JCC E-Magazine December 2019

Metalworking Workshop with Metal Artisan Mr Nobuo Oiwa


JCC welcomed many people to its doors during the one week event entitled "A Slice of Niigata Food Culture - Experience Gastronomy with Tsubame Sanjo -" featuring Niigata gastronomy and craftsmanship! Besides the delicious food, we saw that visitors were impressed with the metal tableware, and have also come to better understand the charms of Tsubame-Sanjo, and Niigata. We certainly hope that this event has inspired people to visit the prefecture in person!

For our next event, JCC will be holding an art and technology exhibition in just a few days. With a focus on new media art in Asia, the featured artists use technology as shared tools or platforms to explore mythology, ritual, and the relationship between mankind and machine. There will be gallery tours, artist talks and workshops as well, so do sign up and find out more then!

Director's Message

We are finally in the last stretch of a very fulfilling 2019 for JCC. JCC presented a wide variety of programmes in celebration of its 10th Anniversary this year. It was heartening to see so many people coming together and participating in our events with common interest in Japan and Japanese culture. Even after the JCC10 highlight of Bunraku performance in October, we did not slow down in presenting an array of interesting Japan-related events. In November, a unique two-part exhibition was held at JCC in collaboration with the organisers of the Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival...(Click here to read more)

JCC Events

Journey to the West: YAMAGUCHI

On 30 October, Japan Creative Centre (JCC) and Yamaguchi Prefecture jointly organised the event “Journey to the West: YAMAGUCHI” at JCC. H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki delivered his welcome remarks at the beginning of the event. Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Mr. Tsugumasa Muraoka presented highlights of his Prefecture, including places, food, and little-known facts of Yamaguchi. "Did you know that UNIQLO, the Japanese fashion brand, had its beginnings in Ube City of...(Click here to read more)

2-Day Internship Programme at JCC

Soichiro and Kota from Japanese Secondary School was in JCC for their two-day workplace experience program! While the time spent with them at JCC was short, we had hoped that they enjoyed their stay learning the different functions and purpose JCC plays in promoting Japanese culture in Singapore. Soichiro and Kota brainstorm ideas and shared with us how they would love to promote Japanese culture here. They even drew up these posters themselves and folded origami for us to put them on our display...(Click here to read more)

Opening Ceremony of A Slice of Niigata Food Culture - Experience Gastronomy with Tsubame Sanjo -

On 15 November, Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Tsubame Sanjo Factory Festival and Niigata Prefecture jointly organized the event “A Slice of Niigata Food Culture –Experience Gastronomy with Tsubame Sanjo–”. H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki delivered his opening remarks and Mayor of Sanjo City, Mr. Isato Kunisada, gave his welcome speech. Niigata, Japan’s premier rice belt, is home to Tsubame-Sanjo, a world-class...(Click here to read more)

Pre-departure orientation to Singapore Representative at Asian International Children’s Film Festival, JENESYS 2019 Programme

Students representing Singapore at the upcoming Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2019 were invited to JCC (Japan Creative Centre) on Saturday, 23 November 2019 for their pre-departure briefing. A total of 9 students from Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic will be showcasing 3 short videos at the festival this year. Welcomed by JCC Director Ms. Akiko Sugita, students were able to see the...(Click here to read more)

Kamishibai: It's Story Time!

In his 19th consecutive visit to Singapore, Nomarin performed Kamishibai, Japanese paper drama in front of children and families on 24 November, Sunday at the local libraries! Through his engaging and upbeat style, his performances elicited giggles and laughter from audiences of all ages, delighting audiences with his light-hearted and humourous stories...(Click here to read more)

JCC Cinema 78: Dad's Lunch Box

Our JCC Cinema 78: Dad’s Lunch Box was held on 29 November 2019 at Japan Creative Centre. Despite the heavy rain, there was a good turnout and everyone enjoyed the heart-warming film, which is based on a true story derived from a single Twitter feed that went viral in Japan. The film shares about the touching bond between a father and a daughter, through the lunch boxes that the single salaryman father makes for his teenage daughter. or those who missed out on this screening, you can still catch it...(Click here to read more)

JCC Related Events

Welcome Reception of the 46th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP)

On 16 November, H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki attended the Welcome Reception of the 46th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP). Guest of Honour was Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Baey Yam Keng. Nippon Maru, with 317 participating youths, arrived in...(Click here to read more)

Japanese Cultural Fact for December

© Kids Web Japan

Writing Nengajo

The Japanese may not send very many Christmas or birthday cards, but they do send a lot of special postcards called nengajo that are delivered on New Year's Day. New Year's is a very special holiday in Japan - it's probably the biggest item on the calendar of annual events. There used to be a custom of calling on relatives, neighbors, and those who bestowed kindness over the preceding year during the first few days of the new year. But after the post office began issuing postcards in the Meiji period (1868-1912), people began sending these cards instead as a form of greeting...(Click here to read more)

Upcoming Events at JCC

14.12.2019 Draw yourself as a chibi manga character! A Manga Workshop by Evangeline Neo from Evacomics @ Woodlands Regional Library
06.12.2019 - 21.12.2019 Open Possibilities: There is not only one neat way to imagine our futures - Art and Technology Exhibition in Japan and Southeast Asia

Related Events

15.12.2019 JCS Choir Recital: Rhyme of the Heart 心の韻 @ JCS Level 5 classroom
07.12.2019 Waseda/Ritsumeikan collaborative Information Session @ International Plaza, Tanjong Pagar
11.10.2019 - 15.5.2020 Shaping Habits for Improvement Fridays for Teens (SHIFT) by the Tokyo International Progressive School


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Japanese Speech Contest 2018 Homestay Report
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