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28 March 2019: Shi-gin
Shigin was presented in Oxford Book Store by Prof. Seiji Takeuchi, accompanied by poetical dance by Mrs. Setsu Togawa.
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16 March 2019: 34th In-Nichi Bunkasai
34th edition of the Indo-Japan annual cultural program was held which witnessed several interesting cultural performances
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9 - 14 March 2019: Screening Japan
A collection of 14 dramas and documentaries produced by Japan's public broadcaster, NHK was screened
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15 - 26 February 2019: Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan
An exhibition on the constructions within Japan was organized at ICCR, Kolkata
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20 January 2019: 31st Japanese Language Speech Contest 2018 (Eastern India)
The 31st Japanese Language Speech Contest 2018 (Eastern India) was held at ICCR, Kolkata where 41 students participated in two categories - Junior and Senior. 
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23 December 2018: Euphonies of Clarinet
A musical evening by Japanese clarinet player, Hiromi Takahashi, with piano accompaniment by Savio Menezes was organized.
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21 December 2018: Expressing with INK
An artistic calligraphy demonstration by prominent Japanese calligrapher, Ougai Kofude, was organized. Read More



14 December 2018: Reception on the Birthday of His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan
Consul-General of Japan in Kolkata hosted a reception on the occasion of the Birthday of His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan. Read More


8 - 9 December: Dramatic Japan (Film Festival)
4 Japanese films were screened over a span of two days, which depicted the livelihood of the Japanese society
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11 November 2018: Japan Utsav
A day long cultural festival, showcasing various cultural aspects of Japan, was organized at a city hotel
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24 - 25 September 2018: Sumie Kaneko Concert
Japanese Koto & Shamisen player and Jazz singer-songwriter Sumie Kaneko visited Kolkata and performed at two concerts
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1 September 2018: 21st Nihongo Quiz Contest
57 students of Japanese language participated in the 21st Nihongo Quiz Contest
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16 - 17 August 2018: 'Chado', The Way of Tea
Two Tea Masters from Japan performed 'Chado' at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Kolkata.
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13 - 14 August 2018: Jharkhand School Visit
Cultural section visited 2 schools in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and interacted with students so as to acquaint them with Japan and its culture.
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7 - 19 August 2018: 22nd India Japan Students' Conference
11 Japanese students and 22 Indian students participated in the 22nd India Japan Students' Conference that was held in Kolkata
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10 August 2018: Calligraphy Workshop 2018
Calligraphy expert from Japan, Ms. Hiroko Nagahama, conducted a Calligraphy Workshop in Kolkata with around 70 participants
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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 World School
Cultural section visited Indus Valley World School in Kolkata and conducted the 'Hello Japan' program
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Past Events

24 March 2018: 33rd In-Nichi Bunkasai
13 - 14 March 2018: Darjeeling School Visit
22 February 2018: Kotsuzumi and Tea Ceremony
16 - 17 February 2018: Nippon Talkies (Film Festival)
10 - 11 February 2018: Shape of Life (Film Festival)
13 January 2018: 30th Japanese Language Speech Contest 2017 (Eastern India)
9 - 24 December 2017: Exhibition: Japanese Prints of the 1970s
8 December 2017: Reception on the Birthday of His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan
5, 8 & 11 November 2017: Concert: Euphonies of Koto, Shamisen & Tabla
16 September 2017: 20th Nihongo Quiz
12 - 13 September 2017: Ranchi School Visit
22 - 23 August 2017: Odisha School Visit
19 August 2017: Calligraphy Workshop 2017
18 August 2017: Kache Elo Japan (Japanese Cultural Day)
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 2016 (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