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The UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, in partnership with the Japan Foundation Manila, will host an international academic gathering where artists, festival curators, choreographers, set designers, and art practitioners from Japan, USA, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines are given a space to talk about their work to heighten their artistry and creativity as starting points of artistic knowledge. This event aims to create a venue for a dialogue on creative and artistic collaboration in the performing arts.
Happening this 14-15 November 2019 at the GT Toyota Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, our goal is to gather and engage artists, scholars, students and enthusiasts of the performing arts to discuss their works and creative processes, and to share and generate artistic knowledge. This gathering highlights the role of artists as cultural producers, as well as the need for actual practitioners to directly engage audiences and communities without intermediaries. An emphasis is also placed on cross-cultural exchanges and creative partnerships to shift the conversation to the collaborative, rather than individual artistry. It calls for the assessment of current practices in international collaboration and the identification of possibilities in future artistic engagements.
Program details: Rhetoric of Creative Partnership Program
See you this November 2019 at UP Diliman!
Talents Tokyo 2019 (TT2019), the Asian talent development and networking platform for film, will take place from November 25 (Mon.) to November 30 (Sat.), 2019 during the 20th TOKYO FILMeX. It will call for entries from May 15 (Wed.) to June 15 (Sat.), 2019.
Bringing together 12-15 upcoming promising filmmakers and producers, film experts at the forefront of cinema will share their experiences through lectures. Each participant will have the benefit of presenting his/her own project. Four experts and local industry professionals will analyze each project on its various aspects, such as directing, producing and investment viability. Also participants will have the opportunity to build networks among young filmmakers and film professionals throughout this 6-day workshop.
In these 9 years, more than 130 talented young filmmakers and producers from Asian countries/region have participated in previous editions of this project. The most recently, Yeo Siew Hua (TT2015 alumni) has received the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival with his second feature film A Land Imagined. Also Shan Zuolong (TT2011 alumni) produced a feature Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Bi Gan, and was selected to Un Certain Regards at Cannes Film Festival.
Talents Tokyo also continues to encourage its alumni to materialize their film projects through the Next Masters Support Program, including a Project Development Fund, an International Promotion Fund and Fellowship Program.
We look forward to receiving the entries from young filmmakers and producers.
*Please see the official website for more details on the project and application. (Details will be updated on May 15.)
Outline of Talents Tokyo 2019
Re: 2019 JFM’s New Look by August 2019
Dear Sir / Madame:
This is to express appreciation and gratitude for having visited, did research work and have become members of the JFM Library.
We thank you for the long standing support (since 2007) and look forward to your kind understanding on the forthcoming closure of the JFM Library.
The general public is respectfully advised that the JFM Library will permanently cease operation effective – May 16, 2019 (Thursday) ; and, that the JFM office premises will undergo renovation in view of – flexibility … adapt to the exigencies of the times for a vibrantly engaging interactive working and learning environment !
Hopefully, by August the JFM could once again welcome everyone within a new ambience.
3 May 2019
The Japan Foundation, Manila is pleased to announce that it has successfully conducted the “Preparatory Japanese-Language Training for Nurse and Certified Care Worker Candidates” under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The training started last November 8, 2018 at three (3) different venues; the Language Skills Institute of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Nihongo Center Foundation, Inc. (NCF, Manila), and the Personal Ability Development Foundation (PAD). The training will soon come to an end on May 21. The current participants of the 11th batch who will complete the training consist of 41 nurse candidates and 269 certified care worker candidates, totaling 310 with 82 males and 228 females.
The candidates have obtained the basic knowledge and usage of Japanese language and deepened the understanding of the Japanese people, society and culture. They have also been trained for “autonomous learning” – they learned how to plan and review their study and acquired the habit of learning by themselves, so that they can continue the study beyond the program.
The candidates are to leave for Japan in the middle of June and will undergo another 6-month training of the language; then, they will be assigned to hospitals and nursing homes across the country. Building up their practical experiences there, they will consequently take the national examination for nurse or certified care worker in Japan.
