60th year of Philippines-Japan Friendship was indeed a milestone event for the two countries as both have had a close and remarkable cultural relationship.  Helping celebrate this landmark occasion were members of Japan’s premiere idol group, AKB 48, represented by their Team 8, with a program organized by the Embassy of Japan with co-organizer Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. The group had flown all the way from Japan to perform live in front of their eager Filipino fans for the second time since last year’s Cool Japan event (for our coverages, click here for Day 1 and click here for Day 2).  A press conference for them was held just before their scheduled performance at the Market!Market! Activity Center.  Our Photographer and Correspondent Ianah was there for arkadymac.com’s coverage as officialomedia partner for the event.


Loving Rainbow Garden Cosplay Festival



With cosplay and anime events being churned out endlessly but with the same old content, it is encouraging to know that there are still those from the community who are willing to step up and offer something more relevant and closer to the heart of those who have long nurtured the passion for cosplay.  Far from the usual mall venues where events have become all so common, Loving Rainbow Garden Cosplay Festival took a bold move in having a new but refreshing  venue to accommodate those who had so much passion for cosplay and anime.  The result was a fun new event that left everyone happy, fulfilled and pleasantly surprised.


Upcoming Event: Loving Rainbow Garden Cosplay Festival



A fun new event with cosplayers and enthusiasts at the very heart and organized by fellow cosplayers and individuals who have loved and have been in the community for many years, Cosplay Festival promises to be the freshest breakthrough event of 2016 at an entirely new venue where there will be an exciting program with special guests,  contests, indoor and outdoor photoshoots, karaoke contests, booths, a cafe, and many other surprises.  For only 100 pesos, one can enjoy cosplay, anime, Jpop and Jrock to their hearts content at Loving Rainbow Garden Cosplay Festival, coming this September 24 – 25 at Loving Rainbow Garden in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.


EIGASAI 2016 Opening Night and Opening Film “Kakekomi” Screening

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Eigasai is a remarkable festival which showcases some of the best films from Japan offered for viewing to Filipino audiences for free, and on its 19th year, it kicked off in grand fashion at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-la Plaza last week.  The opening night was well attended by dignitaries, guests and the media, who got to witness esteemed director Masato Harada address the Filipino audience about film making and insights on the festival’s opening movie, Kakekomi.


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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