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Opening of “Introducing Japan through JCC & Manga Design ~Communicate JAPAN~”

Guests during the opening reception
The opening reception of “Introducing Japan through JCC & Manga Design ~Communicate JAPAN~”, a manga exhibition by Manga Designers Lab (MDL), took place at Japan Creative Centre (JCC) last Friday, 4 October 2019. More than 90 guests turned up for the event and viewed the exhibition that is held in celebration of the 10th anniversary of JCC (JCC10).

JCC Director Ms. Akiko Sugita started the reception by welcoming the guests with an opening speech, followed by Mr. Toshihiko Kira, CEO and Producer of MDL, who explained about their inspiration and mission behind ‘Manga Design®’, some of their works and exhibitions, as well as the launch of the ‘JCC10 manga design moving panel’. Guests also had the opportunity to get their digital caricatures drawn in manga-style, and 10 lucky guests were further selected to have their caricatures hand-drawn live by their artist on the spot.
Welcoming speech by JCC Director Ms. Akiko Sugita

Talk by Mr. Toshihiko Kira, CEO and Producer of Manga Designers Lab
This is the second time Manga Designers Lab is holding an exhibition at JCC. Last year, a series of manga-style caricatures featuring various ASEAN Foreign Ministers were exhibited as part of “Connecting the World: Manga Design Exhibition”. The manga-style caricatures were presented as an official gift to all the Foreign Ministers on the occasion of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on 1 - 4 August 2018, which contributed in strengthening the friendly relationship between Japan and ASEAN.

During the opening reception

Guests viewing the exhibition

One of the lucky guests selected to have her caricature hand-drawn live by the artist

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4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard