Culture & Press

2020/7/8

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22 February 2020: 35th In-Nichi Bunkasai
The Indo-Japan annual cultural program was organized where students and teachers of Japanese language participated
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10 February 2020: Piano Recital
Japanese pianist, Mori Takafumi, presented a musical evening on the grand piano
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2 February 2020: Beats from Japan
A group of 4 Japanese musicians performed with traditional Japanese musical instruments
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25 January 2020: 32nd Japanese Language Speech Contest (Eastern India)
The Japanese language speech contest among the Japanese language students of eastern India was organized where around 50 participants competed
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7 - 22 December 2019: Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke

An exhibtion on wood-carved netsuke, which are non-slip toggles used to secure the small personal items such as money pouches or tobacco containers worn suspended on cords from the kimonos obi, was organized. Read More



23 November 2019: Computational Origami
Japan Cultural Envoy, Prof. Jun Mitani, conducted origami workshops in which around 30 students of engineering and art lovers participated
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15 - 17 November 2019: Japan Film Festival
A Japanese film festival was organized in Puri, Odisha where 6 Japanese films were screened
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3 November 2019: Japan Utsav
A day long cultural festival portraying traditional as well as modern aspects of Japan was organized
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14 September 2019: 22nd Nihongo Quiz Contest
57 students of Japanese language participated in the 21st Nihongo Quiz Contest
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5 - 6 September 2019: Odisha School Visit
Cultural section visited 2 schools in Bhubaneswar, Odisha and interacted with students so as to acquaint them with Japan and its culture. Read More


3 September 2019: Modern Japanese Literature
A talk session on Modern Japanese Literature by Prof. Izumi Sato and Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee was organized.
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31 August 2019: Calligraphy Workshop
Calligraphy expert from Japan, Ms. Hiroko Nagahama, conducted a Calligraphy Workshop in Kolkata with around 70 participants. Read More


2 - 4 August 2019: 30th Cinema Nippon
The Japanese film festival was held for the first time in Nazrultirtha, a cultural centre at Rajarhat, Kolkata
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Past Events

28 March 2019: Shi-gin
16 March 2019: 34th In-Nichi Bunkasai
9 - 14 March 2019: Screening Japan

15 - 26 February 2019: Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan
20 January 2019: 31st Japanese Language Speech Contest (Eastern India)
23 December 2018: Euphonies of Clarinet
21 December 2018: Expressing with INK
14 December 2018: Reception on the Birthday of His Majesty, The Emperor of Japan
8 - 9 December 2018: Dramatic Japan

11 November 2018: Japan Utsav
24 - 25 September 2018: Sumie Kaneko Concert
1 September 2018: 21st Nihongo Quiz Contest
16 - 17 August 2018: 'Chado', The Way of Tea
13 - 14 August 2018: Jharkhand School Visit
7 - 19 August 2018: 22nd India Japan Students' Conference
10 August 2018: Calligraphy Workshop 2018
3 - 5 August 2018: 29th Cinema Nippon
3 May 2018: Visit to Indus Valley World School
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