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Director's Message


What a pleasantly busy and fulfilling month October has been! This past month has seen us present a variety of events that ranged from Ikebana and Kyogen demonstrations, to talks on Japanese home technology and healthcare. We also had special events that highlighted products from certain regions, such as yuzu from Kochi prefecture, and MUJI skincare made with water from Iwate prefecture.

October also saw the opening of ‘A bird in the garden, a cat in the room’ at JCC. Both the inside and outside of JCC were transformed with installations by artists Mr Tetsuro Kano and Ms Adeline Kueh. We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming another pair of Japanese-Singaporean artists, Mr Takanao Todo and Mr Justin Lee, to present their artworks here at JCC in November. I think it is wonderful to be able to host so many Japanese-Singaporean collaborations in art lately, and I look forward to seeing more exciting collaborations between Japan and Singapore in the near future.

I was also encouraged by the warm and enthusiastic response to our Japanese calligraphy and culture showcases that were held at JCC, Our Tampines Hub, and Chua Chu Kang Community Club towards the last week of October. It was the first time we have hosted a large-scale event across three venues on the same day, and H.E. Ambassador Kenji Shinoda, his wife Mrs Yuko Shinoda, took part in the calligraphy workshops together with everyone. I hope it was enjoyable for all the participants, and I look forward to more opportunities to hold such an event again. I am also very grateful to all the volunteers who took their time to work very hard to make this event a success.

November is shaping up to be an exciting month as well. Please do follow us on our website and Facebook page for more information on our activities at JCC and community clubs near you, and we look forward to meeting you!

See you soon!

Akiko Sugita
Director, Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

4th November 2017

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