JapaFunCup―an international friendly football match between an U18 all-star Southeast Asian team and an U18 all-star Tohoku team
Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Japan Football Association (JFA) as the co-organizers, will hold the JapaFunCup, an international friendly football match between an U18 all-star Southeast Asian team and an U18 all-star Tohoku team.
The U18 all-star Southeast Asian team, ASIAN ELEVEN, was put together through a project to send coaches to countries in Southeast Asia organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center together with the Japan Football Association (JFA). The U18 all-star Southeast Asian team will play an U18 all-star Tohoku team at J-Village Stadium in Fukushima prefecture. ASIAN ELEVEN project provides support for reconstruction following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
Note: The theme song for ASIAN ELEVEN is "I BELIEVE" by the Japanese vocal group Little Glee Monster.
Further details of the information are to be announced.
Event Details of JapaFunCup
Asia in Resonance 2019
The Japan Foundation Asia Center is holding the "Asia in Resonance 2019", a series of events introducing its various cultural exchange programs between Japan and Southeast Asia. The broad range of special events includes cross-border productions of stage performances and films, an international friendly soccer match in which the ASIAN ELEVEN team of selected Southeast-Asian players will play against a team from Japan, and a "NIHONGO Partners" symposium. These events are an opportunity to enjoy the resonance created by the strengthened ties between Southeast Asia and Japan. And as well as being an opportunity to look back at the achievements of mutual cultural exchange which the Asia Center have been holding over the last five years, this festival will provide a springboard to further deepen ties between Japan and Southeast Asia.
"Asia in Resonance 2019" is scheduled to also be held in Southeast Asia.