To mark and celebrate the occasion, a “Closing Ceremony” will be held at 9:00 am on 21 May (Tuesday) at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City for the candidates at TESDA and PAD. It will also be held for the candidates at NCF at 3:00 pm at the President Jose P. Laurel Hall of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Center in R. Papa St., Sampaloc, Manila.
The Japan Foundation, Manila is looking for Filipino Japanese-language Lecturers to handle the Japanese-Language Course for JPEPA Nurse & Care Worker Candidates.
◎ Features of the course
Lecturers will be asked to handle a special intensive course of 7 months for nurse & care worker candidates who will work in Japan under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). This course has been designed especially for the purpose of enabling the learners to use Japanese-language at their work places such as hospitals and care giving facilities, and also for them to learn how to adapt to a culture and society different from their own, namely Japan. Lecturers are expected to teach only in Japanese (Direct Method) and to encourage learners to explore and discover new things during the lessons, instead of just providing grammatical rules and drills, thus helping the learners attain autonomous learning, whether at study or work, upon their arrival in Japan.
◎ We require lecturers to be:
■ Cooperative —— a lecturer who can work with Japanese and other Filipino lecturers as a team.
■ Flexible ————a lecturer who can respond accordingly to the learners’ actual needs and readiness not just relying on his/her own experience.
■ Open-minded—– a lecturer who is capable of trying different ways to teach.
◎ Details of Employment:
|・Preparatory Seminar: About 10 days in September and October 2019
・Preparatory Meeting: About 3 days in November 2019 (8:30 AM ~ 11:30 AM)
・Japanese-language Course: From November 2019 to May 2020
|Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Address : East Service Road, South Super Highway, Taguig City, Metro Manila
*Preparatory Seminar will be held at The Japan Foundation, Manila.
|Working Day||From Monday to Friday (3 to 6 sessions/day) with working days are negotiable.|
|Working Hours||8:00 ~ 16:00 (50min × 3 to 6 sessions/day and team meeting (once a week))|
|Payment||Standard pay scale of The Japan Foundation, Manila|
|Documents to be submitted||1．Form 1: JPEPA Lecturer Application Form -attached with passport-size photo (4.5×3.5cm)
2．Form 2: Japanese-language Teaching Experience Application Form
3．Photocopy of the JLPT Certificate (if you have)
Deadline: May 31, 2019 (Fri)
◎ Selection Process includes:
1．Screening of documents submitted
2．Interview (Japanese-language Education), teaching demonstration and Japanese examination in
※ For inquiries, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- ) Application Form 1
- ) Application Form 2
- ) Recruitment of Filipino Japanese-language Lecturers Flyer
The Japan Foundation Asia Center and Jakarta Institute of the Arts call for entries for the fifth edition of …and Action! Asia: Exchange Program for Students in Film Studies to be held on March 1-14, 2019 at the Jakarta Institute of the Arts, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Twenty-one film students from Japan, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries will be selected to co-produce documentary short films based upon a common theme and conditions and will be selecting three film proposals submitted by the participants for the actual production.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center, a unit within the Japan Foundation dedicated to conduct and support collaborative initiatives in Asia, launched …and Action! Asia in 2014 fiscal year with the aim of encouraging a new generation of filmmakers from Asia to achieve a greater understanding of filmmaking in other countries, expand their networks in the region, and utilize their experience for their studies and future careers.
For more details, please download the Application Guideline for “…and Action! Asia#: Exchange Program for Students in Film Studies” at JF Asian Center website:
The Program: … and Action! Asia #05 is generously supported by Japan Film School Association.
Submission deadline is on Nov. 14, 2018. Please submit the “Application Form” and other documents specified on the form by e-mail to the Japan Foundation, Manila.
Kanami NAMIKI, PhD. (Ms.)
The Japan Foundation, Manila
Tel. 63-811-6155 to 58
Mr. Rolando Samson, Program Officer
The Japan Foundation, Manila
Tel. 63-811-6155 to 58
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is currently accepting applications for the fiscal year April 2019 – March 2020 Grant Programs in four major categories – Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange and Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia, until the application deadline on November 29, 2018 (Thursday – for the JFM) .
