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Director's Message

Happy Lunar New Year, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!

I am pleased to announce that we had various exciting events last month as the first step towards SJ100.

As a kick-off event for a new year, Prof. Naoko Tosa, an internationally renowned Japanese media artist and Japan Cultural Envoy for the fiscal year of 2016, together with Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu, a professor and former Director of Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at National University of Singapore (NUS), held a lecture entitled Looking for Japan – Genesis –.

Thereafter, we organised an exhibition entitled, “Singapore Style × Ishikawa Traditional Craft” with Ishikawa Prefectural Government Singapore Representative Office. The exhibition showcased the fruits of three different collaborations, showing products of Ishikawa’s traditional crafts that incorporates Singaporean designs – in the spirit of last year’s SJ50 (50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Singapore). I hope that this exhibition stimulates those in the field to further expand their crafts and creativity.

In other news, I very much enjoyed the JCC Cinema 53: Thermae Romae that was held at the end of January. I was delighted to have met everyone who attended the screening for the humourous film and I am definitely excited this February, where we will be screening five anime films at Shaw Theatres.

The anime screening is in conjunction with the Japan Media Arts Festival Special Exhibition in Singapore, “Landscapes: New vision through multiple windows”, in collaboration with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. There will be a showcase of outstanding art works from leading Japanese artists and world-class media artists including Singapore. Come on down to JCC and I hope you enjoy it !

See you soon,

Naohiro Tsutsumi
Acting Director, Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

5th February 2017

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