JCC E-Magazine June 2023

I Love Sushi ~ A Travelling Exhibition by the Japan Foundation ~


The 'I Love Sushi ~ A Traveling Exhibition by The Japan Foundation ~' continued at JCC in May, along with a few related seminars. We were delighted to see that many Singaporeans shared Japan's love for sushi, and were awed by the expert skills of a master sushi chef, as well as the precision of sushi robots!

Please continue to look forward to JCC's upcoming events for the rest of the year!

Director's Message


In May, we continued to hold the wonderful ‘I Love Sushi’ traveling exhibition in collaboration with The Japan Foundation at JCC’s premises. It was nice to see both adults and children enjoying the aesthetics of the exhibition and taking many lovely photos, as well as carefully reading and watching the in-depth information that accompanied the exhibits. I heard that many visitors, including Ms Masako Mori, the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, left JCC having learnt something new about sushi!

In conjunction with the exhibition, we held...(Click here to read more)

JCC Events

Seafood Seminar & Tasting 2023 ~ An I Love Sushi seminar by JETRO & MAFF ~

Seafood Seminar & Tasting 2023, the third and final workshop series of I Love Sushi was held on the 11 May 2023. The speaker Mr. Sakthibalan Balathandautham, who has experience in the food importing industry, shared a wide range of information such as the quality of taste and safety aspects of Japanese seafood products. The event also featured Master Chef, Mr. Koji...(Click here to read more)


Taste, Test and Try Sushi Robots ~ Tackling the worldwide demand for sushi ~

Taste, Test and Try Sushi Robots, an exciting final event of “I Love Sushi” exhibition series was held on 13 May 2023 at JCC (Japan Creative Centre). We had a full house of participants who came to the event with great anticipation and excitement in 3 different sessions. This was an absolute delight for sushi lovers as many witnessed the artistry of cutting-edge Sushi-Making...(Click here to read more)

JCC Related Events

Opening Ceremony of "Blooms in Paradise"

Ambassador Hiroshi Ishikawa attended the opening ceremony as the Guest of Honour for Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135’s “Blooms in Paradise” exhibition at the Atrium of Paragon Shopping Centre on 19 May. Madam Ishikawa also attended and enjoyed the alluring and colourful 38 ikebana arrangements on display. Ms. Peggy Loh, President of Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135, kicked off the event with a welcome...(Click here to read more)

Cultural Articles

Dainty Kokeshi Dolls

Japan is home to numerous traditional crafts, one of which is kokeshi, wooden dolls that resemble girls. While the exact origins are unknown, kokeshi is said to have originated from hot spring towns in Tohoku in the latter half of Edo period. Artisans who usually made wooden tableware, also began to make toy dolls for their children with the leftover wood. They were often gifted upon the birth of a child, with the child’s name written on the back...(Click here to read more)


Egg-cellent Taste!

Many would agree that eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients out there. We can enjoy them boiled, fried, scrambled, steamed, or mixed together with other ingredients for even more possibilities. But what about enjoying them raw? You may notice that raw eggs appear more frequently on a Japanese menu compared to elsewhere. This might come as a culture shock to others, as eating eggs without cooking them is considered dangerous...(Click here to read more)

Japanese Cultural Fact for June

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Beginning of the Pool Season

Swimming is an important part of the physical education curriculum during the summer months. Many middle schools in Japan have a swimming pool, and swimming is a popular summertime sport among Japanese students.

Most schools with a pool inaugurate the swimming season in June. For three months until the season's close in mid-September, students look forward to swimming classes during...(Click here to read more)

Supported Events

19.05.2023 - 28.05.2023 Blooms in Paradise, an exhibition by Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135


Application to the Embassy of Japan in Singapore or Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore for Nominal Support
■ The Japan Foundation grant program for FY2023 (Japanese / English)
Enjoy Free Japanese Lessons here on NHK World!
The 17th Japan International Manga Award is now open for application (Deadline: 7th July 2023)

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