JCC E-Magazine May 2019

Tsukiji With Love: A Photography Exhibition on Tsukiji Fish Market by Derrick Ong


We were delighted to have welcomed many visitors to JCC for the photography exhibition by Singaporean and Fujifilm X-Photographer/Ambassador Derrick Ong, and to have shared the last moments of Tsukiji Fish Market with everyone. Besides that, there was also an informative session by KOSÉ that introduced the whitening effect of Kojic Acid and its applications to whitening cosmetics.

For the month of May, JCC will be showcasing the history and beauty of dyeing and weaving art in the fabrics used in the Japanese Way of Tea. There will also be a talk and tea ceremony demonstration. So do drop by JCC to discover another side of Japanese tea ceremony!

Director's Message


The energy of springtime has kept JCC active this past April as we had a variety of events including an exhibition, talks, and seminars. In the first half of the month, we hosted a photography exhibition on Tsukiji Market. This exhibition by highly-lauded photographer and Fujifilm Ambassador Derrick Ong portrayed an intimate and nostalgic look at the popular fish market including some shots from the famous tuna auction, which has drawn attention from...(Click here to read more)

JCC Events

Opening Ceremony of ‘Tsukiji With Love: A Photography Exhibition on Tsukiji Fish Market by Derrick Ong’

The opening ceremony of ‘Tsukiji With Love: A Photography Exhibition on Tsukiji Fish Market by Derrick Ong’ was held at JCC (Japan Creative Centre) on Friday, 5 April 2019. This exhibition showcases over 30 selected works, by award-winning photographer and Fujifilm X-Photographer (Ambassador) Derrick Ong, who captured the last moments of Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji...(Click here to read more)

Inspired by Nature, Perfected by Science ~ Discover rice power whitening technology pioneered by KOSÉ laboratory ~

On 9 April 2019, JCC hosted a talk event by KOSÉ Corporation about the use of kojic acid in skin whitening cosmetics. The talk event began with an introduction by Ms Brenda Goh, Marketing Manager at KOSÉ Singapore Pte Ltd to common skin problems that most people may begin to experience as they age. Following which, Mr Ken Inomata, Senior Researcher at KOSÉ Corporation’s...(Click here to read more)

Joint Seminar by Nanzan University, Sophia University and International Christian University

A jointly held seminar by Sophia University, Nanzan University and International Christian University was organised by Spring Publications and JCC to share information on courses, enrollment process as well as university student life in Japan on 27 April. The seminar was met with enthusiasm, and after the individual presentations from each school, there was an individual...(Click here to read more)

JCC Related Events

JENESYS2018 Exhibition & Sharing Session at Temasek Polytechnic

A total of 16 students and 1 teacher from Temasek Polytechnic visited Tokyo and Fukuoka Prefecture from 19th to 26th March 2019, and participated in the JENESYS2018 programme that aimed to promote their understanding of Japan with regards to Japanese society, history, diverse culture and so on. The participants of this batch focused especially on Japanese Language...(Click here to read more)

Opening of Ikebana International Golden Jubilee Exhibition

Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 opened their Golden Jubilee Exhibition at the Paragon on Friday, 26 April 2019. His Excellency Ambassador Jun Yamazaki, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore, attended the Opening Ceremony as the Guest of Honour. Ms Angela Kek, President of Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135, kicked off the celebrations with a welcoming speech, followed by an address by Ambassador Yamazaki...(Click here to read more)

Ikebana International Golden Jubilee Gala Dinner

His Excellency Jun Yamazaki, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore, and Mrs Junko Yamazaki attended the Gala Dinner for the 50th Anniversary of Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 on Saturday, 27 April 2019. Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, was the Guest of Honour...(Click here to read more)

Featured Article of the Month

JET Alumni Association Singapore (JETAA SG)

This year, JET Alumni Association Singapore (JETAA SG) turns 10 this year so we invited the first President, Wong Teck Zhung, to talk about his memories on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. In addition, both the first and current President, Cheryl Phua, shared their thoughts about JETAA SG. Wong Teck Zhung’s memories on the JET Programme...(Click here to read more)

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Japanese Cultural Fact for May

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Greenery Day

Greenery Day is celebrated on May 4. This is a day that has been set aside for nature appreciation. Until 1988, April 29 was celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Showa. It was decided to keep this day a holiday even after his passing away in January 1989 and to name it Greenery Day because of the late Emperor's love of nature. In 2007, April 29 became Showa Day, and Greenery...(Click here to read more)

Upcoming Events at JCC

Calling for participants for Japanese Speech Contest 2019!
31.05.2019 Discovering Fragrances Through Kodo ~ Incense Burning Ceremony with Ms Higashi Gyoka ~
04.05.2019 - 16.05.2019 Fabrics in Cha-no-yu ~Japan and Asia~

Supported Events

26.04.2019 - 05.05.2019 A Golden Jubilation Ikebana Exhibition 2019 @ Paragon Main Atrium

Related Events

20.09.2019 - 02.11.2019 Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan
10.05.2019 - 12.05.2019 Singapore 2019 World Para Swimming World Series @ OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Hub
Digital Light Canvas @ Marina Bay Sands
Akita Inu Tourism is now hiring!


Calling for entries: The 16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020
Calling for entries: The 13th Japan International MANGA Award (Deadline: 14 June 2019)
Japanese Speech Contest 2018 Homestay Report
■ YOU ARE THERE: A Feature Film by Nicole Midori Woodford (シンガポール・日本合作長編映画 キャスト募集 / Searching for actors to act in a Japanese Film)
■ The Japan Foundation grant program for FY2019 (Japanese / English)
Enjoy Free Japanese Lessons here on NHK World!
Latest information on visiting Iwate: IWATE CLASSIC ROAD Tourism Magazine (Click to download)
Youkobo Art Space calling for artist-in-residence

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