JCC E-Magazine July 2019

Capturing Water Conservation Through the Lens ~ A Photography Exhibition on Water Conservation in Singapore ~


JCC was brimming with activity in the month of June. Besides being able to savour the bittersweet harmony of Japanese hand drip coffee and wagashi, guests also had the opportunity to learn more about Japan's Investment in Singapore, as well as the traditions of Souami Ryu in Ikebana.

Moreover, there is an ongoing photography exhibition about water conservation in Singapore at Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore till end August, which is jointly presented by JCC, SSEAYP International Singapore (SIS) and PUB Singapore national water agency. It showcases the winning works received from 4 different categories of the Capturing Water Conservation Through the Lens Photo Contest, so do visit and take a look!

Director's Message


In the month of June, JCC presented several programmes that appealed to both young and the young-at-heart for a fulfilling holiday! Early in the month, JCC presented “Bittersweet Harmony ~ Japanese Hand Drip Coffee & Wagashi Demonstration by the Okada Coffee and Sweets Team ~”. This event allowed participants to try their hand at making their own hand-drip coffee and wagashi, a unique combination! It was lovely to see families, friends, and...(Click here to read more)

JCC Events

Bittersweet Harmony ~ Japanese Hand Drip Coffee & Wagashi Demonstration by the Okada Coffee and Sweets Team ~

On Friday, 7 June 2019, JCC (Japan Creative Centre) was delighted to host Coffee Specialists from Okada Coffee and Sweets for an exclusive talk and demonstration on Japanese Hand Drip Coffee and Wagashi. The event began with a talk by Mr Yohei Kubota, who is a Coffee Specialist and the Champion of the All Japan Hand Drip Competition 2017. He first explained what...(Click here to read more)

Opening Ceremony of Capturing Water Conservation Through the Lens ~ A Photography Exhibition on Water Conservation in Singapore ~

On 14 June 2019, H.E. Ambassador Jun Yamazaki together with the Guest-of-Honour, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, H.E. Mr Masagos Zulkifli opened the photography exhibition titled, ‘Capturing Water Conservation Through the Lens’ organised jointly by Japan Creative Centre (JCC), SSEAYP International Singapore (SIS) and Singapore National Water Agency...(Click here to read more)

JCC Cinema 72: Doraemon the Movie 2018: Nobita’s Treasure Island

On Saturday, 15 June 2019, JCC organised a JCC Cinema session at Our Tampines Hub. The film “Doraemon the Movie 2018” was screened to a full theatre filled with families, friends, and fans of Doraemon. All audience members delighted in the action and excitement in the film, and the heart-warming scenes of friendship and fatherly love. Before the screening commenced, we held a short quiz about Doraemon. Five lucky winners won...(Click here to read more)

Let’s Talk About Japan – Japan’s Investment in Singapore: Opportunities and Challenges

On 18 June 2019, JCC presented “Let’s Talk About Japan – Japan's Investment in Singapore: Opportunities and Challenges.” Moderated by Dr Tomoo Kikuchi, Visiting Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), periodical talk events are presented by speakers on various topics about Japan. This session was about Japan’s investment in Singapore and was led by Mr Clarence Chua, of the Strategic...(Click here to read more)

The Ikebana Spirit of Souami Ryu ~ A workshop by Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 ~

On 26 June 2019, Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 organised a workshop titled “The Spirit of Ikebana in Souami Ryu” at Japan Creative Centre. Led by instructor Ms Midori Itai, participants were given a rare chance to learn about the Souami style of Ikebana. Ms Itai first gave the participants an introduction to Souami Ryu and the fundamentals of Souami-style flower arrangement after which she did demonstrated three arrangements...(Click here to read more)


Visit by The Japan Foundation

JCC (Japan Creative Centre) had visitors from The Japan Foundation 国際交流基金, who were in Singapore for the opening of the exhibition, "Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s." at National Gallery Singapore. The Japan Foundation has co-organized the exhibition with the National Gallery Singapore, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Check out more about the exhibition...(Click here to read more)

Japanese Cultural Fact for July

© Kids Web Japan

Marine Day

The third Monday in July (originally July 20) is Marine Day. It was observed for the first time in 1996, after being declared a national holiday a year earlier. Japan now has 16 annual holidays. July 20 was actually designated Marine Commemoration Day way back in June 1941 to mark the return of Emperor Meiji to the port of Yokohama in 1876 from a trip to northern Japan...(Click here to read more)

Upcoming Events at JCC

02.08.2019 - 21.08.2019 "WA" : TANGE through the eyes of Russel Wong - A Photography Exhibition by Celebrity Photographer Russel Wong
27.07.2019 JCC Cinema 73: Mameshiba (PG)
14.06.2019 - 31.08.2019 Capturing Water Conservation Through the Lens ~ A Photography Exhibition on Water Conservation in Singapore ~ @ Royal Plaza on Scotts

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Information on Invitation for Application: The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund
Calling for entries: The Visual Documentary Project 2019 calling short documentaries on the theme of "JUSTICE" in Southeast Asia (Deadline: 31 August 2019)
Calling for entries: The 16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020
Japanese Speech Contest 2018 Homestay Report
■ The Japan Foundation grant program for FY2019 (Japanese / English)
Enjoy Free Japanese Lessons here on NHK World!
Youkobo Art Space calling for artist-in-residence

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