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3 - 5 August 2018: 29th Cinema Nippon
A Japanese film festival was organized where 6 Japanese films were screened
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3 May 2018: Visit to Indus Valley Word School
Cultural section visited Indus Valley World School in Kolkata and conducted the 'Hello Japan' program
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24 March 2018: 33rd In - Nichi Bunkasai
The 33rd edition of the In - Nichi Bunkasai was organized which consisted of a wide variety of Indian and Japanese performances
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13 - 14 March 2018: Darjeeling School Visit
Cultural section visited 3 schools in Darjeeling and conducted the 'Hello Japan' program
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22 February 2018: Kotsuzumi and Tea Ceremony
Genjiro Okura, the 16th Grand Master of “Okura” school of “Kotsuzumi-kata”, and Sosei Ajioka, Tea Master and Instructor of “Urasenke” school,  presented Kotsuzumi demonstration and Tea Ceremony demonstration respectively.
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16 - 17 February 2018: Nippon Talkies (Japanese Film Festival)
A film festival was organized at KiiT, Bhubaneswar where 4 Japanese movies were screened with English subtitles
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10 - 11 February 2018: Shape of Life (Japanese Film Festival)
A film festival was organized at Nandan II, Kolkata where 4 Japanese movies were screened with English subtitles
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13 January 2018: 30th Japanese Language Speech Contest 2017 (Eastern India)
The 30th Japanese Language Speech Contest (Eastern India) was held at ICCR, Kolkata where 33 students participated in two categories - Junior and Senior.
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9 December 2017: Exhibition: Japanese Prints of the 1970s
A Japanese prints exhibition was organized at Victoria Memorial Hall, which was inaugurated by His Excellency the Governor of West Bengal
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8 December 2017: Reception on the Birthday of His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan
Consul General of Japan in Kolkata hosted a reception on the occassion of the 84th birthday of his Majesty, The Emperor of Japan at Taj Bengal, Kolkata
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5, 8 & 11 November 2017: Euphonies of Koto, Shamisen & Tabla
Japanese Koto and Shamisen player, Sumie Kanko, visited Kolkata and played Japanese instrumental music on various occasions including a duet performance with Pandit Tanmoy Bose on tabla.
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16 September 2017: 20th Nihongo Quiz
The 20th edition of the Nihongo (Japanese Language) Quiz contest was organized in which 58 students took part with great enthusiasm
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12 - 13 September 2017: Ranchi School Visit
Cultural section visited 3 high schools in Ranchi to acquaint the students with Japanese culture
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22 - 23 August 2017: Odisha School Visit
The cultural section visited one university and one high school in Odisha to interact with students and conduct calligraphy workshops.
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19 August 2017: Calligraphy Workshop (2017)
A workshop on the traditional Japanese art of Calligraphy was conducted by Ms. Hiroko Nagahama, who is an calligraphy expert from Japan. Read More


18 August 2017: Kache Elo Japan (Japanese Cultural Day)
A Japanese cultural day was organized at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, consisting of a calligraphy workshop and a Japanese movie screening. Read More

Past Events

21 - 23 July 2017: 28th Cinema Nippon
4 - 5 July 2017: Bihar School Visit
12 April 2017: Visit to Birla High School, Kolkata
31 March 2017: An Evening with Haruki Murakami
11 March 2017: 32nd In - Nichi Bunkasai
27 Febraury & 1 March 2017: Origami Workshop
23 - 25 February 2017: Modern Japanese Women: Finding the Strength Within (film festival)
30 - 31 January 2017: Odisha School Visit
19 November 2016: 29th Japanese Language Speech Contest (Eastern  India)
9 - 25 December 2016: Exhibition of Japanese Dolls
18 November 2016: Reception on the 83rd birthday of His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan
24 September 2016: 19th Nihongo Quiz
20 & 21 August 2016: 27th Cinema Nippon
12 August 2016: Calligraphy Demonstration and Workshop (2016)
11 August 2016: 20th India Japan Students' Conference
4 March - 21 March 2016: Handcrafted Form (Exhibition of traditional Japanese handicrafts)
27 February 2016: 31st In Nichi Bunkasai
3 February 2016: Visit to Loreto Day School, Sealdah
13 to 16 January 2016: Talkies 35 (Japanese Film Festival)
23 December 2015 & 9 January 2016: Origami Workshops 2016
20 November 2015: Reception on the Birthday of His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan
29 October 2015: Inauguration of Elementary Japanese Language Course at Utkal University
10 October 2015 : 28th Japanese Language Speech Contest (Eastern India)
6 October 2015: International Conference on Japan-India Relations at Presidency University
26 September 2015: 18th Nihongo Quiz
27 August 2015: 19th India-Japan Students' Conference
25 August 2015: Calligraphy Workshop at Calcutta University