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Asia in Resonance 2019

Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan

From March to December 2019, the Japan Foundation Asia Center held "Asia in Resonance 2019" as a series of events in Japan and Southeast Asia to widely introduce its various cultural exchange programs. The broad range of special events, which were created through mutual interest in each other's cultures, included cross-border productions of stage performances and films as well as a special international friendly football match between the "ASIAN ELEVEN" team of selected Southeast Asian players against a team from Japan and a NIHONGO Partners symposium.

Programs

International Friendly Football Match "JapaFunCup"

Date: June 22, 2019
Venue: J-Village Stadium (Fukushima, Japan)
JapaFunCup: International Friendly Football Match between U-18 Southeast Asia all-star team and U-18 Tohoku Selection Team.

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Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession

Dates: June 27, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East
Theatre production based on the novel of Uthis Haemamool, acclaimed Thai writer, adapted for stage by theatre director Toshiki Okada with Yuya Tsukahara as a scenographer. Japan premiere following the successful tour in Bangkok and Paris.

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Fever Room

Dates: June 30, 2019 to July 3, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Playhouse
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, filmmaker and artist, makes his first foray into the world of theatre with a projection-performance: Fever Room.

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Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films

Asia in Resonance 2019 Gala Concert

Date: July 1, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Ken-ichiro Kobayashi conducts a special concert by an orchestra of musicians from five Southeast Asian countries and Japan.

A photo of the concert

Setan Jawa – a Silent Film with a Live 3D Sound Concert

Dates: June 2, 2019
Venue: Yurakucho Asahi Hall
A silent film with 3D sound live concert from master Indonesian director Garin Nugroho and sound designer Yasuhiro Morinaga.

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Disaster and Design

Dates: July 7, 2019 to July 15, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Atelier East
Exhibition and workshop featuring creative Asian endeavors on the themes of disaster and environmental issues.

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Masters of Southeast Asian Cinema

Dates: July 3, 2019 to July 10, 2019
Venue: Yurakucho Subaru-za, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Gallery 1
Special screening and symposium with directors from Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

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Transnational Collaboration in Performing Arts - Sharing the Unseen Process and Archiving what will Disappear

Date: July 4, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Gallery 1
Discussion about various possibilities of documenting and sharing the process of international creation.

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The Breathing of Maps

Dates: July 4, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Gallery 1
A series of lecture-performances to represent Southeast Asia based on the concept of "geo-body."

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Civil Society Network for Tackling Social Issues in Asia

Date: July 5, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Gallery 1
Symposium to explore the future of civil society networks by introducing the latest social innovations which deal with social issues in Asia.

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Sanriku International Arts Festival – Past and Future

Date: July 6, 2019 Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Gallery 1 Screening of a documentary video on folk performing arts in the Sanriku Coast and the Sanriku International Arts Festival, followed by a symposium.

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Photo: Yuki Ida

DANCE DANCE ASIA – Crossing the Movements in Tokyo 2019

Dates: July 12, 2019 to July 14, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre West
Collaborative street dance performance between Southeast Asia and Japan. Together with a range of international up-and-coming dancers, these artists presented a dazzling fusion of skill, artistic expression, and music.

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ASEAN-Japan Music Festival 2019 in VIETNAM ―prayer for peace―

*This page is only available in Japanese.

Date: July 28, 2019
Venue: Vietnam National Convention Center (Hanoi, Vietnam)
A music festival held as a part of the "ASEAN-Japan Day" Commemorative Event, with the participations of the singers who represent ASEAN countries and Japan.

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DANCE DANCE ASIA―Crossing the Movements in Hanoi & Bangkok 2019

Dates: October 24, 2019 to November 2, 2019
Venue: Youth Theatre (Hanoi, Vietnam), Srinakharinwirot University (Bangkok, Thailand)
A total of 21 street dancers and musicians from Japan and all over Southeast Asia gathered to present a new experience of street dance performance with extraordinary techniques, expressions and music.

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The Japan Foundation Bangkok Cup

Date: November 3, 2019
Venue: FA Thailand High Performance Training Centre (Bangkok, Thailand)
An international friendly football match between U-16 Japan・Southeast Asian Selected Team "ASIAN ELEVEN" and U-16 Thailand National Selected Team.

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Japanese Language Education Amid Fast Growth of Foreign Workers in Japan - Views Based on Experiences of the NIHONGO (Japanese) Partners Program

*This page is only available in Japanese.

Date: June 27, 2021
Venue: Nikkei Hall
Symposium on the achievements of the NIHONGO Partners program, and its possibilities for the future.

Five Years of the NIHONGO Partners Program Exhibition

*This page is only available in Japanese.

Dates: July 2, 2019 to July 15, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Atelier West
Exhibition following the course of development for exchanges with people in Southeast Asia.

Meeting with NIHONGO Partners

*This page is only available in Japanese.

Date: July 7, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Gallery 1
Event to speak directly with NIHONGO Partners who have experienced the program.

Voices of Support

Participants from various backgrounds have given positive feedbacks on the Asia Center activities for the "Asia in Resonance 2019."

Voices [PDF:1MB]