Japanese Culture


It will definitely be a night of heart pumping beats and flying spirits as The Japan Foundation, Manila in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines and JT International celebrates the 50th year of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation with a special performance from YAMATO THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN Live! Philippine Tour 2023 at The Theatre at Solaire.

Mini Ozine Fest 2023

Traditionally being one of the biggest events of the season, Mini Ozine Fest 2023 delighted fans from all over the country last May 20 and 21, 2023 at the SMX Convention Center. Featuring incredible guest cosplayers, activities, exhibitors, and other attractions, Mini Ozine Fest 2023 gave an enjoyable weekend to all its attendees.

Natsu Matsuri 2023: Scenes of Summer

It was an enchanting festival that welcomed the summer as Natsu Matsuri 2023: Shinden brought together traditional and modern cultural scenes of Japan at Ateneo de Manila University’s Bellarmine Field last March 24. The last one being held way back in in 2019, Natsu Matsuri 2023 brought back the fun and excitement of Japanese-themed school events since the pandemic.

Natsu Matsuri 2023: A Summer Festival under the Stars

As summertime in the Philippines approached faster than we anticipated, Japanese culture enthusiasts were able to experience the return of Ateneo Hinomoto’s Natsu Matsuri. This summer festival was held last March 24 at the Bellarmine Field of Ateneo de Manila University. The last one was held back in 2019, so everyone was excited for the return of Japanese-themed school events since the pandemic struck and the easing of event restrictions.

Upcoming Event: Natsu Matsuri 2023 by Ateneo Hinomoto

Ateneo Hinomoto invites everyone to celebrate summer under the stars as it brings back its yearly glimpse into Japanese summer festivals with Natsu Matsuri 2023: Shinden. This will be a one-night fair which mixes the traditional and modern cultural scenes of Japan at Ateneo de Manila University’s Bellarmine Field this coming March 24 from 6 PM to 11 PM. Entrance is absolutely FREE!

Nihongo Fiesta 2023

There was much appreciation for the shared values and cultures between the Philippines and the Land of the Rising Sun as The Japan Foundation Manila brought back the live return of Nihongo Fiesta 2023 last February 25, 2023 at the Shangri-la Plaza. It was a celebration that marked with the 50th Nihongo Speech Contest with talented hopefuls from around the country sharing their skill and love for the Japanese language.