Director's greeting message


It was certainly an eventful month in October. Firstly, let me congratulate Alberix Niigata FC (Singapore) for winning the 2022 Singapore Premier League! A job well done and we look forward to their performance in the Singapore Cup as well.

JCC also celebrated the best of Japanese cinema in our annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF) at multiple venues. With a wide selection of films, there was something for everyone and I am delighted to hear that many of the tickets were sold out. We truly look forward to offering more in our next JFF instalment!

Besides that, JCC co-organised the meaningful initiative, Lavender Ring Singapore, with Shiseido in collaboration with Singapore Cancer Society. It was a wonderful opportunity for cancer survivors to feel more confident about themselves through customised makeup sessions and photoshoots. Seeing the participants leave JCC with radiant smiles, it indeed exemplified how makeup can help people feel better about both their outer and inner beauty.

At JCC, there was the eAutumn Sonataf exhibition by Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135. For about a week, our premises was filled with beautiful floral displays that brought out the best of autumn.

Towards the end of October, we also held two online information sessions for the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) programme. We believe that participants have a better understanding of the programme, especially after hearing first-hand accounts from former participants and being able to clarify queries directly. I wish all JET applicants the best of luck!

In the month of November, JCC will have numerous one-day events to introduce a variety of topics such as studying in Japan, Japanese rice and even a talk by Alberix Niigata FC (Singapore). We are also delighted to welcome our new Ambassador H.E. Mr Hiroshi Ishikawa to Singapore!

In order to stay informed about our upcoming events in November and beyond, please follow us on our Facebook and Instagram! You may also follow the Embassy of Japan in Singapore on their Facebook page for the latest news and updates from Japan.

Toru Furugori
Director, Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

8th November 2022

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