JCC E-Magazine May 2023

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


JCC saw everyone's love and passion for sushi, with the great number of visitors to 'I Love Sushi ~A Traveling Exhibition by The Japan Foundation ~' and related seminars!

The exhibition will continue for another two weeks, as well as additional related events. So for those who have yet to visit, or for those who have already but just love sushi so much, we look forward to seeing you at JCC!

Director's Message


It was an exciting month at JCC, as we organised the ‘I Love Sushi’ traveling exhibition in collaboration with The Japan Foundation. I am sure that many Singaporeans associate Japan with delicious sushi, but not many may know about its fascinating history and culture. I believe that the more you know about the story behind sushi, the deeper you will appreciate it. For those who have yet to drop by, I invite you all to step past the noren (doorway curtains) as you would for a sushi restaurant, and explore the wonderful world of sushi!

Seafood is a critical element when...(Click here to read more)

JCC Events

Opening Ceremony & Networking Session of I Love Sushi ~ A Travelling Exhibition by the Japan Foundation ~

The opening ceremony and networking session of ‘I Love Sushi ~ A Traveling Exhibition by the Japan Foundation’ was held at JCC (Japan Creative Centre) on 19 April 2023, in collaboration with JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) Singapore and MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries). H.E. Ambassador Hiroshi Ishikawa and Mr Eiji Hisatomi, Managing...(Click here to read more)


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

Seafood Seminar & Tasting 2023, a workshop series of “I Love Sushi” was held on the 26 April 2023. Ms Amanda Tan, Co-Founder of Zairyo, conducted an informative seminar and shared with guests a wide range of topics such as the quality of fresh seafood that are imported from Japan to Singapore and the types of seafood used in today’s food industry. Guests also had the...(Click here to read more)

JCC Related Events

“Fun with Ikebana” at Sakura 2023

A series of Ikebana workshops with the theme, “Fun with Ikebana”, was held on two weekends of Sakura 2023 at Gardens by the Bay. Conducted by Ms. Peggy Loh, President of Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135, and other members of the Chapter, the workshops presented participants with a wonderful experience of floral artistry. In addition, a special workshop was...(Click here to read more)


Ambassador's visit to Hari Raya Bazaar 2023 and Buka Puasa (breaking fast) Event at Our Tampines Hub

On Saturday, 8 April 2023, H.E. Ambassador Hiroshi Ishikawa and Madam Yuko Ishikawa attended the Hari Raya Bazaar 2023 and Buka Puasa (breaking fast) Event at Our Tampines Hub. Our Ambassador, together with J.CLAIR Singapore Executive Director Mr. Taisuke Sakurai, also introduced the Japan Booth by J.Clair at the bazaar to Minister Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Senior...(Click here to read more)


Ambassador's visit to Asian Civilisations Museum

H.E. Ambassador Ishikawa visited the ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum) of Singapore on 13 April 2023. The tour was conducted by Mr. Kennie Ting and Mr. Clement Onn; ACM’s Director and Principal Curator & Deputy Director. The Ambassador had a great time discovering and learning the historical connections in Asia and between Asia and the other parts of the world, as well as how Singapore has served as a hub of...(Click here to read more)


Ambassador's visit to Team Japan for the Citi Para Swimming World Series Singapore 2023

Ambassador Hiroshi Ishikawa visited the OCBC Aquatic Centre on 26th April 2023 to support Team Japan at the Citi Para Swimming World Series Singapore 2023, which will be held from 29 April to 1 May. Being the only Asian stop, over 150 elite para swimmers from around the globe, including Team Singapore will compete. Ambassador Ishikawa was given a tour...(Click here to read more)


Ambassador's visit to Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

H.E. Ambassador Hiroshi Ishikawa paid a visit to the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) on Wednesday, 26 April 2023. The centre’s CEO Mr. Low Sze Wee and curator Mr. Shaun Choh kindly welcomed our Ambassador and conducted a tour around their permanent exhibition, SINGAPO人. The Ambassador was able to understand how Chinese culture in Singapore has developed differently from other communities...(Click here to read more)

Cultural Articles

Shout-out to Shochu

Most people have heard of and are fans of sake, but what about shochu? Shochu is a traditional Japanese distilled liquor, and it generally refers to honkaku shochu and ko-rui shochu. The latter is mainly made from various cereals and molasses and is distilled several times, resulting in it being flavourless and odourless. The former is only distilled once and retains the flavour and aroma of its ingredients. Thus, it is also the...(Click here to read more)


The Resurgence of City Pop

Every era has trending music styles, some of which we can consider niche or timeless. The same can be said for Japan too. In particular, a Japanese music genre from the mid-1970s known as city pop, has recently garnered attention from across the globe, inducing a fond nostalgia in many listeners. What exactly is city pop and how did it rise in popularity again? There is no unified or clear musical definition of city pop, as it was influenced by a diverse...(Click here to read more)

Japanese Cultural Fact for May

© Web Japan

School Picnics and Excursions

Field trips (ensoku) for healthy recreation are taken by classes in kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school. Students are led by their teachers for one-day picnics to a park, the seaside, or the mountains.

These trips are part of a school's official activities and are generally taken twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. They can be some of the most memorable events of the school year - a chance to visit places with lots of greenery and to have fun playing with one's school friends. Sometimes, excursions are made to facilities like factories and newspaper publishers to...(Click here to read more)

Upcoming JCC Events

26.04.2023 & 11.05.2023 Seafood Seminar & Tasting 2023 ~ An I Love Sushi seminar by JETRO & MAFF ~
20.04.2023 - 18.05.2023 I Love Sushi ~A Traveling Exhibition by The Japan Foundation ~


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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