- Arts and Cultural Exchange
|Exhibition Aboard Support Program||Organization||The program is designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas.|
|Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan||Organization||The program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books.|
- Japanese-Language Education Overseas
|Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture (Master’s Course)||Individual||The program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language working abroad and government officials who have experience in teaching the Japanese language abroad and are expected to be leaders of the academic world of Japanese language education in their own countries, with an opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in Japanese language education|
|Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language||Organization||The program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese language who are early (at least 6 months) in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan|
|Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language||Organization||The program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese language, who have at least two years of experience in teaching the Japanese language, with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan|
|Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language on a Specific Theme (1)Course Design
(2) Development of Teaching materials
|Individuals||Training is provided on specific themes to deepen knowledge on theories and methodologies related to the theme and to improve educational capacity, with the aim of resolving issues in education settings|
|Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields||Individual||The program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) with at least Level N4 Language Proficiency who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct field work and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language|
- Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange
|Japanese Studies Fellowship Program||Individual||The program provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese Studies overseas.|
|Grant Program for Japanese Projects||Organization||The program promotes Japanese Studies by providing grants toward various Japanese Studies projects implemented by overseas organizations|
- Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia
|Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration||Organization||The program provides grants to partially cover expenses incurred by specialists/specialist organizations in the fields of arts and culture, sports, or intellectual exchange in Asia which aims to conduct collaborative projects such as co-productions, joint researches, and projects to disseminate the results of these collaborative projects. The goal of the grant is to foster an awareness of empathy and coexistence among the people of Asia, including Japan, through collaboration.|
|The Asia Center Fellowship Program
|Individual||The program provides fellowship opportunities for specialists in Asia who are involved in activities such as conducting research, creative work, and building networks and platforms across a wide range of fields including arts and culture, sports, and intellectual exchange.|
The Japan Foundation 2019-2020 Program Guidelines and accompanying application forms can be accessed at The Japan Foundation Website – http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/list.html
For inquiries / clarifications please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila.
The Japan Foundation, Manila – 23/F, Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave., Makati City
Curatorial Development Program 2018
The Japan Foundation, Manila, the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum and Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) announce a call for applications for a Free Curatorial Workshop in October 2018. The program is aimed at enhancing expertise in curating contemporary art and related platforms. Selected participants are required to present an exhibition/art project proposal at the workshop and three participants will be asked to organize an exhibition/art project in 2019 at the Vargas Museum.
October 5-6, 2018 (2 days)
University of the Philippines Vargas Museum
(UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City)
- Lecturers and Mentors
Patrick D. Flores (Curator, Vargas Museum and Director, PCAN)
Mizuki Takahashi (Co-Director, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong)
Joseph Palis (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman)
Maria Faith Varona (Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, University of the Philippines Diliman)
Roberto G. Paulino, Coordinator, Knowledge Production and Circulation, PCAN
Tessa Maria Guazon, Coordinator, Exhibition and Curatorial Analysis, PCAN
Renan Laru-an, Coordinator, Public Engagement and Artistic Formation, PCAN
- Number of participants to be accepted
Maximum of 15 persons
Applying candidates must fulfill the following eligibilities:
1) Those who have broad interests in curatorial practices which include contemporary art, art history, architecture, material culture, music and performance and so on;
2) Those who are 35 years old or below at the time of application; and
3) Those of Filipino nationality.
Please submit the duly accomplished application form and the required documents to the Japan Foundation, Manila via e-mail (email@example.com) on or before August 19, 2018.
– Application form [Download on this link: curators-application-form-2018]
– Portfolio of past 3 projects, if any.
– 800-word essay around the theme “Space and Discourse in Curatorial Practice” or the issues involved in the process of “thinking through space in curatorial practice.”
- Notice of Award
Those who are accepted to participate in the workshop will be informed not later than August 27, 2018.
The Japan Foundation, Manila
23/F Pacific Star Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, corner Makati Avenue, Makati City
TEL: 02-811-6155 to 58 FAX: 02-811-6153
Ms. Szusza Velasco E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org