ISEAS Japan-ASEAN Cultural Forum
On 24 July, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and the Embassy of Japan organised the Japan-ASEAN Cultural Forum at Orchard Hotel. Scholars and participants from Japan, Singapore and other ASEAN countries discussed and shared various aspects on the impact of the Japanese culture in the region.

Ambassador Yamanaka also gave a speech on the Japan’s cultural diplomacy toward ASEAN after 1970s as well as how the Japanese culture was received in the region.